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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