Opening Day 2024: Cody Jinks’ “Loud & Heavy” Is STILL The Ultimate MLB Walk-Up Song

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Baseball is BACK.

Opening Day 2024 is upon us, our Cubbies (BIG Chicago Cubs fans over here) are looking like strong contenders to win the NL Central, the sun is shining, I have all I can do to not crack a beer at noon right now… it’s just the most wonderful time of the year.

Which brings me to this: walk up music.

I tweeted this back in 2020, and now here we are some four years later and I still stand by it. Cody Jinks’ “Loud & Heavy” is the ultimate MLB walk-up song… Johnny Cash’s “God’s Gonna Cut You Down” is a close second, and Whiskey Myers’ “Bitch” will always play, but nothing can top Jinks.

And there are all kind of approaches when it comes to MLB walk up music, but you generally want something that’s going to pump you up. Some guys will opt for something that calms them down, helps them relax and get in the zone, and others (lookin’ at you “Baby Shark”) just like to get a good laugh.

But me? I’m all about the energy.

Give me something hard-charging with a bit of grit and growl to it. Give me something that sounds mean, something instills fear in the hearts of the opponent. Give something that screams “I’m going to beat that baseball within an inch of its life.”

Give me “Loud And Heavy” by Cody Jinks… Every. Single. Time.

Not to mention pros like Matt Carpenter, Alex Bregman, Joey Bart, Chris Martin and more have all used it.

And who could forget this scene from a Cody Jinks concert a few years back?

This corn fed hoss is literally fighting police officers on the side of the stage while this song cranks. He even shakes off one of the taser attempts before they can bring him down. If that doesn’t say I’m ready to go out here and smash baseballs into another galaxy, I don’t know what does.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock