You hear music played on the Wrigley Field P.A. system when each Cubs batter comes up to hit, or when a pitcher heads to the mound. Some of the songs are quite recognizable, others you might not be familiar with.
Below are the songs chosen by 2019 Cubs players, along with links to YouTube videos featuring those songs. The Cubs sent me a list of the first song each player uses; some use only one, but others have multiple song choices, noted as heard at the ballpark. The time, if indicated, is the point in the song where the walkup music starts, if it’s not at the beginning. Note: All songs played at Wrigley Field are family-friendly “clean” versions (some of these YouTube links might not be, though).
Albert Almora Jr.: Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen (1:20)
Javier Baez: Zero, Farruko (2:10), also I Like It, Cardi B and Bad Bunny and Bonnie And Clyde, Cosculluela & Natti Natasha
David Bote: Brother, NEEDTOBREATHE, also Rebel Rebel, David Bowie
Brad Brach: Thunderstruck, AC/DC
Kris Bryant: Summer, Marshmello (:20), also Warm It Up, Kris Kross (about 1:00)
Steve Cishek: Song of Deliverance, Zach Williams
Tim Collins: Whatever It Takes, Imagine Dragons
Willson Contreras: Para Sambar, Shelow Shaq feat. Mendonça Do Rio, Topo La Maskara & Tiko’s Groove (1:42)
Daniel Descalso: Tell Me When To Go, E-40 (:17)
Cole Hamels: Sail, AWOLNation
Kyle Hendricks: I’m Alright, Kenny Loggins, also Sweet Emotion, Aerosmith
Jason Heyward: Going Bad, Meek Mill ft. Drake (1:05), also Word On The Street, Lil Baby and Underdog, Lil Baby
Brandon Kintzler: Lose Yourself, Eminem (:31)
Jon Lester: Gonna Know We Were Here, Jason Aldean (mound), also Barefoot Blue Jean Night, Jake Owen
Brandon Morrow: Whatever It Takes, Imagine Dragons
Jose Quintana: Parampampam, Dimension Latina (mound)
Anthony Rizzo: Intoxicated, Martin Solveig and GTA (:27), also Grapevine, Tiesto and Good Life, Kanye West
Randy Rosario: A-Star, Bayala
Kyle Schwarber: Cult of Personality, Living Colour (:25), also Thuggish Ruggish Bone, Bone Thugs n Harmony (:33) and Bad Boys For Life, P. Diddy
Pedro Strop: TecnoBow by El Alfa El Jefe feat. Diplo
Allen Webster: Lotta Boot Left To Fill, Eric Church
Ben Zobrist: Bennie and The Jets, Julianna Zobrist, also Alive, Julianna Zobrist (:45)
On the list I received, there were no songs listed for Yu Darvish, Tyler Chatwood, Mark Zagunis and Kyle Ryan, and Dillon Maples was recalled after I got the list. There are also a couple of songs listed for players who have since returned to Iowa, and one for Brandon Morrow that we hope we hear later this year. Mike Montgomery was also not on the list, but the last couple of years he’s used The Show Goes On by Lupe Fiasco.
And one last note: Every Cubs fan loves Ben Zobrist for his contributions to the team, his World Series MVP trophy, and for being an outstanding human being, especially with kids. His wife Julianna is a fine singer; her Wrigley Field national anthem back in 2016 was excellent.
But could they please, please drop “Bennie and the Jets” as Ben’s walkup music? Every single person I have spoken to hates it, I mean HATES it. The other song he uses (Julianna Zobrist’s “Alive”) works much better.
Thanks to Alyson Cohen of the Cubs for sending me the walkup song list.
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