As part of the EA TRAX music initiative that began in 2001, Need for Speed Most Wanted will have a heart pumping line-up of tunes to race to, with the likes of Jamiroquai and The Prodigy providing tracks for the game. As well as the in-game music tracks, Paul Linford, who worked on such films as Bad Boys II and Gone in Sixty Seconds, has composed a "Hollywood-calibre" score for the game.

"Need for Speed Most Wanted blends an original score with licensed tracks to deliver a truly customized soundtrack that perfectly complements the in-game action at every turn," said Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music and Music Marketing at EA.

The complete licensed song list includes:

  • Avenged Sevenfold - Blinded In Chains
  • Bullet For My Valentine - Hand Of Blood
  • Celldweller feat. Styles Of Beyond - Shapeshifter
  • Celldweller - One Good Reason
  • Dieselboy + Kaos - Barrier Break
  • Disturbed - Decadence
  • DJ Spooky And Dave Lombardo - B-Side Wins Again feat. Chuck D
  • Evol Intent, Mayhem & Thinktank - Broken Sword
  • Hush - Fired Up
  • Hyper - We Control
  • Ils - Feed The Addiction
  • Jamiroquai - Feels Just Like It Should (Timo Maas Remix)
  • Juvenile - Sets Go Up
  • Lupe Fiasco - Tilted
  • Mastodon - Blood And Thunder
  • Rock - I Am Rock
  • Static-X - Skinnyman
  • Stratus - You Must Follow (Evol Intent VIP)
  • Styles Of Beyond - Nine Thou (Superstars Remix)
  • Suni Clay - In A Hood Near You
  • T.I. Presents The P$C - Do Ya Thang
  • The Perceptionists - Let's Move
  • The Prodigy - You'll Be Under My Wheels
  • The Roots And BT - Tao Of The Machine (Scott Humphrey's Remix)

Need for Speed Most Wanted hits current-gen consoles and PC in late November, with an Xbox 360 launch set for December 2nd.