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

By Edited Oct 15, 2016 0 1

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).


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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. 

The Classics

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

1. Queen - We Will Rock You

Queen - Music Played During NFL Games

2. Zombie Nation - Kerkraft 400

3. Moby - Bodyrock

Moby - Songs Played During NFL Football Games

4. Fat Boy Slim - Because We Can

5. EMF - Unbelievable

6. Nickelback - Rock Star

7. 2 Unlimited - Get Ready for This

8. The Wiseguys - Start the Commotion

9. The Gap Band - You Dropped a Bomb on Me

10. Kool and the Gang - Celebration

11. Gary Glitter - Rock & Roll, Pt. 2

12. C+C Music Factory - Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)

13. Snap - The Power

14. Rednex - Cotton Eye Joe 

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15. Baha Men - Who Let the Dogs Out

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16. Sister Sledge - We are Family

17. The Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop


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:


 18. Technotronic - Pump the Jam

19. Kid Rock - Cowboy

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20. Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train

21. The Romantics - What I Like About You

22. Guns and Roses - Welcome to the Jungle

23. Blur - Song 2

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24. AC/DC - Shook Me All Night Long

25. Van Halen - Right Now

26. Gap Band - You Dropped a Bomb on Me

27. Rolling Stones - Start Me Up

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28. Tag Team - Whoop There It Is

29. AC/DC - Back in Black

30. AC/DC - TNT

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31. Hank Williams Jr. - Are You Ready For Some Football?

32. Metallica - Enter the Sandman


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. 

Some Examples of Modern Hits Played During NFL Football Games

 33. Black Eyed Peas - Let's Get it Started

34. Gwen Stefani - Sweet Escape

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35. Kevin Rudolf & Lil Wayne - Let it Rock

36. Black Eyed Peas - Boom Boom Pow

37. Bush - Machinehead

38. Soulja Boy - Turn My Swag On

39. Sean Kingston - Fire Burning

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40. Christina Aguilera - Car Wash


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. 


41. Chicago Bears - Super Bowl Shuffle, by the Chicago Bears

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42. Oakland Raiders - The Oakland Raiders Song Remix, by Luniz/Yukmouth

43. Oakland Raiders - Oakland Raiders Theme Song, from NFL Films.  

44. Seattle Seahawks - Bittersweet Symphony, by The Verve

45. Seattle Seahawks - Locker Room Rock (a 1985 hit by the players -- video below)

46. New England Patriots - Crazy Train, by Ozzy Osbourne


47. New Orleans Saints - Half Time, by Ying Yang Twins

48. Philadelphia Eagles - Fly Eagles Fly

49. Philadelphia Eagles - Buddy's Watching You, by the player - another one to google if you are in the mood for some terrible rapping. 

50. Washington Redskins - Hail to the Redskins

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51. Minnesota Vikings - Skol Vikings

52. San Diego Chargers - San Diego Super Chargers

 53. Carly Rae Jepsen - Call me Maybe

54. Cali Swag District - Teach Me How to Dougie

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.


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



Oct 20, 2011 3:24pm
Fabulous article. My siblings all watch soccer in the UK and they have a cd of all the naughty songs they sing during a match.
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