Top 20 Fire Stadium Jams
If there’s a few things that you need to know about me, it’s that I love going to sporting events, getting drunk, and listening to music. If you’re like me, then you’ve been to a sporting event within the last 10 years, then you obviously know that there are a few signature songs religiously played at each game. Therefore, I’ve made a list of the Top 20 Stadium Jams of All Time.
If you don’t agree with me or dislike my list, that’s okay! But just know that you are wrong and I hate you.
Here we go!
#20. Bring Em Out – T.I.
Cracking the #20 spot is everyone’s favorite rapper from high school, T.I. This song pumps you up and is usually heard during the beginning of a game or when the players are being introduced. If it’s good enough to start a game, then it’s good enough to start this list!
#19. Walk This Way – Aerosmith
Boston’s very own Aerosmith locks in the slot for #19. Steven Tyler and his ridiculously oversized lips created this fire jam back in 1975, probably before most of you reading this blog were even born. This classic has one of the most recognizable opening riffs in Rock ‘n Roll history and it even has its own roller coaster at Disney.
#18. All I Do Is Win – DJ Khaled
This 2010 jam can usually be heard at the end of a game if the home team is lucky enough to win. It’s a pretty good tune that can keep fans on their feet, especially after a 2.5 hour event. Also it’s fun to throw your hands up, down, up, down, up, down.
#17. Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
Being a Boston based blog, you knew this one was obviously going to make the list. But if we’re being honest, I almost left it out because when you go to 10+ Red Sox games a year, this song gets old pretty quick.
Also just to note, they have to stop playing this damn song when the Sox are losing! It drives me bananas!
Anyways, as a key component to Boston culture this song had to make the cut. Plus, this song almost got my brother kicked out of a bar once, so if you ever see me make sure to ask me about the “We’ah from Bahston” story from DC 2015.
#16. Space Jam
Now for some ‘90s nostalgia right here. Honestly I don’t even know if they even play this song in stadiums anymore, but if not it should definitely make a comeback. This jam is from one of the greatest sports movies of the ‘90s. I watched Space Jam so much that eventually the VHS stopped working.
On a side note, when I think “10 years ago,” I think 1997 and not 2007 which makes me feel sad and kind of old.
#15. Enter Sandman – Metallica
This head banging jam is usually found as a walk up song for baseball players. It’s a heavy tune that makes you want to kick a door down and run through a wall. Long live heavy metal!
#14. Start Me Up – The Rolling Stones
People always say that I was born in the wrong generation because I’m an old soul. Well let me tell you, they ain’t wrong! When this song is played at the beginning of a sporting event it has the ability to start up the fans! (See what I did there?) That guitar makes you want wiggle your hips like Jagger!
#13. Song 2 – Blur
Another great stadium jam from the 90s. Yelling ‘Wahoo’ every 15 seconds never seems to get old. I also remember playing this in the THS Marching Band at the high school football games. Everyone loves the band kinds, right?!
#12. Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
It was in Rocky and is on everyone’s training playlist so no more needs to be said.
#11. Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
This one makes no sense to me but you seem to hear it at most sporting events. It starts off slow then builds up and I think that’s exactly what does it for the fans. Not to mention the steady bass drum makes it so you can’t help but tap your foot.
#10. Your Love – The Outfield
Play this song in Boston and you’re bound to hear people yell, “SUP, ZO?!” I’m not positive but I’m pretty sure that Scott Zolak has made this the unofficial song of the Pats. When this gets played at Gillette the fans go nuts and rightfully so because they’re the best team in football!
#9. Jump Around – House of Pain
“Pack it up, pack it in, let me begin,” will always be one of my favorite lyrics. You hear this at a game and you can’t help but jump up and down! Guess this song really was appropriately named.
Side note, if this song doesn’t make you think of Mrs. Doubtfire then it’s probably time you re-watch that movie.
#8. Whoomp! There It Is – Tag Team
I am no English major, if you couldn’t already tell, but I’m pretty sure “Whoomp” isn’t an actual word. Regardless, this song is another great ‘90s jam. I personally feel that this one should have also been on the Space Jam soundtrack but nonetheless we get to enjoy it at sporting events. I hope the ‘90s never die out!
#7. Sandstorm – Darude
If you’re from Boston and you remember the Red Sox 2013 Season then this song needs no explanation. Koji “High Five City” Uehara would run out to this song and shut down the 9th inning in less than 3 minutes. Seriously, if you blinked you would miss the inning! That’s how fast he worked and pitchers now-a-day should take notes.
#6. Livin’ on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
This song is another one often played at Boston sporting events, most notably at The Garden when this fan absolutely crushed it. It’s a timeless song that can be enjoyed by anyone. Whether you remember when this song first came out or heard it the first time 20 years later it’s a great song that is never going away.
#5. Rock ‘n Roll Part 2 – Gary Glitter
This is one of the most recognizable songs without words to be played at sporting events. Gary Glitter dressed up in what looks like tin foil and is terrifying. I can only imagine what the ‘70s were like…. Cocaine is a hell of a drug.
But my question is: What happened to Part 1? Was it so bad that he had to make a new one but wanted to keep the same title and just slap Part 2 on it?
#4. The Final Countdown – Europe
If you’ve ever been to a game where the score has been close with only 30 seconds left before it’s over then you have 100% heard this song before. The best part about this is that only the first minute and a half of the song is ever used. You never hear them play the verses and that’s probably for good measure.
#3. Welcome to the Jungle – Guns N’ Roses
This song fahhks!
It can be played at the beginning of a game to hype up the crowd or can even be used at the end of a game when things are close. Axl’s screams can make the hair on the back of your neck stand up and give you goose bumps.
A perfect song from start to finish.
#2: We Will Rock You – Queen
#2: We Will Rock You – Queen
For a song that basically only has one instrument in it, this is one of the most recognizable songs ever.
I remember the first time I heard this song! It was during The Mighty Ducks 2, which is far superior than the first one by the way. This is a song that everyone can participate in and is always a crowd favorite.
And now for the #1 Stadium Jam of All Time…….
#1. Thunderstruck – AC/DC
The greatest band of all time produced the greatest stadium jam ever. I have yet to meet a person who didn’t get pumped up after hearing this song. The Patriots have used this numerous times before games to pump up the crowd and it always delivers. The guitar riff, the pounding of drums, and Brian Johnson’s raspy voice make this anthem unforgettable.
So there it is folks!
I hope you enjoyed this list and, at the very least, killed some time during your work day.
If you disagree or have other suggestions feel free to comment below.