20 Pump Up Songs for Basketball

Playing your favorite sport can be really fun, but sometimes it can be hard to get pumped up for the game. Music is a great way to get yourself psyched up and ready to play. There’s just something about music that gets you going and gets you in the right mindset.

Whether you’re an experienced player or a beginner, working out to music is a great way to get in the zone and increase your skills. Here are some of our favorite pump up songs for basketball.

1. “U Can’t Touch This” by MC Hammer

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Starting off the list is a timeless classic. You can’t go wrong with a little MC Hammer to get you pumped up for the game. This song is sure to get you on your feet and ready to take on your opponents. It was released in 1990 and is still just as popular today.

2. “Lose Yourself” by Eminem

Eminem - Lose Yourself [HD]Eminem – Lose Yourself [HD]

Eminem is a hip-hop legend and this song is one of his most popular. It was released in 2002 and quickly rose to the top of the charts.

It’s an inspirational song that will get you pumped up and ready to take on anything. If you need a little motivation, this is the song for you.  This track was featured in the film, “8 Mile”.

3. “Thunder” by Imagine Dragons

Imagine Dragons - ThunderImagine Dragons – Thunder

“Thunder” by Imagine Dragons is fast-paced and has a great beat that will get you pumped up for the ball game. The song is also empowering and will make you feel like you can take on anything.  It’s one of their most popular tracks to date with over 1.8 billion views on Youtube.

4. “Monster” by Kanye West feat. Rick Ross

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Next on the list is “Monster” by Kanye West feat. Rick Ross. This song is sure to get you pumped up with its heavy bass and fast tempo. The lyrics are also motivating and will make you feel like a superstar. It was released in 2010 as part of his My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album.

5. “Pump up the Jam” by Technotronic

Technotronic - Pump Up The Jam (Official Music Video)Technotronic – Pump Up The Jam (Official Music Video)

Up next is a classic pump-up song that is sure to get you moving, “Pump up the Jam” by Technotronic. This song was released in 1989 and is still as popular today as it was back then.

Being one of the first real club anthems, it’s no wonder that this song is still played at basketball games to get the crowd going.

6. “Hard In Da Paint” by Waka Flocka Flame

Waka Flocka "Hard in Da Paint" (Official Music Video)Waka Flocka “Hard in Da Paint” (Official Music Video)

Waka Flocka Flame is a Southern rapper who is known for his aggressive and high-energy songs. “Hard In Da Paint” is one of his most popular tracks and it is perfect for getting pumped up before a big game.

The song features a pounding beat and Waka’s signature rap style that will get you amped up and ready to play.

7. “We Will Rock You” by Queen

Queen - We Will Rock You (Official Video)Queen – We Will Rock You (Official Video)

You might already have this song on your pre-game playlist, but if you don’t, it’s a must-add. “We Will Rock You” features a simple yet catchy guitar riff and some of the most motivational lyrics ever written.

When the chorus kicks in, you’ll be ready to run through a brick wall. This song is guaranteed to get you pumped up for the ball game!

8. “Turn Down for What” by DJ Snake, Lil Jon

DJ Snake, Lil Jon - Turn Down for WhatDJ Snake, Lil Jon – Turn Down for What

EDM and hip-hop collide in this 2013 banger that’s sure to get any crowd pumped up. The perfect song for pre-game warmups or getting hyped before tipoff.

It’s still a popular track today and has been used in numerous sports commercials. You can find it on the album of the same title.

9. “Survivor” by Destiny’s Child

Destiny's Child - Survivor (Official Video)Destiny’s Child – Survivor (Official Video)

For when you need a little extra motivation, this anthemic track from Destiny’s Child is sure to inspire. It’s all about being a survivor and fighting through adversity.

It was released in 2001 as part of their third studio album, of the same name. This track is available for streaming on all music platforms out there.

10. “Started from the Bottom” by Drake

Drake - Started From The Bottom (Explicit)Drake – Started From The Bottom (Explicit)

Drake’s 2013 hit is all about starting from the bottom and making your way to the top. It’s a great pump-up song for any situation, whether you’re getting ready for a big game or working towards your goals. This track can be found on Drake’s third studio album, Nothing Was the Same.

11. “I Believe That We Will Win” by Pitbull

Pitbull - I Believe That We Will Win | World Anthem (Official Video)Pitbull – I Believe That We Will Win | World Anthem (Official Video)

The next song is an upbeat track from Pitbull that is sure to get you fired up. It’s all about believing in yourself and your team and knowing that you will come out victorious.

This song was released in 2020 as part of his album of the same name. It amassed over 8 million views on Youtube and can be streamed on all music platforms out there.

12. “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor

Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger (Official HD Video)Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger (Official HD Video)

Another popular song played at sporting events is “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor. It was released in 1982 as part of the soundtrack for the film Rocky III.

The song is all about being determined and never giving up, no matter how hard the obstacles may seem. This has been covered by various artists out there but the original still remains the most popular.

13. “Stronger” by Kanye West

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“Stronger” is a song by Kanye West that was released in 2007. It’s all about using pain and adversity to become stronger and better. This track can be found on his third studio album, Graduation. It’s a popular choice for pump-up songs due to its high energy and motivating lyrics.

14. “Till I Collapse (Remix)” by Eminem

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Next on the list is a remix of “Till I Collapse” by Eminem. It’s about as high energy as you can get, and it talks about never giving up, even when things seem impossible.

If you’re a fan of Eminem, or just need a song to listen to when you’re feeling low, this is a great choice. You can find this remix on Youtube.

15. “The Boys of Fall” by Kenny Chesney

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Kenny Chesney’s “The Boys of Fall” is a song about football, but it’s also a song about camaraderie and working together towards a common goal.

If you’re looking for a song that will get you fired up for whatever game you’re playing, this is a great option. You can find this song on his album Hemingway’s Whiskey released in 2010.

16. “In the Zone” by David Banner

In The Zone (feat. Bj The Chicago Kid)In The Zone (feat. Bj The Chicago Kid)

From the album of the same title, “In the Zone” is a great song to get you feeling like you’re ready to take on anything.

It’s got a great beat and energizing lyrics that are sure to get you moving. Warming up to this song will help get you in the right mindset for whatever sport you’re playing.

17. “All I Do Is Win” by DJ Khaled

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Next on the list is “All I Do Is Win” by DJ Khaled. This song is all about, well, winning. If you’re searching for a song to get you pumped up and believe you’re invincible, this is the one.

Being confident is half the battle, and this song will give you the boost you need. You can find this song on Khaled’s album Victory.

18. “The Buzz” by Hermitude

Hermitude - The Buzz [Audio]Hermitude – The Buzz [Audio]

“The Buzz” is a great song to get you moving. It’s got a catchy beat and some great lyrics that will make you feel like you can take on the world. You can find it on the Dark Night Sweet Light album which was released in 2015 and can be found on all music platforms out there.

19. “Levels” by Avicii

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Avicii was a Swedish DJ who sadly passed away in 2018, but his music lives on. “Levels” will give you the adrenaline boost you need to take your game to the next level.

It won’t be easy to sit still while this song is playing. With a whopping 600 million views on Youtube, it’s clearly a fan favorite.

20. “Blow Me Away” by Breaking Benjamin

Breaking Benjamin - Blow Me Away [HQ]Breaking Benjamin – Blow Me Away [HQ]

Wrapping up the list is “Blow Me Away” by Breaking Benjamin. It’s an oldie but a goodie, and it definitely deserves a spot on this list.

From the album Halo 2 Original Soundtrack: Volume One, this song is the perfect mix of heavy and fast-paced, with a touch of aggression. So if you’re looking for a song to get you fired up, look no further than “Blow Me Away.”

Final Thoughts

When it comes to getting pumped up for a big game, there are few things more important than having the right music to get you in the zone. Basketball is an intense and fast-paced sport, so it’s important to have a soundtrack that will help you get hyped up and ready to go.

Whether you’re looking for something to get you fired up on the court or simply want to enjoy some good pump-up tunes, these songs will definitely do the trick. So crank up the volume and get ready to dominate the competition.