Saturday 24 September 2022

FIFA World Cup official anthems and songs

FIFA World Cup anthems and songs are tunes and songs adopted officially by FIFA that are used prior to the World Cup event and accompany the championships during the event. These tunes and songs are also used in advertising campaigns for the World Cup event. These songs are usually multilingual and include English, the official language of the organizing country, Spanish and other languages. Since 1962, every World Cup has had an official theme song which has been a hit across the world. Some of the most popular FIFA World Cup theme songs and anthems include La Copa de la Vida sung by Ricky Martin, Waka Waka sung by Shakira, and Wavin' Flag sung by K'Naan. The theme song of the upcoming 2022 World Cup, Hayya Hayya (Better Together) sung by Trinidad Cardona, Davido and AISHA, has already caught the attention of the world.

1962 World Cup

Official song: El Rock del Mundial

Performer: Los Ramblers

Host: Chile

1966 World Cup

Official song: World Cup Willie

Performer: Lonnie Donegan

Host: England

1970 World Cup

Official song: Fútbol México 70

Performer: Los Hermanos Zavala

Host: Mexico

1974 World Cup

Official song: Futbol

Performer: Maryla Rodowicz

Host: West Germany

1978 World Cup

Official song: El Mundial

Performer: Buenos Aires Municipal Symphony

Host: Argentina

1982 World Cup

Official song: Mundial '82

Performer: Plácido Domingo

Host: Spain

1986 World Cup

Official song: El mundo unido por un balón

Performer: Juan Carlos Abara

Host: Mexico

1990 World Cup

Official song: Un'estate italiana

Performers: Edoardo Bennato and Gianna Nannini (Italian) Giorgio Moroder Project (English)

Host: Italy

1994 World Cup

Official song: Gloryland

Performers: Daryl Hall and Sounds of Blackness

Host: USA

1998 World Cup

Official Anthem: La Cour des Grands (Do You Mind If I Play)

Performers: Youssou N'Dour and Axelle Red

Official song: La Copa de la Vida (The Cup of Life)

Performer: Ricky Martin

Host: France

2002 World Cup

Official Anthem: Anthem

Performer: Vangelis

Official song: Boom

Performer: Anastacia

Host: Japan and South Korea

2006 World Cup

Official Anthem: Zeit dass sich was dreht (Celebrate The Day)

Performers: Herbert Grönemeyer featuring Amadou & Mariam

Official song: The Time of Our Lives

Performers: Il Divo, featuring Toni Braxton

Host: Germany

2010 World Cup

Official Promotional Anthem: Sign of a victory

Performers: R. Kelly, featuring the Soweto Spiritual Singers

Official Anthem: Wavin' Flag

Performers: K'Naan

Official song: Waka Waka

Performers: Shakira featuring Freshlyground

Host: South Africa

2014 World Cup

Official Anthem: "Dar um Jeito (We Will Find a Way)

Performers: Carlos Santana featuring Wyclef, Avicii, and Alexandre Pires

Official song: We Are One (Ole Ola)

Performers: Pitbull featuring Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte

Host: Brazil

2018 World Cup

Official song: Live It Up

Performers: Nicky Jam featuring Will Smith and Era Istrefi

Host: Russia

2022 World Cup

Official song: Hayya Hayya (Better Together)

Performers: Trinidad Cardona, Davido and AISHA

Host: Qatar

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