If you have ever been to any kind of pro sports game you’ve heard the music that gets blasted over the speakers during time outs and intermissions and between innings. The music is a huge part of the fan experience. Fans get engaged and dance and clap and sing and stomp and generally get a lot more enthusiastic when the right track comes on at the right time.With that in mind I did a little research to find out the most popular and best arena/stadium songs out there.

Most of the songs I found have been around for a long time. They’re classics if only because they are so often heard at games.

There are songs on the list that I would never hope to hear on the radio. But when they come on at the ball park I’m all in. That’s the great part about this list. It isn’t about songs being good. It’s about them fitting in with live sporting events.I looked at 5 lists that ranged from Top 10 to Top 100 songs and came up with my own list of 20. I guess I’m pickier than some other people on the internet.

Here’s my list of 20.
  1. Blitzkrieg Bop – The Ramones
  2. Cotton Eye Joe – Rednex
  3. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
  4. Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
  5. Final Countdown – Europe
  6. Get Ready For This – 2 Unlimited
  7. I Got You (I Feel Good) – James Brown
  8. I Wanna Rock – Twisted Sister
  9. Jump Around – House of Pain
  10. Let’s Get It started – Black Eyed Peas
  11. Na Na Na Na (Kiss Him Goodbye) – Steam
  12. Pump Up The Jam – Technotronic
  13. Rock & Roll, Part II – Gary Glitter
  14. Thunderstruck – AC/DC
  15. TNT – AC/DC
  16. We Are The Champions – Queen
  17. We Will Rock You – Queen
  18. Welcome To The Jungle – Guns & Roses
  19. Whoomp! There It Is – Tag Team
  20. YMCA – The Village People

Think I missed something important? Think I screwed it up altogether? Give us your suggestions!


  1. Having heard it 3 times in the course of 2 hockey games this weekend, have to add Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” to the list. Also, hockey-specific, but I’d throw The Fratellis’ “Chelsea Dagger” on there.

    And it goes without saying, but “Na Na Na Na” is betraying your Habs’ fan roots… ;>)