Hello! Since it’s taper week and I’m constantly listening to my swimming playlist I thought that I would post one song a day from this playlist. Not all of it is strictly pump up music, and I will make sure to explain the reason for those songs. This is only for one week, seeing as it really only matters for one week. So yeah.
The first song is Fame by KontraBand Muzik. My boyfriend is a water polo player and when he found this song he sent it to me right away. For me it really is the perfect pump up song, and that’s the reason it’s on my playlist.
So I’m probably going to get ridiculed like crazy for this song, but it’s on the list and it actually has a lot of meaning behind it. It’s not really a pump up song, but it has some pretty good lyrics. I first listened to it during New Engand’s (big prep school swim meet) my Freshman year. I always get really nervous during meets and this song really helped me calm my nerves, but it didn’t put me to sleep. It got me in the right mind frame without psyching me out, which tends to be a big problem for me. I listened to it before my 200 free prelim, and ended up doing really well. I dropped 3 seconds and was one of two freshman to make finals in that event. So you can make fun of me as much as you want, but this song worked for me and therefor earned its place on my swimming playlist.
Until Next Time,
Jane H. Blood