It takes time and patience to pick the perfect 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.

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 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 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.

“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)

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Rock & Roll

“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

“Hell Yeah” by Rev Theory

Recommended start time – 1:13

For the Blue Mountain State fans in the crowd.

“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 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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