If there’s one question we here at Travel Ball Parents get more than any other, it’s “Can you recommend some good warm up songs?” So, by popular demand, here’s our latest collection of warm up and walk up songs (in no particular order) to get your team’s energy levels pumping. We’ve done our best to vet each of them for profanity, making sure that clean* versions exist.
But, before we get to the song list, here are a few considerations for team deejays to always keep in mind.
- Keep it clean and classy! There’s no bigger turn-off than to hear kids warming up to songs with profanity and explicit lyrics blaring through the speakers. Especially, knowing that one of the parents is in charge of the music.
- Remember, it’s a baseball game, not a concert. When the game is in play, the music should stop.
- Be considerate of your competition and other teams playing within earshot of your speakers. If you’re getting looks and comments from others, it’s probably time to lower the volume.
- Don’t force it! Make sure all (or at least most) players and parents are okay with having warm-up and/or walk-up songs. We once had a parent who insisted on blaring tunes at every opportunity, not realizing that nearly the whole team found their selections to be obnoxiously distracting.
And now onto the music list (which was compiled with input from dozens of players, coaches, parents and a few random strangers).
1. Load Up the Bases – Whiskey Falls
2. Centerfield – John Fogerty
3. Thunderstruck – AC/DC
4. TNT – AC/DC
5. Back In Black – AC/DC
6. Welcome to the Jungle – Guns-N-Roses
7. We Will Rock You – Queen
8. Jump – Van Halen
9. Crazy Train – Ozzy Osbourne
10. Enter Sandman – Metallica
11. Hall of Fame – The Script
12. Livin’ on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
13. Rock of Ages – Def Leppard
14. Lovin’ Every Minute of It – Loverboy
15. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
16. Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
17. Paint It Black – Rolling Stones
18. Kryptonite – 3 Doors Down
19. Pretty Fly for a White Guy – Offspring
20. Revolution – The Beatles
21. My House – Flo Rida (clean version)
22. Whoomp! (There It Is) – Tag Team
23. Mr. I Don’t Bunt – CJ Beatty
24. Swing – Trace Adkins
25. I’m a Beast – T Powell
26. Fortunate Son – Credence Clearwater Revival
27. This is Our House – Bon Jovi
28. Hall of Fame – The Script
29. Small Town Throw Down – Brantley Gilbert
30. Till The Day I Die – Toby Mac
31. Snap Off – Thi’sl
32. Monster – Skillet
33. You Can’t Stop Me – Andy Mineo
34. Heart of a Champion- Nelly
35. Man- Aloe Blanc
36. Remember the Name- Fort Minor (clean version)
37. Go Hard- Lecrae
38. Here Comes the Boom – Nelly
39. All I Do Is Win – DJ Khaled (clean version)
40. Kick the Dust Up – Luke Bryan
41. Jump Around – House of Pain
42. Me and My Gang – Rascal Flatts
43. Pump It – Black Eyed Peas
44. Ride – 21 Pilots
45. Centuries – Fallout Boy
46. Light ‘Em Up – Fallout Boy
47. Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
48. 2 Legit 2 Quit – MC Hammer
49. All About That Base – Meghan Trainor
50. Comin’ To Your City – Big and Rich
51. The Baseball Song – Corey Smith
52. Eye On It – Toby Mac
53. Let’s Get it Started – Black Eyed Peas
54. Come with Me Now – Kongos
55. Cruise – Florida Georgia Line
56. The Final Countdown – Europe
57. Keep Your Head Up – Andy Grammer
58. Come Out and Play – The Offspring
59. Play That Funky Music (White Boy) – Wild Cherry
60. Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
61. Go Big or Go Home – American Authors
62. Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand
I’m sure we’ve left something off, so there will be updates.
Here are a few recommended playlist apps to arrange and edit your music.
*Clean – Everyone is going to have their own definition of “clean” music. I did my best to go through lyrics and weed out profanity, drugs and strong sexual content. But I may have overlooked something that you find unforgivably offensive. If you come across one that you feel doesn’t belong, then shoot me a quick message…if it’s that important.
Angela is also a freelance writer known to tackle the tougher topics…like why do cat food makers shape the morsels like fish or chicken? Do cats really care? Exactly how many of something is “more than you can shake a stick at?” And then there’s her ongoing paranoia that her house smells like animals and she's gone nose blind.
WordPress says that I’m supposed to tell you a few things about myself so that you’ll want to read more of my posts. Here goes.
My name is Angela Weight. I live in Midlothian, VA with my husband James, two sons, Andrew and Jack, dogs Katie and Ayla and cat, Callie. We’re new to the area…transplants from the Dublin, GA area, where I grew up. My husband has a job that pays the bills so I can sit around and obsess about cat food shapes and how my house smells. I also have this goal of seeing all 50 states by the time I’m 50. I’m 43 now and have been to 45 of them. If you have any friends or family in Vermont, Rhode Island, Oklahoma, North Dakota or Alaska who’d like us to come visit (and maybe pay for it) let me know.
My sons (ages 16 and 11) play a ridiculous amount of baseball. If I’m not at home or out buying scented wax warmer cubes, I’m probably at a baseball field somewhere in Suburbia. In fact, I have to leave now to take Jack to practice. I’ll write more later.
Oh, another thing you need to know. We’re SF Giants fans. Crazy, fanatical Giants fans. I grew up a Braves fan, but converted when I married James who grew up in the Bay Area. That’s important.
Great! Now Jack is late for practice.
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