Since 2008, thousands have marched into London’s Alexandra Palace to witness some of the world’s greatest darts players at the oche (and, of course, to dress up and sink a copious amount of alcohol). As with many sports, walk-on music is paramount to building an electric atmosphere, and in darts this is no exception. With the 2021 PDC World Darts Championship just around the corner, here are seven songs that have hit the bullseye to stand among the best darts walk-on music of all-time.
7: Peter Wright: Don’t Stop The Party (by Pitbull, featuring TJR)
The 2020 PDC champion and current world No.2, Peter Wright will be looking to build on his maiden victory at Alley Pally this year. Ever the entertainer in the darts world, Wright’s entrance is as colourful as his image: through the hairdressing talents of his wife, Joanne, he dons a bright Mohican ’do with a snake painted on the side, complimenting his nickname, Snakebite. This is accompanied by bright clothing and radiant patterns, making Wright one of the style icons of the game. His walk-on is more like a side-step, as he skips onto the stage to a song that completes his image. Pitbull’s 2012 dance-pop tune Don’t Stop The Party sets an energetic tone for Wright’s matches, which are never without excitement.