Top popular World Cup Music songs


These days are FIFA World Cup 2018 Match Days. This is all the word's football fans’ enjoyment. World Cup songs are also very important, which will always attract many people's attention.

In the following we will show you the top World Cup songs since the first ever World Cup song for Chile 1962.

1. World in Motion – New Order (1990 Italy)

World in Motion – New Order

"Some of the crowd are on the pitch. They think it's all over… well it is now!"

The immortal words of Kenneth Wolstenholme’s commentary from the 1966 World Cup final won by England 4-2.

These words start this up-tempo little ditty created by the former members of Joy division a band who were known as the most depressing ever.

One wonders what Ian Curtis would have thought. The video is appalling, even by 1989 standards.

Bernard Summer sings his little heart out in an Umbro football jersey, while John Barnes juggles a football behind him, the backdrop a couple of housing commission low-rises on a training ground in

Paul Gascoigne, Peter Beardsley, Des Walker and Steve McMahon also make an appearance, mumb;ling along to the video wondering what they are doing.

2. Waka Waka (This time for Africa) – Shakira (South Africa 2010)

Waka Waka – Shakira

The greatest criticism of this catchy number is that it should of course been sung by an African singer.

Instead it was the admittedly fetching Shakira, who hails from Colombia, although she does have a string football connection, being the long time squeeze of Barcelona defender Gerard Pique.

It's a high energy dance number with a memorable chorus, and at least in the film clip they put the players right where they should be, front and centre – including of course Pique himself – interspersed with an African inspired dance routine.

Shakira's voice sounds highly treated but the flavor of the music and the celebratory nature of the dance, including some jubilant younger performers, gives it a feel-good vibe that is hard not to succumb to.

The video also has historical footage of many of the greats – Ronaldo, Zidane, Messi, Maradona, Pele, Baggio – who in a moment that almost works, Shakira seems to be dreaming of.

3. El Rock del Mundial (The Rock of the World) – Los Ramblers (Chile 1962)

El Rock del Mundial

How can you not like a song with the chorus "Goooool, gooool Chile."

The original FIFA world Cup anthem that started it all – so depending on how you feel about World Cup songs you are either very grateful or very angry at Los Ramblers, the icons of the Chilean new wave.

The song itself sounds like a South American version of Elvis Presley's "All Shook Up", although this was written seven years before Presley's classic perhaps it was the King who was inspired by this early pop-rock chart-topper, which managed to sell around 900,000 copies of this single 45rpm record, a record for the time.

The film clip is pure vintage with highlights of Chile's previous World cup campaigns.

4. Les Cour des Grands – Youssou N'Dor and Axelle Red (France 1998)

Les Cour des Grands

Belgian singer/songwriter and activist Axelle Red joined Senegalese singer, songwriter and composer Youssou N'Dour for this humanitarian hymn, which is uplifting, powerful and surprisnigly edgy for an official tune.

Accompanied by a earthy video which is simultaneously subversive and celebratory – quite an achievement.

5. Samba e Gol – Bellini (France 1998 unofficial)

Originally titled Samba de Janeiro, this is Samba at its best and a video intercut with some fantastic footage of Brazil's previous World Cup winning teams (as well as some very strange footage near the end of a random middle age man getting into a car and driving nowhere in particular.)

We live in world where artists modernize older versions of songs. Did it not come across anyone's mind to recreate this song for the 2014 World Cup?

And much better than the official song – Pitbull's insipid We Are One (Ole Ola) – although Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte did their best to enliven it.

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