Sports Anthems: 100 Songs That Get Fans Pumped Up


crowd-cheeringWhatever you call them, stadium anthems, sports anthems, arena anthems, or jock jams, they’re generally “addictive” and well-known songs that are played over the public address system at stadiums and arenas all over the country to get a crowd of spectators and fans in attendance fired up for the big game. You will more than likely hear them during breaks to rally the fans as well as before, during and after the event.

Stadium anthems are characterized by a catchy up tempo rhythm and a repeated vocal call-response catchphrase, often a statement of pride or arrogance.

No matter what sporting event you’re attending, the music they play is used for crowd motivation – a way of getting the fans excited, pumped up, fired up, etc., especially when a team is on a roll or about to rally. Some songs are used when a particular player is coming up to bat or entering the game, or when an extra point, field goal, free throw, penalty shot  or goal kick is about to be attempted.  A few songs here are used to actually taunt a specific opposing player or team. Several of these songs featured here are a main staple at stadiums and arenas just about Fans_Cheering_cliparteverywhere, while others may be geared more towards a specific sport or event taking place. These songs have a way of enhancing your experience and enjoyment of the game you’re watching. Take a look below at over 100 of these songs you have probably heard while in attendance at a sporting event or you may have heard them during a television broadcast of the game. Either way, this list may come in quite handy if you’re looking to download songs to take with you to the big game.  As always, a wide array of music genres are included. Enjoy!

Please note that I have excluded college fight or spirit songs from this particular list.

Sports Anthems: 100 Songs That Get Fans Pumped Up!

  1. All Star – Smash Mouth
  2. Another One Bites The Dust – Queen
  3. Back In Black – AC/DC
  4. Bang The Drum All Day – Todd Rungren
  5. Blitzkrieg Bop (Hey Ho! Let’s Go) – Ramones
  6. Block Rockin’ Beats – Chemical Brothers
  7. Boom Boom Boom – Outhere Brothers
  8. Born To Be Wild – Steppenwolf
  9. Bust A Move – Young MC
  10. Can U Feel It – 3rd Party
  11. Can’t Wait One Minute More – CIV
  12. Celebration – Kool & The Gang
  13. Centerfield – John Fogerty
  14. The Cup of Life (Le Copa De La Vida) – Ricky Martin
  15. C’mon N’ Ride It (The Train) – Quad City DJ’s
  16. Crazy Train – Ozzy Osbourne
  17. Cum On Feel The Noize – Quiet Riot
  18. Dirty Water – The Standells
  19. The Distance – Cake
  20. Doctorin’ The Tardis – Timelords
  21. Elevation – U2
  22. Enter Sandman – Metallica
  23. Everybody Everybody – Black Box
  24. Everybody Have Fun Tonight – Wang Chung
  25. Eye of The Tiger – Survivor
  26. Final Countdown – Europe
  27. Fuel – Metallica
  28. Get It On – Chase
  29. Get Ready – Rare Earth
  30. Get Ready For This – 2 Unlimited
  31. Get Ready To Bounce – Brooklyn Bounce
  32. Get The Party Started – Pink
  33. Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It – Will Smith
  34. Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) – C & C Music Factory
  35. Hang ‘Em High – Book T & The MG’s
  36. Hell’s Bells – AC/DC
  37. Here It Goes Again – OK Go
  38. Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Pat Benatar
  39. Hit The Road Jack – Ray Charles
  40. I Like It – Tito Nieves
  41. I Like To Move It – Reel 2 Real
  42. Iron Man – Black Sabbath
  43. Jump Around – House of Pain
  44. Kernkraft 400 – Zombie Nation
  45. Let’s Get It Started – Black Eyed Peas
  46. Let’s Go Crazy – Prince
  47. Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
  48. Lose Yourself – Eminem
  49. Loser – Beck
  50. Make Noise – Five Stone
  51. Mas Que Nada -
  52. Mony Mony – Billy Idol
  53. My Hero – Foo Fighters
  54. Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye – Steam
  55. Old Ballgame – Raymond Castoldi
  56. Ole Ole Ole (Soccer Anthem) – The Crowd
  57. Party Hard – Andrew WK
  58. The Power – Snap!
  59. Pump It Up – Elvis Costello
  60. Pump Up The Jam – Technotronic
  61. Pump Up The Volume – M/A/R/R/S
  62. Push It – Salt-N-Pepa
  63. Raise The Roof – Luke
  64. Remember The Name – Fort Minor
  65. RESPECT – Aretha Franklin
  66. Rock & Roll – Led Zeppelin
  67. Rock  & Roll Part 2 (The Hey! Song) – Gary Glitter
  68. Rockafella Skank – Fatboy Slim
  69. Rocky (Gonna Fly Now) – Bill Conti
  70. Sandstorm – Darude
  71. Seven Nation Army – White Stripes
  72. Shout – Isley Brothers
  73. Sirius – Alan Parsons Project
  74. Song 2 (Woohoo!) – Blue
  75. Space Jam – Quad City DJ’s
  76. Start Me Up – Rolling Stones
  77. Start The Commotion – The Wiseguys
  78. Strike It Up – Black Box
  79. Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
  80. Take Me Out To The Ball Game
  81. Takin’ Care of Business – Bachman Turner Overdrive
  82. Tequila – The Champs
  83. Tessie – Dropkick Murphys
  84. This Is How We Do It – Montell Jordan
  85. This Is Your Night – Amber
  86. Thunderstruck – AC/DC
  87. Tootsee Roll – 69 Boyz
  88. Tribal Dance – 2 Unlimited
  89. Tubthumping (I Get Knocked Down) – Chumbawamba
  90. Twilight Zone – 2 Unlimited
  91. The Way You Move – OutKast
  92. Unbelievable – EMF
  93. Vertigo – U2
  94. We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions – Queen
  95. Welcome To The Jungle – Guns N’ Roses
  96. We’re Not Gonna Take It – Twister Sister
  97. What I Like About You – The Romantics
  98. What’s Up – DJ Miko
  99. Who Let The Dogs Out – Baha Men
  100. Whoomp! (There It Is) – Tag Team
  101. Wild Thing – The Troggs
  102. Wipe Out – The Surfaris
  103. Wooly Bully – Sam The Sham & The Pharoahs
  104. Y.M.C.A. – Village People
  105. You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC

8 Responses

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    Sorry, forgot to add great post! Can’t wait to see your next post!

  2. Great info…thanks ! where did u get all this stuff ?

  3. How can I order a cd of the sports anthem songs
    This would be great for our volleyball games at our high school

  4. you forgot “the king’s motorcade”! just that song alone is a more complete list of sports music than yours! I’m sorry but that’s the only one that HAS TO be there! it must be added!!! this isn’t my opinion, this is fact. thank you

  5. also, you should consider these songs: battleflag by the lo fidelity all-stars, the name of the game by crystal method and push it by static x. these are definitely “get you pumped” songs but the language might be a bit too intense for some. your call. thank you

  6. you forgot “the bop back song” just that song alone is a more complete list of sports music than yours! am sorry but it must be added !!! thank you, http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/bryantrogers

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