During the world cup, we are not only bombarded with player names, scores and analysis, but also composed for the occasion numbers. Often disappear after the summer in the folds of the time, but we were looking for five world cup songs together that you don’t so easily forget.
The first world cup song
In 1962, won Brazil the world cup and lost the Belgians all their kwalificatiematchen, but made the world acquainted with the first song that specially for the world Cup was written.
The first went to El Rock del Mundial by the Chilean group Los Ramblers. The band wrote the song for their national team to encourage and had no intention of a real world cup song. When they played at a local festival, they were noticed by a producer that the song released as a single three weeks before the world cup. The song became a hit and the beginning of a great career for the group in their own country. The musician magazine Billboard took El Rock del Mundial on in his list of the best wereldbekerliedjes.
The verrassendste composer
Five world championships later, the pace is somewhat lower, and there is a striking figure behind the first official hymn. No less than Ennio Morricone, the iconic film composer behind The Good, The Bad and the Ugly, Once Upon a Time in the West, and The Untouchables, composed for the world cup of 1978 El Mundial, performed by the Municipal Symphonic Orchestra of Buenos Aires.
The Belgian world cup song
At the world cup of 1998 in France, fell to the Red Devils no further than the group stage, but another Belgian company called high peaks. Together with Youssou N’dour composed Axelle Red the official anthem La Cour des Grands. She is still the only Belgian ever to work on a official world cup anthem. The quiet number of Red and N’dour had to be lesser than the official world cup song, for a hymn is not a song – La Copa de la Vida (The Cup of Life) by Ricky Martin. The song laid the man is already a success: the same year he for the first time in the Billboard Top 40 with his album Vuelve.
The most popular world cup song
The official song of the 2010 world cup in South Africa, Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) by Shakira, was a whopping 10 million times over the counter. Until today it is one of the best-selling singles in the world and stands at 26 in the list of most viewed videos on YouTube. The song, incidentally, was a double success for Shakira, because she also learned her current husband, Spanish footballer Gerard Piqué, during the filming of the video clip.
2010 was a good year for world cup songs, for Wavin’ Flag by K’naan was high in the charts. The number of the Somali-Canadian singer is actually a remix of a track by Coca-Cola was ordered. K naans only requirement was that the sentence ‘when I get older, I will be stronger’ to maintain. “I want people to feel powerful and festive feel,” says K’naan. But he felt not long festive, because the success of Wavin’ Flag, he could never redeem, he made even songs of Simple Plan, Nas, and Adam Levine.