Baseball is a classic part of America, so it's only natural that there would be a lot of baseball songs and many lists of the 10 best pump up songs for baseball. It's easy enough to get excited about America's past-time, and here is our list of the best of the best music.
- "Centerfield," by John Fogarty – This comes from the comeback album for the former front man of Creedence Clearwater Revival. The song is about comebacks, his own in music, and for all the baseball players wanting to get in the game and help their team win. "Put me in coach, I'm ready to play." The song is classic baseball, and has to be on anyone's list of the ten best pump up songs for baseball.
- "Take Me Out to the Ballgame," by Jack Norworth – This is the classic seventh-inning stretch song that is sang at nearly every ball park in America. The song has been around forever and never gets old.
- "Talkin' Baseball," by Terry Cashman – This is somewhat of a cheesy song about America's game. What makes this one good is that he wrote one for every major league team, so it is personalized for many fans of the game.
- "Cheap Seats," by Alabama – This nice country song is more about going to the game than the game itself, but it has a nice sound and entertaining lyrics.
- "All the Way," by Eddie Vedder – The front man for Pearl Jam created this one in 2007 about his love for the game, and especially for the Chicago Cubs. The song captures the emotions of loving the game. "Don’t let anyone say that it’s just a game."
- "Glory Days," by Bruce Springsteen – If "The Boss" sang it, it must be true. Baseball is only a part of the song, but it brings back memories of those glory days of playing baseball.
- "Say Hey," by The Treniers – This is a swing song from the 1950s about the great Willie Mays. The song gave him his nickname, so it has to be on the list.
- "Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball?," by Woodrow Buddy Johnson – We want the version by Count Basie on our list. This song paid tribute to Robinson breaking the color barrier in baseball.
- "Joe DiMaggio Done it Again," by Billy Bragg and Wilco – Its lyrics are written by the immortal Woody Guthrie, who turned DiMaggio into a working class hero.
- "Paradise by the Dashboard Lights," by Meatloaf – The song is really about teenagers making out in a car, but the baseball analogy with double-meanings is priceless.
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