What Walk-Up Song Would You Pick?

Jul 14, 2015

Sometimes you just have to dance! Gapper and Mr. Redlegs are enjoying the tunes with a little jig.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

The Cincinnati Reds DJ will be working extra hard during Tuesday night's All-Star Game. Normally he only has to play walk-up music when the Reds are at-bat. But Tuesday he's charged with dialing up tunes for all the players.

Aaron Sharpe laughs when asked about what goes into making the perfect pick. "Absolutely nothing," he says.

Well, there's nothing like striking out right away, right? Sharpe says as long as the song is ball park appropriate and the lyrics are clean, players can pick pretty much anything.

"For each player there's something, sometimes personal, about the song. Whether it's a lyric, the message of the song... I've seen players where they've picked songs clearly aimed at critics. The other factor, of course, is just the energy of the song. Whatever gets them pumped up," says Sharpe.

With that in mind, we hit up some WVXU staffers, community leaders, and regular folks. Everyone was asked the same question: What would YOUR walk-up song be?

Put Me In Coach:

Now that you've heard a lot of examples, we want to hear from you. Tell us what song you'd pick by posting on our Facebook page or sending us a tweet. You can also post your choice in the comment section below.

Batter up!