Sonny's Pumped Up Playlist
In all areas of his life—both in the classroom and the boxing gym—Sonny Mendoza knows how to give it his all. Scroll for the songs he listens to whenever he needs to get himself in the winning mindset!
• Glory and Gore - Lorde
“Glory and gore go hand in hand.” This song reminds Sonny that the struggle for success is worth it—without the willingness to take risks, you’ll never get where you want to go.
• King - Giovanny and Ryan Garcia
Sonny gets psyched up to fight with this boxing anthem. It’s almost as if it were made for him…
• Fight Song - Rachel Platten
Anyone who says this song is “too girly” isn’t paying attention. Resilience knows no gender!
• Mama Said Knock You Out - LL Cool J
Sonny dreams of being a professional boxer. When this comes on his headphones he can close his eyes and pretend he’s already made it.
• All I Do Is Win - DJ Khaled
Getting in the winning mindset has NEVER been so easy. Whenever Sonny gets down, this song reminds him that he’s a natural born winner, whether he’s feeling like it or not.
• My Shot - Hamilton
When you’re young and hungry, the world is your oyster. Sonny loves this song because it motivates him to give every moment his all.
• Hurricane - Bob Dylan
This is the true story of a famous boxer wrongly accused of murder. Not exactly a pump-up song, but an important History lesson that Sonny takes to heart.
• Aint No Stoppin Us Now - McFadden and Whitehead
When the pressure of life feels like it could crush him, Sonny puts on this song to access his inner unstoppable power.
• Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting - Elton John
Sonny’s a kind and studious kid, but in his heart he’s a natural born fighter!
• Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People
The lyrics pump him up, but the melody keeps him feeling steady and chill.