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Super Bowl players’ pregame playlists revealed

Feb 4, 2014, 1:48 PM PST

Based on the commercials, one could reasonably assume that all “Beats” sponsored athletes are forced to bump “The Man” by Aloe Blacc on loop. Apparently, that’s not the case.

Just before the Super Bowl, Beats Music partnered with players from the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks to document their pregame playlists. The results were interesting. If you’re looking for some new workout jams, why not bump the same thing that helped pump up the players prior to the biggest game of their lives?

Here’s a look at Russell Wilson’s playlist: 

1. “Can’t Hold Us” (feat. Ray Dalton) by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

2. “Unstoppable” (feat. Blanca from Group 1 Crew) by tobyMac

3. “Let’s Go Crazy” by Prince

4. “The Believer” (feat John Legend) by Common

5. “Keep on Produced By Tony Stone” by Braille

6. “New Life” (feat. Annie Williams) by Grits

7. “Beat It” by Michael Jackson

8. “Around My Way” (Freedom Ain’t Free) by Lupe Fiasco

9. “Can I Kick It” by A Tribe Call Quest

10. “Breathe, Stretch, Shake” (feat. P. Diddy) by Mase

11. “The Seed” by K’naan

12. “Get By” by Talib Kweli

You can also see samples of what Peyton Manning and Richard Sherman bumped before the big game. It’s funny how times have changed. Almost 30 years later, the term “Super Bowl Shuffle” refers to a music playlist and not a hokey 80s football song and dance.


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