Public Address Announcer

Music is fun but complicated

Public Address Announcer Upset FansIf you are on the hook to play music, have fun but be careful.  If you are in an environment where a bunch of young children are running around, be very selective about what gets played or prepare yourself for the angry mob with pitchforks and torches barnstorming your press box door.  Larger environments will have licenses which means only certain music is allowed.  Quite a bit of modern rap and hip-hop music contains profanity.  Be on the lookout for explicit music and play clean versions or avoid it altogether.  Songs too blatant about sex will be bad for business.  Yes, yes, yes, music can get real complicated, real fast.  Watch out!

Try to plan out your music ahead of time such that it does not detract from your announcing efforts.  Be aware of your audience.  Play tunes you believe they will enjoy.  Never, ever play music for yourself.  Backfire is the only word we can come up with for this.  Do not take music suggestions fro the crowd…or anyone for that matter unless admin insists.  Stick to your plan.

We recommend not playing songs which target the opposition.  “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye” comes to mind.  Make music fun and it will be fun.  On that note, we realize it hurts the home team’s feelings but, in-game music is not about or for them.  Sure, in baseball/softball, you might be playing walk-up clips.  Ok, fine.  The rest of the game is about the audience.  Here’s a good rule of thumb on this:

  • 90-30 minutes prior to game time: home team’s play selection
  • 30 minutes prior to game time forward: audience play selection

Public Address Announcer Rules of ThumbThis means within 30 minutes of first pitch or kick-off that the playlist for general audience needs to be in the air all the way until after the contest.  Of course, this will make the home team pout.  Tough!  They have a game to worry about and, if they struggle with this concept, their coaches will have no problem helping them understand.

Your administration may have music it wants played.  If true, play what the bosses want.  The music choices may not be what you agree with but, administrative decisions rule the roost.  Don’t argue.  Let it go.  What’s the point of arguing, anyway?!  Besides, you prefer announcing above all else, correct?  Yeppers!!!Public Address Announcer Disagreement

Music Lists

For your convenience, we have assembled some general song lists of what we consider socially acceptable music.  This is not a bible but, more a delineation of  suggestions based upon experience.  Millions of pieces of music exist.  These lists are not exhaustive.  You need to use your own awareness, experience and intelligence when building your own playlist.  As is so much of, the concepts presented here promote provocative contemplation.  Think in terms of what will work for you and your organization.  Make your own lists for your own purposes and enjoy!!!

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This is a non-exhaustive list of fun songs which have been used in stadiums, arenas, fields, gymnasiums, swim complexes and more.  Not one single type of event has been singled-out.  Also, our selection comprises significant variety and spans generations as well as genres.  These songs represent our thoughts on the matter of music for events, collected in a very general list.  Do not take it all to heart.  Rather, leverage this list for your own ideas of what works in your individual situation.
1Addicted To LoveRobert Palmer
2Adventure of a LifetimeColdplay
3Ain’t It FunParamore
4Ain’t No Mountain High EnoughMarvin Gaye and Tammie Terrell
5Ain’t No Other ManChristina Aguilera
6Ain’t No Rest For the WickedCage the Elephant
7Ain’t Nothing Wrong with ThatRobert Randolph & the Family Band
8Ain’t Too CoolLunchMoney Lewis
9All About That BassMeghan Trainor
10All I WantToad The Wet Sprocket
11All of the LightsKanye West
12Already GoneThe Eagles
13American IdiotGreen Day
14And the Cradle Will Rock…Van Halen
15Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)Pink Floyd
16ApacheSugarhill Gang
17Are You Gonna Be My Girl?Jet
***At The Hop (Special Add)Danny and the Juniors
18Atomic DogGeorge Clinton
19Authority SongJohn Mellancamp
20Baby One More TimeBritney Spears
21Back In BlackAC/DC
***Back On The Chain Gang (Special Add)Pretenders
22Bad BloodTaylor Swift
23Bad Case of Loving YouRobert Palmer
24Bad GirlsDonna Summer
25Bad ReputationJoan Jett & the Blackhearts
26The Ballroom BlitzSweet
28Been Caught StealingJane’s Addiction
29Best FriendSofi Tukker
30Big City NightsScorpions
31Big Girls Don’t CryFrankie Valli & The Four Seasons
32Billie JeanMichael Jackson
33BillionaireTravie McCoy
34Blitzkreig BopRamones
36Blue Collar ManStyx
37Blurred LinesRobin Thicke
38Boogie NightsHeat Wave
39Boogie WonderlandEarth, Wind & Fire
40Born To RunBruce Springsteen
41A Boy Named SueJohnny Cash
42The Boys Are Back In TownThin Lizzy
43Brick HouseThe Commodores
44Brown Eyed GirlVan Morrison
45Burning Down The HouseTalking Heads
46Burning LoveElvis Presley
47Bust A MoveYoung MC
48Bye Bye Bye*NSYNC
49Cake By The OceanDNCE
50California Love2Pac
51Call MeBlondie
52Call Me MaybeCarly Rae Jepsen
53Can’t Feel My FaceThe Weeknd
54Can’t Stop The FeelingJustin Timberlake
55Car WashRose Royce
56Carry On Wayward SonKansas
57Cat Scratch FeverTed Nugent
58CenterfieldJohn Fogerty
59Charlie BrownThe Coasters
60Cherry BombThe Runaways
61Church BellsCarrie Underwood
62Click Click BoomSaliva
63Cliffs of DoverEric Johnson
64CloserThe Chainsmokers
65C’mon ‘N Ride ItQuad City DJs
***Cobrastyle (Special Add)Teddybears
66Come And Get Your LoveRedbone
67Come On EileenDexy’s Midnight Runners
68Come Out and PlayThe Offspring
69Come TogetherSpaceman
70Communication BreakdownLed Zeppelin
71ConfidentDemi Lovato
72ConnectedStereo MC’s
73Cool KidsEchosmith
74CowboyKid Rock
75Cowboy CasanovaCarrie Underwood
76Crazy In LoveBeyonce
77Crazy TrainOzzy Osbourne
78Dancing In The StreetMartha Reeves and the Vandellas
79Dancing QueenABBA
80Dark HorseKaty Perry
81De Doo Doo De Da Da DaThe Police
82December, 1963Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
83DespacitoLuis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee
84Detroit Rock CityKiss
85Dig InLenny Kravitz
86Disco InfernoThe Tramps
87The DistanceCake
89DJ Got Us Falling In Love AgainUsher
90Done For MeCharlie Puth
91Don’t Do Me Like ThatTom Petty & the Heartbreakers
92Don’t Fear The ReaperBlue Oyster Cult+B132
93Don’t Stop Believin’Journey
94Don’t Stop the PartyPitbull
95Don’t Stop Til You Get EnoughMichael Jackson
96Dr. FeelgoodMotley Crue
97DynamiteTaio Cruz
98Easy LoverPhil Collins
99Eight Days A WeekThe Beatles
100Enter SandmanMetallica
101EscapeRupert Holmes
102Even FlowPearl Jam
103Even It UpHeart
104EverybodyBackstreet Boys
105Everybody EverybodyBlack Box
106Everybody Wants to Rule the WorldTears for Fears
107Everybody Wants YouBilly Squier
108Ex-GirlfriendNo Doubt
109Ex’s & Oh’sElle King
110Feel Good Inc.Gorillaz
111Feel It StillPortugal the Man
112FeelsCalvin Harris & Katy Perry
114Fight for Your RightBeastie Boys
115FinesseBruno Mars
117FirstLindsay Lohan
118Flirtin’ With DisasterMolly Hatchet
119Fly Me to the MoonFrank Sinatra
120Flying High AgainOzzy Osbourne
121FootlooseKenny Loggins
122For Once In My LifeStevie Wonder
124Freeze FrameJ. Geils Band
125Fun, Fun, FunThe Beach Boys
126Funk #49James Gang
127FunkytownLipps, Inc.
128The Game of LoveSantana
130Get Jiggy With ItWill Smith
131Get LuckyDaft Punk
132Get on the Good FootJames Brown
133Get The Party StartedPink
134Get UglyJason Derulo
***Gimme Some Lovin’ (Courtesy of Dan Pelchat)Spencer Davis Group
135Gimme Three StepsLynyrd Skynyrd
136A Girl Like YouThe Smithereens
137GirlfriendAvril Lavigne and Lil Mama
***Girls Got Rhythm (Special Add)AC/DC
138Girls Just Want To Have FunCyndi Lauper
139Girls, Girls, GirlsMotley Crue
140Give A Little BitSupertramp
141Give Up The FunkParliament
142The Glamorous Life ClubSheila E
143GodzillaBlue Oyster Cult
144Gold On The CeilingThe Black Keys
145Gonna Make You SweatC&C Music Factory
146Good FeelingFlo Rida
147Good LifeG-Easy and Kehlani
148Good Times RollThe Cars
149Goody Two ShoesAdam Ant
150Got My Name Changed BackPistol Annies
151Got To Be RealCheryl Lynn
152Got To Give lt UpMarvin Gaye
153Great Balls of FireJerry Lee Lewis
154Groove Is In The HeartDeee-Lite
155Gunpowder & LeadMiranda Lambert
156HandClapFitz and the Tantrums
157Hang FireThe Rolling Stones
158HappyPharrell Williams
159HavanaCamila Cabello
160Heart of GlassBlondie
161Heartache TonightThe Eagles
162Heat of the MomentAsia
163Heat WaveMartha Reeves and the Vandellas
164Heathenstwenty one pilots
165Hella GoodNo Doubt
166Help!The Beatles
167He’s So FineThe Chiffons
168Hey BabyNo Doubt
169Hey MamaNicki Minaj
170Hey, Soul SisterTrain
171High HopesFrank Sinatra
172High HorseKacey Musgraves
173Highway To HellAC-DC
174Highway TuneGreta Van Fleet
175Hit Me With Your Best ShotPat Benatar
176Hit the LightsJay Sean
177Hold On I’m ComingSam and Dave
178Hold On Loosely.38 Special
179Hollaback GirlGwen Stefani
180Hollywood SwingingKool & The Gang
181Hooked On A FeelingBlue Suede
182Hot BloodedForeigner
183Hound DogElvis Presley
184How Deep Is Your LoveCalvin Harris & Disciples
185How Soon Is NowThe Smiths
186How You Like Me NowThe Heavy
187The Humpty DanceDigital Underground
188Hurts So GoodJohn Mellancamp
189I Can’t Help MyselfThe Four Tops
190I Don’t Wanna StopOzzy Osborne
191I Feel For YouChaka Khan
192I Got YouJames Brown
193I Gotta FeelingBlack Eyed Peas
194I Just Want To CelebrateRare Earth
195I KnowDionne Farris
196I Like It, I Love ItTim McGraw
197I Like To Move ItReel 2 Reel
198I Love ItIcona Pop
199I Love Rock and RollJoan Jett & the Blackhearts
200I Saw Her Standing ThereThe Beatles
201I Wanna Be A CowboyBoy’s Don’t Cry
202I Want CandyBow Wow Wow
203I Want To Hold Your HandThe Beatles
204I Want You BackThe Jackson 5
205I Want You To Want MeCheap Trick
206Ice Ice BabyVanilla Ice
207Iko IkoSia
***I’m Coming Out (Special Add)Diana Ross
208I’m Too SexyRight Said Fred
209Immigrant SongLed Zeppelin
***In My House (Special Add)Mary Jane Girls
210Into the GrooveMadonna
211InvinciblePat Benatar
212Invisible TouchGenesis
213Isn’t She LovelyStevie Wonder
214It Takes TwoRob Base & DJ Easy
215It’s My PartyLeslie Gore
216Shake your bodyJackson 5
217Jailhouse RockElvis Presley
218Johnny B. GoodeChuck Berry
219Joker and the ThiefWolfmother
221Jumpin’ Jack FlashThe Rolling Stones
222Jungle BoogieKool & The Gang
223Jungle LoveThe Time
***Just What I Needed (Special Add)The Cars
224Kickstart My HeartMotley Crue
226Knock on WoodAmii Stewart
227Lady MarmaladeLabelle
***Land of 1000 Dances (Special Add)Wilson Pickett
228Last Friday NightKaty Perry
229Le FreakChic
230Lean OnMajor Lazer
231Learn to FlyFoo Fighters
232Let It WhipDazz Band
233Let’s Get It StartedBlack Eyed Peas
234Let’s Get LoudJennifer Lopez
235Let’s GoThe Cars
236Let’s Hear It for the BoyDeniece Williams
237Like A G6Far East Movement
238Listen To What The Man SaidPaul McCartney & Wings
239A Little Less ConversationElvis Presley
240Live While We’re YoungOne Direction
241Livin La Vida LocaRicky Martin
242Livin’ On A PrayerBon Jovi
243Locked Out of HeavenBruno Mars
244Loco-MotionLittle Eva
245London BridgeFergie
246Lonely Is The NightBilly Squier
247Long Cool WomanThe Hollies
248Look What You Made MeTaylor Swift
250Louie, LouieThe Kingsmen
251Love GrowsEdison Lighthouse
***Love Train (Special Add)The O’Jays
252The Love MachineThe Miracles
253Love RollercoasterOhio Players
254Love ShackB-52s
255Major TomPeter Schilling
256Make Me Like YouGwen Stefani
257Man UpThe Blue Van
258Material GirlMadonna
259Me TooMeghan Trainor
260Message Of LoveThe Pretenders
261MickeyToni Basil
262The MiddleJimmy Eat World
263Mississippi QueenMountain
264Misty Mountain HopLed Zeppelin
265Money for Nothin’Dire Straits
266Moves Like JaggerMaroon 5
267Mr. Blue SkyJonas
268Mr. Big StuffJean Knight
270My Boyfriend’s BackThe Angels
271My Kinda LoverBilly Squier
272My LifeBilly Joel
273My Lovin’En Vogue
274My PerogativeBobby Brown
275My SharonaThe Knack
276My Songs Know What You Did In The DarkFall Out Boy
277NastyJanet Jackson
278Need You TonightINXS
279Never Been Any ReasonHead East
280New Year’s DayU2
281No Tears Left To CryAriana Grande
282Nothin’ But a Good TimePoison
283Ocean AvenueYellowcard
284Oh YeahYello
285On The FloorJennifer Lopez
286One Fine DayThe Chiffons
287One KissCalvin Harris & Dua Lipa
288One More TimeDaft Punk
289One Of Those DaysLittle Big Town
290The One ThingINXS
291One Thing Leads To AnotherThe Fixx
292Only the Good Die YoungBilly Joel
293Ooh ChildThe Five Stairsteps
294Oops! I Did It AgainBritney Spears
295PanamaVan Halen
296Party In the U.S.A.Miley Cyrus
297Party Rock AnthemLMFAO
298Pass The DutchieMusical Youth
299Pick Up The PiecesAverage White Band
300Play That Funky MusicWild Cherry
301Please Mr. PostmanThe Marvelettes
302Poker FaceLady GaGa
303Pon de ReplayRihanna
304Pour Some Sugar On MeDef Leppard
305The Power of LoveHuey Lewis & the News
306The Power!!Snap!
307Pretty WomanRoy Orbison
308PrimadonnaMarina and the Diamonds
309Pump Up The JamTechnotronic
***Pump Up The Volume (Special Add)M/A/R/R/S
310Pumped Up KicksFoster The People
311Push ItSalt-n-Pepa
312RadioactiveImagine Dragons
313Rapper’s DelightThe Sugarhill Gang
314The ReflexDuran Duran
315RelaxFrankie Goes to Hollywood
316Rescue MeFontella Bass
317RespectAretha Franklin
318Rhythm Of The NightDeBarge
319Ride Wit MeNelly
320Right Place, Wrong TimeDr. John
321RoarKaty Perry
322Rock and RollLed Zeppelin
323Rock and Roll All NightKiss
324Rock and Roll BandBoston
325Rock That BodyThe Black Eyed Peas
326Rock the CasbahThe Clash
327Rock This TownStray Cats
328Rock You Like A HurricaneScorpions
329The Rockafeller ShankFatboy Slim
330Rocky Mountain WayJoe Walsh
331Round and RoundRatt
332RoxanneThe Police
334S.O.S.Jonas Brothers
335Safe and SoundCapital Cities
336SatisfactionThe Rolling Stones
337Saturday NightBay City Rollers
338Semi-Charmed LifeThird Eye Blind
339SeptemberEarth, Wind & Fire
340Seven Nation ArmyThe White Stripes
341SexyBackJustin Timberlake
342She’s a Bad Mama JamaCarl Carlton
343She’s In Love With the BoyTrisha Yearwood
344Shining StarEarth, Wind & Fire
346Shoot to ThrillAC/DC
347Short Skirt/Long JacketCake
348ShoutThe Isley Brothers
349Shut Up and DanceWalk the Moon
***The Sign (Special Add)Ace of Base
350Single LadiesBeyonce
351Slow RideFoghat
352Smokin in the Boys RoomBrownsville Station
353SoloClean Bandit
354Some Kind Of WonderfulGrand Funk
355Some Like It HotPower Station
356Some NightsFun
357Somebody Save MeCinderella
358Somebody Told MeThe Killers
359Somethin’ BadMiranda Lambert & Carrie Underwood
360Song 2Blur
361Sorry Not SorryDemi Lovato
362The Spirit Of RadioRush
363Starry Eyed SurpriseOakenfold
364Stay With MeFaces
365Stayin’ AliveBee Gees
366Still Into YouParamore
367Stop the RockApollo 440
368Stop! In The Name of LoveThe Supremes
369StrangleholdTed Nugent
370Stressed Outtwenty one pilots
371StriveA$AP Ferg
372The StrokeBilly Squier
373StrongerKanye West
374Stupid GirlGarbage
375SugarMaroon 5
376Sugar, SugarThe Archies
377Sultans of SwingDire Straits
378Summer SongJoe Satriani
379Super FreakRick James
380Surfin’ U.S.A.The Beach Boys
381SussudioPhil Collins
383Tainted LoveSoft Cell
384Take On MeA-Ha
385Teenage DreamKaty Perry
386Thank God I’m a Country BoyJohn Denver
***Thank You (Special Add)Sly and the Family Stone
387That Don’t Impress Me MuchShania Twain
388That’ll Be the DayBuddy Holly
389That’s itSofi Tukker
390That’s My Kind of NightLuke Bryan
391That’s The WayK.C. & The Sunshine Band
392There’s Nothing Holding Me BackShawn Mendes
393Think I’m In LoveEddie Money
394This KissFaith Hill
395Thrift ShopMacklemore & Ryan Lewis
397TightropeJanelle Monae
398TiK ToKKe$ha
399Time of Our LivesPitbull & Ne-Yo
400Tom’s DinerDNA
401Travelin’ BandCreedence Clearwater Revival
402Travlin’ BandCreedence Clearwater Revival
403Treat Me RightPat Benatar
405Turn It On AgainGenesis
406TushZZ Top
***Twenty Five Miles (Special Add)Edwin Starr
407The TwistChubby Checkers
408U Can’t Touch ThisMC Hammer
409UnchainedVan Halen
410Up All NightBeck
411Upside DownDiana Ross
412UptightStevie Wonder
413Uptown FunkMark Ronson
416Voices CarryAimee Mann
417Wake Me up Before You Go-GoWham!
418Wake Up Little SusieThe Everly Brothers
419Walk Like an EgyptianThe Bangles
420Walk This WayAerosmith
421Walkin’ On The SunSmash Mouth
422Walking On SunshineKatrina & The Waves
423Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’Michael Jackson
424WannabeSpice Girls
425WarEdwin Starr
427The Way You Look TonightFrank Sinatra
428We Are Never Getting Back TogetherTaylor Swift
429We Found LoveRhianna, Calvin Harris
430We Got The BeatThe Go-Go’s
431Welcome To The JungleGuns N’ Roses
432We’re an American BandGrand Funk
433Werewolves of LondonWarren Zevon
434What I Like About YouThe Romantics
435What You NeedINXS
436What’s Your NameLynyrd Skynyrd
437Whatta ManSalt-n-Pepa
438White WeddingBilly Idol
439Who Let the Dogs OutBaha Men
440Whoomp! There It Is!Tag Team
441Wild ThingTone Loc
***Willie and the Hand Jive (Special Add)Johnny Otis
442Wind It UpGwen Stefani
443Wolly BullySam the Sham & the Pharoahs
444Word UpCameo
446Work from HomeFifth Harmony
447Worth ItFifth Harmony
448Wrecking BallMylie Cyrus
449Yeah 3XChris Brown
451You Can’t Hurry LoveThe Supremes
452You Don’t Own MeGrace
453You Dropped a Bomb On MeThe Gap Band
454You Make My DreamsHall and Oates
455You Really Got MeVan Halen
456You Sexy ThingHot Chocolate
457You Shook Me All Night LongAC/DC
458Young FolksPeter Bjorn And John
459You’re The One That I WantOlivia Newton-John
460You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’Judas Priest
4611, 2 StepCiara & Missy Elliot
46322Taylor Swift
46424K MagicBruno Mars
46599 Red BalloonsNena
This list is a subset of the generic list  and contains music well-known to get folks either singing, dancing or both.  You will discover many heavy beats and sing-a-long possibilities in this collection.  To get people to move, they’ve got to hear a good groove!  To get people singing, likely your making their feet start tapping.  Mountains of music plays in ears everyday.  Where music is concerned, more than one solution will always exist.
1Ain’t No Other ManChristina Aguilera
2All About That BassMeghan Trainor
3ApacheSugarhill Gang
4Baby One More TimeBritney Spears
5Bad BloodTaylor Swift
6Bad GirlsDonna Summer
7Bad GuyBillie Ellish
8Best FriendSofi Tukker
9Billie JeanMichael Jackson
11Blurred LinesRobin Thicke
12Boogie NightsHeat Wave
13Boogie WonderlandEarth, Wind & Fire
14Brick HouseThe Commodores
15Bust A MoveYoung MC
16Bye Bye Bye*NSYNC
17Cake By The OceanDNCE
18California Love2Pac
19Call Me MaybeCarly Rae Jepsen
20Can’t Feel My FaceThe Weeknd
21Can’t Stop The FeelingJustin Timberlake
22Car WashRose Royce
23Church BellsCarrie Underwood
24Cmon N Ride ItQuad City DJs
25Come TogetherSpaceman
26ConfidentDemi Lovato
27Cowboy CasanovaCarrie Underwood
28Crazy In LoveBeyonce
29Dance MacarenaLos Del Rios
30Dance Mambo No. 5Lou Bega
31Dancing QueenABBA
32Dark HorseKaty Perry
***Deja Vu (Special Add)Beyonce
33Disco InfernoThe Tramps
35Don’t ChaThe Pussycat Dolls
36Don’t Stop the PartyPitbull
37Don’t Stop Til You Get EnoughMichael Jackson
38EverybodyBackstreet Boys
39Everybody EverybodyBlack Box
40Feel So GoodMase
43FootlooseKenny Loggins
44FunkytownLipps, Inc.
45Get Jiggy With ItWill Smith
46Get LuckyDaft Punk
47Get The Party StartedPink
48GirlfriendAvril Lavigne and Lil Mama
49Girls Just Want To Have FunCyndi Lauper
50Give Up The FunkParliament
51The Glamorous Life ClubSheila E
52Goin’ Back To CaliLL Cool J
53Gonna Make You SweatC&C Music Factory
54Got To Be RealCheryl Lynn
55Groove Is In The HeartDeee-Lite
56HappyPharrell Williams
57Hella GoodNo Doubt
58Hey BabyNo Doubt
59Hey MamaNicki Minaj
60Hip Hop Hooray CleanNaughty by Nature
61Hollaback GirlGwen Stefani
62The Humpty DanceDigital Underground
63I Feel For YouChaka Khan
64I Like To Move ItReel 2 Reel
65I Love ItIcona Pop
66I Want CandyBow Wow Wow
67I Want You BackThe Jackson 5
68Ice Ice BabyVanilla Ice
***I’m Coming Out (Special Add)Diana Ross
69I’m Too SexyRight Said Fred
***In My House (Special Add)Mary Jane Girls
70Into the GrooveMadonna
71It Takes TwoRob Base & DJ Easy
72It Wasn’t MeShaggy
73Shake your bodyJackson 5
75Jungle BoogieKool & The Gang
76Jungle LoveThe Time
78Knock on WoodAmii Stewart
79Last Friday NightKaty Perry
80Le FreakChic
81Let It WhipDazz Band
82Let’s Get LoudJennifer Lopez
83Like A G6Far East Movement
84Livin La Vida LocaRicky Martin
85London BridgeFergie
86Look What You Made MeTaylor Swift
87The Love MachineThe Miracles
88Love RollercoasterOhio Players
89Love ShackB-52s
90Material GirlMadonna
91MickeyToni Basil
93My Boyfriend’s BackThe Angels
94My Lovin’En Vogue
95My PerogativeBobby Brown
96NastyJanet Jackson
97No Tears Left To CryAriana Grande
98Oh YeahYello
99On The FloorJennifer Lopez
100Oops! I Did It AgainBritney Spears
101Party In the U.S.A.Miley Cyrus
102Party Rock AnthemLMFAO
103Play That Funky MusicWild Cherry
104Poker FaceLady GaGa
105Pon de ReplayRihanna
106The Power!!Snap!
107PrimadonnaMarina and the Diamonds
108Pump Up The JamTechnotronic
***Pump Up The Volume (Special Add)M/A/R/R/S
109Push ItSalt-n-Pepa
110Rapper’s DelightThe Sugarhill Gang
111RelaxFrankie Goes to Hollywood
112Rock That BodyThe Black Eyed Peas
113S.O.S.Jonas Brothers
114SexyBackJustin Timberlake
115Shake It OffTaylor Swift
116She’s a Bad Mama JamaCarl Carlton
117Shining StarEarth, Wind & Fire
***The Sign (Special Add)Ace of Base
119Single LadiesBeyonce
120Somethin’ BadMiranda Lambert & Carrie Underwood
121Starry Eyed SurpriseOakenfold
122Stayin’ AliveBee Gees
123StrongerKanye West
124Super FreakRick James
125Tainted LoveSoft Cell
126Teenage DreamKaty Perry
127That Don’t Impress Me MuchShania Twain
128That’s itSofi Tukker
129That’s The WayK.C. & The Sunshine Band
130TightropeJanelle Monae
131TiK ToKKe$ha
***Twenty Five Miles (Special Add)Edwin Starr
132U Can’t Touch ThisMC Hammer
133Upside DownDiana Ross
134Uptown FunkMark Ronson
135Wake Me up Before You Go-GoWham!
136Walk Like an EgyptianThe Bangles
137Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’Michael Jackson
138WannabeSpice Girls
139We Are Never Getting Back TogetherTaylor Swift
140We Got The BeatThe Go-Go’s
141Whatta ManSalt-n-Pepa
142Whoomp! There It Is!Tag Team
143Wild ThingTone Loc
144Wind It UpGwen Stefani
145Word UpCameo
146Worth ItFifth Harmony
147You’re The One That I WantOlivia Newton-John
This list features songs a bit toned down during moments requiring a little less edge through loudspeakers.  Certain types of timeouts, injuries in particular, warrant music with less pop to it.  Bad weather can slow things down as well.  There will be moments when you need the crowd less pumped up and these pieces might be good for some of that.  We cannot emphasize enough putting a lot of thought in to your own lists will yield amazing results for you and your organizations.  Our lists are suggestions, yours are choices.
1Ain’t NobodyChaka Khan
2All Along the WatchtowerThe Jimi Hendrix Experience
3AmiePure Prairie League
4AttentionCharlie Puth
5Bad GuyBillie Ellish
6Born On The BayouCreedence Clearwater Revival
7The ChainFleetwood Mac
8Chicken FriedZac Brown
9Dirty LaundryDon Henley
10Do You Feel Like I Do?Peter Frampton
11Don’t Tell MeMadonna
12Don’t Worry BabyThe Beach Boys
13Every Breath You TakeThe Police
14Feel Like Makin’ LoveBad Company
15Forget Me NotsPatrice Rushen
16FriendsMarshmello & Anne Marie
17Glass OnionsBooker T & the MGs
18Guys My AgeHey Violet
19Happy HourWeezer
20Heathenstwenty one pilots
21Here’s Where The Story EndsThe Sundays
22How Soon Is NowThe Smiths
23I Can See Clearly NowJohnny Nash
24I Walk The LineJohnny Cash
25I’m AlrightKenny Loggins
26In The Waiting LineZero 7
27It Wasn’t MeShaggy
***Josie (Special Add)Steely Dan
28Like A Rolling StoneBob Dylan
29MargaritavilleJimmy Buffett
30Marvin GayeCharlie Puth
31Maybe TomorrowStereophonics
32The MiddleZedd, Maren, Morris, Grey
33Might As Well DanceJason Mraz
34My HouseFlo Rida
35No RootsAlice Merton
36Please MeCardi B, Bruno Mars
38Saturday SunVance Joy
39Saved By ZeroThe Fixx
40She’s No LadyLyle Lovett
41Shooting StarBad Company
42Smooth OperatorSade
43StayZedd and Alessia
44Stressed Outtwenty one pilots
45SugarRobin Schulz
46Sunshine SupermanDonovan
47Train In VainThe Clash
48Turn Your Love AroundGeorge Benson
49Whatcha SayJason Derulo
50Whatta ManSalt-n-Pepa
51Whiter Shade of PaleProcol Harum
Our most controversial, yet fastest growing, section of music.  Rap and Hip-Hop are extremely popular genres of popular music in today’s society.  Many challenges surround this style, however. First and foremost, recording artists leverage profanity to embellish  many, not all, of the lyrics.  Secondly, numerous songs contain topics considered unsuitable for quite a few audiences of ranging ages: sex, drugs, violence, religion and race.  Some parents may very well like the music themselves but are simply not comfortable with their children hearing it.  It leaves the music operator in a huge dilemma: to play and please some or to not play and please others.

RULE: Of course if even the slightest hint looms regarding playing a piece of music over the PA system, DON’T PLAY IT!!!

Truly a troubling situation, current social popularity mandates some to be on hand for playing.  This obligates whomever plays the music to be very selective in their choices, PLUS, ensuring they are using the cleanest possible versions. The industry has adopted a clean and explicit nomenclature to help folks easily find versions where profanity and controversial wording has been removed.  Look for either a “C” or no notation and, this will represent a cleaned up copy of the song.  However, one is not done there. Care must be taken with ALL music to understand the subject matter with the music is appropriate for all audiences.

We have assembled a basic list of Rap and Hip-Hop to choose from which has been played publicly in discretionary venues.  Make sure to know the type of audience sits in the stands before playing any type of music.  Music can be enjoyable for all, yes.  On the other hand, a nightmare ensues when some in the stands view music or announcements offensive to them or their families.  So, BE CAREFUL and HAVE FUN!!!
1AliveLil Jon
2All I Do Is WinDJ Khaled
3All the StarsKendrick Lamar
4All The Way UpFat Joe and Remy Ma
5ATMJ Cole
6Ayy LadiesTavis Porter
7Back To BlackDrake
9Big RingsDrake and Future
10Blow The WhistleToo $hort
12Bounce BackBig Sean
13Bring Em OutT.I.
15BugattiRick Ross
17Can’t Be TouchedRoy Jones Jr.
18Can’t Tell Me NothingKanye West
19Chun LiNicki Minaj
20Come With MePuff Daddy and Jimmy Page
21Crank ThatSoulja Boy Tell ‘Em
22Da’ DipFreak Nasty
23FancyIggy Azalea
24Feel So GoodMase
25Freaks Of The IndustryDigital Underground
26Gangsta’s ParadiseCoolio
27GasolinaDaddy Yankee
28GDFRFlo Rida
29Get LowLil Jon and the East Side Boyz
30Get Right WitchaMigos
31God’s PlanDrake
32Gold DiggerKanye West
34Grindin All My LifeNipsey Hussle
35Hear Me Now3OH!3
36Hey MamaNicki Minaj
37Hip Hop HoorayNaughty By Nature
38HypnotizeNotorious BIG
39I Like ItCardi B
40Ima BossMeek Mill
41In Da Club50 Cent
42In My FeelingsDrake
43It Was A Good DayIce Cube
44It’s Goin DownYung Joc
45Juju On That BeatZay Hilfigerrrr and Zayion McCall
46Jump AroundHouse of Pain
48King PushPusha T
49King’s DeadJay Rock
50Left RightYG
52Lets Go CleanTrick Daddy
53Lip GlossLil Mama
54Look AliveBlocboy
55Lose ControlMissy Elliott
56Lose YourselfEminem
57Love Me Or Hate MeLady Sovereign
58LowFlo Rida
59m.A.A.d CityKendrick Lamar
60ManoloTrip Lee
61Mi GenteJ Balvin, Willy William and Beyonce
62Mixed PersonalitiesYNW Melly
63Motiv8J Cole
64The Next EpisodeDr. Dre
65No Flex ZoneRae Sremmund
66No ShoppingFrench Montana
67Old Town RoadLil Nas X
68P.I.M.P.50 Cent
69Party UpDMX
70Praise The Lord Da ShineA$AP Ferg
71PromiseKid Ink
72Pure WaterMustard and Migos
73Purple LamborghiniSkrillex and Rick Ross
74Real Slim ShadyEminem
75Remember The NameFort Minor
76RolexAyo and Teo
77Run CitiesStyles and Complete
78Sally WalkerIggy Azalea
79Smile ChickLil Duval
80Snap Your FingersLil John
81Stir FryMigos
82StrongerKanye West
84Teach Me How To DougieEminem
86Toot It And Boot ItYG
87Turn Down For WhatDJ Snake and Lil Jon
88Unlock The SwagRae Sremmund
89Walk ThruRich Home Quan
90We Own It2 Chainz and Wiz Khalifa
91Work Hard, Play HardWiz Khalifa
92Work ItMissy Elliott
93X Gon Give It To YouDMX
94Your LoveNicki Minaj
966 GodDrake

We do not recommend one National Anthem over another.  Actually, it is considerably more important we provide a comprehensive list of National Anthems from all over the world.  For those who announce international sports and in countries other than the United States, familiarity with National Anthems is paramount.

For the National Anthem of the United States, the “Star-Spangled Banner”, the rule of the thumb is to keep it to under 90 seconds in length.  This, also, applies to “God Bless America” and “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”.  The primary reason being contests have time limits (especially when the media is covering the event) for starting and between periods of play; therefore, limited time exists to execute the song and stay on time.  Whether you or your organization chooses a capella, military band, orchestra or any other version stands less relevant than keeping the version within appropriate time limits.

2AfghanistanMillī Surūd
3AlbaniaBetimi Mbi Flamur
5AndorraEl Gran Carlemany
6AngolaAngola Avante
7Antigua and BarbudaFair Antigua, We Salute Thee
8ArgentinaHimno Nacional Argentino
9ArmeniaMer Hayrenik
10ArtsakhAzat U Ankakh Artsakh
11AustraliaAdvance Australia Fair
12AustriaLand Der Berge, Land Am Strome
13AzerbaijanAzərbaycan Marşı
14BahamasMarch On, Bahamaland
16BangladeshAmar Shonar Bangla
17BarbadosNational Anthem Of Barbados
18BelarusMy Belarusy
19BelgiumThe Brabançonne
20BelizeLand Of The Free
21BeninL’aube Nouvelle
22BhutanDruk Tsendhen
23BoliviaHimno Nacional De Bolivia
24Bosnia and HerzegovinaDržavna Himna Bosne I Hercegovine
25BotswanaFatshe Leno La Rona
26BrazilHino Nacional Brasileiro
27BruneiAllah Peliharakan Sultan
28BulgariaMila Rodino
29Burkina FasoUne Seule Nuit
30BurundiBurundi Bwacu
31CambodiaNokor Reach
32CameroonO Cameroun, Berceau De Nos Ancêtres
33CanadaÔ Canada
34Cape VerdeCântico Da Liberdade
35Central African RepublicLa Renaissance
36ChadLa Tchadienne
37ChileHimno Nacional De Chile
38ChinaYìyǒngjūn Jìnxíngqǔ
39ColombiaHimno Nacional De La República De Colombia
40ComorosUdzima Wa Ya Masiwa
41Costa RicaHimno Nacional De Costa Rica
42CroatiaLijepa Naša Domovino
43CubaEl Himno De Bayamo
44CyprusÝmnos Eis Tīn Eleutherían
45Czech RepublicKde Domov Můj
46Democratic Republic of the CongoDebout Congolais
47DenmarkDer Er Et Yndigt Land
49DominicaIsle Of Beauty, Isle Of Splendour
50Dominican RepublicHimno Nacional
51East TimorPátria
52EcuadorSalve, Oh Patria
53EgyptBilady, Bilady, Bilady
54El SalvadorHimno Nacional De El Salvador
55Equatorial GuineaCaminemos Pisando Las Sendas De Nuestra Inmensa Felicidad
56EritreaErtra, Ertra, Ertra
57EstoniaMu Isamaa, Mu Õnn Ja Rõõm
58EthiopiaWodefit Gesgeshi, Widd Innat Ityopp’ya
59FijiMeda Dau Doka
60FinlandSwedish: Vårt Land
61FranceLa Marseillaise
62GabonLa Concorde
64GermanyLied Der Deutschen
65GhanaGod Bless Our Homeland Ghana
66GreeceÝmnos Eis Tīn Eleutherían
67GrenadaHail Grenada
68GuatemalaHimno Nacional De Guatemala
70Guinea-BissauEsta É A Nossa Pátria Bem Amada
71GuyanaDear Land Of Guyana, Of Rivers And Plains
72HaitiLa Dessalinienne
73HondurasHimno Nacional De Honduras
76IndiaJana Gana Mana
77IndonesiaIndonesia Raya
78IranSoroud-E Melli-E Jomhouri-E Eslami-E Iran
79IraqMawtini (My Homeland)
80IrelandAmhrán Na Bhfiann
82ItalyIl Canto Degli Italiani
83Ivory CoastL’abidjanaise
84JamaicaJamaica, Land We Love
86JordanAl-Salam Al-Malaki Al-Urdoni
87KazakhstanMeniñ Qazaqstanım
88KenyaEe Mungu Nguvu Yetu
89KiribatiTeirake Kaini Kiribati
91KuwaitAl-Nasheed Al-Watani
92KyrgyzstanKyrgyz Respublikasynyn Mamlekettik Gimni
93LaosPheng Xat Lao
94LatviaDievs, Svētī Latviju!
95LebanonLebanese National Anthem
96LesothoLesotho Fatse La Bontata Rona
97LiberiaAll Hail, Liberia, Hail!
98LibyaLibya, Libya, Libya
99LiechtensteinOben Am Jungen Rhein
100LithuaniaTautiška Giesmė
101LuxembourgOns Heemecht
102MadagascarRy Tanindrazanay Malala Ô!
103MalawiMulungu Dalitsa Malaŵi
105MaldivesGaumii Salaam
106MaliLe Mali
107MaltaL-Innu Malti
108Marshall IslandsForever Marshall Islands
109MauritaniaNational Anthem Of Mauritania
111MexicoHimno Nacional Mexicano
112MicronesiaPatriots Of Micronesia
113MoldovaLimba Noastră
114MonacoHymne Monégasque
115MongoliaMongol Ulsiin Töriin Duulal
116MontenegroOj, Svijetla Majska Zoro
117MoroccoHymne Chérifien
118MozambiquePátria Amada
119MyanmarKaba Ma Kyei
120NamibiaNamibia, Land Of The Brave
121NauruNauru Bwiema
122NepalSayaun Thunga Phool Ka
124New ZealandGod Defend New Zealand
125NicaraguaSalve A Ti, Nicaragua
126NigerLa Nigérienne
127NigeriaArise, O Compatriots
128North KoreaAegukka
129North MacedoniaDenes Nad Makedonija
130Northern Cyprusİstiklâl Marşı
131NorwayJa, Vi Elsker Dette Landet
132OmanNashid As-Salaam As-Sultani
133PakistanQaumī Tarāna
134PalauBelau Rekid
136PanamaHimno Istmeño
137Papua New GuineaO Arise, All You Sons
138ParaguayHimno Nacional Paraguayo
139PeruHimno Nacional Del Perú
140PhilippinesLupang Hinirang
141PolandMazurek Dąbrowskiego
142PortugalA Portuguesa
143Puerto RicoLa Borinqueña
144QatarAs Salam Al Amiri
145Republic of the CongoLa Congolaise
146RomaniaDeșteaptă-Te, Române!
147RussiaGosudarstvenny Gimn Rossiyskoy Federatsii
148RwandaRwanda Nziza
149Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic Western SaharaYā Banīy As-Saharā
150Saint Kitts and NevisO Land Of Beauty!
151Saint LuciaSons And Daughters Of Saint Lucia
152Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSaint Vincent, Land So Beautiful
153SamoaThe Banner Of Freedom
154San MarinoInno Nazionale Della Repubblica
155São Tomé and PríncipeIndependência Total
156Saudi ArabiaAs-Salam Al Malaki
157SenegalPincez Tous Vos Koras, Frappez Les Balafons
158SerbiaBože Pravde
159SeychellesKosta Seywa
160Sierra LeoneHigh We Exalt Thee, Realm Of The Free
161SingaporeMajulah Singapura
162SlovakiaNad Tatrou Sa Blýska
164Solomon IslandsGod Save Our Solomon Islands
165SomaliaQolobaa Calankeed
166SomalilandSamo Ku Waar
167South AfricaNational Anthem Of South Africa
168South KoreaAegukga
169South OssetiaRespublikæ Hussar Irystony Paddzahadon Gimn
170South SudanSouth Sudan Oyee!
171SpainLa Marcha Real
172Sri LankaSri Lanka Matha
173SudanNahnu Jund Allah Jund Al-Watan
174SurinameGod Zij Met Ons Suriname
175SwazilandNkulunkulu Mnikati Wetibusiso Temaswati
176SwedenDu Gamla, Du Fria
178SyriaHumāt Ad-Diyār
179TaiwanSan Min Chu-I
180TajikistanSurudi Milli
181TanzaniaMungu Ibariki Afrika
182ThailandPhleng Chat
183The GambiaFor The Gambia Our Homeland
184TogoSalut À Toi, Pays De Nos Aïeux
185TongaKo E Fasi ʻo E Tuʻi ʻo E ʻotu Tonga
186TransnistriaMy Slavim Tebia, Pridnestrovie
187Trinidad and TobagoForged From The Love Of Liberty
188TunisiaHumat Al-Hima
189Turkeyİstiklâl Marşı
190TurkmenistanGaraşsyz, Bitarap Türkmenistanyň Döwlet Gimni
191TuvaluTuvalu Mo Te Atua
192UgandaOh Uganda, Land Of Beauty
193UkraineShche Ne Vmerla Ukraina
194United Arab EmiratesIshy Biladi
195United KingdomGod Save The Queen
196United StatesThe Star-Spangled Banner
197UruguayHimno Nacional
198UzbekistanO`Zbekiston Respublikasining Davlat Madhiyasi
199VanuatuYumi, Yumi, Yumi
200Vatican CityMarche Pontificale
201VenezuelaGloria Al Bravo Pueblo
202VietnamTiến Quân Ca
203YemenNational Anthem Of Yemen
204ZambiaStand And Sing Of Zambia, Proud And Free
205ZimbabweSimudzai Mureza Wezimbabwe

Boy, this is an important list.  Folks ask all the time what to play during a rainout.  Well…if it is a rainout, doesn’t everyone just go home?  You are kidding, right?!  The first little sign that rain is letting up, coaches are out checking the fields to see if the ballgame can go on.  Folks in press boxes worldwide sit for hours during storms because coaches will wait it out in the hopes of the most remote chance of their teams taking the field.

And so…what to play?  Most people can come up with 10-20 Rain Songs off the tops of their heads.  Awesome but, you could be sitting for hours.  What to do.  What to do.  Guess what?!  We’ve helped out by compiling a great list of over 100 weather songs!!!  Songs you’ve never heard of…  Songs you’ve long forgotten…  Pick and choose to your heart’s content music from our list that will entertain everyone until the clouds clear!

1A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna FallBob Dylan
2A Year Without RainSelena Gomez
3Ain’t No SunshineBill Withers
4Backwater BluesBessie Smith
5Between The RaindropsLifehouse
6Blue Eyes Crying In The RainWillie Nelson
7Bring On The RainJo Dee Messina and Tim McGraw
8Bus StopThe Hollies
9Call It Stormy MondayT-Bone Walker
10Calm Before The StormFall Out Boy
11Can You Stand The RainNew Edition
12Candy RainSoul for Real
13Can’t Stop The RainCascada
14Chocolate RainTay Zonday
15CloudbustingKate Bush
16Coloured RainTraffic
17Come CleanHillary Duff
18Come In With The RainTaylor Swift
19Come Rain or Come ShineFrank Sinatra
20Crying In The RainThe Everly Brothers
21Dark Storm On The HorizonBen E. King
22Didn’t It RainJohnny Cash
23Didn’t It RainSister Rosetta Tharpe
24Don’t Rain On My ParadeBarbra Streisand
25Endless RainX Japan
26Eye Of A StormBilly Ocean
27Fire and RainJames Taylor
28Five Feet High and RisingJohnny Cash
29Fool In The RainLed Zeppelin
30Georgia RainTrisha Yearwood
31Have You Ever Seen The RainCreedence Clearwater Revival
32Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling AgainThe Fortunes
33Here Comes The Rain AgainEurythmics
34Hold Back The RainDuran Duran
35HurricaneBob Dylan
36HurricaneBridgit Mendler
38HurricaneThe Band of Heathens
39I Can’t Stand The RainAnn Peebles
40I Hope It RainsJana Kramer
41I Love A Rainy NightEddie Rabbitt
42I Made It Through The RainBarry Manilow
43I Tink It’s Gonna Rain TodayJoe Cocker
44I Wish It Would RainThe Temptations
45I Wish It Would Rain DownPhil Collins
46If All Of The RaindropsLaura Doherty
47I’m Only Happy When It RainsGarbage
48In From The StormJimi Hendrix
49In The Early Morning RainGordon Lightfoot
50In The RainDramatics
51It Never Rains In Southern CaliforniaAlbert Hammond
52It Will RainBruno Mars
53It’s Gonna RainBonnie Pink
54It’s RainingPeter, Paul and Mary
55It’s RainingShakin’ Stevens
56It’s Raining AgainSupertramp
57It’s Raining MenThe Weather Girls
58Kentucky RainElvis Presley
59Kiss The RainBillie Myers
60Laughter In The RainNeil Sedaka
61Let It RainDavid Nail
62Let It RainEast 17
63Let It RainEric Clapton
64Let It RainShirley Myers
65Let It RainTinchy Stryder
66Like A HurricaneNeil Young
67Like The RainClint Black
68Like The Weather10,000 Maniacs
69Make It RainEd Sheeran
70Make It RainFat Joe
71Make It RainTom Waits
72Make It RainTravis Porter
73Mandolin RainBruce Hornsby and The Range
74MissingEverything But The Girl
75No RainBlind Melon
76Northern DownpourPanic! At The Disco
77November RainGuns ‘n Roses
78Only Happy When It RainsGarbage
79Please Don’t Stop The RainJames Morrison
80Purple RainPrince
81Quiet StormSmokey Robinson
82RainCowboy Bebop
86RainThe Beatles
87RainUriah Heep
88Rain Fall DownThe Rolling Stones
89Rain In The SummertimeThe Alarm
90Rain Is A Good ThingLuke Bryan
91Rain On MeAshanti
92Rain On The ScarecrowJohn Mellencamp
93Rain Over MePitbull ft. Marc Anthony
94Rain, Rain, RainRoxy Music
95Raindrop Prelude, Opus 28 No. 15Frederic Chopin
96RaindropsAriana Grande
97RaindropsDee Clark
99Raindrops Keep Falling On My HeadB.J. Thomas
100Raining In My HeartBuddy Holly
101Raining On SundayKeith Urban
102RainmakerThe Partridge Family
103Rainy Day PeopleGordon Lightfoot
104Rainy Day Woman #12 & #35Bob Dylan
105Rainy Days and MondaysThe Carpenters
106Rainy MondayShiny Toy Guns
107Rainy Night In GeorgiaBrooke Benton
108Red RainPeter Gabriel
109Rhythm Of The RainThe Cascades
110Riders On The StormThe Doors
111Ridin’ The Storm OutREO Speedwagon
112Rock You Like A HurricaneScorpions
113Same Old Lang SyneDan Fogelberg
114Save It For A Rainy DayStephon Bishop
115Set Fire To The RainAdele
116Shelter From The StormBob Dylan
117She’s My Kind Of RainTim McGraw
118Singin’ In The RainGene Kelly
119Smoky Mountain RainRonnie Milsap
120Stand In The RainSuperchick
121Standin’ In The RainElectric Light Orchestra
122Storm at SunupBuddy Rich
123Storm In A TeacupRed Hot Chili Peppers
124StormbringerDeep Purple
125Storms Never LastWaylon Jennings
126StormyDennis Yost
127Stormy WeatherBillie Holiday
128Stuck In The August RainJethro Tull
129Summer RainAlphaville
130Summer RainATB
131Summer RainBelinda Carlisle
132Summer RainCarl Thomas
133Summer RainJohnny Rivers
134Summer RainMatthew Morrison
135Summer RainU2
136Tears In The RainTriumph
137The Gentle RainAstrud Gilberto
138The RainMissy Elliott
139The RainOran “Juice” Jones
140The Rains of CastamereJackie Evancho
141The Sun And The RainMadness
142The Thunder RollsGarth Brooks
143The Weather Is Here, Wish You Were BeautifulJimmy Buffett
144There’s A Storm ComingJoe Cocker
145Through The RainMariah Carey
146Tom’s DinerSuzanne Vega
147UmbrellaMarie Digby
149Who’ll Stop The RainCreedence Clearwater Revival
150Why Does It Always Rain On MeTravis
151You Make The Rain FallKevin Rudolf

Public Address Announcer NoisesIt’s always good to have some specialized songs and noises on hand.  Where would an announcer be if they did not have “Happy Birthday” or “We Are The Champions” in the pile?  The “Imperial March” from Star Wars has been employed countless times to introduce umpires.  To be prepared, you need to have your set of specialized crowd songs in your arsenal if music is obligatory in your duties.

Don’t stop there.  Numerous companies professionally produce sounds you can play during a game.  Any of the traditional bugle charges are great fun and get a sleepy crowd engaged with the action quick!  Locomotive sounds for pitchers and police sirens for hockey goals add that extra spunk to the program that fans, coaches, players AND administrators just love.  How about organ clips of the Mexican Hat Dance or the Can Can which we’ve all grown up listening to in Major League ballparks?  Then, there’s the “We Will Rock You” stomps and hand claps.  Captain Audio and Matthew Farquhar, as examples, have large sets for purchase online and they are magnificent.  The majority p.a. announcers lodged with music duties have heaps of noises and clips they keep at their fingertips.  Find some that work for you and build your own specialized set.