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Walk-Up Music: Editors’ Picks

In honor of the Rockies' home opener (April 9), we asked 5280 editors to sound off on what song they'd want playing as they walked up to bat.

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This month, we asked some local celebs what walk-up music they’d use if they played for the Rockies. We couldn’t resist asking our editorial staff the same question.

Good Life” by OneRepublic—I just can’t resist that chorus shout-out to Colorado. Followed closely by “MMMBop” by Hanson. No, seriously. —Julie Dugdale, Senior Editor

Let Me Clear My Throat” by DJ Kool. —Natasha Gardner, Senior Editor/Digital Editor

Panama” by Van Halen. With that opening riff, I’d hit a home run every time! —Geoff Van Dyke, deputy editor

Rocket” by Def Leppard —Amanda M. Faison, Food Editor

Shallow Be Thy Game” by Red Hot Chili Peppers —Luc Hatlestad, Articles Editor

Up Around the Bend” by Creedence Clearwater Revival —Lindsey B. Koehler, Managing Editor

Take On Me” by a-ha —Lindsey R. McKissick, Editorial Assistant

All Alone” by Toro Y Moi —Chris Outcalt, Assistant Editor

The Rubberband Man” by Spinners —Maximillian Potter, Executive Editor

Kick It Out” by Boom Boom Satellites. A cool song with a good jam and dance beat—I would definitely look good walking out to it! —Georgia Alexia Benjou, Fashion Editor

Rapper’s Delight” by Sugarhill Gang. You only get 15 seconds or so of the song, so you need something that jumps into lyrics (or has a memorable opening musical riff). Rapper’s Delight does both nicely. Or, if I were famous, I’d have Jay-Z redo the lyrics to “99 Problems”: “I got 99 problems, but your pitch ain’t one.” —Robert Sanchez, Senior Staff Writer

Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” (starting about 4:13 in) or the opening beat of “Laffy Taffy” by D4L. —Daliah Singer, Assistant Editor

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