A little music can go a long way to help things get started. With so many great songs and upbeat tunes to choose from, it can become overwhelming to pick out the perfect songs before the game starts. Get ready to get off your feet with these staple sports event songs. Here are the top ten best football pre-game pump-up songs to get everyone excited and out of their seat. This song is an all time classic. It has been played at multiple sports events and its intro is unmistakable, widely recognized by football fans everywhere.
Kenny Chesney - "Get Along"
Now that it's late September, we're at last headed into that most hallowed time of the year for sports fans: That magical month or so where all four major American sports are active at once. Baseball is gearing up for its postseason, football is officially in full swing, pucks are being dropped in the hockey preseason and basketball practice gyms nationwide are finally seeing their doors creaked open. And for us sports fans who can't turn off the musical part of our brain, this time of the year means one thing above all else: a steady diet of jock jams. What is a jock jam? Well, in the '90s it was whatever ESPN defined it as for the purposes of their series of Jock Jams compilations : Most often, hip-hop-flavored dance-pop bangers which implicitly and sometimes explicitly promoted physical movement of any and all kinds. It's a canon that spans rock, hip-hop, dance and country, and still includes pop songs as old as the '50s and as new as last week. We tried to stay away from jams that only really made sense for one sport like John Fogerty's "Centerfield" or one city like Dropkick Murphys' "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" , in favor of the classics that could work in the most games in the most places. These are the songs that helped define sports culture in this country for decades, which may have fallen in and out of favor with music supervisors as hip songs of the moment, but which will forever produce a Pavlovian response of sports-readiness.
Jay Rock ft. Kendrick Lamar - Win
If you've ever owned any of the Jock Jams albums, you know that there are some songs that sporting events just can't help but play. For whatever reason, these songs get fans fired up and on their feet during a game, hoping to inspire performances from the players. Sure, this might be every drunk sorority girl's go-to karaoke song, but while you plug your ears at every singing bar Thursday through Saturday, you get up and dance each time it plays at a sporting event. We all know the words, so go ahead and get out of your seat to try and get on that Jumbotron man! Though it's from the early 90s, this crowd-pleaser still gets the youngest of fans ready for whatever sport they're watching. It gains extra points for the over decade-long tradition that Wisconsin football fans have going, since it's one of the best in college football. If we were putting together a list of top sports bands, Queen might just find itself at the top. With numerous songs that blast at sporting events everywhere, "We Will Rock You" is the first one we recognize here. At some point in baseball's history, some Director of Gameday Events thought it'd be clever to play this Osbourne song each time the bases were loaded.
Our editorial content is not influenced by any commissions we receive. Sports and music go hand-in-hand. Whether we're watching a hockey game, taking in a soccer match, or hanging out at the ballpark, when fans sit down in their stadium or arena of choice, we want something other than the in-game action to get our blood pumping. Whatever the case, as fans, when we watch a game in person, we have a responsibility to our team to bring some energy of our own to the table, and get the stadium rocking. Music is what helps us get there. What are your favorite tracks to hear when you're watching your team go head-to-head with its most bitter rival? What song do you think should be playing when they've secured their latest victory?