Pharrell did a great job curating the soundtrack to NBA 2K15


Fun fact: I’m an avid player of NBA 2K14. To date, I’ve started well over 200 games in Career Mode as Alex Young, a 6’6″ point guard for the Sacramento Kings and reigning league MVP. (Hey, a guy can dream!) Thus, I can attest to the importance of the game’s soundtrack and how “high power,” bass-driven music really is the secret to success.

Fortunately, the soundtrack to NBA 2K15 is quite impressive, due in large part to Pharrell Williams, who served as its curator. As revealed today, the tracklist includes the likes of Lorde (“Team”), The Strokes (“Under Cover of Darkness”), The Rapture (“House of Jealous Lovers”), A Tribe Called Quest (“Scenario”), Depeche Mode (“Personal Jesus”), and Clipse (“Grindin'”). As to be expected, also included are a whole bunch of Pharrell songs, such as “How Does It Feel?”, “Can I Have It Like That”, and his collaboration with Major Lazer, “Aerosol Can”.

You can see the full tracklist below and listen to a stream of the soundtrack on Spotify. The game — featuring future Washington Wizard Kevin Durant on the cover — arrives October 7th.

NBA 2k15 Tracklist:
A Tribe Called Quest – “Scenario”
Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force – “Planet Rock”
Basement Jaxx – “Hot ’n Cold”
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – “River Styx”
Busta Rhymes – “Dangerous”
Clipse – “Grindin’”
Death from Above 1979 – “Romantic Rights”
Depeche Mode – “Personal Jesus”
Junior – “Mama Used to Say”
Lauryn Hill – “Doo Wop (That Thing)”
Lorde – “Team”
Major Lazer ft. Pharrell Williams – “Aerosol Can”
Missy Elliott – “On & On”
No Doubt – “Spiderwebs”
OneRepublic – “Love Runs Out”
Pharrell Williams – “Hunter”
Pharrell Williams – “Can I Have It Like That”
Pharrell Williams – “How Does It Feel?”
Public Enemy – “Shut ‘Em Down (Pete Rock Remix)”
Ratatat – “Seventeen Years”
Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Suck My Kiss”
Santigold – “Creator”
Snoop Dogg – “Drop It Like It’s Hot”
Strafe – “Set It Off”
The Black Keys – “Everlasting Light”
The Rapture – “House of Jealous Lovers”
The Strokes – “Under Cover of Darkness”