This Year’s Best Baseball Walk Up Songs

 
Above: Anthony Rizzo (Chicago Cubs) gives the crowd an infusion of Taylor Swift‘s “Bad Blood” each time he gets up to bat.
 


You know baseball’s silly season has officially begun when the Kansas City Royals are dropping Fetty Wap lyrics into interviews, and Cubby Jonathan Herrera is sporting a helmet with floating hands atop it.

Yes, it’s playoff time. So how are you getting pumped up for your team’s run for the division title? Lots of fans have adopted current players’ walk-up songs to get hyped. Among the summer’s most popular hits are rapper Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen,” which Lorenzo Cain, Dexter Fowler and Yasmani Grandal request when they leave the dugout. But what about newcomers Andy Mineo, Major Lazer, and Big Sean and Drake? Then there are all-time faves by Led Zeppelin, The Outfield and Marc Anthony. (Even Chicago’s oldie-goldie, “Go, Cubs, Go,” is among the most downloaded songs this week.)

Here are our 15 picks for your baseball tailgate or MLB playoff party playlists. Take them to the backyard, stadium, or sports bar with the free MyMusicCloud music phone app. (It works on iPhones, Android, and Windows phones, tablets, Samsung smart watches and  nearly any device.)

“Blessings” by Big Sean featuring Drake (Players: Houston Astro Marwin Gonzalez)

“You Can’t Stop Me” by Andy Mineo (Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen)


“Trap Queen” by Fetty Wap (Royals’ Lorenzo Cain, Dexter Fowler and Yasmani Grandal)

“Lean On” by Major Lazer and DJ Snake ft. MO (Chicago Cubs’ Jake Arrietta)

“Kashmir” by Led Zeppelin (Dodgers’ Chase Utley, Adam Liberatore, Astros’ Scott Kazmir)

“Your Love” by The Outfield (White Sox Gordon Beckham, Braves’ Jesus Flores)

“People Back Home” by Florida Georgia Line (Bluejays’ Justin Smoak)


“Bad Blood” by Taylor Swift (Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo, Andrew McCutchen)

“Bailando” by Enrique Iglesias feat. Sean Paul, Descemer Bueno and Gente de Zona

“Vivir Mi Vida” by Marc Anthony (Diamondbacks Ender Inciarte, Mets’ Juan Uribe)

“Como Yo Le Doy” by Pitbull ft. Don Miguelo (Rangers’ Elvis Andrus)


“I Don’t Get Tired” by Kevin Gates (Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig,  Royals’ Jarrod Dyson)

“Empire State of Mind” by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys. (Mets’ Yoenis Cespedes)

“The Game of Thrones Theme Song” by composer Ramin Djawadi (Mets’ Noah Syndergaard, Blue Jays’ R.A. Dickey)

“Know Yourself” by Drake (Blue Jays’ Dalton Pompey)

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Great UEFA Champions League Soccer Pump Up Songs

NFL fans aren’t the only ones singing along with their teams in the stands these days. The UEFA Champions League is in full swing and, with soccer stars like Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski (10 goals in 3 games?!) on the pitch, European sports-lovers are as pumped up as any American football tailgater.

Getting ready to watch a match? Here are some of the top teams’ anthems that get “footy” fans shouting “Gooooooooaal” (with help from the UEFA site.)

“Blue Moon” by The Marcels

How did a song recorded in 1961 become the song of Manchester City? Legend has it some late-leaving fans started singing it as a melancholy stadium farewell and the tune just stuck.

“Hala Madrid” by Jose de Aguilar

Real Madrid fans were beside themselves when Ronaldo score his 500th goal on Sept. 30th, giving the team’s official anthem even more power and significance than before.

 “Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes

The trademark guitar riff of this White Stripes hit has been adopted by the Bayern Munich and plays after every goal scored by the team at the Football Arena München.

“Go West” by the Pet Shop Boys

Although originally recorded as an anthem for alternative lifestylers, “Go West” has been embraced by fans of France’s Paris Saint-Germain (“Allez, Paris Saint-Germain!”) and Arsenal, whose supporters began singing “1-0 to the Arsenal!” to the melody.

“You’ll Never Walk Alone” by Gerry and the Pacemakers

This Liverpool group were eclipsed by fellow pop stars The Beatles yet made a hit out of this Rogers & Hammerstein chestnut in 1963. Today, it’s the rallying song of Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund and Celtic football clubs.

 The “Champions League Anthem” by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Countless normally stoic athletes, from Andrea Pirlo to Lionel Messi, have teared up at the playing of the regal UEFA Champions League official anthem, recorded by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and sung by the Academy of St Martin In The Fields Chorus.

Make your own team playlist and take it to the game with free music app MyMusicCloud. Here’s how.

Music and Gear to Pump Up and Train Like an NFL Player

Now, that NFL’s bone-crunching, tire-flipping season is back, there’s no better time to get pumped up and start training like your favorite pro footballer. So here’s some of the key workout equipment, exercises, and music to get you ripped for game time.

Heart monitor apps: Most NFL players and coaches use heart monitors to ensure they’re reaching their optimum cardio rates, but phone apps like the Instant Heart Rate app by Azumio and Runtastic Heart Rate Pro work just as well. A good target to shoot for is 50 to 85 percent of your maximum heart rate, according to the American Heart Association. (Your maximum heart rate is approximately 220 minus your age.)

Resistance bands: Strengthen your throwing arm like the pro QBs do with three simple resistance exercises using these multicolored bands, advises Stack.com. The bands help develop the specific shoulder muscles that rotate the arm back, over and inward while throwing a ball.

Kettle bells: These cast-iron balls don’t look intimidating until you start doing the reps that NFL UP! Suggests. Pretty soon you’ll be crying for Momma Lynch – Marshawn’s mom.

Tires: Texans’ sack king J.J. Watt swears he stays in beast mode by flipping 1,000-pound tires and even proved it on this season’s TV series “Hard Knocks.” You don’t have to go that big. Start with a 200-300-pound tractor wheel — you know, something small, Bodybuilding.com suggests.

Beats headphones:  Cam Newton, Tom Brady, and Richard Sherman may be fined $10,000 every time they wear their Beats headphones instead of the NFL-sanctioned  Bose brand, but you won’t. So go ahead and sport those shiny ear cans.

Wireless music app: Make pump-up playlists, listen without wifi or a cellphone signal, and access all your music on the field with free music app MyMusicCloud.

But, wait-a-sec, you’re going to need some songs to get your adrenaline pumping. Billboard.com interviewed the team DJs for the Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks to see what their players listen to at real NFL practices. Here are some samples …

Seahawks Football Playlist

“Let’s Groove” by Earth, Wind & Fire

“Bugatti” by Ace Hood featuring Future, Rick Ross

“Hot Boy” by Bobby Shmurda

“Energy” by Drake

“Who’s that Lady” by The Isley Brothers

“I” by Kendrick Lamar

“No Flex Zone” by Rae Sremmurd

“All Day” by Kanye West featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney

“Marshawn Lynch” by Mistah F.A.B.

“TTU (Too Turnt Up)” by Flosstradamaus featuring Waka Flocka Flame

Atlanta Falcon Football Playlist

“Workin” by Waka Flocka Flame

“Work” by A$AP Ferg

“WDYW” by Carnage featuring A$AP Ferg, Lil Uzi Vert, & Rich the Kid

“We in Da City” by Young Dro

“Watch Out” by 2 Chainz

“Real Sisters ” by Future

“Mind Right – Remix” by TK N Cash featuring B.o.B.

“March Madness” by Future

“Where Ya At” by Future featuring Drake

“Blasé” by Ty Dolla $ign featuring Future & Rae Sremmurd

Football Pump Up Songs Inspired by ‘Hard Knocks’

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It’s a lock: Football fans are loving the players and heart of this season’s “Hard Knocks,” airing Tuesday nights throughout August on HBO. Each year, the reality series spotlights an NFL team’s training camp, and this time the ballers are the ever-hopeful Houston Texans and their F-bomb-loving coach, Bill O’Brien.

There was a lot to like in the opening episode, which showed players like Frigidaire-sized Vince Wilfork playing catch with an elephant (that’s not a typo), and lovable defensive lineman J.J. Watt flipping 1,000-pound truck tires for fun.

It’s enough to make you want to go out and run some laps (well, almost). Ok, so you may not have an elephant to train with like Vince does, but you can still get pumped for practice like those pros by borrowing some of their favorite songs.

J.J. reveals his love for Fort Minor‘s “Remember the Name” in “Hard Knocks,” while Instagram fans are probably familiar with Vince’s famous barbecue-grilling dance to Young Jeezy‘s “Put On.”

Even Coach O’Brien has admitted, “I like Rick Ross. I’m a renaissance man.”

With that in mind, we’ve come up with a football pump up playlist inspired by the Texans and this season’s “Hard Knocks.” Download these 25 songs to your MyMusicCloud account and play them at your next practice or tailgate party. With our free music app, you can make playlists and listen to them on any device with or without wifi.

So let’s flip those monster truck tires, y’all, and, hey, if these songs don’t pump you up, don’t blame us – tell it to these red, white and blue Texan fans.

1. “Houston” by Slim Thug featuring Paul Wall & ZRo
2. “H Up 4 Dem Texans” by Dre LaDon
3. “Put On” by Young Jeezy featuring Kanye West
4. “I’m a Boss” by Meek Mill featuring Rick Ross (for Coach O’Brien)
5. “Red Right Hand” by Nick Cave
6. “Wanna Be a Baller” by Lil’ Troy
7. “Let’s Go” by Trick Daddy featuring Lil Jon & Twista
8. “Come Out and Play” by The Offspring
9. “Remember the Name” by Fort Minor (for JJ)
10. “I Am the Bullgod” by Kid Rock
11. “This Means War” by Avenged Sevenfold
12. “Enemies” by Shinedown
13. “Burn It To The Ground” by Nickelback
14. “All American Nightmare” by Hinder
15. “Tick Tick Boom” by The Hives
16. “Cannonball” by The Breeders
17. “Elephant” by Tame Impala (for Vince LOL)
18. “Riot Rhythm” by Sleigh Bells
19. “Berzerk” by Eminem
20. “Uprising” by Muse
21. “Unbelievable” by EMF
22. “Forever” by Drake featuring Lil Wayne, Eminem and Kanye West
23. “Numb / Encore” by Jay Z and Linkin Park
24. “Turn Down for What” – DJ Snake and Lil Jon (for JJ)
25. “Live and Let Die” by Paul McCartney

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LeBron James Vs. the Warriors: Basketball Pump Up Playlists


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How can you not be inspired by that Cleveland Cavaliers’ intro song “Carmina Burana”? It’s appropriately epic as the Cavs leave blood, sweat, and tears on the basketball courts in Cleveland and Oakland this month. Playing rivals the Golden State Warriors in the 2015 NBA Finals, LeBron James‘ performance has become so heroic that even die-hard LeBron haters are softening towards King James.

So how do these basketball warriors (musically) rise to their ever-dunking best?

“I know where I want to be before each game, and the music is how I get there,” LeBron tells ESPN magazine. “I allow myself to feel the music and get lost in my preparation.”

Here’s LeBron James’ actual pregame pump-up playlist (circa 2013):

“Trap Back Jumpin” by T.I.

“Get Right” by Young Jeezy

“I’m Different” by 2 Chainz

“Diamonds” (Remix) by Rihanna

“Remember You” by Wiz Khalifa (featuring The Weeknd)

“Clique” by Jay-Z, Big Sean, Kanye West

“Gone by Wiz Khalifa” (featuring Juicy J)

“Conflicted” by Jerreau

“Long Live ASAP” by A$AP Rocky

“Still D.R.E.” by Dr. Dre.

But the Warriors are also in superhero mode. Here’s what they’re listening to, according to Billboard.com.

Player: Draymond Green
“Drinks on Us” – The Weeknd
“Flicka Da Wrist” – Chedda da Connect
“10 Bands” – Drake

Player: Justin Holiday
“Know Yourself” – Drake
“10 Bands” – Drake
“I’m Turnt” – Lecrae

Player: Harrison Barnes
“King Kunta” – Kendrick Lamar
“Fire Squad” – J. Cole
“G.O.M.D.” – J. Cole

And, of course, there’s the Drake song, Blessings, that is the favorite of Stephen Curry‘s daughter.

We can’t promise these jams will help your game, but with a playlist like this, at least you’ll feel like you’re flying with the basketball gods.

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25 Basketball Pump Up Songs for March Madness and Anytime

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When spring rolls around for college basketball fans, all you want your team to do is win, win, win, so we’ve hustled together this playlist of 25 banging basketball pump-up songs. Rihanna‘s tipping things off for the NCAA this championship season with her song “American Oxygen,” featured in the league’s commercials, but we’ve also got Drake, Eminem, Lupe Fiasco,  Jay-Z, Kernkraft 400, the Kongos, 50 Cent, Troop 41 and some Iggy and Beyonce – just to keep things interesting.

Whether you’re playing the brackets or practicing layups in the park, it’s always hoops time with these 25 Basketball Pump Up Songs …

 

1. Diddy / Dirty Money featuring Skylar Grey – Coming Home
2. Kernkraft 400 — Sports Chant Stadium Remix
3. Avicii –Wake Me Up (ADE Techno Remix)
4. Juelz Santana – The Second Coming
5. Lupe Fiasco – The Show Goes On
6. DJ Khaled feat. Ludacris, Rick Ross, T-Pain & Snoop Dogg – All I Do Is Win
7. Rihanna — American Oxygen
8. E-dubble — Changed My Mind
9. Akon featuring Steven Cooper — Bigger
10. Troop 41 – Do the John Wall
11. Iggy Azalea — Bounce
12. Kongos – Come with Me Now
13. Eminem – Berzerk
14. Kanye West [GOOD Music] feat. R. Kelly, Teyana Taylor — To the World
15. Meek Mill featuring Rick Ross – I’ma Boss
16. Kid Ink – Hell and Back
17. Beyonce – Baby Boy
18. Eminem featuring Yelawolf and Slaughter — Psychopath Killer
19. Young Money featuring Drake — Trophies
20. Lil Jon & DJ Snake — Turn Down for What
21. Jay-Z Featuring Rihanna, Kanye West – Run This Town
22. Daft Punk – Harder Better Faster Stronger
23. 50 Cent & Snoop Dogg – I’m a Pimp
24. Jay-Z — Public Service Announcement
25. Destiny’s Child – Survivor

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NEW – 25 Pump-Up Songs to Make Your Own Superbowl XLIX Playlist

25 Pump-Up Football Songs for your Superbowl Party

Well, you guys asked for it… our last pump-up tailgate playlist was a roaring success so we’re back with another football playlist, just in time for the main event!

The balls at the game on Sunday may not be pumped-up but these 25 songs sure are!

  1. Hot Boy – Bobby Shmurda
  2. Don’t Tell ‘Em – Jeremih & IG
  3. Hello World – Kid Ink
  4. Stolen Dance – Milky Chance
  5. Invisible Touch – Genesis
  6. Jetsetter – Morningwood
  7. The Nights – Avicii
  8. Good Feeling – Flo Rida
  9. Sing – Ed Sheeran
  10. Early in the Morning – The Gap Band
  11. Centuries – Fall Out Boy
  12. Do My Thang – Miley Cyrus
  13. Body Movin’ – Beastie Boys
  14. Little Stero – Teddybears
  15. I See Your Baby – Groove Armada
  16. Gangster Trippin – Fatboy Slim
  17. Groove is in the Heart – Deee-Lite
  18. Booty Swing – Parov Stelar
  19. Jealous (I Ain’t With It) – Chromeo
  20. Am I Wrong – Nico & VInz
  21. Club Foot – Kasabian
  22. Song 2 – Blur
  23. We’re Not Gonna Take It – Twisted Sister
  24. Down With The Sickness – Disturbed
  25. I’m Shipping Up To Boston – Dropkick Murphys  OR Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana (depending on who you are rooting for!)

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… just don’t be one of these guys.

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