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Best Pump Up Songs for Football

All the Songs That Get Us Pumped up for Football

Whether you’re getting ready to head onto the field and play a game, or you’re with your friends in front of the TV, ready for a match to start, football can be exhilarating. All the anticipation, hope, and excitement built up inside you needs to be channelled somewhere. What better way to put all those feelings into words than to scream along to your favorite pump up songs?


There are some all-time classic songs that every football fan loves, and there are some newer songs that can get you ready for the best football game of your life. In this list, we’ll tell you what our favorite songs are to get you in the mood for the game, from rock and pop to some rap and electronic in the mix.


Some of the songs have explicit lyrics, so before you blast them through the speakers, make sure to check who is listening.


Here are our pump up songs for football:

  1. “The Final Countdown” by Europe

The Final Countdown is an all-time classic sports song and is instantly recognisable by any sports fan. Football fans especially are bound to love this song. It’s been played at so many sports events, and if you play it at a pre-game gathering or in the locker room before a game, everybody is bound to get pumped up and ready to go! The 1986 hard rock song has got to be number one on our list.


  1. “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor

Eye of the Tiger is another classic song that has appeared at so many sports events, festivals, and in movies and video tributes since its release in 1982. Every time you see somebody in a movie training for some sport, this song is sure to appear. “It’s the eye of the tiger, It’s the thrill of the fight” is the perfect fight song lyric and pumps you up for the game of your life.


  1. “All Star” by Smash Mouth

Almost everybody would recognize and sing along to the lyrics, “Hey now, you’re an all-star, get your game on, go play”. The 1999 alt-rock song is the perfect sports anthem and has appeared at so many sports events and games. The band performed it live at a baseball park in 1999, making it the ultimate sports song. The song is great for getting everybody pumped up and ready for a game!


  1. “Everybody Dance Now” by C + C Music Factory

The 1990 dance and hip-hop song Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) is a cult-favorite song for any sports or event where you want to get people pumped up and excited. The song is extremely well recognised, and the lyrics are easy to scream and chant. The song is a crowd-pleaser and would be an excellent addition to your pre-game playlist.


  1. “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC

The fast-paced guitar riffs and shouts of “Thunder” are what make AC/DC’s 1990 song Thunderstruck so exhilarating and fun. There’s nothing like some old-school hard rock and heavy metal to get you pumped up before a big game. Blasting the song and chanting along is great for you and your friends to get you riled up and ready for some intense football.


  1. “We Will Rock You” by Queen

Can any football game be complete without the crowd chanting along to Queen’s incredible 1977 song We Will Rock You? The song took the sports world by storm and became one of the biggest pump up songs worldwide. The interesting opening lyrics have been memorised by sports fans everywhere and are sung loud and proud at stadiums and in locker rooms. The stomp stomp clap that the song has made famous is an instant mood lifter and motivation for a great game to come.


  1. “Rock and Roll Part II” by Gary Glitter

Rock and Roll Part II is a cult classic and really great for big crowds to sing along. The easy lyrics mean everybody joins in, and there’s nothing like a big group of people singing along to a song to get you in the team unity spirit. It’s been over forty years since the song’s release in 1972, and yet this song never gets old. It’s one of our favorite pump up songs.


  1. “Champion” by Flipsyde

The introduction beats of the 2008 song Champion builds a sense of anticipation and excitement and is perfect for getting you hyped for a football game. Chanting along to the into is fun and easy for big crowds and can be great for building morale and getting the players into a confident mind frame for the game.


  1. “Get Ready For This” by 2 Unlimited
    Almost anybody can recognisethis song from just the first few seconds. @ Unlimited’s 1992 song Get Ready For This has been played at sports events since its release and is one of the most popular sports songs. With its upbeat and fun rhythm and its starting lyric of “Y’all ready for this?”, football fans are bound to go crazy and get hyped up when they hear the song. Before a game, during an interval, or at home during a commercial break, this song is great for boosting morale and getting everybody excited.


  1. “Jump” by Van Halen
    The 1984 song Jump by Van Halen is another hard rock football favorite song that fans absolutely love. The intro to the song is well-loved and easily recognised. The song is upbeat and fun and can get all of us excited to jump up in our seats and cheer. Jump has been along-time recognised pump-up song for football and will probably continue to be on our list for many more years.


  1. “Another One Bites The Dust” by Queen

Legendary rock band Queen has got to make another appearance on our list of pump up football songs. Another One Bites The Dust was released in 1980 and has been a fan favorite ever since. It seems to just get better with age. The song is great for football wins and boosts team morale like no other. The simple lyrics and catchy beat are hard to top when it comes to fun sports songs.


  1. “Survivor” by Destiny’s Child

The R&B and pop song Survivor, which was released in 2001, is a fun, upbeat song to get you pumped up for a game. Beyonce’s vocals are a bit of a twist compared to most of the male voices we hear on this list of songs. The lyrics “I’m a survivor, I’m not gon’ give up, I’m not gon’ stop, I’m gon’ work harder, I’m a survivor” are perfect for giving the team a sense of renewed strength and getting them ready for the next game.


  1. “All I Do Is Win” by DJ Khaled

This 2010 DJ Khaled song features some of hip hop’s biggest names like T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, and Rick Ross. Lyrics like “all I do is win” and “every time I step up in the building, everybody hands go up” is the ultimate pump-up lyrics. The song is a modern spin on the football classics and has a catchy beat to go with it. The song’s album name “Victory” sets the tone for the game.


  1. “We Are The Champions” by Queen

This 1977 song by Queen also makes the cut for our list of the best pump up songs for football. In fact, We Are The Champions is a great song for almost any sport, before a game or after it too. The lyrics “We are the champions, my friends. And we’ll keep on fighting till the end” bring about a sense of unity and togetherness, as well as hope and persistence. It is great for building morale and helping the team to keep on going and trying their hardest.


  1. “Turn Down for What” by DJ Snake

The 2013 song featuring Lil Jon is a fun addition to our list. It’s more electronic/trap/hip-hop than some of the other classic rock genre songs that football fans seem to enjoy. The simple lyrics and the catchy beat are great for crowds chanting the song. Turn Down For What has made appearances in a lot of movies and on different shows, as well as sports events. It’s a brilliant song for getting you and your friends pumped up for a football game.


  1. “Started from the Bottom” by Drake

This 2013 Drake song is a great hip-hop song to jam out to when you want to get ready for a big game. The easy lyrics are instantly recognisable and a lot of fun to sing along to. The lyrics “Started from the bottom, now the whole team here” are fun and quirky and can be great for bringing the crowd together. The song is also a favorite for playing in the locker room because the team is there and ready to go. Interestingly, the music video for the song starts with a team of kids playing football.


  1. “Lose Yourself” by Eminem

Eminem’s Lose Yourself is a more modern fan favorite when it comes to football pump up songs. The song is all about getting ready for a battle and hoping for a victory. The song is perfect for when your team is about to play to win, and the timer is counting down the seconds. The lyrics “Would you capture it, Or just let it slip?” bring about a sense of urgency and remind us what’s at stake! The song’s simple beat and fast pace is exactly what’s needed before a game.


  1. “Firework” by Katy Perry

Katy Perry’s song Firework, released in 2010, became popular very quickly and played almost everywhere you went. The song is amazing for inspiring the crowds and the teams and making football games feel more intense and real. The song pulls you into the present and opens up your mind to all the possibilities. The lyrics “‘Cause, baby, you’re a firework. Come on, show ’em what you’re worth” are empowering and make you feel invincible.


  1. “Thunder” by Imagine Dragons

The 2017 song by Imagine Dragons is a bit different from the rest of the songs on this list. It’s an electro-pop meets rock song with a seriously catchy beat and is great for singing along to. The song gives you many opportunities to stomp along to the beat and clap and jump around. It is a more modern pump up song that makes you want to get up out of your seat and scream along to the lyrics.


  1. “Happy” by Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams released the song Happy in 2013, and it was an instant success. It’s impossible not to get up and dance when you hear the song, with its upbeat and fun lyrics and extremely catchy beats. It’s a great song for celebrating a football success, or to play before a game as a good omen. It’s a simple crowd-pleaser and can drastically improve anybody’s mood.


This was our list of pump up songs for football that you can’t go wrong with. What is better than blasting some great music on speakers for getting a crowd riled up or for building a sense of anticipation and excitement? If you’re looking for some great speakers to play these songs on, we’ve got some suggestions for that too!


Try the Klipsch R-41M speaker set (ASIN: B07FKH3VPV) if you want to play some loud music and host your friends for a big game! For a locker room jam session before heading into the football field, the JBL FLIP 5, Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker (ASIN: B07QK2SPP7) is a great choice.


We hope you liked the songs we’ve put together and have a great time getting pumped up for all the next football games.