Get in tune with Chris Coghlan

Updated: September 23, 2009, 9:25 PM ET
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Florida Marlins outfielder Chris Coghlan recently spoke with ESPN.com about his musical tastes and preferences.

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Joel Auerbach/US PresswireAlabama's "Song of the South" gets Chris Coghlan pumped up when he's stepping up to the plate.

ESPN.com: I'm going to assume that being a rookie, you don't have control over what music is played in the clubhouse. Who does?

Coghlan: Actually, our team policy is no music in the clubhouse, so nobody gets to choose their own.

ESPN.com: If you did have control, what would you play?

Coghlan: I would play country music, for sure.

ESPN.com: OK, in your iPod, top five artists.

Coghlan: Top five, I'm definitely gonna go Alan Jackson, George Strait … Gary Allan -- I like Lecrae, who's a Christian kind of R&B guy, as well. And the last one, probably … Rodney Atkins.

ESPN.com: At-bat music -- how much thought do you put into it?

Coghlan: You do put thought into it. I think some people downplay that you don't. I come out to "Song of the South" [by] Alabama, just kinda gets me going and I like it a lot.

ESPN.com: What song gets the crowd hyped up?

Coghlan: Well, in South Florida I think anything with a little Latino in it, and I would say probably rap gets them [hyped up]. I'm not sure that Miami likes mine too much, but I would say probably Latin music.

ESPN.com: If you were on "American Idol," what song would get you to Hollywood?

Coghlan: Oh, man. I would sing George Strait, "Troubadour," just because I love that song. But I suck at singing and I wouldn't make it, so it's all right.

ESPN.com: Do you ever sing karaoke?

Coghlan: I do not. I have to sing on the bus every once in a while as a rookie so … I've gotten used to that.

ESPN.com: What do they make you sing?

Coghlan: You get to choose. I sang Will Smith, you know, the intro song to "Fresh Prince of Bel Air."

ESPN.com: Not "Gettin' Jiggy Wit' It"?

Coghlan: No, not "Gettin' Jiggy Wit' It," just that one.

ESPN.com: Favorite music video of all time.

Coghlan: Ooh … you know what song I really like is actually Beyonce "Halo" song; that I really like, and that music video. I'm not much of a music-video fan -- I kind of just listen to the music -- but I like that one.

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