Top 10 Roller Derby Anthems

These songs are guaranteed to get your blood pumping

Ever been to a roller derby bout? The only correct answer is yes. The sport encompasses just about everything you need for a great experience: skill, speed, wheels, contact... and great music!

We have scoured the music world for 10 tracks guaranteed to get you pumped, whether you're watching a bout, participating, or waiting impatiently for the next one.


Ram Jam - Black Betty

Choice derby lyric:

"She really gets me high (bam-A-lam) 
You know that's no lie (bam-A-lam) 
She's so rock steady (bam-A-lam) 
She's always ready (bam-A-lam)"


Heart - Barracuda

 Choice derby lyric:

"Bet you gonna ambush me
You'd have me down on my knees
Wouldn't you, Barracuda?"


Halestorm - It's Not You

Choice derby lyric:

"You've probably never been shot down before
I'll try and make it easier"


Green Day - 86

Choice derby lyric:

"What brings you around?
Did you lose something the last time you were here?
You'll never find it now
It's buried deep with your identity
So stand aside and let the next one pass
Don't let the door kick you in the ass
There's no return from 86
Don't even try"


No Doubt - Just A

Choice derby lyric:

"I'm just a girl, 
Take a good look at me 
Just your typical prototype 
Oh...I've had it up to here!"


The Red Aunts - Roller Derby Queen

Choice derby lyric:

"I'm the queen, You're gonna die
Cross my path, You're gonna fly"


Bikini Kill - Rebel Girl

Choice derby lyric:

"That girl thinks she's the queen of the neighborhood
I got news for you, she is!"


Peaches - Boys Wanna Be Her

Choice derby lyric:

"The girls wanna be her  
The boys wanna be her
I wanna be her
Yes I do
The way you rock, don't stop  
Girl, you got the chops"


Joan Jett - Bad Reputation

Choice derby lyric:

"I don't give a damn 'bout my bad reputation 
You're living in the past it's a new generation 
A girl can do what she wants to do and that's 
What I'm gonna do"


Pat Benatar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot

Choice derby lyric:

"Put up your dukes, let's get down to it!
Hit me with your best shot!
Why don't you hit me with your best shot [...]
Fire away!"


Honorable mention: Uncle Leon and the Alibis - Roller Derby Saved My Soul

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