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Best World Cup Songs

Sports by Published on Updated on 27 Apr, 2018

World Cup 2018, Russia is on the way to entertain the fans. FIFA Cup has been a most awaited game at present. World Cup song has been adding excitement to the viewers for the long period of time.

World Cup official anthems and songs are adopted officially to warm up the event, accompanying the championships during the event. It is also used as a souvenir reminder of the events as well as for advertising campaigns leading to the World Cup.

Here is the list best World Cup Song

5.  La Copa De La Vida - Ricky Martin

Music video by a professional singer, Ricky Martin, is the official song for FIFA 98, France. One of the best World Cup song, it has received 586k views on YouTube, as of 2018.

4. Boom - Anastacia

Next comes Boom by Anastacia, an official song of 2002 World Cup hosted by South Korea Japan.

The music video has received 3.04 million views on YouTube, as of 2018.

4. K'NAAN - Wavin' Flag (Coca-Cola Celebration Mix)

It is not an official song for the World Cup but has earned more popularity. The song was sung by the Somali-Canadian singer, K'naan. Additionally, the music and singing style has attracted the viewers.

The video received 92 million views on YouTube, as of 2018.

3. La la la - Shakira feat. Carlinhos Brown

The song was sung by Colombian singer, Shakira at the closing ceremony of the 2014 World Cup. 

Not an official song but has successfully earned popularity with over 962 million views on YouTube, as of 2018.

2. We Are One (Ole Ola)

It was an official song by American rapper, Pitbull for the 2014 World Cup held in Brazil.

The music video has earned over 627 million views on YouTube, as of 2018.

1. Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) - Shakira

It is an official song for the 2010 World Cup with the topmost views on YouTube. The song was sung by a Colombian singer, Shakira.

The video earned 1.8 billion views on YouTube, as of 2018.

History of World Cup songs

The songs chosen are usually multilingual using English, the language of the official language of the organizing country as well as other world languages, most notably Spanish. The official versions also result in cover versions in many other languages by the original artist or by local artists.

World
Cup

Country

Official Anthems/ Songs

Language

Performer(s)

Writer(s) /
Producer(s)

Audios / Videos

1962

  Chile

"El Rock del Mundial"

Spanish

Los Ramblers

Jorge Rojas Astorga

Audio

1966

  England

"World Cup Willie (Where in this World are We Going)"

English

Lonnie Donegan

 

Audio

1970

  Mexico

"Fútbol México 70"

Spanish

Los Hermanos Zavala

Roberto do Nascimento

Audio

1974

  Germany

"Futbol"

Polish, English, German, Russian, Spanish

Maryla Rodowicz

Jonasz Kofta, Leszek Bogdanowicz

Live Performance - Opening Ceremony

1978

  Argentina

"El Mudial" (Official Anthem)

 

Buenos Aires Municipal Symphony

Ennio Morricone

Audio

1982

 Spain

"Mundial '82"

Spanish

 

Plácido Domingo

Audio

1986

  Mexico

"A Special Kind of Hero"[3]

English

Stephanie Lawrence

Rick Wakeman

1986 World Cup Official Film

"Hot Hot Hot"[4]

English

Arrow

Alphonsus Cassell and Leston Paul[5]

Music Video

"El mundo unido por un balón"

Spanish

Juan Carlos Abara

Spanish

 

1990

  Italy

"Un'estate italiana (To Be Number One)"

Italian, English

Edoardo Bennato and Gianna Nannini(Italian)

Giorgio Moroder Project(English)

Edoardo Bennato, Giorgio Moroder, Gianna Nanniniand Tom Whitlock

Live Performance - Opening Ceremony (Italian)

1994

  United States

"Gloryland"

English

Daryl Hall and Sounds of Blackness

Charlie Skarbekand Rick Blaskey

Live Performance - Opening Ceremony

Official Music Video-1

Official Music Video-2

Music Video (Instrumental-1)

Music Video (Instrumental-2)

Audio

"We Are the Champions"

English

Queen

   

1998

  France

"La Cour des Grands (Do You Mind If I Play)"

French, English

Youssou N'Dour& Axelle Red

 

Live Performance - Opening Ceremony

(Official Anthem)

English, Spanish

Ricky Martin

Desmond Childand Robi Rosa

Official Music Video

"La Copa de la Vida (The Cup of Life)" (Official Song)

English, Spanish

Jean Michel Jarre and Tetsuya Komuro

Jean Michel Jarre, Tetsuya Komuro and Olivia Lufkin

Official Music Video (English)

2002

South Korea  Japan

(Jointly Hosted)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Anthem" (Official Anthem)

 

Vangelis

Vangelis / Takkyu Ishino

Music Video

"Boom" (Official Song)

English

Anastacia

Anastacia, Glen Ballard

Audio (Synthesized)

"Let's Get Together Now" (Official Local Song)

Japanese, Korean

Voices of KOREA/JAPAN

 

Music Video (Remixed)

"Vamos Al Mundial" (Univision Version)

Spanish

Jennifer Peña

Claudia Garcia

Official Music Video

2006

 Germany

"Zeit dass sich was dreht (Celebrate The Day)" (Official Anthem)

German, French, Bambara, English

Herbert Grönemeyerfeaturing Amadou & Mariam

Herbert Grönemeyer

Live Performance - Opening Ceremony

"The Time of Our Lives" (Official Song)

English, Spanish

Il Divo featuring Toni Braxton

Jörgen Elofsson& Steve Mac|-

Live Performance - Closing Ceremony

"Arriba, Arriba"

Spanish

Ana Barbara, Mariana Seoane, Anaís Martínez, Pablo Montero

 

Official Music Video

"Hips Don't Lie(Bamboo mix)"

English, Spanish

Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean

Jerry Duplessis, Omar Alfanno & LaTavia Parker

Live Performance - Opening Ceremony

2010

South Africa

"Sign of a Victory" (Official Anthem)

English

R. Kelly featuring SowetoSpiritual Singers

R. Kelly

Official Music Video

"Waka Waka" (Official Song)

English, Spanish, Fang

Shakira featuring Freshlyground

Shakira, Freshlyground

 

"Wavin' Flag" (Coca-Cola promotional anthem)

English

K'Naan

K'naan, Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Jean Daval

 

2014

Brazil

"Dar um Jeito (We Will Find a Way)" (Official Anthem)

English, Portuguese, Spanish

Carlos Santana featuring Wyclef& Avicii & Alexandre Pires

Alexandre Pires, Arash Pournouri, Rami Yacoub, Carl Falk

Official Music Video

"We Are One (Ole Ola)" (Official Song)

English, Portuguese, Spanish

Pitbull featuring Jennifer Lopez& Claudia Leitte

Tim Bergling, Arnon Woolfson, Diogo Vianna, Wyclef Jean

Live Performance - Closing Ceremony

"Tatu Bom de Bola" (The Official Mascot Song)

Portuguese

Arlindo Cruz

Jennifer Lopez, Claudia Leitte, Pitbull, Thomas Troelsen

Official Music Video

"La La La (Brasil 2014)"

English, Portuguese, Spanish

Shakira featuring Carlinhos Brown

Danny Mercer, Sia Furler, Lukasz Gottwald, Henry Walter, Nadir Khayat

Official Music Video

"Magic in the Air"

French

Magic System and Chawki

Arlindo Cruz

 

"Adrenalina" (Univision version)

Spanish

Wisin, Ricky Martin and J-LO

Shakira, Carlinhos Brown, Jay Singh, Lukasz Gottwald

 

"Time of Our Lives" (The Official BeIN Sports Song)

Arabic, French, English

Ahmed Chawki

Mathieu Jomphe-Lepine, Max Martin

 

"All Night" (The OfficialHub NetworkSong)

English

Icona Pop

Henry Walter, Raelene Arreguin, John J Conte Jr.

 

2018

Russia

"Colors" (Coca-Cola promotional anthem)

Spanish, English

Jason Derulo, Maluma

Magic System (A'Salfo, Manadja,Goudé, Tino) RedOne Alex PChawki

Official Music Video

"Команда 2018 (Team 2018)"

Russian

DJ Smash featuring Polina Gagarina & Egor Kreed

Juan Luis Morera, José Torres, Carlos E. Ortiz

Official Music Video

"Let's Go" (Fox SportsVersion)

English

Tiesto featuring Icona Pop

RedOne

 

"Carnaval" (TelemundoVersion)

Spanish, English

Claudia Leittefeaturing Pitbull

Aino Jawo & Caroline Hjelt

Official Music Video

"Start a Fire"

Polish, English

Margaret

 

 

 

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