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