Gymnastics in itself is a graceful sport, filled with some absolutely beautiful and mind-boggling moves. The grace and elegance that gymnasts move with will leave you in awe. As a matter of fact, we can rarely manage to take our eyes off of the gymnasts!
Gymnastics can be paired with any genre of music, be it jazz, ballet, pop, classics or even a mix of them all! It is a versatile sport, with a versatile range of music to perfectly accompany it. Research also suggests that fundamental music learning should be implemented in the training of gymnasts. Our experts have put together an extensive and thorough guide on a large variety of gymnastics floor music you can play the next time you are on the beam. Continue reading to find out more.
Gymnastics Floor Music From Movies
Almost everyone you meet will be a movie buff, or a cinephile, if you please. There is a good number of iconic theme songs and title tracks for TV shows and movies that make the best floor music.
Add a touch of cinema to your next gymnastics floor routine with these well-known songs and the most durable headphones ( keep in mind though, that there are chances that you may not have heard of a few of them before!).
1. Another Day of Sun by Justin Hurwitz (from the movie “La La Land”)
La La Land undoubtedly had a soundtrack that our team fell in love with. Frankly speaking, there’s no surprise that Justin Hurwitz and La La Land both won the Academy award in 2018, for the best music score. ‘Another Day of Sun’ is a cinematic masterpiece, with bursts of energy and jazz, that needs to be in your gymnastic floor routine.
Listen to Another Day of Sun by Justin Hurwitz here:
2. Misirlou by Dick Dale (from the movie ‘Pulp Fiction’)
Pulp Fiction is a movie you have to watch. Yes, it may be a little old, but trust us when we say you have to add this to your Netflix watchlist.
Misirlou is a 60’s classic and our experts suggest you to add this track to your gymnastic floor routine, especially if you have a significant amount of cartwheels and tumbles. Perform a gymnastic routine to this offbeat, chirpy track and you will have the judges’ eyes glued to your moves.
Check out Misirlou by Dick Dale from ‘Pulp Fiction’ now:
Classical Gymnastic Floor Music
No gymnastic floor routine guide could possibly ever be complete without adding a few good old classics. Classical gymnastic floor music is a great way to warm up as well, according to our experts.
1. Requiem for a Dream by Clint Mansell
Without a doubt, this is one of the first tracks that will pop up in your head when you think of the words “classic” and “gymnastics floor routine music.” Requiem for a Dream is an energetic song, filled with triumph and power. The violins sound absolutely magnificent, and have been beautifully paired with the drums – a combination you will seldom end up hearing together. A gymnastic routine to this song is sure to sweep your judges off their feet!
Listen to Clint Mansell’s Requiem for a Dream here:
2. The Addams Family Mashup
The Addams Family was truly an iconic and cinematic masterpiece. Reagan Smith incorporated The Addams Family mashup in her Pacific Rim Championship final routine in the year 2016. This chirpy and quirky track is a must-have in your gymnastic floor routine. It has been popular for many years now, and by the looks of it, this classic will always have a place in people’s hearts.
Sassy Gymnastics Floor Music
Sassy gymnastics floor music is very, very catchy. It consists of a variety of upbeat tracks and groovy music. After all, sassy is a very elaborate and powerful mood.
1. Hit the Road Jack by Throttle
Hit the Road Jack is a very energetic song. As a matter of fact, it is the type of song that makes you want to get up on your feet and jive the second it plays. This song by Throttle from the album ‘Hit the Road Jack’ has been loved by many gymnasts and coaches all across the globe. It will surely inspire you to let your confidence shine in front of the world. There is just something about this song, and we can’t point out what, that screams that it needs to be added to your gymnastic floor routine.
Listen to Hit the Road Jack by Throttle here:
2. Grandstand by Beats Antique
Grandstand is undoubtedly filled with a lot of sass. Our team of experts strongly believes that it will definitely provide you with the oomph that you are looking for in a gymnastic floor routine. It brings out the inner diva within you, that is one thing we can assure you of! It is quirky and fantastic, and will surely end up being one of your favorite gymnastic floor tracks.
Check out Grandstand by Beats Antique here:
Choosing the right gymnastics floor music isn’t the easiest thing in the world. Whether you are a coach, a parent or a gymnast yourself, there is a lot of thought that goes into choosing the right floor music for your gymnastics routine. It can be quite confusing to choose a track – a question to start your search off with is ‘what sort of music am I looking for?’.
To begin with, search for a track that brings out the gymnast in you. Look for a track that makes you want to get out of your seat and move your body. Along with this, you should keep an eye out (or ear in this case) for a song that is versatile and filled with a large range of tempos and beats. Such songs are great to add to your gymnastic floor routine. Yet, having said that, nothing is more important than finding a track that has an element of ‘you’ in it. When it comes to choosing gymnastic floor music, look for a song that matches your style, to compliment you.
There are, of course, endless options for you to choose from. You can look for a track in any genre – ballet, dirty dancing, jazz, pop, or even Disney themed tracks! You will find a variety of playlists and mixes online as well. No matter which genre or track you choose for your gymnastics floor routine, we are guaranteed you will ace it!