Pump-up song?

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  1. MegacedU

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    In the car on the way to a tournament or match, is there that one song that just gets you ready for it?

    Mine is Tom Petty's Free Fallin' or Usher's Yeah.
     
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  3. scez

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    puff daddy - every breath you take. Jking :D, I hanvt entered any tournaments yet to need a pump up song. But my first tournament is on the 25th.
     
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  4. 10splaya

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    Let's Get It Started: Black Eyed Peas (I know... it's corny)
    Shakin': Rooney (more of just a feel good song)
     
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  5. moosryan

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    Van Halen: Jump
    CCR: Up around the bend,
    and oh yeah, EYE OF THE TIGER!
     
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  6. Ace

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    Mama said knock you ouuuuutttt!

    LL Cool J:
    Don't call it a comeback
    I been here for years
    Rockin my peers and puttin suckas in fear
    Makin the tears rain down like a MON soon
    Listen to the bass go BOOM.....
    Explosion overpowerin
    Over the competition I'm towerin
    Wreckin shop when I drop these lyrics that'll make you call the cops
    Don't you dare stare, you betta move
    Don't ever compare
    Me to the rest that'll all get sliced and diced
    Competition's payin the price

    I'm gonna knock you out [HUUUH!!!]
    Mama said knock you out [HUUUH!!!]

    I'm not even a rap fan, but this is a good pump up song. I think of this song and laugh...then when I hit a winner or a good shot, I think "I'm gonna knock you ouuuuut...Mama said knock you ouuuuuut...."
     
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  7. daveyboy

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    I actually had a couple of matches for USTA to play, and got pumped up while driving to the club with:

    Garbage- "Vow".... "I came to shut you up, I came to drag you down, I came around to tear your little world apart"- from their first album

    Oasis- "The Hindu Times"...." I get up, when I'm down, I can't swim, but my soul won't drown"- from Heathen Chemistry

    and Queen -"I Want It All"... from their album "The Miracle"...

    Amazing what goes on the mp3 player for a mix, isn't it.
     
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    "The mars, the bringer of war"

    I second moosryan. Actually my war song is "The mars, the bringer of war" from G. Holst's Planet. I like to listen to this before many challenging situations.
     
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  9. MegacedU

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    For an English project last year, me and some friends recreated The Great Gatsby into film. I was Daisy. But anyway, during filming we incorporated music Eye of the Tiger was one song we used as was Bohemian Rhapsody. Haha good times.
     
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  10. Morpheus

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    I go for "zoning" music; the kind that calms me down and centers me. It has to be very familiar, typcially melodic, with a serene quality. If you ever saw the movie Gladiator--or even Lord of the Rings for that matter--you know what I'm talking about. The kind of music that plays in the background and lets me focus on the task ahead.

    For general listening, I'm partial to Dylan, Floyd, Croce, Marley and a host of other guys past their prime, sometimes dead or mostly dead, but always great.
     
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    Eminem: Til I Collapse

    good song guys, you guys should check it out. pump-up-song to the max.
     
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  12. Scheiner

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    Any heavy metal/screamo/hardcore

    Examples:

    Lip Gloss and Black - Atreyu
    (SIC) - Slipknot

    etc.
     
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    50 cent- piggy bank
    or
    Lloyd banks- on fire
    or
    usher ft.lil jon and ludacris- yeah
    or
    Xzibit- hey now
     
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  14. HookEmJeff

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    POD - Here Comes the Boom.
    That's a serious pump-you-up jam.

    Others:
    Breaking Benjamin - Follow Me
    Saliva - Click Click Boom
    anything by Linkin Park is usually good:Lying From You, Numb, Somewhere I Belong, In the End
    Default - Deny

    Jeff
     
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  15. MegacedU

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    Jeff, good choice on Click Click Boom, I forgot to mention that one.
     
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    #1 by Nelly
    Pump it up by joe buddens
    hate it or love it by 50 cent and game

    Relaxing Music
    Bob marley
     
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  18. MegacedU

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    #1 by Nelly is another I forgot. How weird that our names are SO similar and we're both from NY. Well, you know what they say about great minds...
     
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    "Welcome to the Jungle" by GnR
    "Get in the Ring" by GnR
     
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    "Unholy Confessions" - Avenged Sevenfold
    "Chapter Four" - Avenged Sevenfold
    "Ain't Love Grand" - Atreyu
    "The Crimson" - Atreyu
    "Get Some" - Chevelle
     
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    Start the commotion -the wiseguys
     
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  22. Sixpointone

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    Anything off of 'The Rocky Story' soundtrack as well as 'Dream On' by Aerosmith. I could go on forever, but that is a quick sampling.
     
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    Several, but best for immediately before a match is "machine head" by Bush.
     
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  24. Mies

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    I'll second HookEmJeff on POD with:

    "HERE COMES DA BOOM!"

    with the very nicely applicable bridge:

    "Is that all you've got?...........I'll take you best shot!!!" (repeat 9 times)

    :D

    Others:

    Limp Bizkit: "Full Nelson" or "Break stuff"
    Metallica: Fuel

    uuhm, oh yeah, also very nice lyrics if you're a tennisplayer:

    The Prodigy with "Smack my b*tch up" :)
     
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    'Ace of Spades' by Motorhead
    'Fuel' by Metallica
    'You got another thing comin'' by Judas Priest
     
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  26. bc-05

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    try this.. maria - scooter ;)
     
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    Seal - Bring it On
     
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    Dean Martin-Papa loves mambo and hey mambo
    Sublime-wrong way, santeria, smoke two joints
    incubus-anything
    And a little Cash to calm the nerves
     
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    i wanna hear something from the poster 'lude popper' here in this thread ;) 'Fantasy' by Earth Wind and Fire for me to get amped in the old days if i needed it, but something to be said for going the other way and quieting everything and finding serene concentraion.
     
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  30. tennis-n-sc

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    Rocky Top by the University of Tennessee Pride of the Southland Band.
     
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  31. tennis ace

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    Any rock or classical.
     
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  32. tennis ace

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    And a little rap.
     
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  33. RedGinseng

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    Before playing tennis, I try not to listen to songs which make me hyped up. when I'm pumped up, I make many errors so I listen to some easy-listening jazz to calm myself.
     
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  34. Scheiner

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    Now that I think about it, I also listen to alot of ska and punk to pump me up. Stuff like Bad Religion and Catch 22 really gets me in the mood.
     
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    Just curious.... which tourney is it?? the Coke Open in Houston by chance??
     
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    To answer post.... maybe Mudvayne - Dig or Prodigy - Breathe..... those two seem to pump me up at times..... or Maybe Puff Daddy w/Biggy - Victory

    :lol: Van Halen and Survivor :lol: good ones :D
     
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    Alice in chains
    Metallica
    Smashing Pumpkins
    Megedeth
    Zepplin
     
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    Pantera - Strength beyond Strength
    Prodigy - Smack my B***h Up
     
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  39. ShooterMcMarco

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    cut my life into pieces....this is my last resort!

    prodigy, linkin park and disturbed. oh yeah, the rocky story soundtrack is excellent too.
     
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  40. bc-05

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    ok this may not be a song that'll pump u up but.. man this song teaches me something.. i was sad the first time i heard this song.. i think its sweet!! read the lyrics and ull know why:

    She was on her way to becoming a college graduate
    Wouldn't even stop to talk to the average kid
    The type of latina I'd sit and contemplate marriage with
    **** the horse and carriage ****, her love was never for hire
    Disciplined, intellectual beauty's what I desire
    Flyer than Salma Hayek or Jennifer Lopez
    Everyone told me, kickin' it to her was hopeless
    At first I just thought, she didn't mess with broke kids
    The thug *****z always talking about, how they smoke kids
    But the rich-sniff-coke kids got no play
    "I'm not even interested" is what her body language would say
    Everyone around the way, gave up trying to get in it
    It didn't matter how good your game was, she wasn't with it
    On the block, *****es was jealous, but wouldn't admit it
    Talk ****, and deny to everyone that they did it
    'Cause they regreted the long list of *****z that they let hit it
    And no one ever gave them **** except McDonald's and did-dick
    Smoking weed with thoughts of envy, whenever they lit it
    She smoked intelligently and they bit it, always trying to copy
    But when they tried to use her vocab, they sounded sloppy
    She had a style, all her own, respectful and pure
    I was sick in the head for her, and there wasn't a cure

    Don't you know that, time waits for no man
    Not fate, it's all planned
    I'm blessed just to know you
    I've loved and I've lost just to hold you all night
    Can't find, a reason why
    God came, to you and I
    If I had the chance again, I'd never let you go
    Hold tight to your love, 'cause you never know

    Her eyes are brown and beautiful, yet empty and sad
    I used to talk to her occasionally, and she was glad
    That I wasn't just another ***** trying to get in it
    So every now and then we'd stop and talk for a minute
    I didn't have a gimmick so the minutes turned to hours
    On her birthday, I gave her a poem with flowers
    Then I took her out to dinner after her cousin's baby shower
    We talked about, power to the people and such
    We spent more time together but it was never enough
    I never tried to sneak a touch, or even cop a feel
    I was too interested, in keeping it real
    Perfectly honest and complete, she would always call me "carino,"
    And never Technique, bought me a new book to read every 2 or 3 weeks
    Forever changing the expression of my thoughts when I speak
    It was because of her, I even deaded all of my freaks
    She convinced me, to stop hangin' out on the streets
    To stop robbin' and stealin', from people like you
    Instead I took her out to the Apollo and the Bronxu
    We sailed in Barrio (?) and the Metropolitan too
    Got to the point when I was either with her or my crew
    So I decided one day, to tell her my feelings was true
    I couldn't live without her so I told her, facing my fears
    But honey's only response, was a face full of tears
    She could only sob hysterically, holding me tight
    I tried to speak, but she wouldn't stop until I left sight
    I felt like a moth who got himself too close to the light
    Except I didn't burn, I turned cold after that night

    I went on with my life, college and my career
    Ended up locked up like an animal for a year
    Where the C.O.'s talk to you like they were the overseer
    Then I got sent to the hole, when my exit was near
    At night in my cell, I'd close my eyes and I'd see her
    Hold her close in my dreams, but when I woke she disappeared
    Just an empty cell until the state gave me parole in the summer
    came back, in tact and on track
    But the fact of the matter, is I still felt cold
    Even after my mother, hugged me, cryin' at home
    My real *****z would catch me thinkin', out of my zone
    ****in' lots of different women, but I still felt alone
    Relatively well-known around the New York underground
    But I kept thinking of her and how we used to be down
    The sound of her voice, and the beautiful smell of her hair
    Though gone physically, somehow it was still there
    I had to do something, because the **** was too much to bear
    So I went and visited the building where she used to live
    The world looks a lot different after you do a bid
    The way your life done changed
    While primitive minds (are) still stuck in the same game
    Like her cousin who was on the corner slangin' cocaine
    Stepped in the lobby and tapped the button next to her last name
    Her mom buzzed me up and hugged me up, like a mother oughta
    But her facial expression changed, when I asked about her daughter

    She told me that there was a note for me, that was left behind
    She had left it there waiting, for such a long time
    I was inclined to ask about it but she brought it up first
    I saw a tear swelling up in her eye, and then she cursed
    She told me where the letter was and I started thinking the worst
    Reversed my position, stepped over and opened the door
    And sure enough there was an envelope with my name on the floor
    "Nobody loves you more than me carino" is what the letter said

    "By the time you get to read this, I'll probably be dead
    But when you left in '97 a part of me went to Heaven
    I thank God at least I got to know what love really was
    But it hurt me, to see what true love really does
    'Cause even though we never made love, you were all that there was
    It was because I loved you so much that I had to make you leave
    You made me doubt the way I thought, you made me want to believe
    And then I slipped up, and I let you get close to me
    It was hard to not be openly when people spoke to me
    This was not the way I thought my life was supposed to be
    Baby don't you see, I had a blood transfusion that left me with HIV
    Hoped the end exists for me since late in 1993
    I died a virgin, I wish I could've given myself to you
    I cried in the hospital because there was no one else but you
    Promise that you'll meet me in paradise inevitably
    No matter what, I'll keep your love forever with me"

    What happened for the rest of the day is still a blur
    But I remember wishing that I was dead, instead of her
    She was buried on August 3rd
    The story ends without a sequel
    And now you know why Technique, don't ****ing fall in love with people
    Hold the person that you love closely if they're next to you
    The one you love, not the person that'll simply have sex with you
    Appreciate them to the fullest extent, and then beyond
    'Cause you never really know what you got, until it's gone
     
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  41. Masamusou

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    "Sky Falls Down" DJ PradaG
    "Evolution" Ayumi Hamasaki
    "Just be Conscious" Megumi Hayashibara
    "Blow me Away" Breaking Benjamin
    "In the End" Linkin Park
    "The Way you Move" Outkast
    "Explosive" Bond
    "Breakdown" Breaking Benjamin
    "Break my Fall" Breaking Benjamin
    Those are the main ones I listen to, there's a few others I throw in there occasionally.
     
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    Suicide machines!! i like catch 22, not the new stuff though, keasbey nights is a really good album. Old ltj is good too. Dropkick murphys have some good stuff too. Operation Ivy, rancid, distillers. Those are my punk/ska/skunk picks.

    Boney M - rasputin, now thats an awesome song
    Joan Jett- bad reputation
    Orgy - Blue monday
    Ramones - blitzkrieg bop
    if you get a chance find the cover The salads - ghostbusters
     
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  43. nViATi

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    x japan - kurenai
     
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  44. Ronaldo

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    wear headphones onto the court and sing Feelings by Morris Albert. Wo-o-o-o Feelings
     
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    Slipknot's "Wait and bleed" or "Spit it out" :)
     
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  46. !<-_->!

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    bc-05, what song is that?
     
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  47. michaellashan

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    COWBOYS FROM HELL by Pantera

    The Rocky IV soundtrack!

    Dragoooooooooooooo!!!! :)
     
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    Calm Like a Bomb - Rage Against the Machine
     
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    I like to listen to Mozart and Beethoven.
     
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    immortal technique - you never know
     
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