FIFA World Cup official songs

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FIFA World Cup championship theme songs are songs adopted officially to be used as warm-ups to the event, to accompany the championships during the event and as a souvenir reminder of the events as well as for advertising campaigns leading for the World Cup, giving the singers exceptional universal world coverage and notoriety.

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

Official anthems and songs[edit]

Country Official Anthem / Song Language Performer(s) Writer(s) /
1962 Chile "El Rock del Mundial" Spanish Los Ramblers Jorge Rojas Astorga
1966 England "World Cup Willie (Where in this World are We Going)" English Lonnie Donegan
1970 Mexico "Fútbol México 70" Spanish Roberto do Nascimento
1974 W. Germany "Futbol" Polish Maryla Rodowicz
1978 Argentina "Anthem" (Official Anthem) Buenos Aires Municipal Symphony Ennio Morricone
1982 Spain "Mundial '82" Spanish Plácido Domingo
1986 Mexico "A Special Kind of Hero" English Stephanie Lawrence
1990 Italy "Un'estate italiana (To Be Number One)" Italian, English Edoardo Bennato and Gianna Nannini Edoardo Bennato, Giorgio Moroder, Gianna Nannini and Tom Whitlock
1994 United States "Gloryland" English Daryl Hall and Sounds of Blackness Charlie Skarbek and Rick Blaskey
1998 France "La Cour des Grands (Do You Mind If I Play)" (Official Anthem) French, English Youssou N'Dour & Axelle Red
"La Copa de la Vida (The Cup of Life)" (Official Song) English, Spanish Ricky Martin Desmond Child and Robi Rosa
"Together Now" English, Spanish Jean Michel Jarre and Tetsuya Komuro Jean Michel Jarre, Tetsuya Komuro and Olivia Lufkin
2002 South Korea
"Anthem" (Official Anthem) Vangelis Vangelis / Takkyu Ishino
"Boom" (Official Song) English Anastacia Anastacia, Glen Ballard
"Let's Get Together Now" Japanese, Korean Voices of KOREA/JAPAN
2006 Germany "Zeit Dass Sich Was Dreht (Celebrate The Day)" (Official Anthem) German, Bambara, English, French Herbert Grönemeyer featuring Amadou & Mariam
"The Time of Our Lives" (Official Song) English, Spanish Il Divo featuring Toni Braxton
2010 South Africa "Sign of a Victory" (Official Anthem) English R. Kelly featuring Soweto Spiritual Singers R. Kelly
"Waka Waka" (Official Song) English, Spanish, Fang Shakira featuring Freshlyground Shakira, Freshlyground
2014 Brazil "We Are One (Ole Ola)" (Official Song) English, Portuguese, Spanish Pitbull featuring Jennifer Lopez & Claudia Leitte Jennifer Lopez Claudia Leitte Pitbull (rapper) Thomas Troelsen Daniel Murcia Sia Furler Lukasz Gottwald Henry Walter Nadir Khayat
"Dar um Jeito (We Will Find A Way)" (Official Anthem) English, Portuguese, Spanish Carlos Santana featuring Wyclef & Avicii & Alexandre Pires
"Tatu Bom de Bola" (The Official Mascot Song) Portuguese Arlindo Cruz

Non-official songs[edit]

Country Song Performer(s) Writer(s) /
1970 Mexico (BBC) "Mexico Grandstand" Syd Lawrence Syd Lawrence
(ITV) "The World at their Feet" John Shakespeare John Shakespeare
(Globo) "Pra Frente Brasil" Coral JOAB Miguel Gustavo
1974 W. Germany (BBC) "Striker" The Anthony King Orchestra Benson and Lewis
(ITV) "Lap of Honour" London Stadium Orchestra
1978 Argentina (BBC) "Argentine Melody (Cancion de Argentina)" San Jose featuring Rodriguez Argentina Andrew Lloyd Webber
(ITV) "Action Argentina" South Bank Team
1982 Spain (BBC) "Jellicle Ball" Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Andrew Lloyd Webber
(ITV) "Matador" Jeff Wayne Jeff Wayne
1986 Mexico (BBC) "Aztec Lightning" Heads
(ITV) "Aztec Gold" Silsoe Rod Argent
(Globo) "Mexe Coração" Turma da Seleção Michael Sullivan, Paulo Massadas
1990 Italy (BBC) "Nessun dorma" Luciano Pavarotti Giacomo Puccini
(ITV) "Tutti al Mondo" Rod Argent and Peter Van Hooke
(Globo) "Papa Essa Brasil" Aerobanda Michael Sullivan, Paulo Massadas
1994 United States (BBC) "America" Leonard Bernstein
(ITV) "Gloryland" (instrumental) Glory featuring Snake Davis traditional
(Globo) "Coração Verde-e-Amarelo" Aerobanda Tavito, Paulo Sérgio Valle
(SVT) "När vi gräver guld i USA" GES Anders Glenmark, Orup, Niklas Strömstedt
1998 France (BBC) "Pavane" Fauré
(ITV) "Rendez-Vous 98" Jean-Michel Jarre and Apollo 440
(South Africa) "Shibobo" TKZee feat. Benni McCarthy
2002 South Korea
(BBC) "Tarantula" Faithless
(ITV) "One Fine Day" Opera Babes
(Nike) "A Little Less Conversation" Elvis Presley vs. JXL Mac Davis and Billy Strange
2006 Germany (BBC) "Sports Prepare" Carl Davis
(ITV) "Heroes" Kasabian David Bowie
(The Sun) "Who Do You Think You Are Kidding Jurgen Klinsmann?" Tonedef Allstars
"We Are The Champions (Ding a Dang Dong)" Crazy Frog Erik Wernquist, Queen
(Univision) "¡Arriba, Arriba!" Ana Bárbara, Pablo Montero, Mariana Seoane and Anaís Sergio George, Jorge Luis Piloto
2010 South Africa (BBC) "Rainbow Nation" The Dallas Guild
(ITV) "When You Come Back" Vusi Mahlasela
(MTN) "Everywhere You Go" Kelly Rowland featuring Rhythm of Africa United Stacy Barthe, Steve Morales, Beni Okwenje
"Allez Ola Olé"
(French entry to Eurovision Song Contest 2010)
Jessy Matador Hugues Ducamin, Jacques Ballue
(NOS) "Majesteit" Youp van 't Hek & Guus Meeuwis Youp van 't Hek, Guus Meeuwis
(NOS) "Mafikizolo" Marabi
(NOS) "Sunshine" Ginger Ninja Hendrik Hamilton, Johan Luth, Carl Riestra, Rasmus Søby Andersen
"Schouder aan schouder" Marco Borsato & Guus Meeuwis Guus Meeuwis, John Ewbank, Jan Willem Roozenboom, Jan Willem Roy
(ING) "Don't Go Lose It Baby" Hugh Masekela
"One Goal" Destorm Power
(Coca-Cola) "Wavin' Flag" K'naan Keinan Abdi Warsame, Peter Hernandez, Philip Lawrence, Jean Daval
(Pepsi) "Oh Africa" Akon featuring Keri Hilson Rock City, Alexander "PrettyBoiFresh" Parhm, Jr.
2014 Brazil (Coca-Cola) "Todo Mundo" (Brazil)/ "The World Is Ours" (World)[1]/ "La Copa De Todos" (Latin America)[2]/ "Dunia Kita" (Indonesia)/"شجع حلمك" (Arabic)[3] Gaby Amarantos ft. David Correy & Monobloco(Brazil)/Gaby Amarantos ft. Carlos Vives(Hispanic America)/David Correy & Monobloco(World)/ Wisin ft. Paty Cantú & David Correy(Latin America)/ Milane Fernandez (Indonesia)/ Nancy Agram & Khaled (musician) (Arabic) Priscilla Brazil(Brazil)/Rock Mafia(World)
(ARD & ZDF) "Summerdreams of Brasilia"[4] M&J James Kirchhoven, Markus Draaken
(Garoto) "Talento"[5] Michel Teló Bruno Qualhareli Nunes

See also[edit]


  1. ^ to Fly: Meet David Correy,the Brazilian-American Singer Behind Coke’s 2014 FIFA World Cup Anthem
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  5. ^ Claudia Leitte e Michel Teló cantam a música da Torcida Garoto