50 Motivational Songs Athletes Listen To

Music has the power to change moods, inspire, motivate and get adrenaline pumping whilst also helping to block out noise and distraction so it’s no surprise many athletes have pre-game routines which involve listening to music to help prepare for the battle ahead…

Before you start looking at this collection of songs, don’t judge us. We did not select them. We scoured the web looking for news articles, tweets, facebook posts and studies on what different athletes listen to. This isn’t a ‘top 50′ or ‘best 50′ song list (if it was do you really think we’d include the likes of Miley Cyrus?!). No, this is a list of songs all of which we can link to an individual athlete…

For example, Wayne Rooney listens to Oasis’ Champagne Supernova whilst Olympic rower Zach Vlahos admitted to having Party in the USA by Miley Cyrus in his playlist.

We’ve put them all in to a youtube playlist and also created a good old fashioned table for easy reference…

# Title Artist
1 Eye of the Tiger Survivor Play
2 Party Up DMC Play
3 Titanium David Guetta Play
4 Levels Avicii Play
5 Run the World Beyonce Play
6 The Fighter Gym Class Heroes Play
7 Party In The U.S.A. Miley Cyrus Play
8 Don’t Stop Me Now Queen Play
9 Beat It Michael Jackson Play
10 Push It Salt N Pepa Play
11 Always Look on the Bright Side of Life Monty Python Play
12 Numb / Encore Jay Z / Linkin Park Play
13 I Believe I Can Fly R Kelly Play
14 Grandstand Theme Keith Mansfield (composer) Play
15 Pass Out Tinie Tempah Play
16 Soldier Eminem Play
17 Dirt Off Your Shoulder Jay-Z Play
18 Not Afraid Eminem Play
19 Lose Yourself Eminem Play
20 Run This Town Jay-Z Play
21 Bodies Drowning Pool Play
22 Stronger Kanye West Play
23 The Pretender Foo Fighters Play
24 Welcome To The Jungle Guns N’ Roses Play
25 The Final Countdown Europe Play
26 We Will Rock You Queen Play
27 Gonna Fly Now Bill Conti Play
28 300 Violin Orchestra Jorge Quintero Play
29 Lux Aeterna Clint Mansell Play
30 O Fortuna Carl Orff Play
31 Till I Collapse (Remix) Eminem Play
32 It’s My Life Bon Jovi Play
33 Remember the name Fort Minor Play
34 In The Air Tonight Phil Collins Play
35 Fight Music D12 Play
36 Drive To Glory David Robidoux Play
37 Chariots Of Fire John Williams Play
38 Vertigo U2 Play
39 Breathe The Prodigy Play
40 Spitfire The Prodigy Play
41 Champagne Supernova Oasis Play
42 My Way Frank Sinatra Play
43 The Next Episode Snoop Dogg ft. Dr. Dre Play
44 Livin’ La Vida Loca Ricky Martin Play
45 Born In The U.S.A. Bruce Springsteen Play
46 Sirius The Alan Parsons Project Play
47 Kernkraft 400 Zombie Nation Play
48 The Chain Fleetwood Mac Play
49 Battle Without Honor Or Humanity Tomoyasu Hotei Play
50 You’ll Never Walk Alone Gerry & The Pacemakers Play

Can you add more? Did we leave any glaringly obvious songs out? Tell us in the comments below..

Sean MacEntee

Designer, United fan and Head of 25/7 Sports social media time-wasting department.

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