PLAYLIST: Get fired up during game time

Whether you’re on the field, on the bench, or on the couch, sports fans everywhere enjoy getting pumped up for games. Here are some tried-and-true songs to get your heart racing and ready to scream your way through any sporting event:

1. “Bangarang” – Skrillex

This song should be enough to get you focused, but it won’t enrage you to the point of kicking in your TV.

2. “Can’t Hold Us” – Macklemore ft. Ray Dalton

Although it’s a couple years old now, “Can’t Hold Us” remains a staple in athletic warm-up mixes.

3. “Hall of Fame” – The Script ft. Will.I.Am

Don’t let the melodic opening fool you. This song can start a fire in your heart quicker than people give it credit for.

4. “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark” – Fall Out Boy

A go-to for modern rock music, Fall Out Boy calls for intensity at any venue.

5. “Lose Yourself” – Eminem

A classic pump-up tune – now over 10 years old – and still just as prominent as when it first was released in 2003.

6. “Ready, Steady, Go” – Paul Oakenfold

This song, though not very lyrically heavy, is sure to get people on their feet.

7. “Hymn of Valor” – Instrumental Core

Another lyrically light song, “Valor” is a prime choice for dramatic entrances and building suspense.

8. “300 Violin Orchestra” – John Quintero

It’s just powerful enough to grab your attention, but not enough to work you into a frenzy.

9. “The Wings of Icarus” – Celldweller

This is the go-to skate out song for the Gannon hockey team. It was used by the Pittsburgh Penguins during part of the 2013-14 season as the soundtrack to their pre-game video. No lyrics are needed here because the well-timed pauses and beat changes speak for themselves.

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