The ultimate tailgating playlist for football season

Archive Photo: A good playlist will enhance any tailgating experience.

Archive Photo: A good playlist will enhance any tailgating experience.

“Thunderstruck” by ACDC


Everyone knows this song and it always gets the crowd’s morale up. There is even a drinking game called Thunderstruck that goes along with it for optimum partying. Participants stand in a circle and one person starts drinking when they say thunder and continues to drink until they say thunder again, and then the next person goes.


“Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor

This is a great song to play at a tailgate party not only because it is a classic, but also because it gets everyone pumped up for the big game. This hit is sure to amp up the crowd and get them singing along.

“It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere” by Jimmy Buffett

Tailgaters usually arrive early to claim their prime parking spots and soon after they find the perfect location, the grilling, laughing and drinking starts. Sometimes it is still morning or early afternoon when the first beer is cracked open. There is no better song to get you in the mood for a long day of tailgating like “It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere.”

“We Will Rock You” by Queen

Another great pump-up song, “We Will Rock You” is always a crowd pleaser. With its epic beat and lyrics that get everybody fired up, this song is a football game hit, especially if you’re looking to get a little bit rowdy and have some fun.

“Red Solo Cup” by Toby Keith

Always a tailgating favorite, this song is the anthem of day drinking. Grab your Solo cup, sing like you’re being paid for it and have fun with family and friends. If Toby Keith doesn’t make you want to have a good time then nothing will.

“Parking Lot Party” by Lee Brice

This country song is basically the narration of your tailgating activities set to an awesome tune, so why not drink and have some fun while listening to it? This song will definitely keep the parking lot party going all day long.

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