With a mix of pop and old-school rock, this playlist, from the smooth funk of Queen’s “Another One Bites to Dust” to the retro-rhymes of House of Pain’s “Jump Around,” kills it from start to finish.
This pre-game playlist has everything it takes to put intensity into a warm up, with on-point cuts from Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar and Kanye West. Every time I’m in the streets, “M.A.A.D. City” is enough to get amped.
3. Men’s Cross Country
Brief and to the point. Bonus points for the ironic inclusion of “Hooked on a Feeling” and “I’ll Make A Man Out Of You” from Disney film “Mulan” put this pre-game playlist in third.
4. Women’s Tennis
Despite an appearance from the Biebs, the slick hip hop of this playlist propels it to fourth. In the words of the Jay Z and Kanye West cut included here, you gotta have this pre-game playlist.
5. Women’s Soccer
Pop classics from The Black Eyed Peas and Madonna are a must, and this pre-game playlist has them in spades.
6. Women’s Basketball
Any pre-game playlist with Beyoncé and Run DMC takes you to the next level, but One Direction runs the risk of dragging this playlist down.
7. Men’s Soccer
While Drizzy’s beats and flow often pack the punch needed to keep you motivated, the choice of any or too many Drake song puts this pre-game playlist in danger of getting you all up in your feelings right before the game. Not the best for getting amped, unless your feelings are also running through the six with your woes.