Monday, April 11, 2011

2011 Red Sox At Bat - Player Entrance Songs and Songs of Fenway Park

It's that time of year again! It's time to start compiling the list for the Red Sox 2011 At Bat/Player Entrance songs, as well as the songs of Fenway Park.

I was at last night's 4-0 win over the Yankees. I'm not sure what it is, other than the fact that I must be getting old (it is my birthday on Friday...makes sense), but I didn't have a clue on a lot of the at bat songs!

So just like last year, I'm going to need some help. Please email me at soxylady33 {at} gmail {dot} com or post a comment with any updates!!!

Mike Aviles #3 - Rocketeer by Far East Movement ft. Ryan Tedder
Carl Crawford #13 - Balling by Young Jeezy ft. Lil Wayne (previously John Doe by Rick Ross and Mr. Kodak by T.I.)
J.D. Drew # 7 - No song by request
Jacoby Ellsbury # 2 - Let It Rock by Kevin Rudolph ft. Lil Wayne
Adrian Gonzalez #28 - Get Up Levantate by Pitbull and Bon, Bon by Pitbull
Jed Lowrie #12 - Stylo by Gorillaz 
Darnell McDonald #54Ni**as in Paris by Jay-Z and Kanye West  (previously That's All She Wrote by T.I. ft Eminem , Can't Tell Me Nothing by Kanye West confirmed by Soxy reader, jmorse6)
David Ortiz # 34 -  Subete by Alexis Y Fido and DJ Got Us Falling In Love by Usher ft. Pitbull (previously Never Scared by Bone Crusher ft. Killer Mike & T.I. and Big Poppa by Notorious BIG and Moment 4 Life by Nicki Minaj ft. Drake  and All I Do Is Win by DJ Khaled  - early in the season he was also coming out to Hotel California - both the Eagles and the Big Lebowski versions, anyone know why?)
Dustin Pedroia # 15 -  Dre Day by Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg (previously All of the Lights by Kanye West ft. Rihanna and More Bounce To the Ounce by Zapp & Roger (confirmed by @mattjgoldstein) and The Wash by Snoop Dogg ft. Dr. Dre (confirmed by @jared_carrabis)
Josh Reddick # 16Also Sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss (aka 2001: A Space Odyssey) (previously Cadence to Arms by Dropkick Murphys confirmed by @Shelley1005) 
Jarrod Saltalamacchia #39 - 8 Second Ride by Jake Owen 
Marco Scutaro # 16 - No Song by request
Drew Sutton #44 - Warehouse by Dave Matthews Band
Jason Varitek # 33 - Kryptonite by 3 Doors Down
Kevin Youkilis # 20 - Just a Friend by Biz Markie

Pitcher Entrance Songs
Alfredo Aceves #91 -  Eye of the Tiger by SurvivorEn La Ciudad De La Furia by Soda StereoHeroes Del Silencio by Soda Stereo, Musica Ligera by Soda Stereo, Viento by Caifanes, Letting Go (Dutty Love) by Sean Kingston ft. Nicki Minaj, Arboles De La Barranca by Banda El Recodo, Boom Boom Pow by The Black Eyed Peas, Dime Jaguar by Jaguares, Amante De Lo Bueno by Los Tucanes De Tijuana, Iluvia Al Corazon by Mana and Without Me by Eminem (confirmed by @RedSox)
Matt Albers #32 - No Song (confirmed by @RedSox)
Scott Atchinson #48 - No Song (confirmed by @RedSox)
Daniel Bard # 51 - Strangle Hold by Ted Nugent
Josh Beckett # 19 - My Kinda Party by Jason Aldean submitted by SoxyLady reader loopschick
Erik Bedard #23 - No Song (confirmed by @RedSox)
Clay Buchholz # 11 - VooDoo Child by Jimi Hendrix
Felix Doubront #61 - unknown
Rich Hill #53 - No song (confirmed by @RedSox)
Bobby Jenks #52 - I Won't Back Down by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
John Lackey # 41 - Guys Like Me by Eric Church (confirmed by Soxy reader Loops)
Jon Lester # 31 - I Use What I Got by Jason Aldean
Andrew Miller #30 - No Song (confirmed by @RedSox)
Franklin Morales #46 - No Song (confirmed by @RedSox)
Jonathan Papelbon # 58 - Shipping Up to Boston by Dropkick Murphys
Tim Wakefield # 49 - How Bad Do You Want It? by Tim McGraw
Dan Wheeler #35 - No Song (confirmed by @RedSox)
Pitchers Walking Out To The Bullpen - He's a Pirate from Pirates of the Caribbean

Fenway Park Songs
Before the Game - Cheers Theme Song
Before the Game Player Video Montage - The Show Goes On by Lupe Fiasco
Middle of the 8th Inning - Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond
Pitcher Meeting On The Mound (by Opposing Team) - Communication Breakdown by Led Zeppelin and Message in a Bottle by The Police
Pitcher/Catcher Meeting - Theme from the Odd Couple
Pitching Change (Visiting Team) - Surrender by Cheap Trick
Ground Rule Double (by Sox) - Brass Bonanza
Walk (Sox player on base) - Walk This Way by Aerosmith
Intentional Walk of a Sox Player - Free Ride by Edgar Winter Group
Homerun (by Sox) - Kernkraft 400 by Zombie Nation or Boom, Boom, Boom by The Outhere Brothers
When the Game Goes into the Bottom of the 9th - I Need a Hero by Bonnie Tyler
When the Sox are Trailing in the 9th - Livin' on the Edge by Aerosmith
Extra Innings - Time Is Tight by Booker T & The MGs
After a Sox Win - Dirty Water by the Standells
After Dirty Water - Tessie by Dropkick Murphys
After Tessie - Joy to the World by Three Dog Night
After a Sox Loss - (on the organ) Goonight Sweetheart by The Spaniels and (on the organ) Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow by The Shirelles
Other songs:
Vertigo by U2
Gimme the Bassline by Torpedo Boyz

Here are the lists to my:
2007 Red Sox At Bat Songs
2008 Red Sox At Bat Songs
2010 Red Sox At Bat Songs
And not mine, but
2009 Red Sox At Bat Songs

And hey, guys, these lists are really a labor of love. Feel free to share with others, but please link back to me if you do.

Some of my information on 2011 player songs came from this article on the Last year, for the first time the Red Sox took my lead (yep, I'm saying my lead. Based on the number of hits I've gotten on these posts, you'd say the same!) and ended up posting their songs online.

I'm counting on you guys to help me fill in the blanks and confirm what I have!


Cyn said...

I can confirm that Wake is still using "How Bad Do You Want It".

Funny to note the tremendous ovation he got at the end of his time on the mound even though he pitched as poorly as Daisuke.

I still love him. :)

Pinkhat Bluehat said...

Thanks for compiling this list, and including the YouTube links!!! It was so fun to listen to all the songs, and it motivated me to finally post this season. I just blogged about it at


Soxy Lady said...

Cyn - Thanks for that confirmation! I have updated the list. I, also, love Tim Wakefield. I think people really just respect him and wish that he was our 5th starter. I gotta say, as HORRID as Daisuke pitches sometimes I have no ill feelings towards him. In fact, I kind of want to hug him and tell him everything will be ok.

Pinkhat Bluehat - I love your blog and am so happy to be the motivation to get you to publish a post this season! I hope you enjoy the music.

Anonymous said...

Crawford comes out to "John Doe" by Rick Ross

Anonymous said...

crawford's song is John Doe by Rick Ross

Soxy Lady said...

Anon - you rock! They definitely have a PG version playing at Fenway. LOL.

Derek Hixon said...

This is a killer post - great job, gonna tweet it now.

-Derek, SawxBlog

Soxy Lady said...

Thanks Derek, As a long-time reader of your blog that means a lot!

Anonymous said...

I have a list too. Crawford comes up to John Doe by Rick Ross and Papi is Big Poppa-Biggie and I aint neva scared by Bone Crusher

Soxy Lady said...

Thanks Anon - That Bone Crusher song is what I heard Sunday night when Papi came up!

loopschick said...

Last Saturday, Beckett used "My Kinda Party" by Jason Aldean

Matt said...

i love playing "MLB 11 The Show" on my PS3 and have been trying to find a complete setlist of all the songs the sox play at fenway so that i can upload them right into my video game so that it is realistic as possible, and finally, i found it! thank you so much for taking the time to do this!

by the way, i just got back from the game today...big papi was walking up to "Hotel California" by The Eagles. it might be a good add to the already impressive list!

Anonymous said...

I can't find this up there..but if the game goes into the bottom of the 9th, they play "Hero" (not sure who it is by.. but it goes "I need a hero! he's gotta be..."). hope this helps!(:

Big Mike Mendez said...

Did I hear Ortiz walk out to "All I Do is Win" today?

Anonymous said...

I think "I Need a Hero" is Bonnie Tyler.

Karen Law said...

Awesome list! I just came back from my first Fenway Park games this past week and was looking for a few of the Red Sox players songs when they come up to bat. I found your post here when I did a search. Thanks for compiling the list and including the youtube video links :)

Soxy Lady said...

Hey Karen! Glad you liked it, I hope you had a great time at Fenway! :)

Loops said...

here is another one ... last night, Andrew Miller used "In Gods Country" by U2

Soxy Lady said...

Thanks, Loops! Adding it now. I'm wondering if it will be his perm. at bat song, or if it was a tribute to Clarence Clemons.

Loops said...

Also, I can confirm Lester is still using the same song this season :)

Soxy Lady said...

Loops, you're my BFF today!

Mike said...

At the Friday game against the Brewers I heard Big Papi come up to "Moment 4 Life" by Drake, the part where he says "I am a Dominican, Big Papi Ortiz" or something.

Loops said...

This is what Lackey used tonight ... not sure if this is what he has been using all season or not though ... "Guys Like Me" by Eric Church

ak said...

tonight dustin came out to something sounding like a Dre/Snoop song, but i couldn't identify it...anyone else confirm this?

Anonymous said...

Darnell McDonald had a new song last Wednesday, does anybody know it?

Anonymous said...

Great post!!!!!! Can you tell me the name of the song that is played just before the start of the game when there is a video playing on the big screen and it has the players in it.

Joe said...

I was at the game wednesday versus the Indians to witness Jacoby's walkoff home run!!! Was an incredible experience and feeling.

anyways just wanted to say that I can confirm 100% that Ortiz came out to "Big Poppa by Notorious BIG" and Darnell McDonald came out to "Can't Tell me Nothing by Kanye West" (Came in to pinch hit)

Anonymous said...

Long time lurker here

Can anyone tell me what song is being played in the intro video at Fenway now? They play it pre game shows players on the video screen here we go or here we come again something like that. trying to find name of song


Anonymous said...

does anyone know the song that is played at fenway around the 5th inning that sounds electronic like passion pit? it dosnt have any lyrics but i like the beat?

Anonymous said...

well, on Papi walking out to Hotel California- he would play it until it said "up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light-" and then it would stop..pretty sure the lyrics are the reason he was using that song!

SoxyLady said...

@Anon - according to a faithful friend who has been helping me with this list, the song played in the player video montage before the game is "The Show Goes On" by Lupe Fiasco

LunamothMama said...

During the sox/Yanks game 2 Sundays ago when the game was in extra innings it was midnight & they played Thriller.... Very appropriate, I'd say! Lol

Anonymous said...

Great site! Anyone know the classical song that is played just prior to the sox taking the field during the video montage?

B Herb said...

Anon August 17th, I know exactly what song you are referring and i am very interested in finding out who sings that song too. I was just at the past games Sat, Sun and Mon and they played it after a run scored for the Red Sox.

For those of you who might be able to help, upbeat tune no lyrics in the sound bite and as Anon described it sounded a little like Passion Pit.

Anonymous said...

Atchison comes out to "Heartland" by George Strait... saw him pitch the second to last day at Fenway

Anonymous said...

Can anyone recognize the song in the background? They play it around the time the starters get warmed up. Thanks!

joe lepianka said...

what is song before the show goes on they plan that has no words?