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An All-Star Playlist of MLB Walk-Up Songs

The best music blaring from each team’s PA system so far this season

Walk-up music is so synonymous with Major League Baseball that part of the fun of going to a game is hearing what songs will pump through the stadium speakers when the home team’s players step into the batter’s box. And those songs can become part of a player’s trademark, whether it’s Josh Reddick of the Oakland A’s coming out to Wham!’s “Careless Whisper” or former New York Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera heading to the mound to the pounding riffs of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman.” As we get ready for tomorrow’s All-Star Game, MEL Radio decided to salute a few all-star walk-up songs from this current season. From hard rock to hip-hop to hair metal to trap music to the theme of Friends, this is the music that pumps up major leaguers before they attempt to hit a flying object that’s coming at them at speeds exceeding 90 mph.

The players who rep each song on the playlist:

“I’ll Be There for You” (a.k.a. the theme from Friends) by The Rembrandts — Josh Collmenter of the Arizona Diamondbacks

“Holy Diver” by Dio — Eric O’Flaherty of the Atlanta Braves

“Where You From” by Trick Daddy — Manny Machado of the Baltimore Orioles

“Lunatic Fringe” by Red Rider — Clay Buchholz of the Boston Red Sox

“Seven Nation Army” by the White Stripes—Jose Iglesias of the Detroit Tigers

“Rock On (Do the Rockman)” by Montana Da Mac (feat. Unk) — Jason Heyward of the Chicago Cubs

“Smooth Sailing” by Queens of the Stone Age — Chris Sale of the Chicago White Sox

“Trap Queen” by Fetty Wap—Brandon Phillips of the Cincinnati Reds

“Shout at the Devil” by Motley Crue—Joba Chamberlain, formerly of the Cleveland Indians

“Sexy and I Know It” by LMFAO — Rafael Ynoa of the Colorado Rockies

“Can’t You Hear Me Knocking” by the Rolling Stones — Jason Castro of the Houston Astros

“T.N.T.” by AC/DC— Peter Moylan of the Kansas City Royals

“Church Clap” by KB (feat. Lecrae) — Cliff Pennington of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

“Pump Up the Jam” by Technotronic — Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers

“2001” by Snoop Dogg—Ichiro Suzuki of the Miami Marlins

“Rambo” by Bryson Tiller—Keon Broxton of the Milwaukee Brewers

“No Diggity” by Blackstreet — John Ryan Murphy of the Minnesota Twins

“Ms. Jackson” by Outkast — James Loney of the New York Mets

“God’s Gonna Cut You Down” by Johnny Cash — Andrew Miller of the New York Yankees

“Money for Nothing” by Dire Straits—Fernando Rodriguez of the Oakland A’s

“In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins — Carlos Ruiz of the Philadelphia Phillies

“Stick Talk” by Future — Gregory Polanco of the Pittsburgh Pirates

“Fire” by the Ohio Players — Kevin Quackenbush of the San Diego Padres

“Day-O” by Harry Belafonte — Dae-Ho Lee of the Seattle Mariners

“Welcome to the Terrordome” by Public Enemy — Cory Gearrin of the San Fransciso Giants

“Drop That #NaeNae” by We Are Toonz — Michael Wacha of the St. Louis Cardinals

“Sweet Life” by Jeezy (feat. Janelle Monae) — Steve Geltz of the Tampa Bay Rays

“Where’s the Party” by Jagged Edge (feat. Nelly)— Delino DeShields of the Texas Rangers

“Game of Thrones (Theme)” by Ramin Djawadi — R.A. Dickey of the Toronto Blue Jays

“Werewolves of London” by Warren Zevon—Jayson Werth of the Washington Nationals

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