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 landscape.
Here are the best walk-up songs for 2022 – sorted by genre. As a bonus, we’ve also included some recommended start times.
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.
“Heart Of A Champion” by Nelly
“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)
- “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?
“Bombtrack” by Rage Against The Machine
Recommended start time – 0:22
“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
“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
- “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
- “God’s Gonna Cut You Down” by Johnny Cash
- “Animal I Have Become” by Three Days Grace
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.
“The South” by The Cadillac Three
“Wild Ones” by Kip Moore
“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 walks 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
“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
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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