Dugout disc jockeys are a controversial topic on the travel baseball/softball team circuit these days. Either you love their tunes or you want to smash their speakers with your kid’s new Demarini Voodoo.
But for the sake of this article, we’ll assume that you love the idea of blaring music to pump up the players and fans. The DJ dad for my 10-year-old son’s team goes by DJ SK.
Here’s his signature.
We call him DJ SK because, well, no one knows his real name. What, with all his aliases, it’s just easier to go by DJ SK.
In addition to having two walk-up songs cued and ready for every batter, DJ SK has an impressive knack for choosing the perfect music and/or sound effect for every ballgame situation. Last weekend, as he instinctively played the Jeopardy theme song during a tense coach vs umpire moment at the plate, I thought, “other teams might appreciate us sharing some of DJ SK’s timely rhythms.”
So I asked him to write something.
And he did. (see below.)
Top 15 Songs for Youth Baseball/Softball Games
I will give situations and then proceed with some songs that kids relate to regardless of whether they’re familiar with them or not. Some songs can be used in various situations. Again its up to the DJ to bring the song to life. Of course you would need the radio edit version of everything
The team takes the field warming up first inning: in defense.
Come with Me Now – Kongos
Ready to Rumble – Jock Jams
Kick the Dust Up – Luke Bryan
We Ready – Bubba Sparxxx & Archie Eversole
The team is ready for offense.
GDFR – Flo Rida
Seven Nation Army – White Stripes Light ‘Em Up – Fall Out Boy
When a heavy hitter is coming to bat.
Here Comes the Boom – Nelly
After the players come up with a huge out or they get three outs and the crowd is going wild.
Jump Around – House of Pain vs Kriss Kross
Are You Ready for This – Jock Jams
Turn Down for What – DJ Snake and Lil Jon
Thunderstruck – ACDC
You need a couple of fun ones the kids like dancing to.
Watch Me Whip – Sliento
Tequila – the Champs
Teach Me How to Dougie – Cali Swag District
This list just scratches the surface but it will get you started. Of course real DJ’s cant possibly list everything. It would take three days to do that. I can’t let you see all my show cards. lol Good Luck and have fun with it.
So what are the favorites on your team’s playlist? Share them in the comments.
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My name is Angela Weight. I live in Midlothian, VA with my husband James, two sons, Andrew and Jack, dogs Katie and Ayla and cat, Callie. We’re new to the area…transplants from the Dublin, GA area, where I grew up. My husband has a job that pays the bills so I can sit around and obsess about cat food shapes and how my house smells. I also have this goal of seeing all 50 states by the time I’m 50. I’m 43 now and have been to 45 of them. If you have any friends or family in Vermont, Rhode Island, Oklahoma, North Dakota or Alaska who’d like us to come visit (and maybe pay for it) let me know.
My sons (ages 16 and 11) play a ridiculous amount of baseball. If I’m not at home or out buying scented wax warmer cubes, I’m probably at a baseball field somewhere in Suburbia. In fact, I have to leave now to take Jack to practice. I’ll write more later.
Oh, another thing you need to know. We’re SF Giants fans. Crazy, fanatical Giants fans. I grew up a Braves fan, but converted when I married James who grew up in the Bay Area. That’s important.
Great! Now Jack is late for practice.
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