Anthem (The 2002 FIFA World Cup Official Anthem)

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"Anthem (The 2002 FIFA World Cup Official Anthem)"
Vanelis-anthem.jpg
Single by Vangelis
Released June 2002
Genre Theme music, trance music
Songwriter(s) Vangelis
Producer(s) Takkyu Ishino

Anthem (The 2002 FIFA World Cup Official Anthem) by Vangelis is the theme song for 2002 FIFA World Cup held in South Korea and Japan.

The single was commercially successful in Japan, being certified platinum for sales of over 100,000 copies.[1] The single reached #89 position in the UK single charts.[2]

It received the "Song of the Year" award by RIAJ.[3]

The versions were included in the official soundtrack Fever Pitch and The Official Album of the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

Track list[edit]

  1. "Anthem – 2002 FIFA World Cup Official Anthem" (orchestra version with choral introduction) - (4:31)
  2. "Anthem – 2002 FIFA World Cup Official Anthem" (synthesizer version) - (3:30)
  3. "Anthem – Js Radio Edit – 2002 FIFA World Cup Official Anthem" (radio edit) - (3:44)
  4. "Anthem – Takkyu Ishino Remix Radio Edit – 2002 Fifa World Cup Official Anthem" (radio edit) - (3:36)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GOLD ALBUM 他認定作品 2002年6月度" [Gold Albums, and other certified works. June 2002 Edition] (PDF). The Record (Bulletin) (in Japanese). Chūō, Tokyo: Recording Industry Association of Japan. 513: 10. August 10, 2002. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 17, 2014. Retrieved January 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Vangelis" (select "Single" tab). Official Charts Company. 
  3. ^ "RIAJ Yearbook 2003" (PDF). RIAJ. Retrieved August 19, 2016. 
Preceded by
"The Cup of Life" by Ricky Martin
and
"Together Now" by Jean Michel Jarre and Tetsuya Komuro
FIFA World Cup theme song
2002 with "Boom" by Anastacia
Succeeded by
"Celebrate the Day"
by Herbert Grönemeyer
and
"The Time of Our Lives"
by Il Divo with Toni Braxton