The Music That Makes Wakeboarder Mike Dowdy Tick

This pro playlist ranges from Eminem to Darius Rucker

Mike Dowdy wakeboarder
Double flips aren't a problem when Bruno Mars has been pumping you up.Zach Stovall

Ever wondering what some of the top riders are listening to on their boat or in their headphones while they're on the start dock of a huge contest trying to get in the zone? You might be surprised to find out some of the answers. Mike Dowdy is one of the most competitive riders on the planet - and he's pretty darn good at it, too - but would you expect him to be listening to Bruno Mars before hitting the water at a contest? Us neither. Here's what Mike's been listening to (and even singing along with) these days.

Last three songs played on your phone:
1. Get Money - B.I.G.
2. God's Plan - Drake
3. Finesse - Bruno Mars

Three jams you can't get enough of right now:
1. God's Plan - Drake
2. Give Love - Andy Grammer
3. Workin On It - Andy Grammer

Three songs that are already overplayed:
1. God's Plan - Drake
2. Perfect - Ed Sheeran
3. Young, Dumb and Broke - Khalid

Best songs to get pumped to ride:
1. All Day - Kanye West
2. El Chapo - The Game
3. Me Against the World - 2Pac

Mike Dowdy wakeboarder
"Me Against the World" was probably going through Dowdy's head for this photo.Bill Doster

Best songs to chill at the end of the day:
1. Buried in Detroit - Mike Posner
2. Dear Momma - 2Pac
3. Alright - Darius Rucker

What you listen to on the start dock before a contest run:
1. Me Against the World - 2Pac
2. Till I Collapse - Eminem
3. Anything Bruno Mars

Best riders to follow on Spotify:
Man, I never use that feature, but I know who I wouldn't follow, haha!
1. NOT Massi Piffa
2. NOT Max Vanhelvoort
3. NOT Meagan Ethell

Michigan music... Kid Rock or Eminem?
I for sure know more Eminem so:
1. No Love
2. When I'm gone
3. Without me

Motown or Jazz?
Motown 100-percent! Hopefully this sparks me to listen to more Motown.

If you could play any instrument, what would it be?
Piano and guitar.

Do you sing in the car or in the shower?
In the car! Watch out when 2Pac comes on - hahaha!