10 Most Epic MLB Walk-Up Songs
Walk-up songs have become staples of Major League Baseball over the years. Every time a player walks out on to the field, a song is played on the ballpark’s speakers for ten seconds. Now each player has a different walk-up track and some players might even use more than just one song during the season. The purpose of the walk-up songs is to make the player focus on the job at hand or to get him pumped up for what lies ahead.
Walk-up songs are really important to the players. The newcomers are not really allowed to pick the track playoff their choice quite a lot of the time though. MLB players (past and present) have picked some absolute classics as their walk-up songs over the years. Here we look at the 10 most epic MLB songs being used by players today
1. Yoenis Cespedes-Circle of Life (Carmen Twillie and Lebo M.)
Yoenis Cespedis, the New York Mets star has picked the “Circle of Life” as his walk-up song. Now we all know Cespedis looks like he is having fun every time he steps up to bat and his walk-up song fits the bill perfectly too. The iconic soundtrack from The Lion King warms the heart and makes people smile.
2. Justin Turner-Shape of You (Ed Sheeran)
Justin Turner, the Dodgers’ third baseman has picked Ed Sheeran’ “Shape of You” as his walk-up song and it works for him too. Not only are Turner and Sheeran redheads but the latter also put on Turner’s jersey earlier this year when he performed at the Staples Center. Turner was surprised to see that.
3. Andrew Toles-DNA (Kendrick Lamar)
“DNA” by Kendrick Lamar came out in April, 2017 and it is a catchy track to say the least. Andrew Toles of the LA Dodgers uses the track as his walk-up song. The track gets adrenaline pumping and that is exactly what you need at times when you are about to face pitchers throwing curveballs at you.
4. Andrew Miller-Beat It (Michael Jackson)
The famous Michael Jackson track “Beat It” has become very popular among baseball fans in Cleveland. That is because the Indians’ relief pitcher, Andrew Miller uses it as his walk-up song. Miller has made it to the MLB All-Star teams in 2016 and 2017, so the track must be doing the business for him.
5. Aaron Hicks-Return of the Mack (Mark Morrison)
Aaron Hicks is a special talent and he has proved it this season. His walk-up song is “Return of the Mack” by Mark Morrison. The 1990s anthem is Hicks’ track right now and this is a partnership that is working well for the Yankees this season.
6. Wilmer Flores-I’ll Be There For You (The Rembrandts)
The television series “Friends” remains one of the most successful and popular television programs in history. Its theme music “I’ll be There For You” was just as famous and it is now. It was used by Wilmer Flores as his walk-up song. Flores loves the show so much that he still watches it time and again. Not only that, but he says it was Friends that helped him improve his English speaking skills.
7. Noah Syndergaard-Thunderstruck (AC/DC)
Noah Syndergaard used the theme of “Game of Thrones” as his walk-up song but now he has changed it. He now uses “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC as his preferred song of choice. The soundtrack of the movie “Thor” gets him in the mood and with his kind of style; it can have a very devastating impact on the opposition.
8. Charlie Blackmon-Your Love (The Outfield)
Charlie Blackmon of the Colorado Rockies began to use “Your Love” by The Outfield as his walk-up track in 2013 for the first time. The fans in the city have not stopped signing the track ever since. The 80s classic is a gem of a song and it gets Blackmon in the mood to blast pitches past the outfield.
9. Austin Hedges-Careless Whisper (George Michael)
You don’t always need an adrenaline rush, sometimes calm does a lot of good too. Austin Hedges has picked “Careless Whisper” by George Michael as his walk-up track and boy does it feel great to listen to the smooth, calming rhythm of one of the most iconic tracks in history.
10. Jose Altuve-Firestone (Kygo)
Last but not the least, it is Jose Altuve and “Firestone” by Kygo. The Astros second baseman, who has been part of the franchise since 2011, likes the stadium to play Firestone when he goes out to bat. The track sums all that is so good about house music.
So, this is our list of the 10 most epic MLB walk-up songs being played right now. Now it is your turn to tell us what you think about our list.