The hot timeout. The kind of timeout that takes the fans to the next level. They’re on their feet cheering something great from the home team, the visiting team calls timeout and the fans are carrying the noise well into the timeout. They’re quieting down, but you’ve got a hot timeout and you should have
The hot timeout. The kind of timeout that takes the fans to the next level. They’re on their feet cheering something great from the home team, the visiting team calls timeout and the fans are carrying the noise well into the timeout. They’re quieting down, but you’ve got a hot timeout and you should have something good to keep that enthusiasm going. Seems fairly simple, right? Well, it can be, it can also be a curse.
This is not the time to go with something light. The hot timeout is a time for your musical skills to shine and hopefully bring that energy through the timeout and back into play. That’s why the timeout was called. Not only to calm down the home team, but also the fans. Some coaches work this as strategy to gain control, give the opposing team hope, and then slam the door.
A hot timeout can happen early in the game, late in the game, pretty much any time your team gets on a roll. It’s knowing how to adapt and make changes as needed. Typically, songs that are very high energy will be your best choices in this situation. Take a look at the list below of some of our choices.
- No Limit – 2 Unlimited
- Animals – Martin Garrix
- Sandstorm – Darude
- Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore
- Tsunami – DVBBS & Bourgeous
- Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
- Twilight Zone – 2 Unlimited
- Levels – Avicii
- Turbulence – Laidback Luke, Steve Aoki
With the exception of a couple of songs, most are techno songs. You’ll also see that they are almost always a recent song. Once you’re into your hot time out, you may need to jump to another song, which is fine. Then is when you would use one of your more upbeat timeout songs, the traditional favorites are great and you can use that to carry you over if you like. Some songs can hold the hold time out, but you may also want to look into bumper songs going back into play.
Don’t think that all techno songs work well. Some just don’t have the ability to pull the attention right away, no matter where you start it. If you have one of those songs, those would be good to bring to regular timeout status.
You can also have some songs that work in either situation, but may not work in either situation such as Bruno Mars’ latest songs. Both are good, dance songs, but don’t necessarily fit all situations. It’s recognizing these situations that can separate you from the rest and really bring the house down. Plus, you may have already used these earlier in the game for other features.