Ask any athlete across any sport what their pre-match gameday routine is, and most would give a similar answer: listening to their favorite music. It’s no different on the U.S. Women’s National Team, who like to throw their own playlist on the speakers of any locker room they’re in across the world.
Lauren Holiday is in charge of the #USWNT playlist and she's held the position for as long as she can remember. Holiday really enjoyed it in the beginning because she had her finger on the pulse of the music scene in the U.S. But she's hoping to pass the torch soon, and thinks Crystal Dunn will be the next player to choose the team’s pre-match music.
Initially, the Gameday Playlist was going to have one song from every player, but only three team members are regular contributors: Meghan Klingenberg, Ali Krieger and Kelley O'Hara. Holiday determines the rest of the playlist and assembles the order of songs to be played each game day.
Below is the current playlist that has been in use so far during the FIFA Women's World Cup.
- Shut Up and Dance (Walk the Moon)
- Trap Queen (Fetty Wap)
- Bad Blood (Taylor Swift Feat. Kendrick Lamar)
- Honey, I'm Good. (Andy Grammar)
- Want To Want Me (Jason Derulo)
- Worth it (Fifth Harmony Feat. Kid Ink)
- Fight Song (Rachel Platten)
- Watch me (Whip/ Nae Nae)
- Photograph (Ed Sheeran)
- Beautiful Like (Nick Fradiani)
- My House (Flo Rida)
- Renegades (X Ambassadors)
- Dreams (Life of Dillon)
- I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times) (Jamie xx)
- Try Me (Jason Derulo Feat. Jennifer Lopez & Matoma)
- Hands in the air (Sire Castro)
- King Kunta (Kendrick Lamar)
- Got Your Money (ODB)
- Too Close (Next)
- Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)
- FourFiveSeconds (Rihanna and Kanye West and Paul McCartney)
- Conqueror (Empire Cast Feat. Estelle and Jussie Smollett)
- Best of 2013 Mash-Up (Anthem Lights)
- Hey Mama (David Guetta Feat. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha)
- GDFR (Flo Rida Feat. Sage the Gemini & Lookas)
- Don't Tell 'Em (Jeremih - Feat. YG)
- See You Again (Wiz Khalifa Feat. Charlie Puth)
- Love Me Like You Do (Ellie Goulding From "Fifty Shades of Grey)
Listen to the playlist on SPOTIFY!