Ask and ye shall receive: Astros players and their walk-up music

I’ve never paid much attention to what’s playing when Astros hitters approach the plate, but clearly, I’m in the minority.

Walkup music has always been a constant source of intrigue to the fan base, judging from the number of questions I receive weekly asking for a rundown of players’ preferred tunes.

Thanks to my friend Nunee Oakes, scoreboard assistant extraordinaire, we have that walkup music compiled in a nice, tidy list. Without further ado, here you go…

Clint Barmes:  In The Air Tonight by Nonpoint

Jason Bourgeois:  Say I Won’t by Propane; Trillionaire by Bun B and T-Pain; Lay Me Down by T.I.

Michael Bourn:    Get Your Shine On by Bridman & Lil Wayne

Matt Downs:           Wanna Be A Baller by Lil Troy

Bill Hall:                   All of The Lights by Rihanna and Kanye West; Grove St. Party by Waka Flocka Flame; Pressin’ Them Buttons by Paul Wall

Chris Johnson:      Blowin’ Money Fast by Rick Ross

Carlos Lee:              Stereo Love by Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina; Que Buena Tu Ta by Fuego

Jason Michaels:   Here Me Now by Hollywood Undead; The Bleeding by Five Finger Death Punch

Hunter Pence:    Before I Forget by Slipknot; Coming Undone by Korn

J.R. Towles:         Down in Flames by Stoney LaRue

Brett Wallace:     Pledge Allegiance by T.I.


J.A. Happ:        Written in The Stars by Tinie Tempah

Bud Norris:      You’re Going Down by Sick Puppies

Brett Myers:     Miracle by Nonpoint; Forever by Kid Rock

Brandon Lyon: Dragula by Rob Zombie

Wandy Rodriguez:  TNT by AC/DC

Aneury Rodriguez:  Danza Kuduro by Don Omar

A few key, indisputable facts:
* If you don’t find a player/pitcher on this list, it likely means he doesn’t have a song preference.
* Some players change their walkup music semi-regularly, for variety or superstitious reasons.
* I’ve never heard of half of the songs, and have heard of even fewer of the artists who sing them.

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It’s “Dragula” for Lyon. FYI

Why did Pence have California Girls by Katy Perry last year?

Should be “Give It Away” for Lyon.

it’s “propain”…. he’s a houston rapper🙂

jason michaels wins. forever.

But the real quesion is: WHY does our closer have walk-up music?!?


I didn’t see Melancon’s name on the list. 😛

always knew a game was about to start when i heard u2’s ‘mysterious ways’ cranked up. loved that biggio was from my generation!

Maybe in Lyon’s case, it’s walk-in(from the bullpen) music.

Not really walk up music but all closers have music as they enter the game.

When Michael Bourn steals a base- Can’t touch this,
When he gets on base: Should I stay or should I go

Wandy Rodriguez- First 25 seconds of “Down with the Sickness” by Disturbed. Perfect for his name🙂

When we catch a guy stealing that song that’s like Woop woop that’s the sound of the police…

haha obv those are my suggestions for songs🙂 Totally think we should vote to get them mixed in lol

BUN B! Keeping HOUSTON TRILL !!!! See yall at SummerFest in front with BUN B! June 4th/5th Elanor Tensley Park!!!

ive heard Hunter Pence come out to I Like It by Enrique Iglesias last year…also Jason Michaels comes out to the entrance song of WWE Superstar The Big Show…also last year, i heard JR Towles coming out to In Bloom by Nirvana…just saying

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