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Article 1 of the FIFA World Cup 2018 series

With the world’s most popular sporting event, FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 less than a month away, the fans and the players can’t seem to contain their excitement. In the honour of this beautiful game, we bring you a series of articles on the FIFA WC 2018.

The blend of music with sports has roots as old as the ancient Greek Olympics. Music just doesn’t energize the players but also electrifies the environment. FIFA releases its official theme song before every World Cup.


Keeping the tradition alive, ‘Live it up’ by Nicky Jam ft. Will Smith was recently launched as the official theme song of FIFA WC 2018. Have you heard it? How was it? Great, good or okay?


Although every theme song is awesome and unique, there are some that have set the standards very high.

Let’s find them out cause here, Music meets football:

5. La Copa de la Vida – Ricky Martin

Released in March 1998, also known as ‘The cup of life’ has every element of football, from the whistles to the energy. This song became the official theme song of 1998 FIFA World Cup and was an instant hit around the globe.

 4. The time of our lives – Il Divo

Taking a different approach from the conventional pop and rock genre, Il Divo created a more slow, soothing and mesmerizing song which was chosen as the official theme song of 2006 FIFA World Cup.

3.Dare (la la la) – Shakira

Influenced by the Brazilian heritage, Dare was co-written and performed by Shakira. Realised in 2014 as the official theme song of 2014 FIFA World Cup. The official video also features cameos from the players like Messi, Neymar, Agüero, Falcao and her boyfriend, Gerard Piqué.

2.Waka Waka – Shakira

Beats of soccer with the rhythm of Africa and Columbia, Waka Waka is one of the best-selling singles of all time. Released in May 2010 as the official theme song of FIFA World Cup, 2010., this song also features footballers like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Hailed as one of the best World Cup songs of all time, Waka Waka will make you jump and dance on its beats.

1. Wavin Flag - K’naan

“When I get older

I will be stronger

They’ll call me freedom

Just like a waving flag

And then it goes back x3

Aahoooo ahooooo ahoooo”

You were singing along… weren’t you? And now you’re smiling. Yes, that’s what K’naan’s Wavin Flag did. Released in 2010, Wavin Flag became a global hit after being chosen as the official Anthem of FIFA World Cup 2010.  It gained a spot in the top 5 in more than 20 different countries which shows why this song is the best World Cup song ever. It tops the list even after 8 years of its release and perhaps will be still there, after 100 years.


Enjoy the beats, dance in the rhythm and be very excited, because the World Cup is just a few weeks away!






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