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Ray Lewis tribute song a hit on Mix 106.5

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Spend some time listening to Mix 106.5 recently and you'll likely hear an unshakable Bruno Mars hook, Taylor Swift's surprising dubstep leanings and even Britney Spears' voice on a will.i.am song.

But in a twist that could only happen in a football-crazed city like Baltimore, you will likely also hear motivational soundbites from Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis' laid over a Phil Collins classic.

While Ravens fans probably don't need more hype or motivation going into Saturday's playoff game in Denver, the mash-up (using Collins' "In the Air Tonight") has become -- unsurprisingly, given the circumstances -- a hit on Mix 106.5. You can download the track here.

Talking to CBS Baltimore about his creation, Jon Boesche (a member of the morning show team) said: "The reaction has been incredible, bigger than I thought. Somewhere between 30,000 and 50,000 hits on our pages, it's just been crazy."

Last Wednesday, Lewis -- who has played for the Ravens for his entire 17-year career -- announced that he would retire at the end of this season. Last Sunday's AFC Wild Card win over the Indianapolis Colts was Lewis' first since returning from a torn triceps injury.

Stream the song at the bottom of this post.

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