29 Best Football Hype Songs Ever

With football season looming in, now is the time to spice up your pregame and tailgating playlist of the best pump up football songs.

Whatever you need to cheer you up for the big game, we have it!

Here are our choice of the BEST football hype songs ever written:

“Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” by Faith Hill

Song Year: 2007

This country-rock song has become the anthem for many football fans.

Even though several talented women have sung this song, Faith Hill's version of “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” is the one that resonates most with fans.

Her iconic vocals and style let you know that the wait is over! It's time for some football!

“Enter Sandman” by Metallica

Song Year: 1984

There is nothing quite like the song “Enter Sandman” by the heavy metal band Metallica blasting during a football game.

Considered to be one of Metallica's greatest songs, “Enter Sandman” is iconic. When the guitar riffs begin and the goosebumps pop, football is ready to play!

This unforgettable song will get you hyped for anything the game may throw at

“We Will Rock You” by Queen

Song Year: 1977

For four decades, this iconic song “We Will Rock You” by Queen has pumped up football fans and injected energy with the crowd stomping, clapping, and, of course, singing.

“We Will Rock You” grabs you from the first note and holds you the entire song.

Freddie Mercury makes you believe that WE can take on any opponent and rock the football out of them.

“Are You Ready for Some Football?” by Hank Williams Jr.

Song Year: 1996

Originally airing on ESPN Monday Night Football in 1996 only to be dropped, picked back up, and then dropped again, “Are You Ready for Some Football” remains one of the best songs about American football ever.

“Are You Ready for Some Football?” is a classic anthem with football fans singing along to the lyrics for nearly 26 years!

When Hank asks, all football fans answer: YES, WE ARE!

“Stronger” by Kanye West

Song Year: 2007

While many might not know that the 1988 anime film Akira inspired this Kanye West song and features Daft Punk's 2001 “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” single, everyone knows that West always means business.

These pummeled lyrics and flowing beat will get you hyped to be stronger than any football team out there.

“Jump Around” by House of Pain

Song Year: 1992

House of Pain probably did not intend for “Jump Around” to become an iconic football hype song, but it has become synonymous with pumping up football players and fans since the early 90s.

Even though “Jump Around” might be considered a one-hit-wonder, it hasn't stopped the song from being pumped through football stadiums across the United States.

The lyrics and beats are contagious, getting everyone who hears them so excited they have to jump around.

“The Boys of Fall” by Kenny Chesney

Song Year: 2010

This song is about everything football and more.

Yes, a little slower than most hype songs, but one would argue no other hype song is more meaningful.

While the emotional side of the song might seem to contradict the aggression and competitiveness of a football game, fans have latched onto the song and used it to keep the game's true meaning close at heart.

“Crazy Train” by Ozzy Osbourne

Song Year: 1980

Released in 1980, “Crazy Train” has become a staple for football fans everywhere.

This song is about bringing craziness into the mainstream of life, and what can be more football than that?

When Ozzy commands you to climb aboard, you are hyped and ready to go. That opening kickoff can only match the energy and madness of this song!

“TNT” by AC/DC

Song Year: 1975

You are ready to explode from the first strum of the guitar when this song comes on!

Written and released by Australian rock band AC/DC, “TNT” is as fiery as the name implies.

The lyrics in “TNT” are a detonator for energy, and the rhythm hypes you up to the brink of eruption, pumping you up for any fumble or blitz that might come your way.

“Here Comes The (Boom!)” by Nelly

Song Year: 2005

Released as part of the soundtrack for the movie The Longest Yard (2005), “Here Comes The (Boom!)” is a staple for pumping up football falls.

Nelly has a style that is all his own. From the first work, you know you are ready to get excited.

“Here Comes The (Boom!)” has a beat that pulls football fans to their feet and lyrics that intensify you to drop the boom on anyone who dares get in your way.

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