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Some Of The Best Walk-Up Songs In MLB

There's something magical about a walk-up song in an MLB stadium that fires up the crowd or tries to intimidate the opposing team.

A mix of ones currently being used by MLB players, ones formerly used by former players, and songs that (in my correct opinion) would "go hard" as hell if they were used.

Sad But True- Metallica

I do not know if any player is currently using this song, but they should. That opening riff is so menacing that it would get the attention of any pitcher on the mound or batter ready to step into the batter's box against a new reliever. After the first menacing riff and the beat drops—it's one of the hardest chugging riffs I've ever heard. I am not a metal connoisseur but I find the slower the groove, the harder it hits. This song kicks ass.

Your Love- The Outfield

Charlie Blackmon of the Colorado Rockies uses this as his walk-up song. It is cool when the entire crowd in Denver chants the lyrics, "TONIIIIIGHT!" Never mind that it turns out that crowd sound is piped in by the PA at Coors Field. It is, don't try to argue with me. It is still a great crown pleaser and a way to get the crowd into it.

The Chain- Fleetwood Mac

AJ Pollock used this when he was a member of the Dodgers, and I believe he has also been using it as a member of the White Sox. This song is so good and the opening harmonies are spectacular.

Call Me Maybe- Carly Rae Jepsen

This song is so much fun whether you think it is good or not. Justin Turner used it when he was a member of the New York Mets. When you consider that the Mets non-tendered him, this song title holds a little more humor.

California Love- 2Pac featuring Dr. Dre

Kenley Jansen used to use this when he was a member of the Dodgers. It's the 9th inning and your closer runs out to one of the most remarkable songs about California ever made. Your closer is also one of the best closers to ever play, by the way. That is perfection. Speaking of one of the most legendary closers...

Hell's Bells- AC/DC

Trevor Hoffman of the San Diego Padres used this for his entire career. The bells are so ominous and so was the sight of Hoffman on the mound, a hall of fame closer with 601 career saves in his career, number two all-time. Who is number one? Oh yeah.

Enter Sandman- Metallica

Die-hard Metallica fans will resent this, but this is Metallica's signature song. Imagine being told it's time for bed by the most metal bands of metal bands, just as the greatest closer in MLB history walks to the mound? This song hits harder than the famous cutter that Mariano River threw, shattering hearts and bats for the better part of two decades.

Welcome To The Jungle- Guns N Roses

Another legendary closer, Craig Kimbrel, has used this song for years. The opening guitar riff, drowned in delay, is both ominous and unforgettable. This song is iconic. I used to daydream using this as a walk-up song when I (like everybody else) grew up wanting to be a baseball player.

Kashmir- Led Zeppelin

Chase Utley tormented pitchers and Mets fans for 16 seasons. Led Zeppelin has a lot of great songs with killer opening riffs that would make a great walk-up song, but Kashmir especially. It is unmistakable. Utley used it as a member of the Dodgers and multiple players have used it over the years.

Big Poppa- The Notorious B.I.G

David Ortiz was just enshrined into the hall of fame this week, and this was his song for many years. The BIG is a hip-hop legend for good reason. This song is a bop even all these decades later. One of the best to ever do it, and Ortiz using this as his song was such a flex.

The Man- Aloe Blacc

I don't think any active players are using this anymore, which is a shame. It's a great song. I know Troy Tulowitzki used it for a long time. The opening fanfare (which samples Elton John's "Your Song") is so killer. Then the beat drops, and heads start shaking.

Volver, Volver- Vicente Fernandez

Alex Verdugo was a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers for his first few seasons, and his walk-up choice was brilliant. Imagine the sound of a largely Latino fanbase in Los Angeles, when the greatest Mexican singer to ever walk the earth starts pumping through the Dodger Stadium PA system. It was glorious. Former slugger Adrian Gonzalez used to use a similar style when he used "El Mariachi Loco."

Still D.R.E- Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg

This era of Hip-Hop is the best one, in my humble opinion. Using LA hip-hop legends as your walk-up song, the way Will Smith of the Dodgers does, is a terrific choice and a big flex.

Last Thoughts

There are a lot of incredible and iconic songs that I just could not fit or include into this piece. I want to know which omission hurt your feelings! I can take it. Let us know at @EnFuegoNow or @AJontheguitar on Twitter!