27 Best Clean Pump-Up Songs, Great For A Walk Up

11. “Focus” by Ariana Grande

Song Year: 2016

The instrumentals are simple and repeat throughout this song, but there’s a nice build-up to the chorus for a shorter walk-up. In it, Grande sings about how she wants all of the attention on her. Whether you need to find your focus or want to draw all eyes on you, this is  ideal for any event that needs a little energy and direction.

Make sure you use the clean version of Focus to avoid the naughty words in the original

12. “Nobody” by Chaka Khan and Ariana Grande

Song Year: 2019

This song from the Charlie's Angels soundtrack has upbeat drum and brass hits amidst the rest of the instrumentals. Grande and Khan's vocals work well together, and they help bring some of the energy to the track.

It's a great tune to play when you need to pump yourself up because the lyrics talk about how no one else can love you as the singers will. Even if you ignore the words, the vibes of the song are great for a walk-up.

13. “That's My Girl” by Fifth Harmony

Song Year: 2016

Fifth Harmony put out a lot of good pump-up songs, but we chose “That's My Girl” for this list. The original track has a few questionable words, but if you want to avoid those, there's a super clean version.

In both versions, the lyrics talk about being independent and getting up after you get knocked down. It's a great song to choose for a walk-up for a game. However, it can also work well as a motivator when you need to pump yourself up outside of sports.

14. “Step Up” by The Cheetah Girls

Song Year: 2006

In the second movie of the franchise, The Cheetah Girls sing this song after getting over a major fight. They're focused and ready to win the music competition they entered at the beginning of the movie.

All four singers have their parts, and they sound good as a group as well. The lyrics talk about how it's time to step up and show others what you can do, making it a perfect walk-up song.

15. “I'm the One” by The Cheetah Girls

"I'm the One" by The Cheetah Girls

Song Year: 2008

In the third film, the three remaining members of the group compete for a single spot in a movie. Each singer has a solo where they explain what makes them stand out. While the characters are fighting at the time, they still sound great together.

That makes it a good pump-up song, especially before a big audition, performance, or game. It also has a nice tempo to walk to if you want to use it in a walk-up.

16. “We Own the Night” by The Wanted

Song Year: 2013

A bit slower than some walk-up songs, this is a suitable option to consider. As the title suggests, it talks about owning the night and enjoying your life. The lyrics and instrumentals can help pump you up when you're feeling bad.

All members of the group sing well together both in their solos and in the chorus. This song is an alternative track if you find other walk-up songs a bit fast, you can focus a bit more on moving with swagger and confidence.

17. “Determinate” by Lemonade Mouth

Song Year: 2011

Don't let the slow intro fool you; this song picks up the pace real quick. It talks about how you have to stay determined to reach your goals. The slow introduction is a good reminder that you may feel slow at times but that you can get out of a slump.

Under the vocals, the guitar, piano, and drums have a consistent beat to keep the song going. All of the singers also add their particular flair during their solos, including Adam Hicks when he gets to rap near the end.

18. “Confident” by Demi Lovato

Song Year: 2015

Another excellent pump-up or walk-up song starts with the brass section. Demi Lovato sings about how it's her time to shine and run the show. Like some other songs on this list, there's a clean version that bleeps out the few naughty words.

In the chorus, the lyrics ask what's wrong with having confidence, delivering an important  reminder to focus on yourself and not what others think. The chorus is also a fantastic snippet to play for a shorter walk-up.

19. “Big Time Rush” by Big Time Rush

Song Year: 2009

This titular song from the boy band and TV show is about hockey players rushing the net. That makes it a particularly good walk-up tune for other sports. The tempo is upbeat but not too fast, and the lyrics talk about how you have to make your luck.

All four members of the band contribute a bit to the song. They each have a solo but come together for the chorus where they sing about reaching their dreams, reinforcing the importance of teamwork and collaboration.

20. “All Star” by Smash Mouth

Song Year: 1999

Smash Mouth wrote this song to help fans who faced bullies realize that they're all stars. The lyrics talk about getting your game on and how you're a star. Meanwhile, the instrumentals are upbeat to support that message.

If you want a shorter walk-up song, the chorus is perfect for that. Otherwise, you can play the entire track to pump yourself up.

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