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15 Modern-Day 'Jock Jams': Fifth Harmony, Psy & White Stripes' Sports Classics

These arena-ready tracks carry on the tradition of the long-deceased 'Jock Jams' compilation CDs. Fuse is joining the March Madness with halftime hits from artists like Bruno Mars, Fifth Harmony, Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga on Sunday, 3/2c

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"Be aggressive! B-E aggressive!"

In the '90s, the Jock Jams compilation CDs were the go-to soundtrack for any sporting event. Jock Jams, Volume 1 kicked off the series in 1995 with high-energy dance tracks, like Tag Teams' "Whoomp! (There It Is)" and C&C Music Factory's "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)"), and even interludes of classic sports rally cries ("Let's get ready to rumbleeeeee!").

Five more Jock Jams followed until the compilation was sadly discontinued after a sixth, and final, CD Jock Jams: The All-Star Jock Jams in 2001. You can hear a megamix of some of the series' most-memorable pump-up jams above and listen on for a slew of modern-day halftime hits.

Fuse is joining the March Madness with halftime hits from artists like Bruno Mars, Fifth Harmony, Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga on Sunday, 3/2c. Find Fuse in your area with our Channel Finder

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Fifth Harmony, "Worth It" (2015)

With an empowering message and that irresistible saxophone riff, "Worth It" is an anthem for all to yell at the game.

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Nelly, "Hot in Herre" (2002)

This Neptunes beat has aged well and Nelly's message is clear: It's hot in here because we're beating you on the court... so take off your clothes.

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Gwen Stefani, "Hollaback Girl" (2005)

Gwen Stefani's breakout solo hit was part bubblegum pop, part cheerleader stomp a la "Mickey" by '80s singer Toni Basil. Wouldn't it be awesome to hear the cheerleaders shouting, "This sh-t is bananas! B-A-N-A-N-A-S!"?

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Pink, "Get the Party Started" (2001)

Great food, loud music and flowing beer: Sporting events are like a party with exciting entertainment. Kickstart the fun with this Pink banger.

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Psy, "Gangnam Style" (2012)

An entire sports arena dancing in sync (the wave, anyone?!) is quite the sight. K-pop rapper Psy and his horsey dance infiltrated American culture so deeply that once he shouts "Oppa Gangnam style!" over the loudspeaker, thousands of fans will immediately start galloping.

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Shakira & Wyclef Jean, "Hips Don't Lie" (2006)

Because the 7th inning stretch is now for hip-shaking. 

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The White Stripes, "Seven Nation Army" (2003)

A sports game isn't just two opposing team competing—it's war! And the signature track from the White Stripes is the perfect soundtrack.

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Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk!" (2014)

With the throwback sound and this being an undeniably huge hit for so long, "Uptown Funk!" is a must at any sporting event.

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Flo Rida & T-Pain, "Low" (2007)

Hey, why should the athletes be the only ones exercising? Get low, y'all!

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Ciara & Missy Elliott, "Work" (2009)

The chorus ("Work work work work work work work work work... you betta work!") can pump up both sports spectators and players. Plus, super-serious fans can yell this at the athletes whose performance isn't up to par.

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Black Eyed Peas, "I Gotta Feeling (David Guetta FMIF Remix)" (2009)

The Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling" is a feel-good party track, but this David Guetta remix adds dance breaks to get your body moving even more!

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Rye Rye, "Boom Boom" (2012)

Mixing a Vengaboys' "Boom Boom" with a modern-pop beat? How could everyone not dance to this?

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Duke Dumont & A*M*E, "Need U (100%)" (2013)

Not only does this club track totally have the bass-heavy boom, but its house influence is very reminiscent to classic Jock Jam tracks.

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Silentó, "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)" (2015)

The Jock Jam soundtracks were all about the "cool" dance moves of the era ("Macarena," anyone?) so including the nae nae would be necessary for a new-age soundtrack.

Fuse is joining the March Madness with halftime hits from artists like Bruno Mars, Fifth Harmony, Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga on Sunday, 3/2c. Find Fuse in your area with our Channel Finder

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