Gloryland (anthem)

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"Gloryland (Instrumental)"
Single by Glory
from the album Gloryland
Released 1994
Format CD
Recorded 1994
Label Mercury (USA) /
PolyGram (worldwide)
Writer(s) Traditional

"Gloryland [Instrumental]" is a non-official anthem for 1994 FIFA World Cup held in the United States.

The instrumental version, largely based on the traditional spiritual song "Glory, Glory (Lay My Burden Down)", was performed by a formation named "Glory" with Charles John Skarbek as producer, Richard Simon Blaskey as executive producer with Snake (Chris) Davis featured prominently playing on the saxophone.[1]

It was released on Mercury Records for American distribution and PolyGram Records Inc. worldwide. The instrumental appears in the 1994 album released under the album entitled Soccer Rocks the Globe.


  1. "Gloryland"
  2. "Gloryland (Action Mix)"
  3. "Gloryland (Emotion Mix)"
  4. "In Gloria (Spanish Version)"

Gloryland song[edit]

Single by Daryl Hall
and Sounds of Blackness
from the album Gloryland World Cup USA 94
Released 1994
Format CD
Recorded 1994
Writer(s) Traditional

With added lyrics for the World Cup occasion,[2] "Gloryland" became a 1994 song by Daryl Hall and Sounds of Blackness. The song also appears on the official FIFA album Gloryland under the title Soccer Rocks the Globe.

Daryl Hall and Sounds of Blackness also sang it at the opening ceremonies of the FIFA World Cup with lyrics. It was also used as the theme to ITV's coverage of the tournament.

Chart performance

The song reached #36 on the UK Singles Chart in 1994.

See also[edit]


Preceded by
"Un'estate italiana"
by Edoardo Bennato and Gianna Nannini
"Nessun dorma"
by Luciano Pavarotti
FIFA World Cup theme song
"We Are the Champions" by Queen

Succeeded by
"The Cup of Life" by Ricky Martin
"Together Now"
by Jean Michel Jarre and Tetsuya Komuro