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The Absolute Best Walk-Up Songs for Baseball Players

A curated list of choices recommended by ballplayers across the nation. As a bonus, we included some recommended start times.

The best walk up songs for baseball players by Joker Mag – the home of the underdog

It takes time and patience to pick the best walk-up song for you. As a hitter, you want a tune that pumps you up for your at-bat but also showcases your personality to the crowd.

Whether you’re a home run hitter or more of a gap-to-gap guy, picking the right walk-up music is essential. Make the wrong choice and, well, you’re stuck with it for the entire season.

So, to save you time, we’ve put together a curated list of choices for ballplayers across the nation – some of which you’ll hear echo through MLB stadiums, with others trending across the college baseball world.

Here are the best walk-up songs for 2023 – sorted by genre. As a bonus, we’ve also included some recommended start times.

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Hip-Hop & Rap Walk-Up Songs

“Shook Ones, Pt. II” by Mobb Deep

Recommended start time – 0:20

Widely recognized as one of the greatest rap songs of all time, Mobb Deep’s famous track will turn heads as you strut to the plate.

“Jump Around” by House of Pain

This is a crowd-pleaser for those who want to get the fans hyped up for their big AB.

“Hell Yeah” by SoFaygo ft. Ken Carson

Recommended start time – 0:12

“Heart Of A Champion” by Nelly

“Ambitionz As A Ridah” by 2Pac

“Broadway Girls” by Lil Durk ft. Morgan Wallen

“Really Really” by Kevin Gates

“FOMF” by Ab-Soul

“Magic Stick” by 50 Cent (feat. Lil Kim)

“You’re Gonna Love Me” by Juelz Santana

“Gave Em Hope” by Meek Mill

Recommended start time – 0:36

“Still Not a Player” by Big Pun

“Can’t Be Touched” by Roy Jones Jr. (ft. Mr. Magic & Trouble)

Honorable Mentions:

  • “Party Up” by DMX
  • “Loud” by Mac Miller
  • “Badd” by Mike Jones
  • “Work” by Gang Starr
  • “Bugatti” by Ace Hood
  • “Clap Back” by Ja Rule
  • “Many Men” by 50 Cent
  • “20 Min” by Lil Uzi Vert
  • “Make It Nasty” by Tyga
  • “Victory Lap” by Nipsey Hussle
  • “Through The Wire” by Kanye West
  • “Damn It Feels Good To Be A Gangsta” by Geto Boys

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Rock & Roll Walk-Up Songs

“Stranglehold” by Ted Nugent

Recommended start time – 0:25

A true classic, this is one of the more underrated walk-out songs on this list. It’ll get you into a steady rhythm, ready to drive the ball into the gap.

“Kashmir” by Led Zeppelin

Diehard MLB fans will remember this as Chase Utley’s walk-up song – and who better to emulate at the plate?

“My Curse” by Killswitch Engage

“Hell Yeah” by Rev Theory

Recommended start time – 1:13

For the Blue Mountain State fans in the crowd.

Degeneration X Theme Song

Recommended start time – 0:23

If you watched WWE as a kid, this is guaranteed to get your blood pumping.

“I Walk Alone” by Saliva

“Would?” by Alice in Chains

“Missile” by Dorothy

“Riot” by Three Days Grace

“Walk” by Pantera

“Kickstart My Heart” by Mötley Crüe

Honorable Mentions:

  • “Godzilla” by Racer X
  • “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC
  • “Click Click Boom” by Saliva
  • “Enter Sandman” by Metallica
  • “Meant To Live” by Switchfoot
  • “96 Quite Bitter Beings” by CKY
  • “The Anthem” by Good Charlotte
  • “Smooth Criminal” by Alien Ant Farm
  • “Do I Wanna Know?” by Arctic Monkeys
  • “The Frayed Ends of Sanity” by Metallica
  • “Bombtrack” by Rage Against The Machine
  • “God’s Gonna Cut You Down” by Johnny Cash
  • “Animal I Have Become” by Three Days Grace

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Country Walk-Up Songs

“Small Town Throwdown” by Brantley Gilbert

A classic on the pre-game playlist, this song deserves more love from the heavy hitters across the country.

“One Thing At A Time” by Morgan Wallen

“The South” by The Cadillac Three

“Wild Ones” by Kip Moore

“Whiskey Fever” by Zach Bryan

“People Back Home” by Florida Georgia Line

“Thank God I’m a Country Boy” by John Denver

“Kick The Dust Up” by Luke Bryan

“Ready Set Roll” by Chase Rice

More Trending Walk-Up Songs

“Flower” by Moby

National League MVP Bryce Harper has walked out to this tune. But it’s also known for the viral push-up challenge that holds a special place in the heart of fitness enthusiasts everywhere.

“Buffalo Soldier” by Bob Marley

“The Flyin’ Hawaiin” Shane Victorino used this for his days with the Philadelphia Phillies. If you’ve got a more laid-back personality, this one is for you.

“Let The Drummer Kick” by Citizen Cope

“L’Amour Toujours” by Gigi D’Agostino

“Rompe” by Daddy Yankee

“Gasolina” by Daddy Yankee

You may remember this from the classic “I am 12” scene from The Benchwarmers. Still gets us fired up.

“Stamp On The Ground” by ItaloBrothers

“A-O-K” by Tai Verdes

“Numb / Encore” by Jay-Z & Linkin Park

“No Scrubs” by TLC

Recommended start time – 0:31

“300 Violin Orchestra” by Jorge Quintero

Recommended start time – 0:28

Hopefully, this list helps you find your next great walk-up song. Now go out there and dominate this season!

Is there a track we missed? Hit us up on Twitter @JokerMagHQ and we’ll add it in.

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