150 Baseball Walk-Up Songs for Kids in Little & Youth Leagues

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Picture this: the stadium lights (or Saturday sun) shining brightly, the crowd cheering in anticipation, and your little one stepping up to the plate with their favorite tune blaring in the background. All the feels!

There’s no denying that walk-up music can set the stage for a pumped-up performance.

But what makes a great baseball walk-up song?

Upbeat and Energetic: The ideal walk-up song should be vibrant and full of energy. It should get adrenaline pumping and help focus on the at-bat ahead. Look for songs with catchy beats, lively instrumentals, and inspiring lyrics that can motivate your child to give their best performance.

Personal Connection: A great walk-up song is also one that resonates on a personal level. It could be a track from a favorite artist, a song that reminds kids of a special moment, or one that simply reflects their personality and playing style. When they feel a connection to the music, it can boost confidence and create a positive mental state.

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Appropriate Lyrics: While we all love our favorite tunes, it’s crucial to ensure the song’s lyrics are appropriate for a family-friendly environment. Keep it clean, avoiding any explicit or offensive language that could be unsuitable for the little league atmosphere. Thus, while some of the songs mentioned below might not be 100% clean, you can clip them down to clean segments for that 5-10 second walk-up.

Recognizable: The best walk-up songs often are distinct and recognizable. That initial burst of sound can get the crowd excited and add an element of anticipation as kids make their way to the plate. Consider songs with iconic openings that can leave a lasting impression.

Rhythmic Pacing: A well-paced walk-up song can sync with steps as kids walk towards the batter’s box. A song with a consistent rhythm and beat can them find their stride and build excitement as they approach their turn to bat.

Boost Team Spirit: Walk-up music is not just about the individual player; it’s also an opportunity to uplift the team spirit. Encourage teammates to choose walk-up songs carefully so the entire lineup feels motivated and ready to conquer the game together.

(Actually, “Just Eat It” by the great Weird Al Yankovic might be a good fit here, but I digress.)

Now, let’s dive into some kid-friendly baseball walk-up song suggestions! Below you’ll find a table that is searchable and sortable. In addition, though, I’ve embedded a Spotify playlist so you can take a listen to any song in consideration!

Song NameArtistGenreNotes
"Happy"Pharrell WilliamsPopUplifting and universally loved
"Can't Stop the Feeling"Justin TimberlakePopEnergetic and dance-worthy
"Eye of the Tiger"SurvivorRockClassic pump-up anthem
"Uptown Funk"Mark Ronson ft. Bruno MarsFunk/PopFunky and catchy
"Shake It Off"Taylor SwiftPopEmpowering and fun
"Walking on Sunshine"Katrina and the WavesPop/RockBright and optimistic
"Thunder"Imagine DragonsPop/RockPowerful beat and lyrics
"Best Day of My Life"American AuthorsAlternative/PopPositive and cheerful
"Party in the USA"Miley CyrusPopPatriotic and catchy
"Roar"Katy PerryPopEmpowering and bold
"Happy Now"Zedd & Elley DuhéElectronic/PopEnergetic with a catchy chorus
"On Top of the World"Imagine DragonsPop/RockUplifting and optimistic
"Can't Hold Us"Macklemore & Ryan LewisHip HopHigh-energy and motivational
"Firework"Katy PerryPopEmpowering and bright
"Celebration"Kool & The GangFunk/DiscoClassic feel-good song
"Wake Me Up"AviciiEDM/PopEnergetic with a memorable beat
"Move Along"The All-American RejectsRock/PopMotivational and catchy
"High Hopes"Panic! At The DiscoPop/RockUplifting and modern
"Magic"B.o.B ft. Rivers CuomoHip Hop/PopFun and catchy
"September"Earth, Wind & FireFunk/DiscoClassic and dance-worthy
"Geronimo"SheppardPopEnergetic and catchy
"Life is a Highway"Tom Cochrane/Rascal FlattsRock/CountryUpbeat and memorable
"Dynamite"Taio CruzPopEnergetic and dance-worthy
"Stronger"Kanye WestHip HopEmpowering and catchy (ensure clean version)
"Good Time"Owl City & Carly Rae JepsenSynth-pop/PopFun and cheerful
"Don't Stop Believin'"JourneyRockTimeless anthem with an uplifting message
"Footloose"Kenny LogginsPop/RockDance-worthy and energetic
"Sugar"Maroon 5PopSweet and catchy
"Livin' on a Prayer"Bon JoviRockClassic rock anthem with a powerful chorus
"Call Me Maybe"Carly Rae JepsenPopInfectiously catchy
"We Will Rock You"QueenRockIconic clapping rhythm
"Happy Together"The TurtlesPop/RockClassic feel-good song
"Counting Stars"OneRepublicPop/RockEnergetic with a memorable chorus
"ABC"The Jackson 5Pop/SoulFun and dance-worthy
"All Star"Smash MouthPop/RockUpbeat and memorable
"Shut Up and Dance"WALK THE MOONPop/RockDance-worthy and energetic
"I Gotta Feeling"The Black Eyed PeasPopPerfect for setting a celebratory mood
"Take Me Out to the Ball Game"TraditionalTraditionalClassic baseball anthem
"Single Ladies"BeyoncéPop/R&BCatchy and dance-worthy
"Wannabe"Spice GirlsPopFun and energetic
"Let's Groove"Earth, Wind & FireFunk/DiscoDance-worthy with a classic groove
"Mmmbop"HansonPop/RockUpbeat and nostalgic
"Jump"Van HalenRockEnergetic with a memorable synth line
"Crazy Little Thing Called Love"QueenRockabillyUpbeat and dance-worthy
"Just Dance"Lady GagaPop/ElectronicEnergetic and modern
"Wake Up"Arcade FireIndie RockUplifting and anthemic
"Budapest"George EzraFolk/PopCheerful and catchy
"Valerie"Amy WinehouseSoul/PopUpbeat and soulful
"Twist and Shout"The BeatlesRockClassic and dance-worthy
"Safe and Sound"Capital CitiesSynth-popEnergetic with a catchy trumpet line
"Billie Jean"Michael JacksonPopIconic beat and dance-worthy
"Karma Chameleon"Culture ClubPopColorful and catchy
"Dog Days Are Over"Florence + The MachineIndie PopUplifting and energetic
"Sweet Caroline"Neil DiamondPop/RockClassic sing-along chorus
"Pumped Up Kicks"Foster The PeopleIndie PopCatchy and modern (ensure understanding of lyrics)
"Hey Ya!"OutKastHip Hop/PopEnergetic and dance-worthy
"You Make My Dreams"Hall & OatesPop/RockUpbeat and feel-good
"Smooth"Santana ft. Rob ThomasRock/LatinCatchy guitar riff and vocals
"Viva La Vida"ColdplayPop/RockUplifting and anthemic
"Ain't No Mountain High Enough"Marvin Gaye & Tammi TerrellSoulMotivational and soulful
"Electric Feel"MGMTPsychedelic PopGroovy and modern
"Walking on a Dream"Empire of the SunSynth-popDreamy and catchy
"Locked Out of Heaven"Bruno MarsPop/RockEnergetic with a memorable beat
"Dancing Queen"ABBAPop/DiscoClassic dance anthem
"Float On"Modest MouseIndie RockUpbeat and optimistic
"Rather Be"Clean Bandit ft. Jess GlynneElectronic/PopEnergetic and modern
"Here Comes The Sun"The BeatlesPop/RockBright and optimistic
"Kids"MGMTPsychedelic PopEnergetic and modern
"Cake By The Ocean"DNCEPopFun and dance-worthy
"Feel It Still"Portugal. The ManPop/RockGroovy and catchy
"Stayin' Alive"Bee GeesDiscoIconic dance groove
"HandClap"Fitz and The TantrumsIndie PopEnergetic and clap-worthy
"Sweet Home Alabama"Lynyrd SkynyrdRockClassic rock anthem
"Riptide"Vance JoyIndie FolkCatchy and cheerful
"Treasure"Bruno MarsPop/FunkFunky and dance-worthy
"Rolling in the Deep"AdelePop/SoulPowerful vocals and beat
"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"Wham!PopUpbeat and dance-worthy
"Take on Me"a-haSynth-popIconic synth line and catchy chorus
"Girls Just Want to Have Fun"Cyndi LauperPopEnergetic and fun
"Drive By"TrainPop/RockCatchy and feel-good
"Superstition"Stevie WonderFunk/SoulGroovy with a memorable riff
"Radioactive"Imagine DragonsRock/ElectronicPowerful and modern
"Bennie and the Jets"Elton JohnRockIconic and sing-along worthy
"Love Shack"The B-52'sNew Wave/PopEnergetic and fun
"Don't You (Forget About Me)"Simple MindsRockClassic and anthemic
"I Want You Back"The Jackson 5Pop/SoulUpbeat and dance-worthy
"Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic"The PoliceRockCatchy and uplifting
"Moves Like Jagger"Maroon 5 ft. Christina AguileraPopEnergetic with a catchy whistle
"Africa"TotoRockIconic chorus and beat
"Wake Up"The VampsPop/RockEnergetic and modern
"I Will Wait"Mumford & SonsFolk RockUplifting with a catchy banjo riff
"No Tears Left to Cry"Ariana GrandePopEnergetic and modern
"Footprints"SiaPopUplifting and anthemic
"Shape of You"Ed SheeranPopCatchy beat and vocals
"Shiny Happy People"R.E.M.RockUpbeat and cheerful
"Brave"Sara BareillesPopEmpowering and catchy
"Can't Feel My Face"The WeekndPopGroovy and dance-worthy
"Marry You"Bruno MarsPopUpbeat and cheerful
"Walking on Air"Katy PerryPopEnergetic and modern
"Something Just Like This"The Chainsmokers & ColdplayPop/ElectronicUplifting and anthemic
Song NameArtistGenreNotes
"Batter Up"NellyHip HopA nod to the game with a catchy chorus
"Centerfield"John FogertyRockOften referred to as "Put Me in Coach"
"Glory Days"Bruce SpringsteenRockRecounts the story of a former baseball player
"Cheap Seats"AlabamaCountryCelebrates the experience of minor league games
"Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball?"Count BasieJazzTribute to the legendary Jackie Robinson
"Talkin' Baseball (Willie, Mickey & The Duke)"Terry CashmanPopCelebrates baseball's golden era
"Joe DiMaggio's Done It Again"Billy Bragg & WilcoRockTribute to the legendary Joe DiMaggio
"A Dying Cub Fan's Last Request"Steve GoodmanFolkA humorous take on a Cubs fan's final wishes
"Catfish"Bob DylanRockTribute to the pitcher Catfish Hunter
"Right Field"Peter, Paul and MaryFolkAbout the experiences of playing in right field
"The Greatest"Kenny RogersCountryA touching story about a young boy's baseball dream
"The Ball Game"Sister Wynona CarrGospelDraws parallels between baseball and life
"The First Baseball Game"Nat "King" ColeJazzA humorous take on baseball's origins
"Baseball Boogie"Mabel ScottR&BA fun and dance-worthy baseball tune
"Baseball Blues"The IntrudersSoulAbout the joys and challenges of the game
"Baseball Card Lover"Rockin' Richie RayRockCelebrates the hobby of collecting cards
"Baseball Dreams"John McCutcheonFolkAbout the aspirations of young players
"Baseball Furies"The Baseball ProjectRockInspired by the game and its players
"Baseball's Sad Lexicon"T.S. EliotSpoken WordA poetic tribute to the game
"Joltin' Joe DiMaggio"Les Brown & His OrchestraSwingCelebrating Joe DiMaggio's hitting streak
"Say Hey (The Willie Mays Song)"The TreniersR&BTribute to the legendary Willie Mays
"Sultans of Swing"Dire StraitsRockNot directly about baseball, but captures the feel of playing in a band, similar to a team dynamic
"Van Lingle Mungo"Dave FrishbergJazzNames of baseball players are used as lyrics
"Yankee Doodle Boy"George M. CohanTraditionalA patriotic song that references baseball
"Zimmer's Curveball"The Baseball ProjectRockAbout the game and its intricacies
"Swing"SavageHip HopThe title and chorus play on the word "swing" reminiscent of baseball
"Take Me Out"Franz FerdinandRockWhile not about baseball, the title evokes the classic "Take Me Out to the Ball Game"
"Paradise By The Dashboard Light"Meat LoafRockFeatures a baseball-themed interlude narrated by Phil Rizzuto
"We Are The Champions"QueenRockOften played at sports events, including baseball games
"Sweet Caroline"Neil DiamondPop/RockA staple at Boston Red Sox games
"All The Way"Eddie VedderRockA tribute to the Chicago Cubs
"My Oh My"Macklemore & Ryan LewisHip HopTribute to Seattle Mariners' announcer Dave Niehaus
"Summer of '69"Bryan AdamsRockWhile more about nostalgia, it evokes memories of playing ball
"Boys of Summer"Don HenleyRockThe title and theme can be reminiscent of baseball seasons
"American Pie"Don McLeanFolk RockThe line "The players tried to take the field" can evoke baseball imagery
"Jackie Robinson"Chuck BerryRock 'n' RollA tribute to the legendary baseball player
"Rockin' the Paradise"StyxRockThe title can evoke feelings of baseball paradise
"Wild Thing"The TroggsRockIconically used in the movie "Major League" for Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn's entrance
"John Fogerty"Deja Vu (All Over Again)RockPlayed in the movie "For Love of the Game"
"Chariots of Fire"VangelisSoundtrackOften played during slow-motion replays or moments in sports, including baseball
"The Show"LenkaPopUsed in the movie "Moneyball"
"This Used to Be My Playground"MadonnaPopTheme song for the movie "A League of Their Own"
"The Power"SNAP!Electronic/DanceOften played at sports events, including baseball games
"Song 2"BlurRockThe "Woo-hoo!" part is often played after a big play or home run
"Enter Sandman"MetallicaMetalFamously used as Mariano Rivera's entrance song for the New York Yankees
"Jump Around"House of PainHip HopOften played to energize the crowd during games
"Lose Yourself"EminemHip HopPlayed to pump up the crowd, especially during intense moments
"In the Air Tonight"Phil CollinsRockUsed in dramatic moments or video montages
"Born to Run"Bruce SpringsteenRockCaptures the spirit of American pastimes, including baseball
"YMCA"Village PeopleDiscoA staple at many sports events, with audience participation
"Tessie"Dropkick MurphysPunk RockRed Sox anthem, also featured in the movie "Fever Pitch"
"The Boys Are Back in Town"Thin LizzyRockCelebratory song often played at games
"I Don't Want to Miss a Thing"AerosmithRockFeatured in the movie "Armageddon" but has been played during emotional moments in sports
"The Distance"CakeAlternative RockThe theme of perseverance can be related to baseball
"The Star-Spangled Banner"Various ArtistsNational AnthemTraditionally played before every baseball game
"God Bless America"Various ArtistsPatrioticOften played during the 7th inning stretch
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