The nature of fandom is hyperbolic, so the decreasing favor of Eminem’s subsequent releases and his uncompromising nature toward maturity or sensitivity or updating his jokes has made him a relatively easy target.
So when the offense taken by fans gets personal, suddenly a goofy, out-of-step novelty like “We Made You” is one of the worst songs they’ve ever heard.
Football, basketball, baseball, hockey, track and soccer—yes, even soccer—players, can harness the adrenaline rush they trigger listening to these songs to receive a physical edge during competition. There are three classifications of pump-up songs: First, there's the "inspirational" track.
I attempted to include walkout videos whenever possible, but failing that, I included a You Tube clip of a performance of the song.
If you're looking for some kind of definitive walkout song ranking formula, well, good luck in your continued search.
The next class of song is "swagger." These pump-up songs all have pride-centered lyrics that build up confidence. This music is exactly what it sounds like; what you listen to before a fight.
You never get a second chance to make a first impression.
They stand out for being especially hackneyed, or just plain old or not very good: "In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins Any song from the "Rocky" franchise (used by at least four fighters)"Enter Sandman" by Metallica"Down with the Sickness" by Disturbed"I Gotta Feelin'" by the Black-Eyed Peas Actually, anything by the Black-Eyed Peas For that matter, anything by Kid Rock, too. Attending and watching sporting events is supposed to be a fun thing. Second, Hulk Hogan's theme song was the first theme song in the history of theme songs.
Last used at: UFC 105 I can just hear the hardcore fans now."How can you put a pro wrestling homage atop a list of MMA songs?!?!?! Maybe not technically, but it definitely took entrance music to a new and higher stratum. And yes, I realize it's a different sport—and not really a sport at all, if you want to get technical—but I applaud, not deride, Lawlor's decision to use this song in an MMA context.
Dre, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg and 2Pac, to the renaissance that took place on the East Coast during the middle of the decade, birthing supreme talent like Nas, Jay Z and the Notorious B. G., various trends, movements and even the sound has gave way to the evolution of hip-hop.
But one thing that remains constant are the emotion rap artists convey.
What do you look to when you need to get pumped up during warm-ups pregame or to lift weights?
The most effective option for many athletes is to play music.
French Montana starts looking pretty good, despite inching no closer to Eminem’s title at his peak.