This article, originally published in 2016, was last updated February 2021 to update some of the video embeds.
Have you ever imagined yourself as wrestler?!
How about a boxer?!
Or a UFC Fighter?!
Maybe a Darts Player?!
Or A Snooker Player?!
Perhaps you just love a few pump-up tunes when you are running or milling weights out of it!
Maybe you’ve never done any of the above!
However, one thing that all those sports have in common is that the competitor generally has an entrance song to come out to!
You don’t have to be a huge lover of music to appreciate the importance and enormity of trying to select an entrance song to arrive out to.
It gets both you and the crowd going.
In recent years the Darts has featured some great songs which the players come out to such as Crazy Nights by Kiss, Seven Nation Army and much more.
Wrestling fans will recognise the Hulk Hogan theme song Real American!
Whoever you are, whether you only like sport or music or neither you will be familiar with a lot of these pump up tunes!
So here are a few to get the adrenaline going!
1. Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor
We kick things off with this all-time classic from the Rocky movies. This one will get the juices flowing nicely!
2. Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Can’t Stop
This song has been made famous in sporting circles largely because it’s Wladimir Klitschko entrance music. It’s a great song and the beginning of it, in particular, will have you chomping at the bit!
3. Avicii – Levels
Released in 2011, this song was absolutely sensational! A real roof raiser and a great choice to mark your arrival on the big stage.
4. ACDC – Thunderstruck
You may in fact have played the air guitar to this song at a wedding or function at some stage! But it also serves as a great pump-up tune.
5. Welcome To The Jungle – Guns N’ Roses
In this case, I think the Jungle is a metaphor for a boxing ring of some description! Or entering the lion’s den as the fella said! Again the beginning of the song is what gets the dander up.
6. 2 Unlimited – Get Ready For This
Made famous by the film Space Jam, this one will definitely have you on your toes!
7. Celtic Symphony – Wolfe Tones
A number of Irish Sports People have named this song as one they have on their playlists before matches.
The Cork Senior Hurling Team of the 00’s in particular had a habit of playing it when turning on the Jones Road for big games at Croker!
8. Kiss – Crazy Crazy Nights
It’s mentioned above and had to be included! Wes Newton comes out to it when he’s throwing darts and it always gets a good reaction.
9. The Proclaimers – I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
Listening to this would make you want to sprint 500 miles let alone walk it! Also another great party tune.
10. Three Six Mafia – It’s A Fight
Another one from the Rocky Movies! Mason Dixon – who is played by real-life champion Antonio Tarver – arrives out to face Balboa to this song.
11. Galvinise – Chemical Brothers
Another tune which was used by a Darts player, this time Kevin Painter.
12. Kanye West – All Of The Lights
Kell Brook who recently put up a good fight to Gennady Golovkin makes his way out to this one and it’s deadly when it gets going.
13. Hulk Hogan Theme – Real American
Hulkamania Brother! Enough Said!
14. Macklemore – Can’t Hold Us
A real roof raiser!
15. Kernkraft 400 – Zombie Nation
This song has been adopted by teams and players worldwide! Some thump out of it!
16. Storm – Time To Burn
As requested by our Head of Sport Stephen Burn… Sorry, Byrne! See that’s what happens when you listen to a song and try type at the same time! Another Savage option!
17. Metallica – Enter Sandman
KCLR Presenter Eoin Carey says we can’t leave this one out and he’s probably right so here it is!
18. Here Comes The Hotstepper – Ini Kamoze
Every White Collar Boxing event you go to will generally lead to someone arriving out to this song.
19. Tubthumping – Chumbawamba
This one was also a FIFA soccer game classic!
20. Reach Up – Perfecto Allstarz
Adrian Lewis comes into this song and it always gets the fans going!
There’s so many more that could be included and if you think there’s one that should be in that list then comment under the link on facebook or twitter!