April 23, 2017

Washington Nationals Walk-Up Music 2015

**List updated 08/29/2015**  

[I was behind and added lots of songs, including Bryce Harper’s 80’s Night selections!]

NEED DIFO

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Originally Published on 4/07/2015

It is a brand new season and the Nationals are the favorite to win the World Series! Which songs have the Washington Nationals players have selected as their batting music?

Keeping a list of batting songs used to be a simple task since most players used only song for each at bat, all season long. Now, many players use 3-4 songs in each game and change them many times over the season.

District Sports Page will do its best to keep up with the list of songs, however, invite fans to help us out. Please feel free to comment on this post or tweet to @cnichols14 when you hear a new song. DSP really can’t do this without you since we now live in Idaho and only make it to a few home games a year. [Read more…]

Washington Nationals Walk-Up Music 2014

**List updated 09/28/2014** (added two songs for Michael Taylor)
NEED: Cedeno, Treinen

It is a brand new season and we’re excited to hear which songs the Washington Nationals players have selected as their batting music. District Sports Page will do its best to keep up with them, however, invite fans to help us out. Please feel free to comment on this post or tweet to @cnichols14 when you hear a new song.

In case you missed previous season’s songs, you can check out the 2012 walk-up music here and 2013 walk-up music here. A few of the songs from last year are still being used early in 2014.

Ryan Zimmerman at bat - Washington Nationals Home Opener v. Atlanta Braves, 4/4/2014

Ryan Zimmerman at bat – Washington Nationals Home Opener v. Atlanta Braves, 4/4/2014

Fans love walk-up music. It is always a popular topic on Twitter, Facebook and discussion boards. Some players select music that gets them fired up, suits them perfectly or even pokes fun of themselves (i.e. Matt Stairs two years using Toby Keith’s “As Good As I Once Was“). It can be a small window into the player’s personality.

There are superstitious players that change their music when they are slumping at the plate. And some have a handful of songs that are used in rotation.

Some players stick with the same song season after season and even years after leaving the Nationals or baseball all together, fans immediately think of that player every time they hear the song (i.e. Chad Cordero and Metallica’s “King Nothing“).

Former National Michael Morse (now with the San Francisco Giants), had the team’s most eclectic taste in his walk-up music, thanks in part to his brother helping select songs. His most popular song was “Take on Me” by A-ha, which has now become the “fans’ Natitude anthem” and is currently being used as the Nats 7th inning stretch song. The music is usually cut off before it gets to the high part of the chorus, so the fans finish it off! It started in 2010, but finally caught on and fans voices are even heard on TV. Join in next time you’re at the park.

Big news regarding the 7th inning stretch song! It appears that the Nats may have retired “Take on Me” as the 7th inning supplemental song after “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” on May 17, 2014. Fans have reported that “Dancing in the Streets” by Martha & The Vandellas have [temporarily] replaced it. Unfortunately, there was a fan poll late in the season and “Friends in Low Places” by Garth Brooks is now used. While I like this song, I personally don’t think it is an appropriate or fan-friendly song. It is a slow song and its about drinking. A new song needs to be selected ASAP!

While on the topic of music, the Nats have used “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC to take the field for several seasons. That has changed for 2014. The Nationals are now jogging out to their positions to “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)” by Fall Out Boy. Personally, I wish the songs would remain the same because baseball is all about traditions and would like there to be a few traditions at Nationals Park.

All of the following songs have been confirmed through various sources including programs like Shazam, Soundhound, as well as players tweets, interviews, etc. We’ve included links to videos, however, remember that there is only a few seconds of the song used during the walk-up so it may sound different at the beginning at first. There is a lot of Natitude on the list!

Please help us keep list up to date and post additional songs that we may have missed in the comments.  Thank you! Enjoy!

Asdrubal Cabrera – Limbo by Daddy Yankee

Ian Desmond – One Sixteen by Trip Lee (feat. KB & Andy Mineo)
Ian Desmond – Sun is Shining (Smoke Out Dubstep Remix) by Bob Marley
Ian Desmond – My Conclusion by Stephen Marley Feat. Akon & Buju Banton
Ian Desmond – I Can’t Stop by Flux Pavilion
Ian Desmond – Warriors by Kymani Marley
Ian Desmond – I Believe by Soja Feat. Michael Franti, Nahko

Greg Dobbs – Show Me a Sign by Alter Bridge

Danny Espinosa – Outside by Staind
Danny Espinosa – Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Danny Espinosa – Sail by AWOLNATION

Kevin Frandsen – Snow (Hey Oh) by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Scott Hairston – Blue Sky by Common

Bryce Harper – Dark House by Katy Perry Feat. Juicy J
Bryce Harper – TaKillya by Vinnie Maniscalco
Bryce Harper – Flower by Moby
Bryce Harper – Talk Dirty by Jason Derulo Feat. 2 Chainz
Bryce Harper – Don’t Worry Be Happy by Bobby McFerrin
Bryce Harper – Tom Sawyer by Rush
Bryce Harper – The Joker by Steve Miller Band
Bryce Harper – Do My Thang by Miley Cyrus
Bryce Harper – In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins
Bryce Harper – Shake It Off by Taylor Swift
Bryce Harper – All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor

Jeff Kobernus – Like Whaaat by Problem featuring Bad Lucc (clean/radio version)

Adam LaRoche – The Only Way I Know by Jason Aldean and Eric Church
Adam LaRoche – That’s My Kind Of Night by Luke Bryan
Adam LaRoche – Take A Little Ride by Jason Aldean
Adam LaRoche – My Kinda Party by Jason Aldean

Sandy Leon – Watch Out For This [Bumaye; Daddy Yankee Remix] by Major Lazer

Jose Lobaton – Don’t Stop the Party by Pitbull
Jose Lobaton – Mi Chica Ideal by Chico & Nacho

Nate McLouth – Kyrie by Mr. Mister
Nate McLouth – Separate Ways (World Apart) by Journey

Tyler Moore – The Outsiders by Eric Church

Wilson Ramos – Wilson by Phish (Crowd chants at beginning of live performance) [History of song]
Wilson Ramos – Chucuchá by Ilegales

Anthony Rendon – No Competition by Bun B. Feat. Raekwon & Kobe
Anthony Rendon – Fire by Bun B Feat. Rick Ross & 2 Chainz & Serani

Nat Schierholtz – Wretches and Kings by Linkin Park

Steven Souza, Jr. - Take Me There by Trip Lee featuring Jimmy Needham

Denard Span – Gotta Have It by Kanye West and Jay Z
Denard Span – I’m Ready – The Diplomats
Denard Span – We Made It Freestyle by Drake Feat. Soulja Boy

Michael Taylor – Oceans Remix by Dream Junkies
Michael Taylor – The City by Da’ T.R.U.T.H Feat. B. Reith

Zach Walters – Let It Go (from Frozen) by Idina Menzel
Zach Walters – Do You Want To Build A Snowman (from Frozen)
Zach Walters – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (Theme Song) by Ennio Morricone

Jayson Werth – Werewolves of London – Warren Zevon
Jayson Werth – Warehouse by Dave Matthews Band
Jayson Werth – The Walking Dead Theme Song
Jayson Werth – Game of Thrones Theme Song
Jayson Werth – The Rains of Castamere from Game of Thrones (Season 4) – Metal Version

Ryan Zimmerman – This Is How We Do It – Montell Jordan
Ryan Zimmerman – The Downeaster Alexa by Billy Joel

PITCHERS:

Aaron Barrett – This Is What It Feels Like (W&w Radio Edit) by Armin van Buuren Feat. Trevor Guthrie
Aaron Barrett – Thunderstruck by AC/DC
Aaron Barrett – The Bear Song by Green Jelly

Jerry Blevins – Sympathy for the Devil by The Rolling Stones

Xavier Cedeno – NEED

Tyler Clippard – Ready or Not by The Fugees

Ross Detwiler – Wherever I May Roam by Metallica (pitching)

Doug Fister – All I Want by Tim McGraw

Gio Gonzalez – Trophies by Young Money & Drake (batting) [clean version]

Taylor Hill – Burning Heart by Survivor (pitching and batting)

Taylor Jordan – Collide by Skillet

Ryan Mattheus – Firework by Katy Perry

Tanner Roark – Kickstart My Heart by Motley Crue
Tanner Roark – Stranglehold by Ted Nugent (batting)

Rafael Soriano – El Rey de Monticulo —”The King of the Mound” by Ediseuri Concepcion Mejia
(Story behind song)

Craig Stammen – Eye of the Tiger by Survivor

Drew Storen – When the Lights Go Out by The Black Keys

Stephen Strasburg – Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes

Matt Thorton – Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne

Blake Treinen – NEED

Jordan Zimmermann – Hell On Wheels by Brantley Gilbert (pitching)

 

Cheryl Nichols is a Columnist and Photographer for District Sports Page. She is credentialed to cover the Washington Capitals and has reported on the community service and fan events for Nats News Network and Caps News Network since 2006. Cheryl is an accomplished action photographer and has been published in The Washington Post and many other local media. She was a credentialed photographer for the 2010 season covering the Washington Nationals. You can follow her on Twitter @cnichols14.

Washington Nationals Walk-Up Music 2013

**List updated 09/17/2013**

(NEED:  Perez, Brown and Leon)

It is about time that we posted the list of music used by the Washington Nationals players so far this season! In case you missed you last season’s songs, you can check out the 2012 walk-up music here.

Adam LaRoche - Chicago White Sox v. Washington Nationals, 4/9/2013 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Adam LaRoche – Chicago White Sox v. Washington Nationals, 4/9/2013 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Fans love walk-up music. It is always a popular topic on Twitter, Facebook and discussion boards. Some players select music that gets them fired up, suits them perfectly or even pokes fun of themselves (i.e. Matt Stairs two years using Toby Keith’s “As Good As I Once Was“). It can be a small window into the player’s personality. Ryan Mattheus has told fans that he won’t use another song until he finds one that “fires him up” like “Firework” (he has used since the minor leagues).

There are superstitious players that change their music when they are slumping at the plate. And some have a handful of songs that are used in rotation.

Some players stick with the same song season after season and even years after leaving the Nationals or baseball all together, fans immediately think of that player every time they hear the song (i.e. Chad Cordero and Metallica’s “King Nothing“).

Former National Michael Morse (now with the Seattle Mariners), had the team’s most eclectic taste in his walk-up music, thanks in part to his brother helping select songs. His most popular song was “Take on Me” by A-ha, which has now become the “fans’ Natitude anthem” and is currently being used as the Nats 7th inning stretch song. The music is usually cut off before it gets to the high part of the chorus, so the fans finish it off! It started in 2010, but finally caught on and fans voices are even heard on TV. Join in next time you’re at the park.

All of the following songs have been confirmed through various sources including programs like Shazam, Soundhound, as well as players tweets, interviews, etc. All of the songs have been used at one point throughout the 2013 season. We’ve included links to videos, however, remember that there is only a few seconds of the song used during the walk-up so it may sound different at the beginning at first. There is a lot of Natitude on the list!

Please help us keep list up to date and post additional songs that we may have missed in the comments.  Thank you! Enjoy!

POSITION PLAYERS:

Roger Bernadina – My Time (feat. Jeremih) by Fabulous
Roger Bernadina – The System by Popcaan

Corey Brown- NEED

Ian Desmond – One Sixteen by Trip Lee (feat. KB & Andy Mineo)
Ian Desmond – Warriors by Ky-Mani Marley
Ian Desmond – Church Clap by KB (feat. Lecrae)
Ian Desmond – The Saints by Andy Mineo (feat. KB and Trip Lee)

Danny Espinosa – Battle Scars by Lupe Fiasco & Guy Sebastian
Danny Espinosa – Walk by Pantera
Danny Espinosa – Turn the Page by Bob Seger
Danny Espinosa – Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked by Cage The Elephant

Scott Hairston – Top Down by Swizz Beatz
Scott Hairston – Blue Sky by Common

Bryce Harper – Flower by Moby
Bryce Harper – Coming Home by Diddy (feat. Skylar Grey)
Bryce Harper – It’s Tricky by Run D.M.C.
Bryce Harper – America by Ray Charles (used on 4th of July)
Bryce Harper – Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey
Bryce Harper – Tik Tok by Ke$ha
Bryce Harper – Jump Around by House of Pain
Bryce Harper – Roar by Katy Perry

Jeff Kobernus – Like Whaaat by Problem (feat. Bad Lucc)

Adam LaRoche – My Kinda Party by Jason Aldean
Adam LaRoche – In the Air Tonight – Phil Collins
Adam LaRoche – Copperhead Road by Steve Earle

Sandy Leon – NEED

Steve Lombardozzi – Cinderella Man by Eminem [Clean Version]
Steve Lombardozzi – Barefoot Blue Jean Night by Jake Owen

Chris Marrero – Don’t Stop The Party by Pitbull

Tyler Moore – Take A Little Ride by Jason Aldean
Tyler Moore – Muckalee Creek Water by Luke Bryan
Tyler Moore – Pirate Flag by Kenny Chesney
Tyler Moore – Drivin’ Around Song by Colt Ford feat. Jason Aldean

Eury Perez – NEED

Wilson Ramos – Ponme to Eso Palante by El Chuape
Wilson Ramos – Wepa by Gloria Estefan

Anthony Rendon – Still D.R.E. by Dr. Dre (feat. Snoop Dogg)
Anthony Rendon – I Run by Slim Thug

Wil Rhymes – Walk by Pantera

Jhonatan Solano – Pata Boom by Rafy & R La Fama

Denard Span – Bugatti by Ace Hood [Clean Version]
Denard Span – We Still In This Bitch by B.o.B. (feat. T.I. and Juicy J) [Clean Version]
Denard Span – Believe It by Meek Mill (feat. Rick Ross) [Clean Version]
Denard Span – Shoutout by Birdman (feat. French Montana and Gudda Gudda) [Need Clean Version]
Denard Span – Gotta Have It by Kanye West and Jay Z
Denard Spam – Tom Ford by Jay-Z [Clean version: clean lyrics]

Kurt Suzuki – Small Axe by Bob Marley
Kurt Suzuki – Jammin‘ by Bob Marley
Kurt Suzuki – Lively Up Yourself by Bob Marley & The Wailers
Kurt Suzuki – One Drop by Bob Marley
Kurt Suzuki – Night Nurse by Gregory Isaacs

Chad Tracy – Wagon Wheel by Darius Rucker

Zach Walters – Anything Could Happen (Remix) by Ellie Goulding

Jayson Werth – Burn It Down by Linkin Park
Jayson Werth – Werewolves of London – Warren Zevon
Jayson Werth – Warehouse by Dave Matthews Band
Jayson Werth – Dazed and Confused by Led Zeppelin
Jayson Werth – The Walking Dead Theme Song
Jayson Werth – Game of Thrones Theme Song

Ryan Zimmerman – Radioactive by Imagine Dragons
Ryan Zimmerman – So Good by B.o.B
Ryan Zimmerman – Whatever You Like by T.I.
Ryan Zimmerman – My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up) by Fall Out Boy
Ryan Zimmerman – Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke (feat. T.I., Pharrell)

PITCHERS:

Fernando Abad – Deliverance by Bubba Sparxxx

Tyler Clippard – Ready or Not by The Fugees

Xavier Cedeno – Limbo by Daddy Yankee

Erik Davis – No Leaf Clover by Metallica

Ross Detwiler – Wherever I May Roam by Metallica (pitching)

Zach Duke – 2 x 4 by Metallica
Zach Duke – When the Levee Breaks by Led Zeppelin

Gio Gonzalez – House Party (feat. Young Chris) by Meek Mill [clean version] (pitching)
Gio Gonzalez – Standing Ovation by Young Jeezy (batting)
Gio Gonzalez – On Top of the World by Imagine Dragons (batting)

Dan Haren – Dirty Harry by Gorillaz (pitching warm up)
Dan Haren – One More Chance/Stay With Me Remix by Notorious B.I.G. (batting)
Dan Haren – Electric Feel by MGMT

Taylor Jordan – Collide by Skillet

Nathan Karns – La Grange by ZZ Top

Ian Krol – Avicii vs Lenny Kravitz by Superlove

Ryan Mattheus – Firework by Katy Perry

Ross Ohlendorf – Barefoot Blue Jean Night by Jake Owen

Tanner Roark – Kickstart My Heart by Motley Crue

Henry Rodriguez – Energía by Alexis & Fido

Rafael Soriano – El Rey de Monticulo —”The King of the Mound” by Ediseuri Concepcion Mejia
(Story behind song)

Craig Stammen – Eye of the Tiger by Survivor

Drew Storen – Bad Company by Five Finger Death Punch
Drew Storen – When the Lights Go Out by The Black Keys

Stephen Strasburg – Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes

Jordan Zimmermann – Hell On Wheels by Brantley Gilbert (pitching)
Jordan Zimmermann – Son’s Gonna Rise by Citizen Cope (batting)

 

Cheryl Nichols is a Columnist and Photographer for District Sports Page. She is credentialed to cover the Washington Capitals and has reported on the community service and fan events for Nats News Network and Caps News Network since 2006. Cheryl is an accomplished action photographer and has been published in The Washington Post and many other local media. She was a credentialed photographer for the 2010 season covering the Washington Nationals. You can follow her on Twitter @cnichols14.

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