OT pump up music

Submitted by mgomich16 on February 12th, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Hey fellow bloggers. On a some what slow day asside the MBB game i thought id ask you guys a favor. I want to know what you guys are listen to to get pumped up for a big game, workout etc. I'm putting together a video about last football season and im looking for some awsome audio to add to it. Anything works.


South Bend Wolverine

February 12th, 2012 at 10:17 PM ^

Flogging Molly (Black Friday Rule, Devil's Dance Floor) and Young Dubliners (Rocky Road to Dubline, Follow Me up to Carlow) make regular appearances for me.  Also, "Shot Through the Heart and You're to Blame" is a great way to get psyched.  And over "The Victors" is always the last thing I play before heading out.


February 12th, 2012 at 10:18 PM ^

"All These Things That I've Done" - The Killers. It really gets me in the zone.

Also, "Undead" by Hollywood Undead really gets the juices flowing, but that one might be a bit explicit for a hype.


February 13th, 2012 at 2:08 AM ^

Scanning the scene
in the city tonight
You’re looking for blue
to start up a fight
There’s a mental defect
in your brains
But it is nothing new
we know it drives you insane

Shoelace is
Defensive ends
One thousand yards
Armpunt time
way is there
Bailed us out

Seek and Destroy
Seek and Destroy
Seek and Destroy
Seek and Destroy


February 12th, 2012 at 10:20 PM ^

In no particular order, my playlist includes:

Uprising- Muse

Power- Kanye West

Forever- Drake

'Til I Collapse + Won't Back Down- Eminem

Hell's Bells- AC/DC

All of the Lights- A lot of people

For the Ohio football game, I include Seven Swans by Sufjan Stevens (from Brian's 11 Swans post)

Get Up With the Sickness- DJDoYou (Mash-up song)


I have a lot more and it changes but those are a few.



February 12th, 2012 at 10:28 PM ^

I don't necessarily choose to listen to it, but "I Burn" by Toadies seems to come up in my playlist just as I'm wanting to die (usually the 3 minute mark in my run...) and pushes me past the side-ache.


February 12th, 2012 at 10:31 PM ^

Before games I would listen to a lot of pump up music a few hours or so before the game until about 20 minutes before the coach's speech and then I would switch to something more slow-paced to get me focused. Johnny  Cash, Tchaikovsky, Frank Sinatra, stuff like that. I'm not someone who can go into a game yelling and pounding my chest like a gorilla, I like to be calm and focused.

At the gym its the same thing. I'd rather listen to Mozart than Metallica. Just a focus thing.


February 12th, 2012 at 10:32 PM ^

You know, the stuff you see in commercials for movies!  These are my current favorites, in rough order of priority by artist:

Mark Petrie - Richat, Virtuous

Chris Haigh - Ascend to Power, Epic Courage

Future World Music - Anthem of Courage, Gothic Messiah, Heart of Fury

Brand X Music - Bring the Pain, Extinction, Fearless, Heretic, Painkiller

Celldweller - Wings of Icarus

Two Steps from Hell - Heart of Courage, Protectors of the Earth