Songs Played During NFL Football Games: 50+ Tracks to Get You Fired Up

The Gap Band – You Dropped a Bomb on Me

45. The Wiseguys – Start the Commotion

 53. Seattle Seahawks – Locker Room Rock (a 1985 hit by the players — video below)

46. Chicago Bears – Super Bowl Shuffle, by the Chicago Bears

 18. Zombie Nation – Kerkraft 400

10. Sean Kingston – Fire Burning

41. Oakland Raiders – Oakland Raiders Theme Song, from NFL Films. AC/DC – TNT

40. Kool and the Gang – Celebration

13. Rolling Stones – Start Me Up

 33. Technotronic – Pump the Jam

23. Fat Boy Slim – Because We Can

49. Rednex – Cotton Eye Joe . Sister Sledge – We are Family



42. Washington Redskins – Hail to the Redskins

Am I missing any?  If you can think of others, leave a note in the comments and I’ll try to keep this list updated.

31. New Orleans Saints – Half Time, by Ying Yang Twins

34. AC/DC – Back in Black

I hope you enjoy the songs played during NFL football games as much as I do!

11. – Are You Ready For Some Football?

29. Van Halen – Right Now


21. Baha Men – Who Let the Dogs Out

44. Kid Rock – Cowboy

50. Gap Band – You Dropped a Bomb on Me

28. 39. Philadelphia Eagles – Buddy’s Watching You, by the player – another one to google if you are in the mood for some terrible rapping. 


52. Hank Williams Jr. Christina Aguilera – Car Wash

15. Soulja Boy – Turn My Swag On

The songs played during NFL football games never fail to get me pumped up (at least until the QB fumbles and I have to sit back down).

48. Kevin Rudolf & Lil Wayne – Let it Rock

2. Guns and Roses – Welcome to the Jungle

That’s a pretty good list, but they are missing a few classics.  Let’s not forget these, which are other songs played during NFL football games:

14. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call me Maybe

16. Metallica – Enter the Sandman


24. Black Eyed Peas – Let’s Get it Started

4. Nickelback – Rock Star

20. Blur – Song 2

17. 2


32. Philadelphia Eagles – Fly Eagles Fly

25. New England Patriots – Crazy Train, by Ozzy Osbourne

47. Seattle Seahawks – Bittersweet Symphony, by The Verve

19. Ozzy Osbourne – Crazy Train

43. EMF – Unbelievable

30. Bush – Machinehead

54. 2 Unlimited – Get Ready for This

The Classics

When is comes to stadium music, there are “the classics” like Queen’s “We Will Rock You” and there are more modern hits from artists like Eminem and the Black Eyed Peas.  Most NFL teams tend to mix up their playlists with a combination of classics and current high-energy Billboard singles.  There are also some teams that have specific theme songs–including both official fight songs and unofficial music. 

6. Minnesota Vikings – Skol Vikings


Some NFL teams have adopted specific songs as a theme song, or in one way or another are associated with a certain song.  For example, who can forget the “Super Bowl Shuffle” song as performed by the Chicago Bears in 1985?  Here are some others. 

22. Black Eyed Peas – Boom Boom Pow

3. AC/DC – Shook Me All Night Long

26. Oakland Raiders – The Oakland Raiders Song Remix, by Luniz/Yukmouth

9. Moby – Bodyrock

8. San Diego Chargers – San Diego Super Chargers

36. Gary Glitter – Rock & Roll, Pt. Tag Team – Whoop There It Is

38. Gwen Stefani – Sweet Escape


35. Cali Swag District – Teach Me How to Dougie

OK, that feels like a fairly comprehensive list of classic songs played during NFL football games, but what about the more modern hits that grace our stadiums?  Any modern song with high energy is sure to be a candidate for NFL stadiums. 

51. Snap – The Power

1. The Romantics – What I Like About You

27. C+C Music Factory – Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)

7. The Ramones – Blitzkrieg Bop

Some Examples of Modern Hits Played During NFL Football Games

ESPN has put together a nice collection of stadium anthems.  Their list includes:

12. Queen – We Will Rock You


College football players have visible brain changes | Reuters

Jeffrey Bazarian said. “Maybe this is just the precursor of it.”

The symptoms of CTE, which tend to set in years after the last traumas, often include memory loss, aggression and dementia.

Between June 2011 and August 2013 the researchers recruited 25 college football players who had been diagnosed with a concussion, 25 players without a history of diagnosed concussion and 25 similar young men who had never played.

Bellgowan is also on the faculty at the University of Tulsa, where, he said, “Participation of the athletic department was essential to this work.”

“People try to understand why some NFL players have what looks like Alzheimer’s in their forties,” Dr. Those who had been diagnosed with concussions also had smaller hippocampuses than the players without past concussions.

Both Bellgowan and Bazarian said it will take longer studies to find out whether a smaller hippocampus may cause problems for these athletes in the future.

“Maybe there is something going on early on,” he said. “How did they get there? I think this study points out the early stages of that.”

There has been growing concern over whether the connection between contact sports – like football – and CTE, which is a brain disease known to affect some athletes who experience repeated hits to the head, may extend to younger players.

The participants had magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of their brains and researchers used the images to measure the volume of certain brain regions. SOURCE: JAMA, online May 13, 2014.

For now, Bellgowan suggested that parents and coaches take a conservative approach when dealing with student athletes by taking them to specialists when they walk off the field with a headache.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The brains of college football players may already display the effects of years of taking hits, according to a new brain imaging study.

“We keep hearing about retired football players having diseases that relate back to smaller hippocampuses,” Bellgowan said. The athletes also took a computerized test to assess their cognitive abilities.

Bazarian was not involved with the new research, but has studied the brains of young athletes at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, New York.

Players who had been diagnosed with concussions and those who had been playing for years had smaller hippocampuses – a brain structure critical to memory – compared to those who never played football or played for fewer years, researchers found.

The researchers write in JAMA that they didn’t find any differences in behavior between players and non-players, but Bellgowan told Reuters Health that a smaller hippocampus is linked to depression, schizophrenia and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

“Boys hear about the long-term effect on guys when they’re retired from football, but this shows that 20-year-olds might be having some kind of effect,” said Patrick Bellgowan, the study’s senior author from the Laureate Institute for Brain Research in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The longer the young men had played football, the smaller their hippocampuses were and the slower their reaction time on one of the tests.

The researchers found that college athletes had hippocampuses between 17 percent and 26 percent smaller than non-athletes. “None of these players were feeling bad but their brain structure isn’t normal.”

“The conservative approach is what I’m hoping to get out there,” he said.

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