What do you look to when you need to get pumped up during warm-ups pregame or to lift weights? The most effective option for many athletes is to play music. Football, basketball, baseball, hockey, track and soccer—yes, even soccer—players, can harness the adrenaline rush they trigger listening to these songs to receive a physical edge during competition. This is a remake of an earlier pump-up list.
First, there's the "inspirational" track. The lyrics are the sole focus of this type of song. The next class of song is "swagger. The last type is a "fight" song. This music is exactly what it sounds like; what you listen to before a fight. Why It's Worthy: A lot of people hate DJ Khaled, but he comes out with hot beat after hot beat, and his lyrics have the cockiness that goes great on a warm-up CD. Why It's Worthy: Simple: In the weight room, you're training to win, not just one game, but every single game.
Why It's Worthy: If you're scared in an athletic competition you're done, but if you're never scared, you're always in the game. Why It's Worthy: Kellen Winslow would have a fit if this song didn't make the list. Why It's Worthy: Find me a song better for a sprinter and I'll give you a dollar Why It's Worthy: The song talks about the journey of an underdog making it big, something that almost any athlete can relate to—well, at least the underdog part.
Why It's Worthy: Seriously, what would you rather feel like other than a pimp before the big game? Why It's Worthy: Pro athletes often give credit to cities and fanbases for success, and no track reps a hometown like Put On. Why It's Worthy: Never scared, not afraid, same concept, except Eminem takes it to another level. Why It's Worthy: I can't understand a word they're saying, but this track is off the charts in terms of being dramatic. Why It's Worthy: A Nike special, this song is the definition of up-tempo.
Why It's Worthy: This fast paced beat combined with Lil Wayne's always-cocky lyrics could provide a confidence boost to anyone. Why It's Worthy: "Ah yeah, you like that don't cha," is the best intro ever. Why It's Worthy: If I had to circle the entire world, climb the mountains and swim the seas, I could do it if I had this song on repeat. Why It's Worthy: Usually screaming in a song is a turn off, but it definitely fits if you're about to step onto the gridiron and lay the wood. Why It's Worthy: As you can tell, this is a song dedicated to Michael Phelps, and I wouldn't be surprised if he stopped training and just relied on this song to win races.
Why It's Worthy: This classic is arguably played more at sporting events than any other song. Why It's Worthy: This is the theme song for "hero ball" in basketball when one player continues to shoot and shoot and shoot.
Why It's Worthy: One of the best songs to listen to as a linebacker, right before you fill the hole. Why It's Worthy: Anything from Rocky is perfect to listen to while you're training, and if you want something more modern than Eye of the Tiger , this is your song.
Why It's Worthy: Disturbed's first of many songs on this list, the group is the best pump up band in the world of rock. Why It's Worthy: The screaming and fluid singing combination is new to me, but that just means it should be able to pump up a broader audience range.
Why It's Worthy: Break Stuff —great weight room song, and again, a great linebacker song. Why It's Worthy: The anti-hero ball song, a track to unite a team before the battle begins. Why It's Worthy: A lyrical masterpiece, plus, who doesn't like the random appearance by Mr.
Unbreakable in the video? Why It's Worthy: Most fight songs don't have the most creative lyrics, but the Sick Puppies nailed this one. Why It's Worthy: Usually all Pitbull raps are club bangers, but this song should in every locker room in America. Why It's Worthy: You know when you saw the name Powerman this track was going to come hard. Why It's Worthy: Unlike some songs that just turn out to be good pump up songs, Born to Win was made with that in mind.
Why It's Worthy: Nothing symbolizes toughness like crawling in the dark. Why It's Worthy: This song is playing in every baseball pitcher's head before he beans a batter and starts a bench-clearing brawl. Why It's Worthy: I don't know what's up with the music video, but this techno beat is one of the best out there. Why It's Worthy: What other song can pump up a football player and a ping pong player alike? Why It's Worthy: This song can pump anyone up, but it gives a little extra boost if you're name is Nelly.
Why It's Worthy: "Sleep with one eye open, grippin' your pillow tight," is such an epic line. Why It's Worthy: This played before every one of Michael Jordan's home games, and just look how good he played: proof. Why It's Worthy: The fast-paced beat and amazing chorus makes you forget about the nasally voice. Why It's Worthy: Okay, the first part is annoying, but if you can survive until the chanting begins, you're set. Why It's Worthy: The greatest rapper ever releasing music from the dead: inspirational.
Why It's Worthy: In sports, almost all of the best athletes have a switch they flip when they're between the lines that turns them into a monster, aka the killer instinct. Why It's Worthy: If you've had to wait your turn in sports, this song is for you. Why It's Worthy: Headstrong definition: determined to have one's own way; stubbornly and often recklessly willful. Why It's Worthy: Same concept as Monster , nothing is intimidating about a plain old human being Why It's Worthy: Welcome to the Jungle is another fixture at sporting events around the country.
Why It's Worthy: Symphony of Destruction has to be one of the greatest song titles on this list. Why It's Worthy: This song could've made the list as just an instrumental. Why It's Worthy: Going to war is an often used metaphor when it comes to playing sports, and Frontline fits that intense mindset.
Why It's Worthy: It may be overplayed, but that doesn't change the fact that "Remember the Name," is lyrically one of the greatest pump up songs ever. Why It's Worthy: The definition of a classic, fans have been stomping their feet in stadiums for decades thanks to this song. Why It's Worthy: You had to know the Rocky theme song was going to show up eventually. Why It's Worthy: It's arguably the most popular instrumental of all-time.
Why It's Worthy: This song doesn't even need the video to ignite an army. Why It's Worthy: "Look Why It's Worthy: The intro is flawless, the chorus is flawless, it would be the top classic if it wasn't for one more song on this list Why It's Worthy: It was made for the last U. Summer Olympic team, and the lyrics are flawless. Why It's Worthy: It's not as famous as "Requiem for a Dream," but it's the greatest pump-up instrumental ever.
Why It's Worthy: Disturbed strikes again, you'll be able to run through a wall after listening to this one: what door? Why It's Worthy: The classic, made famous by Rocky. You say game face, I say eye of the tiger. KO's this track.