November 17, 2017

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.

About Cheryl Nichols

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 since 2006. Cheryl 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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  1. […] Washington Nationals Walk-Up Music 2014 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 them, however, invite fans to help us out. Please feel free to … Read more on District Sports Page […]

  2. […] page.  And, here’s some research by fellow blog DistrictSportsPage on this year’s walk-up songs (and 2013′s walk-up songs) for comparison purposes (note; the official website list […]

  3. […] Note: I’m going solely on the research of others here; I’ve only been to one game so I cannot personally confirm the walk-up music of all these players.  Here’s the team official list of each player’s 2014 walk-up music, and here’s Cheryl Nichols/DistrictSportsPage’s research on this year’s walk-up songs. […]

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