Walk out songs, also known as entrance songs or player introductions, are a staple of professional baseball games. They pump the crowd and get everyone in the mood for the game. In this article, we will look at the most iconic walk out songs for baseball, which include genres of rock, hip-hop, pop, and even jazz.
Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” is a classic and iconic rock tune and the perfect walkup song for minor or major league baseball. The fans are treated by its fast tempo and powerful guitar riffs – the perfect arrangement to get them pumped up!
Joey Wendle, who plays for Oakland Athletics and the Tampa Bay Rays, has used the song as a walkout song.
Welcome to the Jungle – Guns N’ Roses
With Axl Rose’s voice and the fast and aggressive delivery of guitar riffs, “Welcome to the Jungle,” featured in Guitar Hero, is undoubtedly one of the best baseball walkup songs. The lyrics, which talk about the dangers and challenges of the city, could also be interpreted as the player’s determination to face and overcome any obstacles they may face on the field. Randy Johnson and Kerry Wood used this song during their careers.
Enter Sandman – Metallica
Several players and teams have used “Enter Sandman” as their walkout song due to its high energy and catchy beat. Some notable players who have used “Enter Sandman” as their walkout song include Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees.
Fly Me to the Moon – Frank Sinatra
The classic jazz song is an interesting choice among baseball walkout songs. Its smooth, crooning vocals and swinging beat depart from the typical rock or hip-hop walkout songs. Todd Frazier used the song while he played for the Reds.
Humble by Kendrick Lamar
“Humble” is a popular hip hop with a fast tempo and confident, assertive lyrics, making it a great walkup song. The lyrics, which talk about the importance of humility and hard work, could also be interpreted as the player’s determination to stay grounded and work hard to succeed on the field. Manny Machado, Joey Votto, and Cody Bellinger have used the song.
Here Comes the Boom by Nelly
Another hip-hop song staple in baseball games is Nelly’s “Here Comes the Boom.” It uses an upbeat beat and lyrics that hype the fans. This song is also the soundtrack of the 2005 movie “The Longest Yard,” in which the rapper starred alongside Adam Sandler and Chris Rock.
The song is famous for Randal Grichuk of the Colorado Rockies.
Thunderstruck – AC/DC
AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” is another explosive classic rock song. Some notable players who have used “Thunderstruck” include Trevor Hoffman of the Milwaukee Brewers and Edwin Diaz of the New York Mets.
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