21 songs for your 2021 tailgating season


Jakob Jones, OMN Contributor

OSU students gather around to listen to music during tailgating party.

Agrizha Puspita Sari, Beaver's Digest Contributor

Modern football tailgating has been around since 1869. It’s not just a party, it’s a crucial tradition. Music is the most important aspect of any great tailgate.

People rally together to support their favorite football team in the parking lot of the stadium before the game, which is held on and around a vehicle that involves barbeques, drinks and great song playlists. Nothing says “America” like tailgating.

There is no way to have a fantastic tailgate without a terrific music playlist. What’s more than a great list of songs to play this football season? Here are the top 21 songs for tailgating.

Mr. Brightside – The Killers

Date released: September 29, 2003.

Dancing Queen – ABBA

Date released: July 13, 2018.

We Will Rock You – Queen

Date released: October 1977.

Killing In The Name Of – Rage Against The Machine

Date released: November 2, 1992.

Party In The USA – Miley Cyrus

Date released: August 11, 2009.

All I Do Is Win – DJ Khaled, Ludacris, T-Pain

Date released: February 8, 2010.

We Can’t Stop – Miley Cyrus

Date released: June 3, 2013.

All Night – Icona pop

Date released: July 23, 2013.

All Of The Lights – Kanye West

Date released: November 22, 2010.

Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes

Date released: February 17, 2003.

Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen

Date released: October 1977.

Tongue Tied – Grouplove

Date released: September 13, 2011.

Start Me Up – The Rolling Stones

Date released: August 1981.

Sicko Mode – Travis Scott

Date released: August 3, 2018.

Industry Baby – Lil Nas X feat. Jack Harlow

Date released: July 22, 2021.

OUT WEST – Travis Scott, JACKBOYS, Young Thug

Date released: March 20, 2020.

U Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer

Date released: January 13, 1990.

STAY – The Kid LAROI, Justin Bieber

Date released: 9 July 2021.

Bring Em Out – T.I.

Date released: January 2005.

Thunderstruck – AC/DC

Date released: September 10, 1990.

Stronger – Kanye West

Date released: July 31, 2007.

To listen to these songs, visit the Beaver’s Digest tailgating playlist on Spotify.

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