World Cup Songs: Waka Waka was the one that raised the most money.
Officially launched by FIFA on 1 April 2022, “Haya Hayya” is the first World Cup song to be included various musical themes within the same piece.
Translated into Spanish as “Better Together”, the song is interpreted by the Nigerian Afrobeat Davido, Aishaone of the most popular Qatari singers of the moment, e Trinidad Cardonaa young American artist.
At the time of its official presentation, Kay Madati, FIFA Commercial Directorhe was referring to the peculiarity of having three artists from different continents and the message the song tries to convey: “Bringing together voices from America, Africa and the Middle East, this song symbolizes how music and football can unite the world “.
World Cup Songs: Chile 1962.
Furthermore, he added that as part of a musical strategy of the FIFA“The multi-song soundtrack will bring passionate fans closer to the spirit of FIFA world cup like never before “.
The Argentine representation in the video clip is from the entrance, since one of the celebrations of Diego Armando Maradona after the goal against Belgium in the semifinal of Mexico 1986. Then you can also see the Argentine flag waving several times.
Chile 1962: The Rock of the World Cup
The first official song of the World Cup it happened at the 1962 World Cup in Chile when the Chilean band “Los Ramblers” composed “The rock of the world”.
The theme was presented during an event at the Municipal Casino of Chile, in the city of Viña del Mar, and officially launched three weeks before the start of the tournament.
The success of the song caused the band to sell more than 80,000 copies that year and a total of over two million across America.
England 1966: Willie World Cup
Created by Scottish singer Lonnie Donegan, it was launched Willie at the World Cupa rock theme that followed the style of the one created for Chile 1962.
World Cup Songs: Mexico 1970.
Mexico 1970: Soccer Mexico 70
For their part, Los Hermanos Zavala composed the theme that Mexico used to host its first World Cup. The song contained the characteristics of the music heard in the host country, leaving behind the foundations of rock.
Germany 1974: Fussball ist unser Leben
The 1974 World Cup was played in the Federal Republic of Germany and the theme Fussball ist unser Leben (Football is our life) was created. Written by Jack White, the song was performed by the then German national team footballers.
Argentina 1978: The World Cup
The world Cup was the official tune of the 1978 World Cup in Argentina, created by Ennio Morricone and his orchestra. However, with the arrival of the “March of the World Championships of ’78”, performed by the Symphonic Band of the City of Buenos Aires and the chorus of the Teatro Colón, it was the first time that an unofficial piece was presented along with the main theme.
Spain 1982: The World Cup
After the inclusion of an official march, the 1982 World Cup in Spain was the first to summon a renowned artist from the host country to perform the theme, so Placido Domingo He was the author and composer of “The world Cup”.
Mexico 1986: The world united by a ball
Composed by Juan Carlos Abara, the World Cup theme that would give Argentina its second title is one of the most popular songs in World Cup history. In turn, Stephanie Lawrence’s “A Special Kind of Hero” and Arrow’s “Hot Hot Hot” were also released as unofficial songs.
World Songs: Italy 1990.
Italy 1990: An Italian summer
The theme was originally written by the American Tom Whitlock with the title “To Be Number One” and with texts in English, but the final version was the Italian one, conceived by Gianna Nannini and Edoardo Bennato.
Officially released during the giveaway, An Italian summer It quickly became one of the most remembered and listened to songs in World Cup history.
United States 1994: Glorylan
Rock and rhythm and blues singer Daryl Hall, in collaboration with the band Sounds of Blackness created “glorian”which was inspired by “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”.
In turn, in the United States 1994 the FIFA instrumental anthemcomposed by Franz Lambert.
France 1998: The chalice of life
With Ricky Martin as author, subject of World Cup of France 1998 integrates the list of the most listened to so far. In addition, “La Cour des Grands” by Youssou N’Dour and Axelle Red was also released as the official anthem.
The songs of the World Cup: Korea-Japan 2002, interpreted by the American singer Anastacia.
Korea – Japan 2002: Boom!
The first World Cup organized by two different countries had “Boom!” as an official song, performed by the American singer Anastacia. The artist was present at the final of world Cup at the International Stadium in Yokohama, Japan.
Germany 2006: The time of our lives
The time of our lives (The Moment of Our Lives) was written by Jörgen Elofsson, produced by Steve Mac and composed by Il Divo, a musical group made up of four male opera singers. The theme was sung during the Allianz Arena in Munich on June 9th.
South Africa 2010: Waka Waka (This time for Africa)
Performed by the Colombian artist Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, known throughout the world as Shakira, and the South African group Freshlyground. All the profits generated by the song went to the charity’s campaign FIFA 20 Centers for 2010.
The theme was the best-selling in the history of the world with 15 million copies and one of the most furious generated by social media and media.
Brazil 2014: We Are One (Ole Ola)
One of the most contested tournaments to get the title of official World Cup song and that was finally decided by “We are one”composed by rapper Pitbull, actress and singer Jennifer López and German-Brazilian Claudia Leitte.
In the running for the official song were “La La La”, by Shakira and Carlinhos Brown, and “La Copa de todos” performed by Colombian singer Carlos Vives.
The songs of the World Cup: Russia 2018 were performed by Will Smith, Nicky Jam and Era Istrefi.
Russia 2018: Live it
live it is a theme produced by the DJ and composer Diplo and performed byNicky Jam, Will Smith Y It was Istrefi. Artists like Malumawho performed his Spanish version of Colors, the theme presented by the American-Haitian artist Jason Derulo.