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The Champion's Playlist

1 hour
First broadcast:
Sunday 15 July 2012

Most people have seen professional athletes with a pair of headphones on, listening to something before taking part in a major sporting event.

So what exactly are they listening to and how does it help them perform to an optimun level?

1Xtra's Vis is here to find out. We talk to the likes of Amair Khan, Perri Shakes Drayton and Lewis Hamilton, finding out what they're listening to and how it helps get them into the right frame of mind.

Music Played

25 items
  • Image for Chip

    Chip Champion (feat. Chris Brown)

    Sony Music

  • Image for LL Cool J

    LL Cool J Mama Said Knock You Out

    Ram Records

  • Image for Kanye West

    Kanye West Power


  • Image for Chris Brown

    Chris Brown Look At Me Now


  • Image for Amy Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse In My Bed (Bugz In The Attic Remix)

  • Image for Donae'o

    Donae'o and Mr Fidjet My Philosophy (Bounce) (1X Version)

    Social Circles

  • Image for Drake

    Drake, Lil Wayne and Trey Songz Successful

    Cash Money

  • Image for JAY Z

    JAY Z and Kanye West Paris

    Watch The Throne, Def Jam

  • Image for Scatman John

    Scatman John I'm A Scatman


  • Image for Collie Buddz

    Collie Buddz Mamacita

    Sony BMg

  • Image for Chrome

    Chrome Clarks Instrumental

    Mad Collab Riddim, Cr2o3 Records

  • Image for Vybz Kartel

    Vybz Kartel and Gaza Slim Clarks (feat. Popcaan)

    White Label

  • Image for Gyptian

    Gyptian Hold You

    Ministry of Sound

  • Image for JLS

    JLS Proud


  • Image for Jackie Wilson

    Jackie Wilson (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher


  • Image for Rihanna

    Rihanna We Found Love (feat. Calvin Harris)

    Featured Artist: Calvin Harris.


  • Image for Mike Vickers and His Orchestra

    Mike Vickers and His Orchestra Match Of The Day Theme

    Match of the Day Theme

  • Image for Bob Marley

    Bob Marley and Bob Marley & The Wailers No Woman, No Cry (Live)

    Legend, Island/Tuff Gong

  • Image for blink‐182

    blink‐182 All The Small Things

    All The Small Things, MCA

  • Image for Lethal Bizzle

    Lethal Bizzle Leave It Yeah (Remix) (feat. JME, Scrufizzer, Emmanuel Frimpong, Frisco & Flowdan)

    360 Records

  • Image for Lethal Bizzle

    Lethal Bizzle Forward Riddim (feat. Ozzie B, D Double E, Napper, Jamakabi, Neeko, Forcer, Flodan & Fumin)

    Featured Artist: Ozzie B. Featured Artist: D Double E. Featured Artist: Napper. Featured Artist: Jamakabi. Featured Artist: Neeko. Featured Artist: Forcer. Featured Artist: Flodan. Featured Artist: Fumin.

    Lethal Bizzle

  • Image for Whitney Houston

    Whitney Houston One Moment In Time

    One Moment in Time: 1988 Summer Olympics Album, Arista Records

  • Image for Dancehall

    Dancehall BED: Redbull & Guinness

    Greensleeves Records

  • Image for JAY Z

    JAY Z and Kanye West Paris


  • Image for Survivor

    Survivor Eye Of The Tiger

    Scotti Bros. Records


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