10 Overplayed Songs We Never Again Want to Hear at Sporting Events

LeBron James listens to "Sandstorm" | Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

LeBron James listens to “Sandstorm” | Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

The use of music at sporting events can be traced back to the first Olympic games. Even a bunch of ancient dudes running around in towels needed hype tunes in the background.

Nowadays the spectacle of in-game sports has evolved from the occasional play of the organ to whole soundtracks being synced to LED wristbands. Some popular tracks find their way onto the game time playlist during the course of a season, while other mainstays have graced in-game sound systems for years now.

Not all songs are created equal, however. While certain tunes are a widely-beloved fixtures, others have worn out their welcome. Here is, in no particular order, the 10 most overplayed songs at sporting events, plus a bonus that we’re not quite sure counts as a song yet.

1. “Turn Down for What” by DJ Snake and Lil Jon


It’s pretty incredible how quickly this song was hammered into the ground. At first, a 10-second snippet served as a pretty good hype song. Once Lil Jon’s inebriated yell came over the PA system the crowd would go into a frenzy. But after a year of the same snippet playing at every sporting event under the sun, the party song began to have a less powerful effect. What’s worse is the impression we get from in-game music recently; unless Lil Jon does something to get the song banned, it won’t go away any time soon.