It takes time and patience to pick the perfect walk-up song. Hitters want a tune that pumps them up for their at-bat but also speaks to their personality.

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 all season.

So, to save you time, we’ve put together a curated list of choices recommended by ballplayers across the nation.

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

Hip-Hop/Rap

“Shook Ones, Pt. II” by Mobb Deep

Recommended start time – 0:20

“Jump Around” by House of Pain

“Ambitionz As A Ridah” by 2Pac

“Really Really” by Kevin Gates

“Oh Boy” by Cam’ron (feat. Juelz Santana)

“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:

Rock & Roll

“Stranglehold” by Ted Nugent

Recommended start time – 0:25

“Kashmir” by Led Zeppelin

“Bombtrack” by Rage Against The Machine

Recommended start time – 0:22

“Hell Yeah” by Rev Theory

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Recommended start time – 1:13

“Seal The Deal” by Volbeat

“Missile” by Dorothy

“Paradise City” by Guns N’ Roses

“The Frayed Ends of Sanity” by Metallica

“Walk” by Pantera

“Kickstart My Heart” by Mötley Crüe

Honorable Mentions:

More Great Walk-Up Songs

“Buffalo Soldier” by Bob Marley

“Let The Drummer Kick” by Citizen Cope

“L’Amour Toujours” by Gigi D’Agostino

“Rompe” by Daddy Yankee

“Gasolina” by Daddy Yankee

“Stamp On The Ground” by ItaloBrothers

“Booyah” by Showtek

“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

“Return Of The Mack” by Mark Morrison

“Small Town Throwdown” by Brantley Gilbert

Hopefully this list helped you find your next 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.

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