39 Best MLB Walk Up Songs

In baseball, teams would hire organists to play songs intended to hype up a crowd. While some teams do still have an organ player, most rely on the playback of recorded songs. 

This has allowed each player to have their own walk up song played as they venture toward the plate for their at-bat. The following songs are some of the most iconic, being used year after year, including 2023’s season.

“Spongebob Squarepants Theme Song”

The theme song to Spongebob Squarepants is recognizable throughout the world thanks to its pirate-voiced singer. At the beginning, the singer calls out to the audience, asking if they are ready, before ripping into the song’s legendary verses. 

During his rookie year in 2022, Oscar Gonzales (Guardians) opted for this hilarious theme song. Needless to say, Cleveland fans have found it to be both hilarious and hype-worthy at the same time. 

“Tití Me Preguntó” by Bad Bunny

In recent years, the MLB as a whole has shifted its walk up music more toward Latin-influenced pop and hip-hop styles. Bad Bunny is one of the most popular artists in 2023 with regard to walk up music.

Christopher Morel (Cubs), Ketel Marte (Diamondbacks), and Ronald Acuña Jr. all had Tití Me Preguntó as their walk up song in 2023.

“Sweet Emotion” by Aerosmith

Aerosmith’s Sweet Emotion is packed with an anthemic chorus accompanied by unforgettable guitar riffs. It’s been used time and again to amp up a crowd, with Alex Lange (Tigers) using the song in 2023. 

“God’s Gonna Cut You Down” by Johnny Cash

Country music has always been in the MLB, with Johnny Cash being a popular choice over the years. Interestingly enough, one of his later songs has been extremely popular in recent years.

Throughout 2023, this rolling quasi-folk-pop song was used by: 

  • Shawn Armstrong (Rays) 
  • Ryan Pressly (Astros) 
  • Justin Steele (Cubs)
  • Bryse Wilson (Brewers)

“Tell Me Something Good” by Chaka Khan & Rufus

Sometimes, only the funkiest of songs are able to bring an entire stadium to their feet. Tell Me Something Good is a tried-and-true hit that never fails to get a crowd moving.

This off-kilter funk classic was used by Bobby Dalbec (Red Sox) during the 2023 season. 

“Sabotage” by Beastie Boys

Beastie Boys have a few songs that are ripe for walk up songs, but Sabotage takes the cake. This punk-influenced rap song has been used endlessly throughout the last 20 years.

In 2023, it was Clay Homes (Yankees) and Jimmy Herget (Angels) pumping up the crowd with this legendary track. 

“Sabotage” by Beastie Boys

“Purple Haze” by Jimi Hendrix

If you want to make a memorable entrance, it doesn’t hurt to feature some of Jimi Hendrix’s guitar playing. His opening riffs in Purple Haze are cemented in the collective unconscious, and just about everybody loves the song.

Purple Haze certainly wasn’t the only Hendrix track in 2023. However, it seemed to be fitting for Carson Kelly (Tigers). 

“Superstition” by Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder has a number of iconic tracks that are instantly recognizable. Superstition might take the cake though, due to its unforgiving level of funkiness.

Kyle Hendricks (Cubs) probably couldn’t have helped to dance to the plate during his 2023 season. It’s nearly impossible to listen to without moving something. 

“Can’t C Me” by 2Pac

2Pac’s Can’t C Me is almost perfect for somebody who has to walk out in front of many different pairs of eyes. This funky classic rap track even features the legendary George Clinton mentioning something about peoples’ eyes.

Aaron Hicks (Orioles) chose Can’t C Me in 2023, amping up the morale from stadium to stadium. 

“Scrubs” by TLC

It’s almost comical that Clayton Kershaw (Dodgers) would use TLC’s Scrubs throughout his 2023 season. He is undoubtedly one of the best pitchers in recent MLB history.

Is his use of Scrubs meant to be a message to himself to make sure that he plays to the best of his abilities? Or perhaps he’s challenging the batters as well as his own team? 

“In Da Club” by 50 Cent

In Da Club has been one of the most popular walk up songs in the history of walk up song usage. This song never seems to go out of style, with some years of seeing multiple players don the song.

20 years after the song was released, it was Geraldo Perdomo (Diamondbacks) choosing the song for his 2023 season. 

“In Da Club” by 50 Cent

“Mr. Blue Sky” by Electric Light Orchestra

Mr. Blue Sky is one of the most iconic ELO songs in the catalog. It’s a super bouncy track that makes it nearly impossible to not be in a good mood while it’s playing.

The song’s chorus maintains the bounce while incorporating some amazing vocal layers. In 2023, Michael Rucker (Cubs) used this for his walk up song.

“Ooh La La” by Faces

Ooh La La has one of the most famous lines that just about every human on Earth can relate to. Age and passing time really do provide the most useful lessons, but hindsight is 20-20.

The pitcher, Mike Clevinger (White Sox) used this nostalgic classic rock track as his entrance theme in 2023.

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