If you were ever alive and in a sporting mood in the 90s, you surely remember Jock Jams! They were a series of compilation albums that was sure to pump the crowd at any basketball game of the era. We’re talking about Eurodance and party hip-hop, where the club meets the arena.

Five volumes were released between 1995 and 1999, in addition to an “All-Star” edition in 2001. They ran out of steam quite a bit after the first couple, but they’ve undeniably left quite the cultural footprint.

So I’ve decided to rank the very best that Jock Jams ever had to offer, according to how much they embody the Jock Jam ethos. Which is to say, how much they make you want to simultaneously dance and cheer at your local stadium. You might not recognize all the band names, and even the titles might sound foreign, but you’ve almost certainly heard all of these songs hundreds of times.

14. “Everybody Everybody,” Black Box: AKA “Ow” and “ooh-ooh-OOH.”

13. “Hip Hop Hooray,” Naughty by Nature: We all need to blow off a little naughty energy every once in a while.

12. “This Is How We Do It,” Montell Jordan: How do you do it? You turn on this song and get courtside seats.

11. “Let Me Clear My Throat,” DJ Kool: Is a hot arena a cure for congestion?

10. “Strike It Up,” Black Box: AKA “Yeah.” (Synth, synth, synth, synth synth synth) “Yeah.” “Dance, dance, dance!”

9.”The Power,” SNAP!: You don’t really need to explain anything beyond the title and the artist for this one.

8. “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now),” C+C Music Factory: Probably the most iconic song on this list, though not exclusively in Jock Jam contexts.

7. “C’Mon N’ Ride It (The Train),” Quad City DJ’s: We all deserve our own personal choo-choo to the game.

6.”I Like to Move It,” Reel 2 Real ft. The Mad Stuntman: A surprising amount of this song is about the Titanic.

5. “Pump Up the Jam,” Technotronic: Its inclusion in Space Jam only underscores its Jock Jamminess.

4. “Twilight Zone,” 2 Unlimited: Just imagine the spotlights going crazy during that synth intro. Woo!

3. “Boom Boom Boom,” The Outhere Brothers: If you have any feedback for me about this list, please let me hear you say “way-oh!”

2. “Get Ready for This,” 2 Unlimited: The platonic ideal of a Jock Jams opener. We’re eternally ready for this.

1. “Whoomp! There It Is!,” Tag Team: Ahhhh, French vanilla, rocky road, chocolate, peanut butter, cookie dough!

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