Everyone knows not all walk-up songs are created equal, but what exactly makes a great walk-up song great? We dissected some of our favorites and tried to find what they all had in common. Hopefully this list will come in handy next time you’re trying to choose a new song.
1. It’s not on the “Top 10 Most Requested” list on any of the local radio stations. A person can only hear the same song so many times before it gets on their nerves (think La Roux’s Bulletproof circa 2010 or Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe last year). Chances are if you pick a song that’s way overplayed, fans’ initial reaction will be to boo. And while your song should be about you and not the fans, no one likes to be unnecessarily booed, right?
2. It’s unique. If a member of each opposing team has the same song as you, you might want to get a new one.
3. It fits your personality. Don’t choose Soulja Boy’s Turn My Swag On if you don’t actually have any swag.
4. It’s catchy but not annoyingly so.
5. You only need to hear two seconds of it to get pumped. There’s nothing worse than hearing your song get cut off right before your favorite part. Avoid this situation by isolating a section that starts off strong.
We’ll post our Top 10 Walk-Up Songs on Thursday. What are some of your favorites?