Ladies and gentlemen, Ole Miss baseball is officially back. Yes, the grass is green and the lines are perfectly drawn at Swayze Field.
But more than that, the sound waves that will reverberate against students, coolers and barbecues in the outfield as each rebel heads for the plate have finally been finalized.
The Rebels officially announced this season’s songs ahead of the season opener against Charleston Southern this weekend.
While there are so many wonderful parts of the baseball season, none are better than introducing a batter. Throughout the season, the most loyal fans memorize the batting order by a song from the players.
The best part about walkout songs is the complete unknown and lack of related genres. This year, there’s a mix of classics, TikTok songs, bangers, and chart-topping hits.
Without further ado, here are the top 15 best songs to release in 2022:
Hayden Leatherwood: Mississippi by Afroman
Matt Parenteau: Swag Surfin’ by FLY
Ben Van Cleave: You Make My Dreams by Daryl Hall & John Oates
Bench Justin: Rihanna’s Desperado
Brayden Jones: Empire State of Mind by rburg
Jack Dougherty: Jay-Z Public Service Announcement
Brandon Johnson: Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes
Mitch Murrel: Mississippi Queen by Mountain
Tim Elco: Fortunate Son by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Tim Simay: Really Really by Kevin Gates
Max Cioffi: Hungry Like Wolves by Duran Duran
Dylan DeLucia: ‘Till I Collapse by Eminem
Riley Maddox: This is the Hot Stepper by Ini Kamoze
WesBurton: It smells like the Teen Spirit of Nirvana
Logan Savel: Run this Town by Rihanna, Jay-Z and Kanye West
Ranking the power of Red Cup staff songs
A Man to Beat: When You’re Hot, You’re Hot by Jerry Reed
Gray Hardison: Getting Down by Freddie King
Ruby Draayer: Gasolina by Daddy Yankee
JUCO: Use Me by Bill Withers
Whiskey Wednesday: the Lebanese blonde from Thievery Corporation
Bob: When the Levee Breaks by Led Zeppelin
Two Yards: Mr. Mudd and Mr. Gold by Townes van Zandt
So which is your favorite from the Ole Miss range? What would be your walking song? And most importantly, why don’t we have them at work when we step off the elevator to our preassigned cabins to lift our spirits?