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10 Best Softball Walk-Up Songs

10 Best Softball Walk-Up Songs

Softball is one of the most popular sports in the US, loved by kids and adults alike. Many things go into making a softball game memorable, and a good softball walk-up song is one of them. That short snippet of music can help to get you in the right headspace, amp up the crowd, and let your opponents know that you’re coming for them. 

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Softball walk-up songs can be any number of things – sassy, riotous, energising – depending on what works best for you and suits you as a player. There’s tons of good options out there, but to help you narrow it down, here are 10 of our favourite softball walk-up songs. 

“No Diggity” – Blackstreet ft Dr Dre and Queen Pen

This classic hip-hop track from Blackstreet, Dr Dre and Queen Pen will help you to exude confidence in your softball walk-up. It’s hard not to put a little swagger in your step when you hear it, and it’s sure to elicit a cheer from the crowd. “No Diggity” is considered one of the greatest songs of all time by publications such as Blender, NME and Rolling Stone, and in 1997 it won its collaborators a Grammy for Best Performance by a Duo or Group. 

The song has a simple premise. It involves the three collaborators saying “no diggity” to a good time and preparing to have some fun. Interestingly, the track samples a very different song: “Grandma’s Hands” by R&B singer Bill Withers. 

“Seven Nation Army” – The White Stripes

If you’re looking to get people’s attention with your walk-up, you can’t go wrong with this classic riff. “Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes makes a fantastic softball walk-up song – “A seven nation army couldn’t hold me back,” is certainly an intimidating lyric. The track is actually about gossip, and the chatter that surrounds a famous person when they return to their hometown

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“Seven nation army” is a phrase inspired by Jack White’s childhood, when he mistakenly believed it to be the name of the Salvation Army. In his adulthood he remembered this mix-up and thought that it made for an interesting song title. 

“thank u, next” – Ariana Grande

This is a track for those in search of a sassy softball walk-up song. With the help of Ariana, tell the opposition “Thank you, next” as you strut up to the plate. This track from Grande is a confident self-love anthem about moving on from past experiences with a greater knowledge of yourself and what you want. Who doesn’t want to head into a game with that mindset?

“thank u, next” references many of Grande’s real-life relationships, revealing details about what she learnt from each one. The elaborate music video for the track sees her parody several beloved 00s films, including Mean Girls and Legally Blonde. 

“Truth Hurts” – Lizzo

Another sassy track, blasting “Truth Hurts” is a great way to get yourself pumped up. This energetic track sees Lizzo take control of her own destiny and cut off those she feels aren’t giving her what she needs. There’s plenty of great snippets in this track to choose from, and you’re bound to find one perfect for your walk-up. 

“Salute” – Little Mix

This military-style track from girl group Little Mix will make your opponents stand to attention. A softball walk-up song for those who have their eye on the prize, “Salute” demands the focus of everyone around you and is sure to fill you with confidence. Little Mix had wanted to write the perfect girl power song for a while before they penned “Salute”, and they were thrilled with the results, telling media that they “absolutely love” the track. 

“Gasolina” – Daddy Yankee

This supercharged song from Daddy Yankee will get you pumped up in any scenario. Although many people have tried to ascribe a deeper meaning for the lyrics, Daddy Yankee has insisted that the “innocent” track is just about a woman who likes to go out and have a good time. What could be better for a softball walk-up song?

“Gasolina” was the first worldwide reggaeton hit when it was released in 2005. Its lyrics are almost entirely in Spanish and use a popular Puerto Rican saying in its chorus which translates to: “I like gasoline, give me more gasoline.”

“This Is How We Do It” – Montell Jordan

A classic sports track, “This Is How We Do It” by Montell Jordan makes a fantastic softball walk-up song. Jordan describes the excitement of getting ready to go to the club on a Friday night, between repeated chants of the phrase “This is how we do it.” The track was nominated for a Grammy, whilst the music video picked up a couple of nods at the 1995 MTV Music Video Awards. 

“Welcome To The Jungle” – Guns N’ Roses

That racing guitar, those furious drums… there’s no way not to get amped up to “Welcome To The Jungle”. The track is about the dark side of LA and what happens to the people who go there to pursue fame. It has an infectious energy that’s impossible to ignore, which is what makes it such a fantastic softball walk-up song. The famous riff by guitarist Slash was first played for the rest of the band on an acoustic guitar, but they heard its potential even before Slash picked up the electric. 

“Lose Yourself” – Eminem

In “Lose Yourself”, Eminem talks about having “one shot or one opportunity to seize everything you ever wanted.” What could be more fitting than that? Eminem gets into the athlete’s mindset in the opening verse, describing a nervous figure who battles to stay calm and focus on that one moment when it all matters. 

“Formation” – Beyoncé

Just about any Beyoncé track would make a fantastic softball walk-up song, but “Formation” is our top pick. Beyoncé embraces her identity and African-American heritage in this empowerment anthem, repeating a confident chorus of “I slay”. In the song’s outro, she turns her attention to raising up those around her: “Okay ladies, now let’s get in formation”. 

Final thoughts

Whatever softball walk-up song you pick, the most important thing is that it speaks to you. Take time to think about your personality and what kind of player you are and choose a walk-up song that fits you perfectly. There’s plenty of great options out there – with more being released every day – but the ten on this list are a good starting point.