Swimmer Michael Phelps did it, Winter Olympic Luge athlete Kate Hansen does it, and you better believe that numerous pro NBA players depend on it: a pre-game playlist of jams that will put you in the zone for success.

While we might not recommend ear buds at full volume while you’re cruising around a busy warm-up ring, a string of jams in the barn or the grandstands to keep you buzzed but focused is a total must. Here are our some of our favorite go-to tunes before we hit the saddle.