36 Songs about Gymnastics (R&B, Hip-hop, Pop & More)
Gymnastics music tends to follow the same rhythmic tune and beats per minute that help time their performances. Gymnastics music has changed over time to fit the athlete’s aesthetics and personas.
I. Unique Floor Music
This is the genre for wacky and spontaneous athletes who bring the talent and the style.
This iconic guitar-based song made famous by none other than Pulp fiction rightfully earns a slot as Unique.
2) Avengers Assemble Theme Music
3) The Fighting Uruk-hai
4) I duckinf hatw you
A very unique entry, this electric metal borderline death metal song was a memorable experience for judges when an athlete used it as their floor music.
II. Contemporary Floor Music
A common misconception about contemporary music is that it is a faster and slightly altered tone of classical music. However, it is very similar to pop because it is the combination of many genres. Namely some are R&B, Rock, Alternative, folk, blues and jazz.
1) Hey Little Fighter
2) Arsonist’s Lullabye
Since gymnastics music often prohibits lyrics, the instrumentals to Arsonist’s Lullabye are smooth and powerful, perfect for an athlete.
3) Pas de Deux
A more classical piece that is swift and graceful. This is perfect for landing impressive routines.
4) Make it Better
III. Sassy floor music
1) Therefore I am
A pop icon and protege, Therefore I am by Billie Eillish is about empowerment and owning yourself.
2) Good as Hell
Good as hell is a song of Beauty, self-love and owning every part of oneself irrespective of people’s opinions.
3) Ready for it
IV. Pop songs
1) Crazy in love
2) Larger than life
The great electronic instrumental will serve as a stepping stone for gymnasts to claim their trophy. The sheer compilations of move and timing this song has will make your routine truly stand out.
A classic from the mid 2010’s, you might not be able to swing from chandeliers but this song will give you the encouragement to swing to the top of your ranking.
V. Hip-hop floor music
2) Battle for the Beat
The notorious Battle for the Beat is a song ingrained in any hip-hop dancers for its rhythm and the amazing moves you can pull off. This is no different for gymnastics.
3) You can’t stop the beat
You, can, not, stop, the, beat. A song that moves across time and with every repetition it attracts and consumes its audience. This is a great addition that has great possibilities for routines.
VI. R&B floor music
R&B since its creation has always been a sound for expression and sorrow. The sounds however somber, are rhythmically phenomenal and can translate really well into routines
1) Born to play
Born to play is a song about living and breathing your passion. For most gymnasts that describes how they live, and so why not combine your passion with great rhythm.
2) Run boy Run
Rise an anthem to fighting any difficulties you may face in life and stand come hell or highwater proud of yourself. It has a beautiful drum throughout accompanied by high piano notes perfect for a routine that you want to be remembered for.
4) Try everything
VII. Kids gymnastic music
Athletes in gymnastics come in all shapes, sizes and ages. Kid’s routine songs and playlists need to be engaging and enjoyable. Songs that they may know the lyrics to and come associate the good movie to a great sport.
1) Let it go
An occult classic, “Let it Go” was for a time synonymous with disney songs. The rhythm carries the song and can be an amplifier for a good performance.
2) This is me
This is me is a beautiful song about radical acceptance of oneself. The instrumentals are superb and will match wonderfully with a routine.
3) This Land
4) Mulan’s Decision
VII. Routine floor music
All of the songs thus far will work well with Floor Routines but these are songs in a class of their own.
1) Boy in the Bubble
2) Bad Guy
Without a doubt one of the best songs to pair with transition into a new move or change poses. Bad guy is a magic bean that can help you see through the skies.
3) As the world caves in
Perhaps you don’t need a fast paced rhythm for your set piece. How about the joyous sound of bass and drums playing slow yet powerful tunes?
VIII. Lyrical floor music
Lyrical floor music is rare. However, if you get the chance to have a combination of instruments, clever and precise lyrics as well as your top performance these are some songs you should consider.
An anthem of pain and beauty. Titanium was the song of the downtrodden in the early 2010’s and now its lyrics still ring true for many. However the combination of its electronic and powerful instruments and Sia’s lyrics will improve your routine and give you confidence.
3) Not Afraid
4) My shot
A song written and performed by Lin-Manuel Miranda and the Hamilton ensemble about claiming the greatness of the future. This song has hip hop lyrics with an orchestra to back it, and is a great selection for a routine.