10 songs Olympic athletes use to get pumped up, probably

August 14, 2016
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By now, the image of Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps preparing for his swim has gained meme-worthy status. Just look at his inner rage.

Although he already opened up about his playlist to the New York Times (it included Eminem, Young Jeezy and Eric Church), we like to imagine a different kind of playlist for Olympic athletes.

Here are eight songs Olympic athletes use to get pumped up…probably.

(Well, maybe not, but we can dream.)


“Trees” by Twenty One Pilots

“Trees” starts out slowly, but it builds up into an all-out party. It’s the perfect song for the start of a warmup playlist; after all, you don't want to just jump into the action. You'll twist your ankle or something.


“Victorious” by Panic! At The Disco

This is an obvious choice. Victory. Sports. Duh.


“Aggressive” by Beartooth

Revenge. Aggressiveness. Anger. Beartooth gets all the emotions boiling for an ultimate win.


“You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid” by The Offspring

The other teams won't even have a chance.


“Made This Way” by the Word Alive

The Word Alive captures the idea of finding the strength inside to move forward and conquer in this heavy song. 10/10.


“Hope” by We Came As Romans

Optimism is good for sports.


“Never Give In” by Black Veil Brides

Even more optimism; as BVB point out, never give in.


“All You Need Is Already Within You” by Senses Fail

Let's be real, by the time Olympic athletes get to the competition, they've got all the training they'll need to win.


“Go Down In History” by Four Year Strong

Olympic gold means making history. Athletes need to keep their eyes on the prize.


“Centuries” by Fall Out Boy

Another obvious choice for this playlist. Go for gold, go down in history.

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