From Novato, California ... at Soundtrack ... 27 Songs ... NBA 2K11!

Press play on this video and read that headline in the voice of former Chicago Bulls public address Ray Clay, because the game's soundtrack includes "Sirius" by the Alan Parsons Project, the team's intro song during the Michael Jordan era.


Jordan, of course, is on the cover of the game and appears on the rosters of eight classic Bulls teams and in the 10-game "Jordan Challenge." So the old intro anthem was a must.


Deep down, although this is just me tossing coins in a fountain, I was holding out hope the game would surprise us with "Roundball Rock," the famed opening theme for the NBA on NBC, another piece of music closely identifiable with the Jordan years. Interestingly, John Tesh, who composed that song, owns it - NBC does not. I don't know if that makes it more or less difficult to get it into a game. People would jump right out of their shoes if they got to play a game kicked off by both that and "Sirius." But if it really was coming, I think 2K would have said something.

Here's the list of 27 songs in NBA 2K11, due out Oct. 5.

1. Snoop Dogg - NBA 2K Theme
2. Big Boi - Shutterbug
3. Drake - Over
4. Cassidy - Game Time
5. Ron Artest - Champion
6. Duck-Down All-Stars feat. Buckshot, Skyzoo, Promise, and Sean Price - Better Than You
7. The Alan Parsons Project - Sirius
8. Art vs. Science - Hollywood
9. Big Rock Candy Mountain - Rocketship
10. Brunettes - Red Rollerskates
11. Chicharones - Little By Little
12. Children Collide - Skeleton Dance
13. Constellations feat. Asher Roth- We're Here To Save The Day
14. Dan Black feat. Kid Cudi - Symphonies (Remix)
15. Delorean - Deli
16. Ev - Home Of The Brave (Instrumental)
17. Failsafe - Hope & Only If We Learn
18. HOGNI - Bow Down
19. Kidz In Space - Downtime
20. Middleman - It's Not Over Yet
21. Rakaa feat. Aloe Blaac - Crown Of Thorns
22. The Redland - So Far
23. The Russian Futurists - Paul Simon & Precious Metals
24. Sonny Bones - Rise
25. Two Door Cinema Club - I Can Talk
26. Yung Autmatik & Bayroot Productions - Go Hard or Go Home
27. Dux Jones - Pourin' It On

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The Ron Artest song only plays when you go into the stands.