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Top 50 Pregame Pump-Up Songs

David DanielsSenior Writer IOctober 15, 2010

Top 50 Pregame Pump-Up Songs

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    Adrenaline rush: a sudden burst of energy from an increase in the hormone and neurotransmitter adrenaline, esp. increased heart rate and blood pressure, perspiration, blood sugar, and metabolism (h/t Dictionary.com)

    There are three classifications of pump-up songs:

    The first, and maybe most common, is the "inspirational" track.  The lyrics are the sole focus of this type of song.

    The next class of song is "swagger."  These pump-up songs are all about boasting and bragging to build up confidence.

    The last type is a "fight" song.  This music is exactly what it sounds like; what you listen to before a fight.

    Here are the top 50 pregame pump-up songs that will give you the edge over your opponent:

    **Warning NSFW: Some of the tracks in this list contain explicit lyrics**

     

    Check out a more recently made list, the Top 100 Pregame Pump up Songs of All Time.

50. I Am Rock-Rock (of Heltah Skeltah)

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    Classification: Swagger

49. Champion-Flipsyde

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    Classification: Inspirational

48. Ignition-TobyMac

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    Classification: Inspirational

47. Jump Around-House of Pain

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    Classification: Swagger

46. In The Air Tonight-Phil Collins

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    Classification: Inspirational

45. Last Resort-Papa Roach

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    Classification: Fight

44. Undead-Hollywood Undead

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    Classification: Fight

43. Bodies-Drowning Pool

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    Classification: Fight

42. Thunderstruck-AC/DC

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    Classification: Fight

41. Sky Is The Limit-Lil Wayne

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    Classification: Inspirational

40. Fire It Up-Busta Rhymes

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    Classification: Swagger

39. Come With Me (Instrumental)-Puff Daddy

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    Classification: Fight

38. Fever Dream-Tyler Bates

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    Classification: Fight

37. Bring Em Out-T.I.

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    Classification: Swagger

36. Soul Survivor-Young Jeezy

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    Classification: Inspirational

35. The Second Coming-Juelz Santana

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    Classification: Inspirational

34. Amazing-Kanye West

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    Classification: Inspirational

33. It's a Fight-Three 6 Mafia

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    Classification: Fight

32. Fight Music-D12

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    Classification: Fight

31. Imma' Shine-Youngbloodz

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    Classification: Inspirational

30. Heart Of a Champion-Nelly

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    Classification: Inspirational

29. Victory-The Notorious B.I.G.

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    Classification: Inspirational

28. To Be Loved-Papa Roach

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    Classification: Inspirational

27. Overtime-Ace Hood

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    Classification: Inspirational

26. The Beast-Tech N9NE

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    Classification: Fight

25. Enter Sandman-Metallica

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    Classification: Fight

24. Indestructible-Disturbed

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    Classification: Fight

23. We Made It-Busta Rhymes

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    Classification: Inspirational

22. No Love-Eminem

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    Classification: Inspirational

21. The Contender Theme-Hans Zimmer

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    Classification: Inspirational

20. Down With The Sickness-Disturbed

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    Classification: Fight

19. Go Hard-DJ Khaled

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    Classification: Swagger

18. Head Bussa-Lil Scrappy

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    Classification: Fight

17. Hate Me Now-Nas

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    Classification: Swagger

16. You Don't Know-Eminem

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    Classification: Swagger

15. Requiem For a Dream-Clint Mansell

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    Classification: Inspirational

14. Headstrong-Trapt

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    Classification: Inspirational

13. More-Usher

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    Classification: Inspirational

12. My Time-Fabolous

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    Classification: Inspirational

11. All The Above-Maino

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    Classification: Inspirational

10. Eye Of The Tiger-Survivor

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    Classification: Inspirational

9. Remember The Name-Fort Minor

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    Classification: Inspirational

8. We Ready-Archie Eversole

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    Classification: Swagger

7. Frontline-Pillar

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    Classification: Fight

6. Lose Yourself-Eminem

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    Classification: Inspirational

5. 300 Violin Orchestra-Jorge Quintero

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    Classification: Inspirational

4. Till I Collapse-Eminem

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    Classification: Inspirational

3. Here Comes The BOOM-Nelly

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    Classification: Fight

2. Let's Go-Trick Daddy

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    Classification: Fight

1. Can't Be Touched-Roy Jones Jr.

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    Classification: Swagger

Final Thoughts

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    People get pumped up in different ways.

    Each type of pump up song may fuel another person's fire more than another's.

    If you play football with an aggressive mindset, make a playlist of "fight" songs.

    If you prefer to play sports loose and talk a little trash, "swagger" tracks were meant for you.

    Finally, post a song I missed.  

    I guarantee there are plenty of rock and older songs that were left out.

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