The 2015 Cubs season was special for many reasons. In addition to laying the groundwork for a World Series championship the next season, the ‘15 squad was the first Cubs team to really embrace walk-up songs. The curated tunes picked by the players (most of the time) became hugely popular among fans at Wrigley Field, and in some cases took on a life of their own.
Here’s a sample of some of the most popular Cubs walk-up songs for current players (taken from Twitter responses):
Anthony Rizzo: “Intoxicated” by Martin Solveig & GTA
Kyle Schwarber: “Thuggish Ruggish Bone” by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Kris Bryant: “Warm It Up Kris” by Kris Kross
Kyle Hendricks: “Sweet Emotion” by Aerosmith
And there are still a few throwbacks from former players that bring back fond memories of sunny summer days at Wrigley Field, like Omega’s “Ando En La Versace,” used by Starlin Castro.
We built a Spotify playlist of every Cubs walk-up song used from 2015-19 (plus a few Wrigley classics.) Some songs are not on Spotify (like “Friends in Low Places” and “Bennie and the Jets” by Julianna Zobrist) so we used different versions of those particular songs.
The playlist contains over 300 songs and clocks in at over 20 hours. (Cubs players have used a LOT of different walk-up songs since 2015.)