Andy Mineo edges Led Zeppelin for ESPN’s best walk-up song in MLB
Five-time Grammy Award-winning rock band Led Zeppelin’s celebrated song “Kashmir” turned 40 this year, and on Sunday, it lost to Andy Mineo’s “You Can’t Stop Me” in ESPN’s 2015 Whammys.
This past week, ESPN matched up 32 songs for fans to vote for the best walk-up song in the MLB. In Round 1, Mineo faced Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood,” a significantly more well-known track, but “You Can’t Stop Me” dominated with 94 percent of the vote.
This trend continued for Mineo — not always as dramatically, but with the same result — all the way to the finals. “You Can’t Stop Me” survived showdowns with Big Sean’s “Blessings,” Steve Austin’s “WWE Entrance Music” and Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me To The Moon.” And in the finals against “Kashmir,” ESPN announced on Sunday night that fans again voted for Mineo.
The victory is conveniently-timed, given that Mineo has an album dropping this month.