Sport Songs That Pump You Up

France's Kylian Mbappe listening to music before playing at the 2018 World Cup final.(Photo by Franck Fife)
France's Kylian Mbappe listening to music before playing at the 2018 World Cup final.(Photo by Franck Fife)( Source : rte )

Sports Songs That Pump You Up are 1. Pump It by Black Eyed Peas 2. Unstoppable by Sia 3. We Will Rock You by Queen and many others.

It is known that musicĀ releases dopamine, the happy hormones, to set you up for a good mood. At the same time, athletes also depend on other genres of music to pump them up to find their dominating side during the game.

They chose heavy metal-influenced music with mighty words to remain firm in their thoughts to win their game. It is because such music activates the amygdala, a small structure in the brain that automatically detects danger.

Amygdala also plays a prominent role in mediating many aspects of emotional learning and behavior. With good music to back them up, the athletes are ready to set foot on the pitch and play their best.

Stay tuned: here are ten songs to pump you up to bring out the wildest athlete inside you.

Sport Songs That Pump You Up

Song Name:Artist Name:
Pump ItBlack Eyed Peas
UnstoppableSia
We will Rock YouQueen
Hall Of FameThe Script and will.i.am
ThunderImagine Dragons
BelieverImagine Dragons
Not AfraidEminem
I Believe That We Will WinPitbull
ChampionsRon Artest
I Am The ChampionB.o.B


1. Pump It by Black Eyed Peas

Pump It by Black Eyed Peas is one of the most listened to hip-hop motivational songs. It encourages the listener to be free and self-confident.

The song also boosts the listener to be open despite criticism and envy. The chorus repeats "Pump It" throughout the song along with "louder," emphasizing the surge of self-worth.

Pump It is from the group's fourth album, "Monkey Business." Its remix version, "Pump It Harder," was released in 2009 under the group's fifth studio album, "The E.N.D."

With an advancing 786 million views on YouTube, the song's popularity remains intact. During its release, Pump It peaked at No. 18, being the fourth consecutive top-20 single on the US Billboard Hot 100.

2. Unstoppable by Sia

Unstoppable is one of the best motivational songs for sports. The track found wide acclaim in 2022 through TikTok video edits.

Its uplifting lyrics has helped Unstoppable remain "unstoppable" as its views have crossed over 221 million views on YouTube.

The song is the fifth track on Sia's 2016 album "This Is Acting." MLB had promoted the 2016 postseason and highlights with this song, way before TikTokers.

3. We Will Rock You by Queen

The evergreen rock song We Will Rock You by Queen is the king of the pregame pump up songs. It was released on October 7, 1977.

It was released along with its A-side "We Are The Champions," another superhit by the band.

Its lyrics of empowerment and motivation for the game and its easy-to-remember hand claps and foot-stamping beats make it a classic fan favorite, even today. The song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2009.

Similarly, RIAA listed it as the No. 146 song on the Songs of the Century list in 2001. It was also placed in the No. 330 spot of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time" by Rolling Stone in 2004.

Not to mention, We Will Rock You is the progenitor of countless remixes, parodies, cover performances, and many other musical ventures.

4. Hall Of Fame by The Script and will.i.am

Hall Of Fame by The Script and Will.i.am is the best pump up rock song on the list. Its lyrics were written by Danny O'Donoghue, the lead vocalist of the band.

It debuted as the No.1 song on the Irish Singles Chart back in 2012, while it became the band's highest-charting song worldwide. Hall of Fame is a song with rock music and strong words to believe in yourself.

The song tells us to continue following dreams to impact the world positively. And when one's dreams come true, one will stand in the hall of fame out of pure success.

Hall of Fame has been used for advertising many professional shows, especially WWE's Hall of Fame ceremonies. Coming into 2023, the love for the song has not toned down even a bit, with its YouTube views crossing 551 million views.

5. Thunder by Imagine Dragons

Thunder by Imagine Dragons is one of the best pump up pop songs around. Its 2 billion views on YouTube are due to its electro beats and its never-down lyrics.

Las Vegas Review-Journal confirms that the song is the story of the band's lead vocalist, Dan Reynolds. The lyrics indicate that Dan toughed up during his alma mater years when his classmates did not believe in his dream of being a star.

With him leading Imagine Dragons, he told his success story while 2 billion views on YouTube, prove his hard work. Moreover, the song was written by all band members along with its producers, Alex Da Kid and Jayson DeZuzio.

Billboard ranked "Thunder" as the 84th greatest song of the year in 2017, proving its overall triumph.

6. Believer by Imagine Dragons

Imagine Dragons released another masterpiece, Believer, in 2017 two months before Thunder. "Believer" is a sheer representation of coming through pain.

The song reflects on overcoming any painful life situation and taking control of it, depicted in its lyrics,Ā "I'm the one at the sail, I'm the master of my sea."

Believer precedes Thunder in terms of YouTube views by 2. 4 billion, making it another hit for the band.

Meanwhile, the lyrics will again fire you up to win a game with a focused head.

7. Not Afraid by Eminem

Eminem gave one of the best pump up rap songs, Not Afraid, in 2010. The song was released on April 27, 2010, as the lead single of his seventh album "Recovery."

The opening lyrics, "I'm not afraid, To take the stand," showcases the rapper's head-on personality to face any situation.

Hence, the song fuels you up for a head-on tussle while on the field since you're no longer afraid to make a step. Not only "Not Afraid" is a song of power and motivation, but it also won the 2011 Grammy for Best Rap Solo Performance.

Thus, Eminem proved his stand in the rap industry, giving his fans one of his best creations.

8. I Believe That We Will Win by Pitbull

Mr. Worldwide released I Believe That We Will Win (World Anthem) in April 2020 during the Covid-19 outbreak to inspire people to face the situation and rise.

The song title refers to the "I believe that we will win!" chant to support teams in American sporting events.

While the purpose of Pitbull's song was to motivate during tough times, the song surely does not limit its motive. Hence, it can be listened to and inspired in any situation.

Interestingly, CNN confirmed that the rapper had donated the revenues of the song sales, streaming, and views to charity; Feeding America and the Anthony Robbins Foundation.

9. Sing For The Moment by Eminem

Eminem gave another pump up songs for sports with, Sing For The Moment, in 2003. The song still reigns in the rap industry due to its empowering words.

The rapper highlighted his stand in the music world with his lyrics while singing the meaning of time. It was a cultural hit apart from its rich words.

Sing for the Moment has risen again, with millions of videos on TikTok and YouTube. The song surely gives all the might to face and overcome a situation with its overpowering musical and lyrical potential.

10. I Am The Champion by B.o.B

B.o.B released I Am The Champion, one of the most inspirational songs for sports, in 2010. One can't deny that the song fires you up to win a game.

With "I am the champion" repeatedly sung in the background, the song can be taken as a positive affirmation.

Thus, the one-off single by the rapper still remains a popular song among sports lovers.

With this, we conclude our list of songs that pump you up for any sport.

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