Lindsey Vonn
2.21.2010

Hip-Hop Dominates Olympians’ Playlists

What are the Olympic athletes listening to on their iPods? A little Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, and even some Gucci Mane. Team USA’s shining stars share what gets them pumped before going for the gold at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.

Skier Lindsey Vonn

1. Beyoncé – “Sweet Dreams”
2. Lil Wayne – Anything on Tha Carter III
3. T.I. feat. Justin Timberlake – “Dead and Gone”
4. Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys – “Empire State of Mind”
5. Lady Gaga – “Poker Face”

Snowboarder Louie Vito

1. Gucci Mane – “Bingo”
2. Da Underdawgz – “Gorillaz”
3. Jay-Z – “Justify My Thug”
4. Stunnaman – “2800”
5. Trouble feat. Stunnaman – “Cadillac”
6. Shyne – “Diamonds and Mac 10s”
7. Lil Scrappy – “Oh Yeah”
8. 50 Cent feat. Eminem – “Patiently Waiting”
9. Dr. Dre feat. Eminem – “Forgot About Dre”
10. Juice – “Be Easy”
11. Clipse feat. Cam’ron and Pharrell – “Popular Demand (Popeyes)”

Snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler

1. Dead Prez – “It’s Bigger Than Hip-Hop”
2. 50 Cent feat. Justin Timberlake – “Ayo Technology”
3. Run-DMC – “It’s Like That”
4. Beatnuts – “Watch Out Now”
5. A Tribe Called Quest – “Da Booty”

Snowboarder Elena Hight

1. Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys – “Empire State of Mind”
2. Lady Gaga – “Just Dance”
3. T.I. feat. Rihanna – “Live Your Life”
4. Lil Wayne feat. Bobby Valentino – “Mrs. Officer”

Figure skater Johnny Weir

1. Lady Gaga – “Bad Romance”
2. Christina Aguilera – “Beautiful”
3. Lady Gaga – “Poker Face”
4. Amy Winehouse – “Back to Black”
5. Sam Cooke – “A Change Is Gonna Come”

Sources: Women’s Health and Rolling Stone