32 Best Walkout Songs Ever – All Make a Big Entrance

The music you listen to can put you in the right frame of mind, and can give you a nice metal advantage before an event. Whether it’s a sporting event, a conference or other, picking powerful entrance music can get things started on the right foot.

So here are some of the best walkout songs ever; hopefully one’s perfect for your next big entrance

“Independent Woman Pt. 1” by Destiny's Child

Song Year: 2001

“Independent Woman Pt. 1” lands solidly in the power Hip Hop category. The no-nonsense cadence of the song is enhanced by its message that there is nothing better than being self-sufficient in today's world.

The only thing better than being a confident go-getter is looking great while doing so.

“Ain't No Rest for the Wicked” by Cage the Elephant

Song Year: 2008

This rock tune has a beat that will get even the shyest interviewees ready to show that their work ethic is not only powerful but unstoppable.


The world keeps on spinning no matter how you're feeling. Just because you're feeling down doesn't mean you still won't need to pay bills at the end of the day.

The structure of this song's lyrics emphasizes that no matter your situation, we're all functioning in the same society at the end of the day.

Listening to this song demonstrates that a strong work ethic makes you get ahead in this wild world.

“Don't Look Back” by Boston

Song Year: 1978  

This song is for all those classic rock fans out there.

The lead guitar screams a solid riff over a classic drum set sound in the background. When the lead guitars double during the bridge, it becomes the epitome of a feel-good song.

Part of the beauty of classic rock is that it often says what it means to say right off the bat – no metaphors needed. “Don't Look Back” does exactly this.

Not looking back means not worrying about past mistakes or long for the “good old days.”

The lyrics urge you not to be afraid to take risks. But, when you do take risks, be sure never to regret the risk you took. Keep moving.

“Break My Stride” by Matthew Wilder – A Top Walk Up Song

Song Year: 1983

What's not to love about this pop tune?

The fun synth part and drum kit will make your feet tap before it's time for your interview. The message of this song is to keep your personality strong even in the face of hardship.

If you convince yourself that nothing is going to get in your way, the obstacles you are facing might not seem as giant anymore. The beauty of positive thinking is astounding.

If the interview goes wrong, that's okay! You're still awesome because you'll stay on your feet.

“Rooster” by Alice in Chains

Song Year: 1992

As another rock classic, “Rooster” doesn't joke around when convincing its listeners that they're stronger than they think.

Rooster uses guitar pedals and grungy vocals to spread the message that you've come so far in life, and it'll take a lot more than a lousy interview to knock you off your game.

Although the hard rock feel of this song isn't for everyone, the imagery produced within the song is a work of art in itself, even if you don't care for that level of rock.

“9 to 5” by Dolly Parton

Song Year: 1980

You can always count on the Queen of Nashville to deliver a song that will not only get you grooving but speak some powerful words while doing so.

While Dolly has produced several great songs about being a self-sustaining woman, “9 to 5” takes the cake for covering the most ground.

The song keeps an upbeat tempo while reminding you that having a job is a wonderful thing, but not to let the corporate system beat you up.

Keep your dreams alive no matter how many curveballs your life seems to throw at you. 

“Superwoman” by Alicia Keys, A Good Entrance Song For Women

Song Year: 2007

“Superwoman” delivers some good pop beats while also helping you to remember that if you try hard enough, nothing is out of your reach.

Do your research for the interview and try your best because you're super.

“Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor

Song Year: 1982

Chances are, you've heard this song at one time or another and thought, “What a power song!”.

“Eye of the Tiger” is a power song for a reason. The continual grid and drone of guitar over the strong kick on two and four make this song the ultimate workout song.

Whether you associate it with physical workouts, as seen in the movie “Rocky,” or with a mental challenge, this song allows listeners to get their head in the game and realize their end goal.

It teaches you that no matter how much pain there is, the reward will be waiting for you in the end. A great walk up song choice.

“If You Wanna Get to Heaven” by The Ozark Mountain Daredevils

Song Year: 1973

If just the bluegrass harmonica intro doesn't get you pumped, I don't know what will.

This song's mantra is similar to “Eye of the Tiger.” If you want to be something great, you'll need to work through the hard times.

What makes this song different from “Eye of the Tiger” is the implied message that there might be necessary evils in life you'll need to commit to staying afloat.

This message adds additional complexity to the song for your moral code to answer for itself.

“Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes

Song Year: 2003

Jack White knew exactly what he was doing when he wrote the guitar riff for this song. Its simple drum beat is strong enough to get even the glummest athlete back into the game mentally.

You'll often hear this song played by marching bands at high school football games for a reason.

This song preaches that working hard to get what you want is one hundred percent worth it in the long run.

“I Wanna Rock” by Twisted Sister, What Entrance Music Is All About

Song Year: 1984

Although this seems to be an unconventional choice since the song appears to be about literally wanting to play rock music, there is much more to the song than meets the ear.

The lyrics of wanting to rock can be taken literally as wanting to play rock, or you can interpret it as having the passion for doing what you love and not letting anything hold you back.

I firmly believe the latter definition is the way to interpret this epic classic rock song.

When you're doing your favorite things, don't be afraid to show off; it's your time to shine. Another great entrance song.

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