In this Monday Music Review we’re going to take a look at the sport that has the most music about itself, baseball. More specifically, music about baseball that can be used for your baseball games. Some of these songs can even be used in a softball environment. As always, please leave feedback about songs you
In this Monday Music Review we’re going to take a look at the sport that has the most music about itself, baseball. More specifically, music about baseball that can be used for your baseball games. Some of these songs can even be used in a softball environment. As always, please leave feedback about songs you think we should add in the comments section and we’ll be happy to take a listen. All of the songs we highlight, and more, are featured in the playlists here in SportsAnnouncing.com.
Centerfield – John Fogerty is the baseball song to have on your playlist. You know it, you’ve heard it, and you know you need it.
Cheap Seats – Alabama can cause some dissension with umpires because of the line, “hey ump, even a blind man coulda made that call”. So that’s why Minor League Baseball had a rule that the song could not be played while the umpires were on the field. Not sure if that rule is still in effect, but it’s still a fun song. It was written about the old ballpark in Nashville which actually featured “Cheap Seats” for the year or two after the song was released.
Glory Days – Bruce Springsteen about a high school pitcher whose seen life pass him by. Very nostalgic and now that pitchers who were in high school are now on the other end of this song, adds even more.
Swing – Trace Adkins can encourage fans to sing and clap along. Good to have, very upbeat and fun.
The Boys of Summer – Don Henly is a slower song, good for filler to help set the mood. We’ve used it after our song for umpire meetings for many years. Try it different places to see how it works for you.
The Greatest – Kenny Rogers is about a little boy and his baseball bat, and finding out he’s really a great pitcher! Awesome song to set the mood, great for close to game time…or even the ceremonial first pitch.
Willie, Mickey and The Duke (Talkin’ Baseball) – Terry Cashman has versions for every Major League team and Minor League Baseball in general, but the original brings back the old days of baseball. A traditional baseball song you should have. A slower song, but it’s true baseball.
Walk of Life – Dire Straits can be used for walks but the video features all kinds of sports highlights, give it a look.
Baseball Dreams – The Naturals featuring Mel Allen is a song in which a legendary play-by-play man raps. It’s not as cheesy as it sounds and the upbeat song really does add to an atmosphere.
Home Run – Geoff Moore and the Distance is a popular choice for home runs. This Christian rock band comes up with a song that’s worthy to play for any diamond sport. The whole song delivers a positive message and can be used during inning breaks.
It’s A Beautiful Day For A Ballgame – The Harry Simeone Songsters is an old song, but delivers that throwback feel to the game. The kind of memories spoken about in Field of Dreams. Great to play as the gates open, right before the team takes the field, or to celebrate a beautiful day at the ballpark.
Louisville Slugger – Big Red Sky is not a song you’ve probably heard, but man does it tell a great story of baseball.
My Oh My – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis is a song about the Seattle Mariners, and would you expect anything different from an artist whose stage name comes from a former Mariners second baseman?
Play by Play (I Saw It On The Radio) – Terry Cashman is a great song that talks about when the only way you could see a game outside the ballpark was on the radio.