There’s a song called Time To Burn by Storm which is jam-packed with huge trance riffs. It’s one of those tracks you have to turn up extremely loud and blast out. The message is also uplifting, so it will definitely get you going.
It may be a bit cheesy, but how about Walking On Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves? It’s a feelgood ‘let’s all get together’ song that gets people smiling – which is just what you want before you go out and play as a team.
Satisfaction by Benny Benassi. A big slice of electro-house, it’s a great track for silly dancing and puts all your inhibitions out of the front door. I can see the team getting together and enjoying this one with a few beers.
Dr Costas Karageorghis, an expert on the effects of music in sport, explains the science
It can also induce a fight-or-flight response and stimulate adrenaline, which can elevate mood. A major key musical harmony can also increase feelings of happiness, which gets you going and feeling positive. Relaxing songs like Porcelain can work on the brain in a number of ways.
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A tempo around your resting heartbeat is best for a chill-out song, and having strings induces a relaxation response. A sunny pop song like Walking On Sunshine also has high tempo, major harmonies, and – like Safe From Harm – a positive lyrical affirmation.
If you associate a song with a particular state of mind, just hearing the first few bars can elevate your mood. Perfect Day works in a similar way. It can put you in a reflective mood that can remove negative thoughts and put you back into a state of hope and acceptance.”
Dr Costas Karageorgis’s book Inside Sport Psychology, published by Human Kinetics, explains how music can assist a workout