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The Best Fast & Furious Movie Soundtrack Songs, Ranked

The Fast & Furious movie franchise seems to grow bigger with every new installment, and that’s no different when it comes to the soundtracks, as Fast X boasts a few of the very best Fast and Furious songs. With over-the-top action sequences and big-budget action, the soundtracks grow with the movies, and even the songs of the Fast and Furious films team up superstars, just like the ever-expanding casts. The songs bring together several popular artists, especially in the hip-hop and pop genres.

Over time, some of these songs have gained an iconic status, such as the titular song in There Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, which has become more popular than the film itself. Ludacris’s “Act a Fool” has so much energy and perfectly mirrors 2 Fast 2 Furious vibrant filmmaking. Then, of course, “See You Again” adds a significantly emotional touch to Furious 7. However, there are so many other great hype tracks and reggaeton songs from the series, and the best Fast & Furious songs aren’t only the ones that were exclusively made for the movies.

15 “Bang” By Rye Rye Featuring M.I.A.
Fast & Furious

Letty hangs from the hood of Dom's car in Fast & Furious 4

“Bang” is one of the coolest and most stylish songs in the Fast & Furious franchise, though it might not be quite as well-remembered as other tracks. The song might not be part of any specific street racing or action scene in Fast & Furious, as it plays as the credits roll, but it’s a perfect upbeat song that perfectly captures the mood of the whole film. As the Fast & Furious series has always been about style and urban culture, especially in 2009, the song perfectly mirrors that too. The track is by Rye Rye and M.I.A., two female rappers who were absolutely at the top of their games in 2009, and M.I.A. was especially leading the rap zeitgeist.

14 “Exotic Race” By Murci Featuring Sean Paul & Dixson Waz
F9

Car racing off a cliff and being chased by helicopters in F9

It seemingly isn’t a Fast & Furious movie unless there’s a Spanish-speaking hype track. “Exotic Race” is that token song, and it’s one of the best in the series. Sean Paul featuring on a Fast & Furious soundtrack is long overdue, as his phenomenal popularity as a rapper in the 2000s made it a shock that he didn’t appear in the series until 2021. However, he featured in F9 in the best way possible, as “Exotic Race” has so much unstoppable energy. The song plays when Dom and the crew arrive in Montequinto in F9, driving armed tanks and giant vehicles, and the hype is on another level, making it one of the best Fast and Furious songs.

13 “Toretto” By J Balvin
Fast X

Vin Diesel as Dom in his back yard in Fast X

It comes as a surprise that it wasn’t until 10 movies in that a song called “Toretto” was commissioned for the franchise. The series has become all about Dom having almost superhero-like powers and turning into a mythic figure, so it only makes sense that he has his own theme song of sorts. While the song isn’t particularly specific to the character when it comes to the lyrics, J Balvin brings his typical reggaeton beats and rhythm to the song, which is Toretto all over. It represents Dominic Toretto’s Latin American roots and his love of places like Brazil, and it fits perfectly with those sequences in Fast X.

12 “Deep Enough” By Live
The Fast And The Furious

Brian O'Connor posing next to a red car in The Fast and the Furious.

“Deep Enough” has become iconic in Fast & Furious history and is easily one of the best Fast and Furious songs. The track plays at the beginning of the first movie when Brian is introduced in his green Mitsubishi Eclipse, then drives to Toretto’s Market in a Ford Lightning, and continues to play during Brian and Mia’s iconic tuna sandwich conversation. The lyrics have nothing to do with the movie whatsoever, as the rock song’s lyrics, “I wanna know are those replacement hips, is that a Swatch Watch, do you know what time it is?” hilariously plays as Brian walks to the market, but that’s what makes it so entertaining.

11 “Better As One” By The Heavy
Hobbs & Shaw

Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham pointing at each other in Hobbs and Shaw

“Better as One” has become one of the most memorable Fast & Furious songs, and it’s thanks to the Hobbs & Shaw sequence that’s the most outright comedic scene in the franchise. The song plays over a split-screen sequence of the titular characters’ very different but very similar morning routines. They both have eggs for breakfast, though Hobbs has his raw, and they both drive very different vehicles but clearly have a passion for cars. They both even steal drinks from their respective bars at the end of the montage. Not only is “Better as One” a groovy soundtrack, but the title foreshadows the characters teaming up too.

10 “Rest Of My Life” By Ludacris Featuring Usher & David Guetta
Fast & Furious 6

Brian, Mia, Dom, Letty, Han, Tej, and Roman say grace in Fast & Furious 6

Rapper-turned-actor Ludacris has been playing Tej Parker since 2 Fast 2 Furious, a film that also featured his iconic hit “Act A Fool.” “Rest of My Life” is an EDM-influenced feel-good anthem that finds Ludacris stressing about working hard and then living life like there’s no tomorrow. Usher, who had previously collaborated with Ludacris on “Yeah,” helms the chorus while French DJ David Guetta handles the instrumental hook. Even though it was released as a single from the album Ludaversal, “Rest of My Life” plays in the closing credits of Fast & Furious 6, continuing the trend of optimistic ending songs in the franchise.

9 “All Roads Lead Home” By Ohana Bam
Hobbs & Shaw

Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham walk together in Hobbs and Shaw

Serving as a standalone adventure for characters Hobbs and Shaw, Hobbs & Shaw had a multi-genre soundtrack that seemed to focus more on electro-house and rock along with the usual dose of hip-hop. In this context, rapper Ohana Bam’s “All Roads Lead Home” stands for the family-related themes that the film’s second half presents. As Hobbs heads back to his childhood home in Samoa after years, he reunites with his estranged brother as they plan to team up to defeat the terrorist Brixton Lore and his forces. The song plays as the protagonist’s Samoan peers prepare for war, making for a rousing anthem.

8 “Hey Ma” By Pitbull Featuring J Balvin & Camila Cabello
The Fate Of The Furious

The Fate of the Furious submarine chase

Continuing the tradition of using Spanish songs in the soundtracks, the eighth installment opens with a track called “Hey Ma” that brings together rapper Pitbull, pop/R&B vocalist Camila Cabello, and reggaeton artist J Balvin. Available in both Spanish and English versions, “Hey Ma” is an easygoing love song as Balvin and Cabello croon on being infatuated with each other. Pitbull, on the other hand, stresses his Cuban roots while describing a lively setting in the country. Interestingly, as Pitbull revealed in an interview, the song was initially recorded with Britney Spears and Romeo Santos before his new-age collaborators stepped in (via Us Magazine).

7 “Good Life” By Kehlani & G-Eazy
The Fate Of The Furious

Dom and Letty hug in front of a crowd in Fate of the Furious

Kehlani and G-Eazy collaborated for “Good Life,” a song that perfectly fits with the traditional family scenes at the end of almost all recent Fast and Furious films. Similar to “Rest of My Life,” “Good Life” is a celebratory tune and one of the best Fast and Furious songs that allows both artists to show off the successful lives they lead. At the same time, they also seem to encourage listeners to follow their intuition and stick with their “day ones” to make it big in life. Similarly, Dominic Toretto’s crew has been together since the start with every member having each other’s back.

6 “We Own It” By Wiz Khalifa & 2 Chainz
Fast & Furious 6

Roman jumps from one car to another in Fast & Furious 6

One of the most successful rap songs on Youtube, “We Own It” is one of the best Fast and Furious songs too. The track captures the adrenaline-fueled essence of the film. From Fast Five onwards, the franchise went beyond the street-racing territory and went on to increase its scope to even larger storylines. However, be it a heist in Brazil or a nuclear war in Iceland, high-speed car chases have always formed a crucial part of the universe, and “We Own It” sums it up. Wiz Khalifa and 2 Chainz boast of their courage and ‘ride or die’ attitude all through the song, with Khalifa’s hook being a notable highlight.

5 “I Will Return” By Skylar Grey
Furious 7

Brian O'Conner behind the wheel of a car at the end of Furious 7

While Furious 7’s “See You Again” is the most popular track from the album, even Skylar Grey lent her voice to a ballad dedicated to the late Paul Walker. Though the former mostly conveys the perspective of Vin Diesel and the other cast members, Grey’s “I Will Return” seems to be written from the perspective of Walker himself. The track is haunting testimony of a person who has left their loved ones but wishes to come back. Brimming with mourning as well as hope, “I Will Return” is one of the more introspective songs from the Furious 7 soundtrack and low-key one of the best Fast and Furious songs.

4 “Danza Kuduro” By Don Omar
Fast Five

Brian and Dom grin at the vault full of money in Fast Five

Puerto Rican reggaeton artist Don Omar has had a long history with the film series, a musical relationship that dates back to Tokyo Drift when he dropped “Conteo” and “Bandoleros.” In Fast Five, he even shared an acting credit as Rico Santos while his dance hit “Danza Kuduro” plays in the final scene. The song, which also features vocals from Lucenzo, plays over a perfect montage that shows the activities of Dom and his team after the Fast Five heist in Rio. Splitting the money and going their separate ways, each one of the crew members seems to have a happy ending, and “Danza Kuduro” is a fitting track.

3 “Act A Fool” By Ludacris
2 Fast 2 Furious

Tej running a street race in 2 Fast 2 Furious

Ludacris’ single from 2 Fast 2 Furious is a time capsule of sorts. His flow evokes the head-bobbing energy of his older albums, while the accompanying music video would offer nostalgia to diehard fans of the series. Ludacris drives in flashy-colored cars, speeding and drifting them to perfection. It offers a simpler glimpse at the world of Fast & Furious, a franchise that was once just content with drag racing and 2000s hip-hop. “Act A Fool” earned Ludacris a Grammy nomination for Best Song Written for Visual Media, a feat that would later be repeated by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth for See You Again.

2 “Tokyo Drift” By Teriyaki Boyz
The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift

Han drifts through Tokyo in an orange and black Mazda RX7 in Tokyo Drift

“Tokyo Drift” is the magnum opus of the Japanese hip-hop group Teriyaki Boyz, garnering a cult status over the years. Teriyaki Boyz’s fiery flows aside, the song is also iconic for its production, particularly the cowbell-like instrumentation. It’s an ambitious crossover on its own as the production was handled by The Neptunes, the production duo of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo. Originally featured in the drifting scenes from the film, “Tokyo Drift” continues to stay relevant, as hip-hop artists ranging from Pusha T to Rich Brian still remix and sample it, and it’s still one of the best Fast and Furious songs.

1 “See You Again” Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth
Furious 7

Wiz Khalifa posing next to a car while the sun sets, a still from See You Again's music video

Paul Walker’s untimely death was naturally a shock for the industry. With Walker posthumously appearing in the series’ seventh installment, “See You Again” served as a touching tribute to the late actor. Wiz Khalifa, a regular musical guest on the Fast and Furious films, pours out his emotions while rapping about true friendships, making allusions to Vin Diesel and Walker’s on-screen/off-screen bond. The song definitely served its purpose and moved listeners all over the world while also establishing featured vocalist Charlie Puth’s career. Puth’s piano intro and soulful chorus continue to hold goosebump-inducing melancholia, and the song plays in the following Fast & Furious movies too.

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Fast & Furious 11 Release Delay & Filming Start Date Confirmed By Director

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Fast and Furious 11
is facing a release date delay to Summer 2026 due to strikes, with director Louis Leterrier confirming the sequel will not be hitting its April 4, 2025 date.
Leterrier also confirms that filming starts in Fall 2025 after finishing a horror movie in September.
The final installment in the
Fast Saga
reunites Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto for one last ride, while also leaving the door open for other spinoffs.

After facing multiple delays due to the 2023 SAG-AFTRA and Writers Guild of America strikes, Fast and Furious 11 is seeing its release date delayed. The next installment in the Vin Diesel-fronted franchise is expected to be the last mainline sequel, while development continues on the Dwayne Johnson-led spinoff Hobbs & Reyes, a mysterious standalone movie penned by Fast X’s Zach Dean and a potential female-led spinoff. While a filming start date was never confirmed, Universal had previously set the movie for an April 2025 release date.

During a recent interview with Collider at a CCXP MX panel, Louis Leterrier was asked for an update on Fast and Furious 11. The director went on to confirm that the final mainline installment in the action franchise will no longer be making its April 4, 2025 release date, instead now aiming for a Summer 2026 release window with the filming start date being set for this fall. Check out what Leterrier said below:

It’s happening. It’s happening very, very soon. I’m able to shoot a little horror movie this summer. I’m finishing my horror movie on September 15th, and I start Fast on September 16th.

Will Fast 11’s Multiple Delays Help Or Hurt The Sequel?

Much like the tenth film before it, Fast and Furious 11 has faced a few behind-the-scenes hardships in its road to getting off the ground, namely the delays stemming from the 2023 strikes. While the latest movie seems to have retained its core creative team in comparison to the shift in directors from franchise vet Justin Lin to Leterrier on Fast X after reported creative differences between the former and Diesel, this change didn’t seem to help much with the continued downward trend recent sequels have seen from critics. Check out how the franchise’s Rotten Tomatoes scores compare below:

Title RT Critical Score RT Audience Score The Fast and the Furious 54% 74% 2 Fast 2 Furious 37% 50% The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 37% 69% Fast & Furious 28% 67% Fast Five 78% 83% Fast & Furious 6 71% 84% Furious 7 81% 82% The Fate of the Furious 67% 72% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw 67% 88% F9: The Fast Saga 59% 82% Fast X 56% 84%

Even looking outside the Fast and Furious franchise, many movie sequels have found themselves hurt by various delays, be they from creative changes, general release shifts or other factors. The action genre in particular is one in which lengthier development periods can lead to diminishing returns, be it A Good Day to Die Hard, Rambo: Last Blood or Diesel’s own xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. While Fast and Furious 11 may only be getting pushed back by a year, the delay is nonetheless a concern that the final installment could find itself in trouble.

Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) looking angry with Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) looking unimpressed in Fast & Furious

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On the other hand, the longer wait for Fast and Furious 11 to close out the mainline series of movies could actually prove beneficial for the sequel. Though Leterrier may be busy with another project in the lead-up to filming the next installment, writers Oren Uziel and Christina Hodson should now have more than enough time to really look back at the script and ensure it learns from the critical missteps of recent installments to deliver a satisfying conclusion to the Dominic Toretto saga.

Source: Collider

Fast and Furious 11 temp poster Fast and Furious 11 Fast and Furious 11 is the final movie in the Fast Saga. It reunites Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto with the rest of the cast for one last ride. However, the franchise is open for spinoff films like Hobbs & Shaw afterward.Director Louis Leterrier Release Date April 4, 2025 Distributor(s) Universal Pictures Writers Christina Hodson , Oren Uziel

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Vin Diesel Already Has His Perfect Fast & Furious Replacement Franchise With 51-Year-Old Remake

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Vin Diesel’s dominance in Fast & Furious is ending, but Kojak could kick off a new action franchise for him.
Kojak’s reboot faces an uncertain future, but its similarity to Fast & Furious makes it a worthy project for Diesel.
Diesel’s potential shift from criminal racer to cop signifies a fresh start in a possible Fast & Furious-like series.

Vin Diesel’s days of playing Dominic Toretto are numbered, but the actor has already found his perfect Fast & Furious replacement. Diesel found a major breakout role in the early 2000s thanks to participating in The Fast and the Furious. The original 2001 street racing crime movie became the springboard for a sprawling franchise that has lasted for over two decades. The success of the Fast & Furious movies transformed Vin Diesel’s career, turning him into an even bigger star, especially in the action movie genre. But, Fast & Furious 11 is planned as the final chapter for him and the franchise.

The Fast & Furious franchise’s end will put Vin Diesel in an unfamiliar position of not having a major franchise to lean back on. This presents the actor with various options, such as changing the course of his career to pursue non-franchise roles. However, the more likely outcome is that Diesel will attempt to find a new IP that can replace Fast & Furious. He has had trouble in that regard recently, with franchises like xXx or Riddick running cold and Bloodshot and The Last Witch Hunter failing to launch franchises. There is another option for Diesel, though.

2:03 Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto from The Fast & Furious Franchise

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Kojak Can Be Vin Diesel’s New Action Crime Franchise After Fast & Furious
Diesel Has Been Developing The Reboot Since 2015

The impending conclusion of the Fast & Furious franchise means it is finally time for Vin Diesel’s Kojak reboot to get off the ground. The project was announced back in 2015 with Diesel re-teaming with Universal Pictures, the studio behind Fast & Furious, to develop a movie based on Kojak. The original TV series starred Telly Savalas as Theo Kokaj and ran for three seasons after debuting in 1973. The series revolves around Kojak, a New York detective known for being willing to go beyond the law and a love for cars and lollipops, and follows him as he investigates different cases.

Kojak was rebooted in 2005 as a TV show starring Ving Rhames, but it only ran for six episodes

Development on Vin Diesel’s Kojak movie has not been very active in the nine years since it was announced. However, it still maintains the base similarities to Fast & Furious, which makes the project a worthwhile endeavor for Diesel in terms of finding a new action franchise. He would now have another big action series about cars and crime, essentially making Kojak into a newer version of Fast & Furious. The irony here is that Diesel takes on the role of a cop after playing criminal racer Dominic Toretto.

Vin Diesel’s Involvement Can Morph Kojak Into A Major Action Franchise
Kojak Could Be A Fast & Furious Clone
Telly Savalas talking on the phone in Kojak

Looking at the original TV show, Kojak might not necessarily project to be a major blockbuster action franchise akin to Fast & Furious. The TV series was relatively grounded and small due to the nature of its production. However, the fact that Diesel and Universal pinpointed this property as something they wanted to revive together is telling. The announcement of Kojak’s reboot came months after Furious 7 debuted in theaters and took the franchise to new heights at the box office and in terms of how ridiculously big the action and story could get.

It’s sometimes difficult to remember that Fast & Furious started off with a story about DVD thieves who were also street racers before Diesel helped turn it into something much bigger. With that experience and success already behind him, it would be understandable if a similar path was envisioned for Kojak. The series could then morph into a Fast & Furious clone, one that gives Vin Diesel a new franchise to headline and Universal a “fresh” action franchise to grow.

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The Rock’s WWE Run Means Fast & Furious 11 Must Make 1 Major Hobbs Change

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Hobbs from Fast & Furious 11 needs a gritty edge like The Rock’s WWE character to keep the franchise fresh and exciting.
The Rock’s time away from the Fast & Furious universe provides the perfect reason for Hobbs to return with a personal vendetta and a more savage attitude.
While Hobbs shouldn’t become a full-fledged villain in Fast & Furious 11, adding some edginess and dirty tricks could make his character more intriguing and dynamic.

Fast & Furious 11 must make one major Hobbs change after The Rock’s incredible WWE run. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s WWE return surpassed his recent movies, with the actor creating some of the best work of his career. Having returned to a thunderous reception, The Rock was able to flip the crowd’s reception by becoming a heel and playing a major part in WrestleMania’s main events. The Rock hasn’t played a villain on screen for years, as even his depiction of Black Adam lent more into the character’s anti-hero side, which made his wrestling run all the more refreshing.

While his wrestling character may not perfectly translate into the Fast & Furious universe, there is one aspect of The Rock’s WWE run that the franchise should attempt to implement. After debuting in Fast Five, The Rock’s best Fast & Furious scenes helped contribute to the movie series becoming so popular, with Luke Hobbs becoming an instrumental part of the story. He was even given his own spinoff alongside Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) and is set to get a solo movie in the future. Despite this, Hobbs would still benefit from adding one key aspect of The Rock’s WWE run.

The Rock’s WWE Run Proves Fast & Furious 11 Needs To Give Hobbs More Of An Edge
Fast & Furious Would Benefit From Hobbs Adopting Some Of The Rock’s WWE Tendancies
Dwayne The Rock Johnson in Black Adam, WWE, and Hobbs and Shaw

Given how electrifying The Rock’s recent WWE run was, there is no doubt Fast & Furious 11 needs to give Hobbs more of an edge. Although the character has had his more serious moments, like most of the Fast & Furious cast, Hobbs tends to mix action with comedy. Hobbs and Shaw are supposed to be two of the more stoic heroes, yet they are constantly at each other’s throats and cracking jokes to help maintain the franchise’s lighthearted core. However, giving Hobbs a grittier side would help the character thrive upon his return.

The Rock’s Fast & Furious return may redeem Fast X’s box office, but the character needs to come back stronger than ever. By allowing him to be more ruthless, he can still maintain some elements of comedy but also become more interesting in the process. Johnson proved that despite being a detestable heel, he was still as hilarious as ever during his recent WWE tenure. This proves that he can maintain Fast & Furious’ tone and humorous style while being more layered; therefore, Hobbs adopting some of The Rock’s WWE characteristics could make him even more entertaining.

Fast & Furious Already Has A Reason For Hobbs To Be More Savage
Hobbs Has Been Away From The Franchise For Several Years

Making a major change to Hobbs’ character could be tough to explain, but Fast & Furious 11 already has a great reason to make him more savage. His four-year absence from the franchise gives him a perfect excuse to come back with a vengeance and potentially have a personal attachment to Fast & Furious 11’s villains. Hobbs’ time away from the main story could be explained through a connection to Fast X’s secondary villain, Aimes. Aimes’ villain twist in Fast X was well executed and suggests he’ll be around for the sequel, which is the perfect reason to bring back Hobbs.

Having a more personal story with one of the villains could allow Hobbs to continue his great quips and one-liners, but it would also give him more of an edge.

Fast X never explained why he’s back, but having a personal vendetta against Aimes could be an intriguing reason. Given Dom and Dante are the focal point of the franchise’s conclusion, Hobbs returning to take down Aimes would avoid overshadowing the main story while still giving him an interesting role. Having a personal story with one of the villains could allow Hobbs to continue his great quips and one-liners, while also giving him more of an edge. This provides The Rock with the perfect reason to implement some of his heel traits while still portraying a morally good hero.

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Why Fast & Furious Can’t Bring The Rock Back As A Villain
Hobbs Already Appeared As An Antagonist In Fast Five
A custom image featuring Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs in the Fast and Furious movies Custom image by Debanjana Chowdhury

Although The Rock’s villainous tendencies worked well in the WWE, Fast & Furious can’t bring him back as an antagonist. Johnson already played the main villain of Fast Five, as Hobbs was originally an enemy of Dom and his crew before becoming an ally. Hobbs’ role in Fast Five was one of his best, but despite being the main antagonist, he always had a level of integrity. Dropping all of this to make him a villain in the final movie would be completely unnecessary, especially as the franchise needs him to remain a hero for his spinoff.

Fast & Furious 11 may end the main story, but The Rock will be part of the franchise beyond this, and altering his character so drastically wouldn’t make any sense. Instead, adding some extra edge to his character would have the same effect and would avoid stealing the thunder from Dante and Aimes. Although Fast & Furious 11 shouldn’t make him a villain, the film can still allow Hobbs to play dirty and pull some cheap tricks in order to show a grittier side, while letting him taunt his enemies when he inevitably helps save the day.

Fast & Furious 11
is scheduled to be released in theaters on April 4, 2025.

Fast and Furious 11 temp poster Fast and Furious 11 Fast and Furious 11 is the final movie in the Fast Saga. It reunites Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto with the rest of the cast for one last ride. However, the franchise is open for spinoff films like Hobbs & Shaw afterward.Director Louis Leterrier Release Date April 4, 2025 Distributor(s) Universal Pictures Writers Christina Hodson , Oren Uziel

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