Top 10 Best Football Pre-Game Pump-Up Songs of All Time

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As with any sport, the audience and fans are a vital part of the event so it’s important to get them hyped and pumped up before the game starts. A little music can go a long way to help things get started. With so many great songs and upbeat tunes to choose from, it can become overwhelming to pick out the perfect songs before the game starts. Luckily, there are some classic hits that you just can’t go wrong with. Get ready to get off your feet with these staple sports event songs. Here are the top ten best football pre-game pump-up songs to get everyone excited and out of their seat.

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1. “The Final Countdown” by Europe

This song is an all-time classic. It has been played at multiple sports events and its intro is unmistakable, widely recognized by football fans everywhere. It accurately describes the feeling of tension during the final seconds of the game. Do not be afraid to play this classic song at your next football game gathering.

2. “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor

Another classic song, this one has been featured in various sports movies and games, especially during moments of training and challenges characters must face. Fans everywhere can relate to these emotions before the football game starts. The beat is addicting and the song has aged so well that it is still being played at sports events to this day. The lyrics will easily pump up everyone with their survival and fighting theme. Get fans and players into the zone with this song.

3. “All I Do is Win” by DJ Khaled

This modern song made its debut at sports games in 2010 upon its release. The song features a star-studded cast including Ludacris, Rick Ross, T-Pain, and Snoop Dogg, topped off with famously successful rapper DJ Khaled. If you are looking for a modern beat to hype up your friends before the football game starts, then this is a perfect choice. Everyone of all ages can appreciate the winning lyrics of the song and build up a craving for victory. Get them into the winning spirit with this hip-hop classic.

4. “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC

One second into this song’s famously recognizable guitar riff intro and you will find yourself singing and moving along to its irresistible beat. The fast pace of this song will make anyone jump up onto their feet and get revved up for the big game. The lyrics and singing are heavy just like the excitement felt by fans before the game starts. As soon as the song starts playing, fans will be ready to shout out “Thunder!”

5. “Rock and Roll Part II” by Gary Glitter

Simple yet recognizably irresistible, this song has been playing at sports games for over forty years. The beat is easy enough for anyone to follow and stomp their feet too. Crowds can sing to its simple lyrics that are mainly comprised of “Hey!” If you aren’t looking to play anything too complex at your next football game, then this is the perfect hit. You just can’t go wrong with “Rock and Roll Part II.”

6. “Get Ready For This” by 2 Unlimited

Not only has this song being played at every sports game event out there since its release in 1992, but it has also starred in various sports-related films and tv shows. The song is usually played when a character is beating out other players and effortless achieving victory. The upbeat tempo and unique sound of the song, accompanied by the lyrical question, “Y’all ready for this?” are sure to get football fans everywhere shouting in excitement. Every fan knows they are ready to watch their team win.

7. “Jump” by Van Halen

Another classic rock song with a famous and unique intro, this song is considered a football game staple. Fans at the game will cheer as soon as they hear that sweet keyboard synth tune. Regardless of age, this song is widely recognized by everyone as the perfect pump up tune during the pre-game time. The lyrics encourage people to jump our of their seats and get as active as the sports game their watching. This song never goes stale and is the perfect addition to any sports playlist.

8. “We Will Rock You” by Queen

If Queen isn’t played before the football game starts, then it is really considered a true game? This song has a simple beat fans have clapped and stomped their feet to in unison at almost every sports game since the song’s release. The lyrics are addictive and impossible to resist singing along to. They also encourage a competitive spirit among fans watching the game.

9. “Lose Yourself” by Eminem

A modern hit by famous rapper Eminem, this song features lyrics describing what it’s like to lose yourself, seize your opportunity, and how crucial victory is. The music video even features the rapper trying to hype himself up in front of a bathroom mirror, trying to get ready for a battle. This song builds up the tension and sense of friendly competition among the fans at the football game. The song’s fast pace and simple beat perfectly accompany the excitement the players feel right on the field before the game starts.

10. “Another One Bites The Dust” by Queen

Is shouldn’t be surprising to find yet another great song by the legendary rock group Queen on this list. This tune’s simple lyrics and beat perfectly describe what it’s like to win and be on top. Fans can easily sing along and pump up their fists to this addicting song. Give them a taste of victory before the football game starts with this classic hit. It’s impossible to leave out any songs by Queen in your pre-game playlist. Sports and game events would not be the same without Queen’s numerous fun hits.

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4 years ago

How about “Bodies” or “Rise Up” by Drowning Pool, or “The Game” or “King of Kings” by Motorhead? Or heck, go with “The Ecstasy of Gold” by Ennio Morricone. Maybe Metallica’s “Damage, Inc”. Maybe Avenged Sevenfold’s “Hail To The King”.

Brian DeMarco
Brian DeMarco
4 years ago
Reply to  Monte

Bodies has quick become a classic at games. Good call.

Steve... aka: TWolvesFan
Steve... aka: TWolvesFan
4 years ago

Ok, I’m over 50 and even I know that some of those songs are really really old and wouldn’t pump anyone up these days. Listen to “Indestructible” by Disturbed. Now this one will PUMP-UP any WARRIOR and may even peel the paint off your walls! LOL

Brian DeMarco
Brian DeMarco
4 years ago

Good one. Totally agree.

Jason Stephenson
Jason Stephenson
4 years ago

What about “Wherever I May Roam” by Metallica or “Bad Company” by 5 Finger Death Punch?

Brian DeMarco
Brian DeMarco
4 years ago

5FDP Bad Company rocks!

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