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SimonSNET 06-21-2012 02:30 PM

What is your ultimate pre-match pump up song?
 
For those who listen to music before a match or during warmup, and good pump up song will get you moving and raise the energy level. What is your ultimate tennis pump up song / playlist?

My top choice is the classic Enter Sandman by Metallica. It starts off fairly mellow but builds up over the first minute or so as they add in the heavy drums and metal.

Some other of my choices are Megalomaniac by Incubus (similar to Enter Sandman has an awesome build up intro) and Party Rock by LMFAO (just high energy the whole time).

I'm curious to see what other pump up songs other people go with, or do you forego music for a different pre-match routine?

JackB1 06-21-2012 02:32 PM

I like to listen to Enya

IA-SteveB 06-21-2012 02:40 PM

Kenny G

Seriously, any hairband songs from the 80's does just fine.

woodrow1029 06-21-2012 02:51 PM

Side note, I was chairing a match at Charleston between Lindsay Davenport and Nicole Pratt several years ago, and I think the final score was 6-1, 6-1 for Davenport. On all the changeovers at Family Circle Cup, they play music over the speakers. Sometime in the second set they played, "So you had a bad day....."

Pratt looked up at me after I said time and told me it was quite a fitting song choice for her at the moment.

floridatennisdude 06-21-2012 03:08 PM

I listen to sports talk radio, so I guess I get pumped up by sound clips and radio jingles.

Alchemy-Z 06-22-2012 04:38 AM

Coldplay Paradise Peponi African Style PianoCello Cover The Piano Guys ft Alex Boye
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yH3QJ5E9K8

The tribal sound makes me feel like I am calling to my most inner primal self and the string instruments call to finesse and dexterity

The piano is calming

while the drum building thru out the song gets the blood pumping and the rhythm in my movement.

at the 3:48 mark a sense a euphoria falls over me and I feel ready.

spot 06-22-2012 05:02 AM

I'm not at all religious but Jesus Walks by Kanye West is just such a strong beat that it can get me focused. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYF7H_fpc-g

NoFx the Cause works for me too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh17DBekp2U

And of course pretty much anything AC/DC

mikeler 06-22-2012 05:33 AM

The NBC Wimbledon theme.

nickarnold2000 06-22-2012 07:31 AM

The Stones of course, "If You Start me up...". :)

Xisbum 06-22-2012 08:12 AM

Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Gimme Three Steps" gets my feet moving every time, on or off the court. ;-)

Taxvictim 06-22-2012 08:18 AM

In the car on the way to the court, if by myself, Eminem's "Lose Yourself."

You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow, 'cause opportunity comes once in a lifetime.

J_R_B 06-22-2012 08:59 AM

In high school, it was Iron Man for wrestling matches and Fire On The Mountain for tennis.

jdubbs 06-22-2012 09:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Taxvictim (Post 6651556)
In the car on the way to the court, if by myself, Eminem's "Lose Yourself."

You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow, 'cause opportunity comes once in a lifetime.

or, opportunity comes, like, the next time you play.

JLyon 06-22-2012 10:07 AM

Over and Under It -- Five Finger Death Punch
Soldiers -- Drowning Pool and
Top off it off with
Enter Sandman

Bergboy123 06-22-2012 11:03 AM

Sail - AWHOLNATION

KoaUka 06-22-2012 11:10 AM

Joe Esposito, "You're the Best"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fWvub_WBho

RadicalMPfan 06-22-2012 11:58 AM

Shania Twain- Feel like a woman
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beernutz 06-22-2012 12:50 PM

Flagpole Sitta by Harvey Danger

I had visions, I was in them,
I was looking into the mirror
To see a little bit clearer
The rottenness and evil in me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWnbUpkOiB0

SimonSNET 06-22-2012 01:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alchemy-Z (Post 6651083)
Coldplay Paradise Peponi African Style PianoCello Cover The Piano Guys ft Alex Boye
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yH3QJ5E9K8

The tribal sound makes me feel like I am calling to my most inner primal self and the string instruments call to finesse and dexterity

The piano is calming

while the drum building thru out the song gets the blood pumping and the rhythm in my movement.

at the 3:48 mark a sense a euphoria falls over me and I feel ready.

Nice choice! That was a really cool cover.

+1 for Flagpole Sitta. I gotta check out some of these other songs.

SimonSNET 06-22-2012 01:38 PM

Although I can't listen to Flagpole Sitta without thinking of this - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMuRWRqpQXQ


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