Top 10 FIFA World Cup Theme songs of all time : FIFA World Cup amasses a large number of fans, viewers and participants. Even though the matches are the highlights, one cannot forget the inspirational theme songs that bring about a festive mood for the entire tournament. The official song of the FIFA World Cup revolves around the joy that soccer brings to the life of people. They are created by one or more authors and are performed by one or more artists in collaboration.
FIFA World Cup 2018 Theme songs :
The first official World Cup song was by the band called Los Ramblers and the song was titled ‘El Rock del Mundial’. It originated in Chile in the year 1962 since the World Cup was being held there that year. Since then, it has been a tradition to compose an uplifting and inspiring song for the World Cup and that tradition has carried on. Every theme song has a different musical style and theme.
While there have been many memorable FIFA World Cup theme songs to celebrate the spirit of football, the top 10 of the lot (subjective) has been listed below. ‘El Rock del Mundial’ is not included in the list since it has already been mentioned above. The list includes songs from different eras in a chronological order. They are as follows:
1. ‘Un’EstateItaliana’ by EdoardoBennato and GiannaNannini – This song was composed for the 1990 World Cup and still is considered to be one of the best and most memorable theme songs of FIFA. It is motivational and endearing because it inspires the listeners to chase their dreams because nothing is impossible while keeping in mind the spirit of the game.
2. ‘Gloryland’ by Daryl Hall – Composed for the 1994 FIFA World Cup, the song inspires a feeling of unity in the hearts of the people all around the world. Football brings people together and that is exactly what the song preaches. It instils a feeling of oneness among the nations while commemorating the spirit of the game that brings the world together. It combines influences and styles from all over the world.
3. ‘Copa de la Vida’ by Ricky Martin – This theme song was composed for the 1998 FIFA World Cup. This is an extremely special song because it marked the beginning of a new trend – catchy and peppy anthems to celebrate the festive mood of FIFA World Cup. It is unique and first of its kind in creating an uplifting mood. The energy that the song brings is still incomparable. It has been embedded in the hearts of football fans and a mention of the FIFA World Cup theme song brings this song to mind first.
4. ‘Boom’ by Anastacia – This was created for the 2002 World Cup of football. The song is extremely catchy while being motivational as well. It spread like wildfire and became extremely popular. The song encourages the listeners to never give up on their dreams and keep at it.
5. ‘Anthem’ by Vangelis – This was composed for the 2002 FIFA World Cup as well. Those who have heard the song know how happy and light the mood becomes when the song comes on. The positive vibes from the song combined with the lively rhythm never fails to inspire the people. This song is more uncommon than the rest because it became more popular in Japan than anywhere else in the world.
6. ‘The Time of our Lives’ by Tony Braxton and Il Divo – Composed for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, this song sends a message of peace and unity. It talks about how the world can become a better place if we all start working as a team. It preaches unity and peace with respect to football.
7. ‘Celebrate the Day’ by Herbert Grönemeye – This song was also composed for the 2006 World Cup and deserves a mention as well.
8. ‘Wavin’ Flag’ by K’naan feat. David Bisbal – This song became widely popular and never fails to bring a positive approach towards the game.
9. ‘Waka Waka’ by Shakira – Also made for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, this song is one of the best FIFA World Cup theme songs. It represents the African continent in a positive manner.
10. ‘We Are One (Olé, olah)’ by Pitbull ft. Claudia Leitte& Jennifer Lopez – This was the official song of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The song has an upbeat rhythm and is quite catchy.
11. Shakira – La La La (Brazil 2014) ft. Carlinhos Brown :