The World Cup is a four-yearly prosperous event in the sports world. When it comes to the World Cup, many people will think of the elegant skills, amazing goals, and hard saves of the players on the green field; and outside the stadium, with enthusiastic fans and overwhelming cheers. Wow, can't wait to see the 2022 World Cup just thinking about these images!
But apart from that, how many of you will remember the music from the World Cup as I do? Well, I feel like I already have several songs in my headHow can the exciting World Cup lack the graceful melody commensurate with it?
Let’s feel football from the perspective of music! Here are a few World Cup songs that are "inscribed into DNA".
1986| Mexico World Cup Song | A Special Kind of Hero
The song was the themesong for the 1986 World Cup and was sung by Stephanie Lawrence. Due to Maradona's outstanding performance in the World Cup, and the picture at the end of the official film "Hero" of the World Cup is precisely the slow-motion shot of Maradona fighting heroically on the court, this The World Cup theme song "Another Hero" has always been regarded as an anthem in praise of Maradona. (Maradona is famous for his "Hand of God" and long-distance rushing goals with five consecutive players, and he won the World Cup again for his team.)
1990| Rome World Cup Song | Un’estate Italiana
"Un’estate Italiana" is the theme song of the 1990 World Cup, sung by Giorgio Moroder and Gianna Nannini, and composed by Giorgio Moroder. The original recording version is more relaxed and traditional; the live singing version adds more rock rhythms; because the composer is Italian electronic music master Giorgi, there is also a strong rhythm remix version. The two original singers are the most famous Italian pop masters.
1998| France World Cup Song | The Cup of Life
"The Cup of Life" (Spanish: La Copa de la Vida, English: The Cup of Life) is a song recorded and sung by Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin.
"Cup of Life" became the official theme song of the 1998 FIFA World Cup held in France, and topped the music charts in France and many countries around the world. "Cup of Life" also spread widely after the World Cup and became many The first choice for football programs to add to the atmosphere.
The song is a mix of English and Spanish, and the drum beats and horn sounding are quite emotional. The song is dynamic, but it conveys positive energy in terms of the value of life and the meaning of love. "Go Go Go, Ale Ale Ale" was all over the world at that time. Some people commented that "Summer in Italy becomes eternal, and the cup of life makes the world classic".
2002| South Korea and Japan World Cup Song | Anthem
The chant is one of the theme songs of the 2002 World Cup. It was composed by the famous musician Vangelis, and its main melody was adapted as "FIFA 2002 World Cup Anthem". This song is a timeless classic among countless fans. It is the only pure music among the three official songs of the World Cup in Korea and Japan, and its wonderful melody has completely covered the content that can be expressed in words, and it can even be said that it is even better.
Fans who have experienced the 2002 World Cup will not be unfamiliar with this. When CCTV broadcasts the wonderful goal collection, the background music uses this theme song - the perfect fusion of music and football. This year, the Brazilian team won the World Cup for the fifth time, and this classic work created by Vangelis not only embroidered the fifth star of incomparable glory for the Selecao, but also an indispensable part of this football feast.
2006| Germany World Cup Song | Hips Don’t Lie
"Hips Don't Lie" became a global success, reaching the number one in 18 countries, including the United States Billboard Hot 100, becoming Shakira's first and only number one hit to date in the United States. It also broke the record for the most radio plays in a single week and is the fastest-selling digital download song in the United States.
2010| South Africa World Cup Song | Waka Waka
WakaWaka was selected as the only official theme song for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Famous Latin singer Shakira will perform the song at the World Cup closing ceremony with the South African native group Freshlyground. African music has the power to inspire and has a place to be reckoned with on the global pop culture scene. This song uses an African rhythm to present this major event. The "Waka" in the title of the song is a verb in African Swahili, which means to burn with enthusiasm, implying that the fire of football will spread across Africa.
2010| South Africa World Cup Song | Wavin’ flag
The singer of Wavin’ Flag is Kernan, a singer born in Somalia, and many of his songs are related to the situation in Somalia. This theme song has a strong African flavor, expressing the love for this land full of war, poverty and backwardness. Fans around the world will feel the value of peace while humming this song, and that the essence of sports is always peace and friendship.
2014| Brazil World Cup Song | We Are One
"We are one" is thetheme song of the 2014 FIFA World Cup announced by FIFA on January 23, 2014. It was composed by American Latin queen Jennifer Lopez, popular singer Pip Paul and Brazilian singer Claudia Letty sing together.
2018| South Africa World Cup Song | Live It Up
"Live It Up" is the theme song of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, produced by American music producer Diplo, three international stars including Will Smith, Nicky James and Ella Eastlefi Sing, released on May 25, 2018. This song continues the characteristics of the World Cup theme song, which is always brisk, lively and rhythmically distinct. It may not feel like it at first listen, but after the single is looped several times, it will feel very rhythmic.
But that didn't stop people from being controversial about the song -- one of the main criticisms was that it had a "Latin American feel." People on social media criticized the vibe as meaningless because the 2018 World Cup was held in Russia. So some people wondered why the local Russian singers were not allowed to sing the World Cup theme song.
Come on! Let's be realistic: No World Cup theme song has represented the host nation perfectly since 1994. Daryl Hall was performing "Gloriyland" for a competition in the United States. In 1998, despite the World Cup being held in France, FIFA gave the World Cup theme song "The Cup of Life" to Ricky Martin of Puerto Rico.