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Madden 08 soundtrack revealed, I feel old

Posted by: Chuck at 6/28/2007 11:54 AM
I'm starting to think a new way you can tell how old you are is by how many artists you recognize on the soundtracks for games and movies.  If the list for Madden 08 is a barometer then I think it's time I buy a pair of bifocles, a drawer full of black socks, and start rambling about how good things were back in my day (when we didn't have fancy soundtracks and WE LIKED IT).   You can check out the full list after the jump but I did recognize some decent bands like The Hives, The Bravery, Ozzy, Yellowcard (who performed at the NHL draft last week here in Columbus, and Queens of the Stone Age.


EA SPORTS SCORES WITH MADDEN NFL 08 MUSIC SOUNDTRACK

 

The Next Chapter of the Best-Selling Video Game Franchise Electrifies with Music from Top Artists Including The Bravery, Daddy Yankee and Sum 41

 

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – June 28, 2007Electronic Arts Inc., (NASDAQ: ERTS) today unveiled the highly anticipated music track listing for Madden NFL 08 set to release August 14, 2007. The in-game soundtrack boasts 27 songs from some of the most influential artists in music today including: MIMS, Queens of the Stone Age and Daddy Yankee as well as explosive debuts from Atreyu and Datarock.

 

Historically, the Madden NFL soundtrack has become the industry’s most important showcase for music industry icons as well as an essential launch pad for new artists across every genre. Over the past five years, the Madden NFL franchise has been instrumental in the introduction of such bands such as Good Charlotte, OK GO, Fallout Boy, Chamillionaire, Franz Ferdinand, Ozomatli, 30 Seconds to Mars and many more.

“The annual goal of the Madden NFL soundtrack is to give unprecedented exposure to new artists, bring established stars to a whole new level, and single-handedly define the sound of the coming year via the biggest sports franchise in video game history,” said Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music and Marketing at EA. “Radio is adding songs based on a band’s inclusion in the game. Video channels are creating their playlists based on the soundtrack.  Simply put, Madden moves music forward. And this year’s soundtrack is perhaps our most daring and effective mix of artists ever.”

Among the highlights of Madden NFL 08 are songs by debut artists Airbourne, Datarock, Operator and Enter Shikari, and such Platinum stars as The Bravery, Swizz Beats, Sum 41, Timbaland featuring Justin Timberlake, The Hives and Yellowcard. Last month’s official announcement of Ozzy Osborne’s “I Don’t Wanna Stop” resulted in unprecedented airplay and downloads for the legendary rocker’s first-ever Madden NFL track. The excitement continues through the summer with soon-to-be-announced live performances and events featuring many of the soundtrack’s artists.

 

The complete in-game soundtrack for Madden NFL 08 includes:

 

ARTIST

SONG

Airbourne

Runnin’ Wild

Atreyu

Becoming

Brother Ali

Whatcha Got

Daddy Yankee

Impacto

Datarock

The New Song

Earl Greyhound

S.O.S.

Enter Shikari

OK, Time For Plan B

From Autumn To Ashes

Daylight Slaving

HE**YEAH

You Wouldn’t Know

Jupiter One

Countdown

MIMS

Cop It

Murs

Dreadlocks

O-Solo

Monsta

Operator

Soul Crusher

Ozzy Osbourne

I Don’t Wanna Stop

Pharoahe Monch feat. Showtyme

Desire

Pitbull feat. Don Omar

Fuego Remix

Queens Of The Stone Age

3’s & 7’s

Red1 feat. Afu-Ra

Dem No Worry We

Shadows Fall

Redemption

Swizz Beatz

It’s Me Snitches

Sum 41

Underclass Hero

Team Shadetek feat. 77Klash & Jahdan

Brooklyn Anthem

The Bravery

Believe

The Hives

Tick Tick Boom

The Used

The Ripper

Timbaland feat. Justin Timberlake

Release

Yellowcard

Fighting

Zion I & The Grouch

Hit’em

 

To purchase the music from the soundtrack, go to EA’s music site at www.ea.com/eatrax/.

 

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Coming into its 18th year and with more than 60 million copies sold and having generated over $2 billion in retail sales, Madden NFL Football continues to stand out as one of the most popular videogame franchises of all time. Developed in Orlando, FL by EA Tiburon, Madden NFL 08 will be available in August on the Xbox 360™ and Xbox® videogame and entertainment systems from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems, Nintendo GameCube™, Nintendo DS™, Wii™, PC, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system, mobile handsets and Mac. For more information check out www.madden08.com.

 

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, cellular handsets and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS™, EA™, EA SPORTS BIG™ and POGO™. In fiscal 2007, EA posted revenue of $3.09 billion and had 24 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.

 

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