Van Halen’s ‘Jump’ voted most popular sporting song

PRS for Music polled its members to find their favourite sporting anthem ahead of the Olympics

Van Halen‘s ‘Jump’ has been voted as the most popular sporting song in a new poll.

PRS for Music polled its members to find out what the most popular sporting song was in the run up to the Olympics. The Top 20 also includes ‘The Winner Takes It All’ by ABBA, ‘Eye of the Tiger’ by Survivor and Tina Turner’s ‘The Best’.

Of the results, PRS chairman Guy Fletcher said: “We are so excited about the Olympic Games and music plays such a classic role for both the spectator and participant. As a Brit I would have to vote for Spandau Ballet’s ‘Gold’ being a personal favourite. We have such a strong team of athletes this year too – I think we might get a few of those, fingers crossed.”


PRS for Music’s Top 20 sporting songs are:

1. ‘Jump’ – Van Halen
2. ‘Start Me Up’ – The Rolling Stones
3. ‘(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher’ – Jackie Wilson
4. ‘Gold’ – Spandau Ballet
5. ‘Thriller’ – Michael Jackson
6. ‘Wake Me Up Before You Go Go’ – Wham!
7. ‘The Winner Takes It All’ – Abba
8. ‘Silver Machine’ – Hawkwind
9. ‘We Are the Champions’ – Queen
10. ‘Shine’ – Take That
11. ‘Tracks Of My Tears’ – Smokey Robinson
12. ‘The Long & Winding Road – The Beatles
13. ‘Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
14. ‘The Best’ – Tina Turner
15. ‘Jump Around’ – House of Pain
16. ‘Gonna Fly Now’ – from Rocky
17. ‘Another One Bites The Dust’ – Queen
18. ‘Don’t Stop Believin” – Journey
19. ‘Chariots of Fire (Theme)’ – Vangelis
20. ‘We Will Rock You’ – Queen