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Madden NFL 22 Soundtrack Revealed - Launching with 65 Songs Across the Game

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Madden NFL 22 Soundtrack Revealed - Launching with 65 Songs Across the Game

EA and Interscope Records have revealed the Madden NFL 22 soundtrack featuring 11 exclusive songs, made for Madden, from some of the most prominent and fastest rising artists in hip-hop including Jack Harlow, Swae Lee, Tierra Whack, Moneybagg Yo, BRS Kash and more. More than 50 tracks will be included in The Yard.

Each featured artist on the soundtrack was chosen because of their love of football and Madden, and fans can hear that passion in the soundtrack now and will feel it in Madden NFL 22 when it launches on August 20. To produce this groundbreaking album, EA worked hand-in-hand with Interscope and their artists to create 11 custom songs from scratch, conceptualizing, writing, and ensuring the tracks worked on every level to fit – and elevate – the vibe of Madden NFL 22, which promises fresh experiences with every kickoff.

Fans can listen to the soundtrack at Spotify or in the embeded player below.

The Madden NFL 22 trial is available now for EA Play subscribers. The Standard Edition of Madden NFL 22 releases on August 20. Fans that pre-order the Dynasty or MVP Edition will get it on August 17.

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  1. I hate to be a “back in my day” guy, but Madden used to have amazing soundtracks with lots of variety of genres. Same goes for NBA 2k. Now it seems neither franchise cares to diversify the playlist to include anything but rap and hip hop. Every year I switch to the NFL music as soon as I can.
    iNolaNightmare
    I hate to be a “back in my day” guy, but Madden used to have amazing soundtracks with lots of variety of genres. Same goes for NBA 2k. Now it seems neither franchise cares to diversify the playlist to include anything but rap and hip hop. Every year I switch to the NFL music as soon as I can.

    Yeah I'm not sure why they switched away from having a variety of genres. I'm wondering what kind of research or anything they do to determine what would be best for the soundtrack.
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    Sound track is right up my alley personally, but I do understand the yearly feelings towards Madden soundtrack.
    There are some Instrumentals by Kris Bowers in EA Trax, if you don't like the lyrics of the songs.
    But all in all let's just be thankful we don't have to throw it in rotation anymore.
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    Welp, another year of turning off every song and going to instrumental. Why did they decide to go completely to rap? What makes it worse is that it's horrible rap? I remember the days of variety.
    I miss the 2000s Madden soundtracks blending different genres of music. Growing up I knew next to knowing about rock and alternative until I got into Madden. These recent soundtracks are flat out garbage.
    iNolaNightmare
    I hate to be a “back in my day” guy, but Madden used to have amazing soundtracks with lots of variety of genres. Same goes for NBA 2k. Now it seems neither franchise cares to diversify the playlist to include anything but rap and hip hop. Every year I switch to the NFL music as soon as I can.
    I love all genre's of music and even as a hip hop die hard, I think this new wave needs a new name. Saying it's hip hop almost makes me choke. I could rant for days about this trash but it's someone's treasure in this new generation so whateva. smh
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    JayD
    Welp, another year of turning off every song and going to instrumental. Why did they decide to go completely to rap? What makes it worse is that it's horrible rap? I remember the days of variety.

    Last great soundtrack was 16. Full of variety. Rap, R&B, Rock, country, pop.
    Shame.
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    Great, another year with no variety in the playlist - and that's coming from someone who loves rap/hip hop.
    This is like a microcosm of what's entirely wrong with Madden. You have people sitting at the top of the decision making hierarchy who think they "get it," but absolutely don't.
    The only way we're ever going back to "Autumn Thunder," legitimate, simulation style gameplay (that's actually fun and engaging) and an overall better experience is when the NFL finally takes the exclusive license away from EA. Until that happens, this is what we're stuck with.
    65 new songs yet I will still hear the same songs within a 10 minute span of being on the game. Some songs are usually okay but like most say I will turn them down after awhile and just play my own music
    I listen to my own music through headphones or my Homepod if noones home. I do miss the early 00s soundtracks and the mix of genres. Even hearing rough demos of songs by blink 182 or Senses Fail before albums came out was cool; having a song on Madden meant something.
    Ah more mumble rap…….ugh!!!!! I agree with you guys here that the soundtrack from the 2000s were way better.  There was a perfect blend off GOOD hip-hop, R&B, rock, and country….I miss those days. 
    Haven’t heard the soundtrack yet, but I remember last years and I turned it off for me and my kids sake. The instrumentals were ok, but grew tiresome.
    Does EA realize that young kids (younger than 12) play the game? Having tracks on this game where the lyrics have to be bleeped out doesn’t make sense. Give us football music. It can be NFL films, Sam Spence, TV broadcasts theme music, or allow us to upload custom music.
    SOU7GLO
    Haven’t heard the soundtrack yet, but I remember last years and I turned it off for me and my kids sake. The instrumentals were ok, but grew tiresome.
    Does EA realize that young kids (younger than 12) play the game? Having tracks on this game where the lyrics have to be bleeped out doesn’t make sense. Give us football music. It can be NFL films, Sam Spence, TV broadcasts theme music, or allow us to upload custom music.

    Never going to happen with XBOX.
    The Show lost one of their greatest presentation features in Sounds of the Show when they moved to XBOX. It is gone for next gen consoles because of Microsofts policy on third party MP3 music inside games.
    So scratch that.
    How we do not have NFL films music anymore is really upsetting.....but I wonder if it has to do with the Sam Spence estate being crazy about royalties ($$$$) and wanting a crazy amount of money for it. I don’t know.....just speculating. Because it was in Madden on 10 and 11 (and I think 12) and was removed starting with 13.
    Man it was amazing having the Sam Spence music to listen to in the franchise hub. So good. Gone like a fart in the wind though.
    The soundtrack is trash, all rap once again.Why is variety so hard for this team to accomplish? I'm assuming only rap is allowed. I already muted all the tracks except the last 5 that EA disables.
    As someone who plays sim mode franchise exclusively (and listens to the soundtrack then for hours on end) I actually liked last's year soundtrack a lot, but this year's is horrible. Every song sounds the same!
    Will just listen to my own music sadly. Or maybe go on YT and find old Madden soundtracks instead LOL
    SOU7GLO
    Haven’t heard the soundtrack yet, but I remember last years and I turned it off for me and my kids sake. The instrumentals were ok, but grew tiresome.
    Does EA realize that young kids (younger than 12) play the game? Having tracks on this game where the lyrics have to be bleeped out doesn’t make sense. Give us football music. It can be NFL films, Sam Spence, TV broadcasts theme music, or allow us to upload custom music.

    Believe it or not that’s what a lot of kids that age are listening to now when they find them on YouTube or something. Same reason Fortnite keeps putting rappers in their game, trying to appeal to a young audience.
    Sportsfan28
    You don’t know who Drake is? J Cole, or even Joyner?!?!?
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    To be fair, I know who Drake is even though I can’t name a single song. Those other two? No idea. I avoid rap and r&b like the plague as I assume many others do. This will be another year of muting the entire god awful playlist.
    Madden's soundtrack has hardly ever been diverse. Historically, it's always been rap & rock. Rock is gone in a mainstream sense so now rap is left. 
    iNolaNightmare
    Same goes for NBA 2k. Now it seems neither franchise cares to diversify the playlist to include anything but rap and hip hop.

    Rap is the music, a cornerstone of Hip Hop which is the culture.
    If I can offer a criticism of Madden's soundtrack that isn't just "it's not the music I enjoy listening to" - it simply does not sound like the licensed music we hear during NFL broadcasts.
    FOX, CBS, NBC, and ESPN all do a pretty good job sampling a diverse range of popular artists for their various stings coming in and out of commercials, replays, and breakdown video packages. They lean mainstream, sure, but I think they hit a wide range of musical styles, and little of what they use sounds anything like the Madden soundtrack. The songs they use generally have high instrumental energy and a wide variety of sounds - be it electric guitars, electronic samples, or well-known hip-hop beats. The majority of songs on the past few Madden soundtracks simply don't have these qualities. The few songs I remember from the past few Madden soundtracks have all been percussive mid-tempo hip-hop with a great deal of emphasis on the rapper's lyric delivery.
    Like, here's a gimme - while I don't listen to a lick of her music because I generally don't find Nashville country a very interesting genre, I do think it's odd that Madden has never featured a song by Carrie Underwood, despite that her Joan Jett and The Blackhearts pastiche "Waiting All Day For Sunday Night" is a bonafide iconic fixture of the NFL Sunday Night Football presentation at this point.
    loungefly85
    To be fair, I know who Drake is even though I can’t name a single song. Those other two? No idea. I avoid rap and r&b like the plague as I assume many others do. This will be another year of muting the entire god awful playlist.

    Sorry to hear that lol.. but yes, there should be more of mixed variety for others who don’t listen to rap like yourself.
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    Dsabol715
    I listen to my own music through headphones or my Homepod if noones home. I do miss the early 00s soundtracks and the mix of genres. Even hearing rough demos of songs by blink 182 or Senses Fail before albums came out was cool; having a song on Madden meant something.

    I remember Madden being the first place I heard Felling This by blink-182 and it being an early version called Action on the soundtrack.
    I buy a sports game, I know my first action is going to be turning off the background sounds.
    But they REALLY need a streamer-mode; they have more of those background sounds piped-in through a bunch of the modes (e.g. in the FOTF cutscenes) and since it is licensed), you run the risk of a DMCA strike to your stream account.
    The soundtrack is fricking HORRILBLE! Nothing but rap! Atleast one year they had something other than rap when Imagine Dragons was included. Some years even had country music and i hate that too! Give us Sam Spence back for us older guys at least. I turned all songs to off! Id rather listen to nothing than hear this crap!
    love
    Madden's soundtrack has hardly ever been diverse. Historically, it's always been rap & rock. Rock is gone in a mainstream sense so now rap is left.*
    There was some metalcore in there from time to time (Underøath, From Autumn to Ashes) but I agree, it's generally always been rap, rock, and a little rnb.
    Buffalo Bills, Toronto Blue Jays, Ottawa Senators, Milwaukee Bucks
    Currently listening to: Veil of Maya
    They have a Yard/Superstar KO soundtrack and a madden 22 soundtrack and the Yard/Superstar soundtrack has the best songs on the game but you can’t listen to them if your not in Yard/KO, they need to put all of em in 1 because I’m not playing the Yard/Superstar KO at all
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    I feel like I say some variation of this every year, but...
    I like rap music (not top of my genres, but I do really enjoy a lot of rap). at least 75% of what's on the soundtrack this year is just garbage. My wife, whose taste in music can be more forgiving than mine, was sitting in the room while I played last night and asked me to mute it because "this song is so bad it stresses me out."
    Is is bad if I only know one single person out of all 65 tracks?
    My 14 year old son name dropped Jack Harlow a few months ago, and that's the only reason I recognize him.
    I'm old, so pardon me when I say Madden tracks used to be good, and also have variety. Another year of muting until I start a game
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    Datninja619
    Sound track is right up my alley personally, but I do understand the yearly feelings towards Madden soundtrack.
    There are some Instrumentals by Kris Bowers in EA Trax, if you don't like the lyrics of the songs.
    But all in all let's just be thankful we don't have to throw it in rotation anymore.
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    The only song I ever removed from the rotation ever.
    Use Spotify on your console and play it in Madden.
    I use all the songs from every madden game ever made, good morning football and NFL Live podcasts and NFL Fox CBS broadcast theme songs for game intros.
    Make it's a whole lot better.
    Faikanese
    Use Spotify on your console and play it in Madden.
    I use all the songs from every madden game ever made, good morning football and NFL Live podcasts and NFL Fox CBS broadcast theme songs for game intros.
    Make it's a whole lot better.

    How do you do this?
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    jpdavis82
    How do you do this?
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    Do you have a PlayStation console?
    Download the spotify app. create an account or log into one you have.
    You add can playlists that people create from there.
    if you want to access it during madden 22 just press the menu button and go to the music section.
    and turn off all the Madden 22 soundtrack songs as well so you can hear just the spotify playlist or podcast running in the Background
    https://www.playstation.com/en-us/support/subscriptions/spotify-on-playstation/
    Boy did I feel dumb when I called myself playing the yards soundtrack to find out its exclusive to the yard smdh only EA boy I swear i hate the decision making when it comes to this game. Oh well back to no music at all.
    I don't have 22 yet but can't you just... turn off the in-game music and pull up Spotify? Lol
    Pretty sure Spotify has all the Sam Spence and NFL Films music too. I made a playlist for NCAA 14 a couple months back
    I will say though, I miss when Madden was putting me on new artists and music every year. If it weren't for Madden 06 I probably wouldn't have been a Bullet for my Valentine fan or a Tech N9ne fan. Give me anything but country and I'll be happy
    I'm more tired of the MUT pop ups everytime you exit a menu on the main screen.
    I will EA would also realize that just because you edit out language, it doesn't make the song less obscene. I wouldn't want my kids to listen to some of these tracks edited or not.
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    oneamongthefence
    I'm more tired of the MUT pop ups everytime you exit a menu on the main screen.
    I will EA would also realize that just because you edit out language, it doesn't make the song less obscene. I wouldn't want my kids to listen to some of these tracks edited or not.
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    I feel like I could make a better soundtrack during work in about 2 hours on Spotify lol
    That should almost be a thing. Share our playlists here, see if anyone can cook up PS2 era vibes
    JazzMan
    I feel like I could make a better soundtrack during work in about 2 hours on Spotify lol
    That should almost be a thing. Share our playlists here, see if anyone can cook up PS2 era vibes
    There's already playlists for every single edition of Madden with that years soundtrack.
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    oneamongthefence
    There's already playlists for every single edition of Madden with that years soundtrack.
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    Oh for sure. I'm talking about making new soundtracks in the vein of the old ones. Don't rehash the same music but spread out across several genres like the PS2 era soundtracks did
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    So I just now discovered that we can just play Spotify from the PlayStation dashboard. Now I can listen to my 80's hair bands while in the menus. Hooray!
    oneamongthefence
    There's already playlists for every single edition of Madden with that years soundtrack.
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    I don’t have the game yet so I actually just listened to the M22 playlist on Spotify. I like rap but this thread is right, it’s pretty bad. Only found like 7 songs I liked out of the 65.
    Only reason I knew what the “oh no” song was is because my fiancé is on TikTok 24/7 lol
    gohogsfan14
    I don’t have the game yet so I actually just listened to the M22 playlist on Spotify. I like rap but this thread is right, it’s pretty bad. Only found like 7 songs I liked out of the 65.
    Only reason I knew what the “oh no” song was is because my fiancé is on TikTok 24/7 lol

    TikTok may overall suck, but if not for TikTok, we'd have never gotten that trend where people play a mashup of the Pornhub song and Redbone by Donald Glover. One of the most hilarious things I've ever seen, watching unsuspecting people bust themselves like that.
    Seriously, just download Spotify and boom problem solved. Never have to listen to that dumpster fire ever again. Works on the PS5 not sure about the Xbox.
    dubplate
    I like the Killer Mike track. Good hip hop right there, but the rest is just garbage rap music.
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    That Killer Mike track is HARD! I can't find it anywhere though. Maybe they'll make it available soon. If you don't like rap (as it seems most in this topic do not) you're going to hate the soundtrack. Rap is my favourite genre, but I enjoyed being introduced to some of the rock stuff that sounded good, but i was not familiar with.
    I think more people should give it a chance because you may run across something you like. With that said most of thre songs aren't of my liking, but a few (maybe 7) are pretty good.
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