What do you look to when you need to get pumped up during warm-ups pregame or to lift weights? The most effective option for many athletes is to play music.
There are three classifications of pump-up songs:
First, there’s the “inspirational” track. The lyrics are the sole focus of this type of song.
The next class of song is “swagger.” These pump-up songs all have pride-centred lyrics that build up confidence.
The last type is a “fight” song. This music is exactly what it sounds like; what you listen to before a fight.
Here are the top 20 pregame pump-up songs of all-time:
1. Eye of the Tiger: Survivor
Why It’s Worthy: The classic, made famous by Rocky. You say game face, I say eye of the tiger.
2. Till I Collapse (Remix): Eminem
Why It’s Worthy: The original was unbelievable, but Eminem, 50 Cent, and 2Pac on one track: auto-adrenaline.
3. Indestructible: Disturbed
Why It’s Worthy: Disturbed strikes again, you’ll be able to run through a wall after listening to this one: what door?
4. Right Now: Van Halen
Why It’s Worthy: The intro is flawless, the chorus is flawless.
5. The Trooper: Iron Maiden
Why It’s Worthy: As soon as I discount a good guitar solo, Iron Maiden blows you away with one.
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