Baseball is one of the world’s favorite sports. Major league baseball players are often known for using their own unique walk up music when coming on to the field to play.
Even some baseball players who are not yet at the professional level like to use walk up music when they come on to the field. Walk up music can be exciting, energizing, and empowering for sports players who want to preform their best.
Walk up music excites the crowd too. Here are 20 of the best walk up songs for baseball.
1.”Whole Lotta Love” by Led Zeppelin
Classic rock songs with memorable guitar riffs make great walk up music. Baseball player Joey Wendle has used the song “Whole Lotta Love” as a walk up song.
Wendle is a secondbaseman, third baseman, and shortstop who has played both for the Oakland Athletics and the Tampa Bay Rays.
2.”Dangerous” by the Ying Yang Twins
Some people prefer to use rap music as walk up music. Youth baseball players should make sure to go for edited versions of rap songs like those by the Ying Yang Twins.
This song also features popular artist Wyclef Jean. A baseball player might want to look dangerous to the other team by choosing this song as a walk up track.
3.”Boogie Nights” by Heatwave
Aaron Judge is well known among baseball fans for using the song “Boogie Nights” by Heatwave as his walk up song.
Judge is a baseball outfielder for the New York Yankees. In 2017, the Heatwave fan was selected as the American League Rookie of the Year. The song “Boogie Nights” was originally released in the year 1976 as a part of the Heatwave album ‘Too Hot to Handle.’
4. “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC
There are several songs by the classic rock band AC/DC that baseball players like to use for walk up music. “Thunderstruck” is probably the most popular.
The song “Thunderstruck” was released by AC/DC in the year 1990 as a part of the album ‘The Razors Edge.’ Some baseball fans might know that John Smoltz and Noah Syndergaard have both used this song as a walk up song.
5. “Bad Blood” by Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar
Country pop star Taylor Swift might not be the type of artist you would think a baseball star would listen to, but Yankee first baseman Anthony Rizzo swears by her song “Bad Blood” when it comes to walk up music.
The music video for “Bad Blood” ft. Kendrick Lamar won a multitude of different awards including a Grammy award for Best Music Video and an MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year.
6. “Flex Ooh Oh” by Rich Homie Quan
Baseball stars Devon Travis and Jorge Soler have both used the song “Flex Ooh Oh” to flex on the competition when they walk up to the plate.
Rich Homie Quan released the song “Flex Ooh Oh” in February 2015 as a part of his fifth recorded mixtape ‘If You Ever Think I Will Stop Goin’ in Ask RR (Royal Rich).’ The song peaked in the number 26 position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
7. “Your Love” by The Outfield
Baseball outfielder Charlie Blackmon likes to use the song “Your Love” by The Outfield as a walk up song. It is no coincidence that the original artist of a song chosen for the baseball field is called The Outfield. Originally, The Outfield released “Your Love” as a part of their 1985 full length album ‘Play Deep.’
8. “O Fortuna” by Carl Off/ Carmina Burana
Noah Syndergaard like to use the epic and historic song “O Fortuna” as a walk up song. Syndergaard pitches for the New York Mets.
This song is an especially appropriate choice because the long haired ballplayer is nicknamed Thor. In addition to the Mets, “Thor” has also played for the Toronto Blue Jays.
9. “Pony” by Ginuwine
The song “Pony” by Ginuwine may not be a threatening song choice, but it sure is a fun one. Chase d’Arnaud popularly used the song “Pony” as his walk up song.
He has played for multiple Major League Baseball teams including the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Philadelphia Phillies, the San Diego Padres, the Atlanta Braves, the Boston Red Sox,and the San Francisco Giants. His walk up song “Pony” was originally released as a single in 1996. After its release, the song became an instant classic.
10. “Here Comes the Boom” by Nelly
The intense and upbeat song “Here Comes the Boom” by Nelly was not originally known for being a baseball song. In fact, the hip hop song was actually featured in the popular football movie The Longest Yard before any baseball players ever used it as walk up music.
Baseball outfielder Randal Grichuk likes to use the song “Here Comes the Boom” as a walk up song. Grichuk has played for both the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Toronto Blue Jays.
11. “Paranoid” by Black Sabbath
Hard rock band Black Sabbath has released several songs that would work as baseball walk up songs. “Paranoid” just might be the best. “Paranoid” was the title track on the 1970 Black Sabbath record ‘Paranoid.’ Other popular baseball walk up songs from Black Sabbath include “Iron Man” and “War Pigs.”
12. “Sweet Emotion” by Aerosmith
Baseball player Kyle Hendricks is known for using “Sweet Emotion” as his walk up song. “Sweet Emotion” was released by the American rock band Aerosmith in the year 1975.
The song has also been popularly covered by multiple artists including The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and the Dave Matthews Band. Players who are looking for their own unique walk up songs might want to choose one of these covers to avoid copying Hendricks.
13. “Partition” by Beyonce
Ian Krol likes to use the song “Partition” by megastar diva Beyonce as his walk up song. It might not be a typical choice, but it definitely gets the crowd going.
“Partition” was released by Beyonce in the year 2013 as a part of her self titled full length album ‘Beyonce.’Bey-hive fans know that “Partition was nominated for multiple awards including MTV Video Music Awards and World Music Awards.
14. “Load Up the Bases (The Baseball Song)” by Whiskey Falls
Some songs just seem like they were written for the baseball field. “Load Up the Bases (The Baseball Song)” by Whiskey Falls is one of these songs.
The straightforward lyrics of the sports themed song, released in the year 2007, are all about playing baseball.
15. “Blow the Whistle” by Too Short
Multiple professional baseball players have used the funky and hyped up hip-hop song “Blow the Whistle by Too Short as a walk up song.
Two players who are particularly well known for using this song are George Kottaras and Travis D’Arnaud. “Blow the Whistle” was the title track of the 2006 Too Short album ‘Blow the Whistle.’
16. “Centerfield” by John Fogerty
It makes sense that baseball players would be drawn to a song called “Centerfield.” This song was inspired by John Fogerty’s childhood memories of baseball games.
He did not actually play the sport himself, but it was still an important nostalgic topic for the artist. This is a good clean song choice that people of all ages can enjoy.
17. “Crazy Train” by Ozzy Osbourne
Some players like to make themselves look a little bit insane in order to intimidate the other team’s members while they come onto the field. Using the song “Crazy Train” by Ozzy Osbourne is one way to do this.
The song also has killer guitar riffs and memorable lyrics that crowds will enjoy singing along with. This song has been used by Chipper Jones as a walk up song, as well as other professional baseball players.
18. “Enter Sandman” by Metallica
Mariano Rivera has used the song “Enter Sandman” by Metallica as a walk up song to hype up himself and the crowd.
The popular metal song was released in the year 1991. It is a menacing song choice that could even be seen as a direct threat to the other team.
19. “Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns N’ Roses
Kerry Woods, Randy Johnson, and multiple other Major Leagues Baseball players have all selected “Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns N’ Roses as a walk up song at one time or another.
This song has energizing guitar riffs and memorable lyrics. Some players are so wild that they seem to treat the baseball stadium as their own personal jungle. This is the perfect walk up song for that type of player.
20 . “Big Poppa” by the Notorious B.I.G.
David Ortiz is “notorious” for using Notorious B.I.G.’s “Big Poppa” as a walk up song. This song is perfect for players who have a at least little bit of swagger when they walk on to the field.
Biggie Smalls originally released the song “Big Poppa” as a part of his 1994 full length album ‘Ready to Die.’