Early this week, in anticipation of a new baseball season, The Tampa Bay Rays asked the question, “What would your walk-up song be?”
In response, fans left their ideas for walk-up songs, including:
- Welcome to MY House by Flo-rida
- Super Freak by Rick James
- Take Me Out to the Ball Game by Williams Hung
- Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper
- Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars
- Seek and Destroy by Metallica
- I’m Too Sexy by Right Said Fred
- Kick the Dust Up by Luke Bryan
- Shake It Off by Taylor Swift
- Don’t Believe Me Just Watch by Bruno Mars
- Thunderstruck by ACDC
- Bad, Bad Leroy Brown by Jim Croce
- It’s All About the Base by Meghan Trainor
- I’m on Fire by Bruce Springsteen
- Wild Thing by The Troggs
- Don’t Look Back by Boston
- Jungle Love by Steve Miller Band
- Bad to the Bone by George Thorogood
- Start Me Up by The Rolling Stones
- Don’t Worry Be Happy by Bobbie McFerrin
Some serious, some funny, some ridiculous.
That made me wonder, what are some of the most popular walk-up songs? While in search to the answer to this question, I found that the personalized walk-up music which is now expected when a batter takes his final swings while approaching the plate became a staple of the game after the 1989 movie “Major League” played “Wild Thing” every time Charlie Sheen’s character headed to the pitcher’s mound. And better than just a list of popular walk-up songs, Fanatics includes a feature that makes it possible to see which songs are played, but also to find the song played for every MLB Player during the 2015 season, with an option to listen to the song (and of course, a link to iTunes to make a purchase).
With the college baseball season opening this weekend, I’ll be listening to the music that accompanies the game and rating the walk-up songs of the players…and please, no Katy Perry!
Do you have a favorite walk-up sign?