If you’ve ever been to a baseball game, you will know that one of the best parts of any game is when the walk-up song starts and the players stream onto the field. The song choice is quite often funny and adds to the entertainment of any ball game.
This playlist contains songs from Taylor Swift to Carl Orff and are all songs that top baseball players have used to walk onto the field.
Grab your popcorn, don your favorite baseball shirt, and join me as I go through the ten funniest baseball walk-up songs!
1. “Bad Blood” by Taylor Swift (featuring Kendrick Lamar)
Many of the songs that accompany the players as they make their way to the plate are chosen to intimidate their opponents or create a bit of hype. For Anthony Rizzo, the song “Bad Blood” by Taylor Swift is the ultimate intimidation song.
Featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood” was released in 2014 on Swift’s album 1989. The song has an explosive beat and very catchy lyrics, making it a fan favorite at baseball games that would elicit many laughs.
2. “Bubble Butt” by Major Lazer (featuring Bruno Mars, 2 Chainz, Tyga, Mystic)
Pro baseball player Josh Thole chose the song “Bubble Butt” by Major Lazer for his walk-up song. This hilarious song that got the crowd going was recorded in 2013 on the album Free The Universe.
Not having a “Bubble Butt” himself, Thole’s choice of songs would have the crowd in stitches as he made his way onto the field. The song features Bruno Mars, 2 Chainz, Tyga, and Mystic, and has a funky beat that would be great for any baseball walk-up song.
3. “Careless Whisper” by George Michael
George Michael’s song “Careless Whisper” was released in 1984 on the album of the same name. Fast forward a couple of years, and it would become the walk-up song of baseball player Josh Reddick.
This fan-favorite song elicited many laughs from the spectators as Reddick made his way onto the field to the sexy, seductive sounds of “Careless Whisper.” The song features at number three on my list.
4. “Forever Young” by Alphaville
Staying true to his nickname “Grandpa Rossy,” Chicago Cubs player David Ross chose the song “Forever Young” as his walk-up song. As one of the oldest players on the team, Ross lived up to his name by choosing the 1984 song.
“Forever Young” had the crowd on their feet as one of their all-time favorites walked out to the field, and many furiously clapped while laughing. Give “Forever Young” a listen, and think of David Ross when you do.
5. “The Nutcracker” by Tchaikovsky
When Adrian Beltre suffered a testicular contusion during a game, his teammates thought it the ideal time to poke some good-natured fun at their teammate. How, you ask? By changing his walk-up song to Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker.”
Originally released in the late 1800s, the song had the stadium laughing as poor Beltre made his way onto the field after being away during his recovery. Well played, teammates! We’re sure this was one baseball game that will remain in those spectators’ memories forever!
6. “Big Poppa” by Notorious B.I.G.
“Big Poppa” by hip-hop legend Notorious B.I.G. is the walk-up song choice for baseball player David Ortiz, and when you look at pictures of him, you will understand why.
The song was released in 1994 on the album Ready to Die and has become one of Biggie’s most famous songs that survived the test of time decades after its release. Get your hip-hop moves on when you listen to “Big Poppa”.
7. “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen
With over 1.5 billion views on YouTube, there is no doubt that Carly Rae Jepsen’s hit “Call Me Maybe” is a popular song. But did you know it was also the walk-up song choice for baseballers Justin Turner and Freddie Freeman?
Released in 2012 on the album Kiss, the song has a funky beat and some catchy lyrics that will create a fun atmosphere in any baseball stadium. Give it a listen and pretend you are at the game when you add “Call Me Maybe” to your playlist.
8. “O Fortuna” by Carl Orff and Carmina Burana
Think of the most powerful song you know, and then listen to “O Fortuna” by Carl Orff and Carmina Burana. I guarantee that not even halfway through the song, you will have changed your mind!
Favored by baseball legends like Noah Syndergaard as the best baseball walk-up song, “O Fortuna” is an old classic that had the crowd laughing until their stomachs hurt.
Give it a listen and feel the power of the song. Remember to turn the volume up to get the full effect as you, too, imagine you are a baseball great making your way onto the field.
9. “Pony” by Ginuwine
“Pony” by R&B superstar Ginuwine might seem like a strange song to use for a baseball walk-up, but somehow, legends like Chase D’Arnaud just make it work. Regularly used as Mr. D’Arnaud’s walk-up song, “Pony,” was released in 1996 on the album Ginuwine… The Bachelor.
Can you imagine a fit, strong baseball player walking out to this? I can, and the thought of it has me in stitches.
The song is fairly explicit and sexual in nature but is sure to do the trick when attempting to intimidate the opposing team. Well played, Chase D’Arnaud. Well played! Give “Pony” a listen when you add it to your baseball playlist.
10. “Game of Thrones Theme” by Ramin Djawadi
Jayson Werth chose a hilarious option for his walk-up song when he insisted that he walk onto the field to the “Game of Thrones” theme song. A popular series at the time, Werth paid tribute to his favorite show by using the song.
The song appears at number ten on my list of the funniest baseball walk-up songs and would be a great addition to any playlist. Give it a listen, and remember to turn up the volume to get the full effect.
Alexandra loves playing the piano and guitar. She has always been a music lover, but it wasn’t until she was in high school that she realized how much she loved to play. It allowed her to express herself without having to be verbally expressive, which is something she found very empowering.