Sports fans rely on cheerleaders to keep them excited and supportive of the team playing, even when the outcome of a game looks grim. Cheerleaders spend hours practicing and perfecting their dance routines, but even a perfectly-executed dance can fall short if the music is lacking. Cheerleading dance music should fit the routine while maintaining an upbeat tempo.
Walking On Sunshine -- Aly & AJ
At just one minute, fifty-five seconds, Aly & AJ's cover of "Walking on Sunshine" is the perfect length for a game-day cheer routine. The song is short, but upbeat throughout, making it an appropriate choice for a routine filled with jumps and handsprings.
Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) -- C+C Music Factory
Perhaps one of the most popular songs of the 1990s, "Gonna Make You Sweat" is a common music selection for cheerleading dance competitions and performances. The song keeps a steady tempo, and while it is almost five minutes long, it gives the performers time to show complicated dance moves and footwork.
Blue (Da Ba Dee) - Eiffel 65
Released in 1999, Eiffel 65's "Blue" quickly rose to the top of the charts as one of the more unique dance songs of the decade. The song has been remixed several times by various DJs, adding even more variety to the trance-like sound.
Who Let The Dogs Out? - Baja Men
A hit of the millennium, "Who Let the Dogs Out" has been featured in cartoons, movies and commercials. The song is also an appropriate selection for cheerleading routines performed at games or during practice, as it offers up a steady beat with a repetitive sound.
Mickey - Toni Basil
Many cheerleaders will recognize this song, as it is a classic to dancers worldwide. Featured in cheerleading movies such as "Bring It On," Toni Basil's "Mickey" gives cheerleaders a song that offers slower verses while keeping a fast and upbeat chorus. At just over three minutes long, the song is appropriate for both game-time routines and competition performances.
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