The Perfect Playlist that Psychs Me Up Before Every Race

It is said that swimmers are always crazy over having the perfect playlist before a competition/race. Well true enough I really do spend 1-2 hours trying to create my very own perfect playlist before a race and these songs really psych me up. What I look for in a song is that it obviously has to be upbeat and it also gives me a really fresh feeling after listening to it, it’s leaning more towards the Dance genre.

Do check out my top 10 songs that gets me fired up before a race:

1. Dear Boy – Avicii


I think all swimmers that know me well know that I can’t live without this song. Played this song for about a 1000 times, still not sick of it. The beat is really addictive and I just can’t stop listening to it. Swimmer Chris Cheong should know best as he kinda got sick of the song because of the amount of times I’ve played it every morning during overseas competitions when he was my roommate haha!

“Dear Boy Dear Boy, always Dear Boy. CHANGE SONG LA!” 


2. Wild Wild Love – Pitbull Feat. GRL


This song just gives me a really fresh feeling after listening to it. Love the tune.


3. Wake Me Up – Avicii


My second most favorite song from Avicii’s True album. It has a really good beat and lyrics are meaningful too.


4. Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Feat. Ray Dalton


This song is upbeat and it really fires me up. It’s also one of Coach Gary’s favorite song.


5. Liar Liar – Avicii by Avicii 


This song is from the remixed album by Avicii himself. This song has a much fresher beat in this album which really gives me the ‘feel good’ feeling before a race. It starts off slow and it slowly builds up from there.


6. You Make Me – Avicii by Avicii


Avicii created a new beat to this song which really smashes the old beat from the earlier album.


7. X You (Radio Edit) – Avicii by Avicii


This song was created by many DJs and artist to perfection and it gives me a really fresh feeling after listening to it. I still love this song though there are no lyrics to it.


8. Bad – David Guetta & Showtek Feat. Vassy



9. Beam (Dannic Mix) – Mako feat. Angel Taylor


Here’s another song with a good beat and melody.


10. Everybody Is In the Place – Hardwell 


This song gets me fired up as it is also upbeat as well.

So here’s the Top 10 songs that psych me up before every race. Hope you like it! If you have pre race any songs that you would like to recommend me do leave a comment at the comment section below and I’ll add it to my playlist!

Thank you so much! 🙂



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