List of FIFA World Cup songs and anthems

FIFA World Cup songs and anthems[1] are tunes and songs adopted officially by FIFA (or by official broadcasters and partners selected by FIFA), to be used prior to the World Cup event and to accompany the championships during the event.[2] They are also used in advertising campaigns for the World Cup. They are used as theme music in TV broadcast and also used in advertising campaigns for the World Cup. Some songs and anthems are more popular and famous than official songs and anthems.

The chosen songs are usually multilingual and include English, the official language of the organizing country, languages of certain FIFA Partners regions and/or other languages. The main versions also result in cover versions in many other languages performed by the original or by local artists.[3]

Official songs and anthems by FIFAEdit

Edition Host country Title Language(s) Performer(s) Writer(s) and producer(s)
  Italy "Un'estate italiana"
– Official Song (Italian Version)
Italian Edoardo Bennato and Gianna Nannini Giorgio Moroder, Edoardo Bennato
Gianna Nannini and Tom Whitlock
"To Be Number One"
– Official Song (English Version)
English Giorgio Moroder Project
  United States "Gloryland"
– Official Song
English Daryl Hall and Sounds of Blackness Charlie Skarbek and Rick Blaskey
  France "La Copa de la Vida (The Cup of Life)"
– Official Song
English
Spanish
Ricky Martin Desmond Child, Luis Gómez-Escolar and Robi Rosa
"La Cour des Grands (Do You Mind If I Play)"
– Official Anthem
French
English
Youssou N'Dour and Axelle Red
  South Korea
  Japan
"Boom"
– Official Song
English Anastacia Anastacia and Glen Ballard
"Let's Get Together Now"
– Official Local Song
Korean
Japanese
Voices of KOREA/JAPAN Daisuke Kawaguchi, Kim Hyung-Suk, Yoshimitsu Sawamoto, Kiyoshi Matsuo and Lena Park
"Anthem"
– Official Anthem
None
(Instrumental)
Vangelis Vangelis / Takkyu Ishino
  Germany "The Time of Our Lives"
– Official Song
English
Spanish
Il Divo featuring Toni Braxton Jörgen Elofsson and Steve Mac
"Zeit dass sich was dreht (Celebrate The Day)"
– Official Anthem
English
German
French
Bambara
Herbert Grönemeyer featuring Amadou & Mariam Herbert Grönemeyer
  South Africa "Waka Waka"
– Official Song
English
Spanish
isiXhosa
Fang
Shakira featuring Freshlyground Shakira, J. hill, Kojidie and Ze Bell Jean Paul
"Game On"
Official Mascot Song
English Pitbull, TKZee and Dario G
"Sign of a Victory"
– Official Anthem
English R. Kelly featuring the Soweto Spiritual Singers R. Kelly
  Brazil "We Are One (Ole Ola)"
– Official Song[4]
English
Portuguese
Spanish
Pitbull featuring Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte Jennifer Lopez, Claudia Leitte, Pitbull
Thomas Troelsen, Danny Mercer, Sia Furler
Lukasz Gottwald, Henry Walter and RedOne
"Tatu Bom de Bola"
Official Mascot Song
Portuguese Arlindo Cruz Arlindo Cruz
"Dar um Jeito (We Will Find a Way)"
– Official Anthem
English
Portuguese
Spanish
Carlos Santana featuring Wyclef Jean, Avicii, and Alexandre Pires Alexandre Pires, Arash Pournouri
Rami Yacoub, Carl Falk, Tim Bergling
Arnon Woolfson, Diogo Vianna and Wyclef Jean
  Russia "Live It Up"
– Official Song[5]
English
Spanish
Nicky Jam featuring Will Smith and Era Istrefi Nicky Jam, Will Smith, Era Istrefi and Diplo
  Qatar[note 1] "Hayya Hayya (Better Together)"
– Track from Official Soundtrack[6]
English Trinidad Cardona, Davido and AISHA Davido, Trinidad Cardona
RedOne
"Arhbo"
– Track from Official Soundtrack[7]
Spanish
French
Ozuna, GIMS and RedOne RedOne, Ozuna and GIMS
"Arhbo (Arabic version)"
Ooredoo Promotional Version[8]
Arabic Nasser Al-Kubaisi, Ayed, and Haneen Hussein Hameed Al-Bloushi and RedOne
"The World Is Yours To Take"
– Track from Official Soundtrack and
00Budweiser Anthem
[9]
English Tears for Fears featuring Lil Baby Roland Orzabal, Ian Stanley, Chris Hughes,Dominique Jones, Kevin Andre Price, Jacquez Lowe, Jordan Holt-May and Joshua I. Parker
"Light The Sky"
– Track from Official Soundtrack[10]
English Nora Fatehi, Balqees, Rahma Riad, Manal and RedOne RedOne, Pat Devine, Adil Khayat, Kamikaz, Steph and Aditya Prateek Singh Sisodia
"Tukoh Taka"
– Track from Official Soundtrack and
00Official FIFA Fan Festival Anthem
[11]
English
Spanish
Arabic
Nicki Minaj, Maluma and Myriam Fares
"Dreamers"
– Track from Official Soundtrack[12]
English
Arabic
Jung Kook (featuring Fahad Al Kubaisi in the official music video version)[13] Jung Kook, Mustapha El Ouardi, Pat Devine and RedOne

Other songs and anthemsEdit

Edition Host country Title Language(s) Performer(s) Writer(s) and producer(s)
  Chile "El Rock del Mundial" Spanish Los Ramblers Jorge Rojas Astorga
  England "World Cup Willie
(Where in this World are We Going)"
English Lonnie Donegan
  Mexico "Fútbol México 70" Spanish Los Hermanos Zavala Roberto do Nascimento
  West Germany "Fussball Ist Unser Leben" German Germany national football team
"Futbol" English
German
Russian
Spanish
Polish
Maryla Rodowicz Jonasz Kofta, Leszek Bogdanowicz
  Argentina "El Mundial"
– Known for Official Song
None
(Instrumental)
Buenos Aires Municipal Symphony Ennio Morricone
  Spain "El Mundial"
– Known for Official Song
Spanish Plácido Domingo
  Mexico "El mundo unido por un balón"
– Known for Official Song
Spanish Juan Carlos Abara Juan Carlos Abara
"A Special Kind of Hero"
Official Film Soundtrack[14]
English Stephanie Lawrence Rick Wakeman
"Hot Hot Hot"[15] English Arrow Alphonsus Cassell and Leston Paul[16]
  Italy "Za Ayi Neyi"
Official Film Soundtrack
Les Têtes Brulées
  United States "We Are the Champions"
Track from Official Album
English Queen
  France "Carnaval de Paris" None
(Instrumental)
Dario G Dario G
"Together Now" English
Spanish
Jean Michel Jarre and Tetsuya Komuro Jean Michel Jarre, Tetsuya Komuro and Olivia Lufkin
  South Korea
  Japan
"Live For Love United"
Track from Official Album
English
French
Peabo Bryson Peabo Bryson
  Germany "Hips Don't Lie" (Bamboo Mix)
Track from Official Album
English
Spanish
Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean Jerry Duplessis, Omar Alfanno and LaTavia Parker
"Love Generation" English Bob Sinclar featuring Gary Pine Duane Harden, Christophe le Friant, Gary Pine, Jay Woodhouse, JG Schreiner and Alain Wisniak
"Arriba, Arriba" Spanish Ana Bárbara, Mariana Seoane, Anaís Martínez, Pablo Montero
  South Africa "Wavin' Flag"
Coca-Cola Promotional Anthem
English K'Naan K'naan, Ebrahim Dhooma, Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence and Jean Daval
"Wavin' Flag"
– Spanish Celebration Mix Version
English
Spanish
K'Naan,
David Bisbal
"Wavin' Flag"
– Arabic Celebration Mix Version
English
Arabic
K'Naan,
Nancy Ajram
"Oh Africa"
Track from Official Album
Pepsi Promotional Anthem
English Akon,
Keri Hilson
  Brazil "La La La (Brasil 2014)"
Track from Official album
English
Portuguese
Spanish
Shakira featuring Carlinhos Brown Shakira, Carlinhos Brown, Jay Singh, Lukasz Gottwald
Mathieu Jomphe-Lepine, Max Martin
Henry Walter, Raelene Arreguin, John J Conte Jr.
"The World Is Ours"[17]
Coca-Cola Promotional Anthem
English David Correy,
Aloe Blacc,
Ira Losco,
Monobloco
"The World Is Ours"
– Arabic Version
Arabic Nancy Ajram,
Cheb Khaled
"La Copa de Todos"
Coca-Cola Promotional Anthem Spanish Mix
Spanish
English
David Correy, Paty Cantú, Wisin, Monobloco
"Magic in the Air" French Magic System,
Chawki
Magic System (A'Salfo, Manadja, Goudé and Tino),
RedOne,
Ahmed Chawki
"Assaf 360" Arabic
English
Mohammed Assaf
  Russia "Colors"
Coca-Cola Promotional Anthem
English
Spanish
Arabic:-
(Saudi Ver.)
(Egyptian Ver.)
(Moroccan Ver.)
Urdu
Jason Derulo,
Maluma,
Aseel,
Lil Eazy,
Tamer Hosny,
Douzi,
Qurat-ul-Ain Balouch
Jason Derulo,
Jamie Sanderson,
Nija Charles,
Ishmael Sadiq Montague,
Geoffrey Earley,
Diamond Platnumz,
Sermstyle,
ISM
"Komanda 2018"
(Команда 2018, Team 2018) [18]
Russian DJ Smash featuring Egor Kreed and Polina Gagarina DJ Smash
"Ramenez la coupe à la maison"

French Team Song [19]

French Vegedream Vegedream,

Ken "Evasion" Bora

  Qatar "MLK É LUZ, AL RIHLA"
Adidas Official Match Ball 'Al Rihla' Song
Portuguese MC Kekel MC Kekel
DJ Luck Muzic
"A Kind of Magic"
Coca-Cola Promotional Anthem
English
Arabic
Danna Paola, Felukah, Tamtam Roger Taylor, David Richards
"Yet to Come"
Hyundai Promotional Version
Korean
English
BTS Dan Gleyzer, J-Hope, Max, Pdogg, RM and Suga
"C.H.A.M.P.I.O.N.S"
Qatar Airways Promotional Anthem
Arabic
French
English
DJ Rodge, Cheb Khaled
"Tahayya" Arabic
English
Humood and Maher Zain Humood
Maher Zain
Hamzah Jamjoom
Ahmed AlYafie
Talal
"Be Like Him" Chinese Namewee
Priscilla Abby
"Ya Gamila" Arabic
English
Chinese
Namewee
Yasin Sulaiman
"Ezz Al Arab" Arabic
English
Wegz
"World Cup" English IShowSpeed
"Muchachos, ahora nos volvimos a ilusionar"
Argentina Team Song[20]
Spanish La Mosca Tsé - Tsé

Broadcaster theme musicEdit

Edition Host country Broadcaster Title Language(s) Performer(s) Writer(s) and producer(s)
  England BBC "Te Deum, H. 146: I. Prélude" None
(Instrumental)
Marc-Antoine Charpentier
"Power Drive" Johnny Pearson
  Mexico BBC "Mexico Grandstand"[21] Syd Lawrence Syd Lawrence
ITV "The World at their Feet"[22] John Shakespeare John Shakespeare
  West Germany BBC "Striker"[23] The Anthony King Orchestra Benson and Lewis
ITV "Lap of Honour"[24] London Stadium Orchestra
  Argentina BBC "Argentine Melody (Cancion de Argentina)"[25] San Jose featuring Rodriguez Argentina Andrew Lloyd Webber
ITV "Action Argentina"[26] South Bank Team
  Spain BBC "Jellicle Ball"[27] Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Andrew Lloyd Webber
ITV "Matador"[28] Jeff Wayne Jeff Wayne
  Mexico BBC "Aztec Lightning"[29] Heads
ITV "Aztec Gold"[30] Silsoe Rod Argent
  Italy Global "Un'estate italiana (To Be Number One)"
– Official Song
Italian
English
Edoardo Bennato and Gianna Nannini (Italian)
Giorgio Moroder Project (English)
Edoardo Bennato, Giorgio Moroder, Gianna Nannini and Tom Whitlock
BBC "Nessun dorma"[31] Luciano Pavarotti Giacomo Puccini
ITV "Tutti al Mondo"[32] Rod Argent and Peter Van Hooke
  United States Global "Gloryland"
– Official Song
English Daryl Hall and Sounds of Blackness Charlie Skarbek and Rick Blaskey
BBC "America"[33] Leonard Bernstein
ITV "Gloryland" (instrumental)[34] Instrumental Glory (featuring Snake Davis) Charlie Skarbek and Rick Blaskey
  France Global Untitled or Unknown
BBC "Pavane"[35] Fauré
ITV "Rendez-Vous"[36] Jean-Michel Jarre and Apollo 440
  South Korea
  Japan
Global "Anthem"
– Official Anthem
None
(Instrumental)
Vangelis Vangelis / Takkyu Ishino
BBC "Tarantula"[37] Faithless
ITV "One Fine Day"[38] Italian Opera Babes
Univision "Vamos Al Mundial" Spanish Jennifer Peña Claudia Garcia
  Germany Global Untitled or Unknown
BBC "Sports Prepare"[39] Carl Davis
ITV "Heroes"[40] English Kasabian David Bowie, Brian Eno
  South Africa Global Untitled or Unknown
BBC "Rainbow Nation"[41] English The Dallas Guild
ITV "When You Come Back"[42] English Vusi Mahlasela
NHK "Tamashii Revolution" Japanese Superfly Superfly
  Brazil Global Untitled or Unknown
BBC "Another Star" None
(Instrumental)
Stevie Wonder
beIN Sports "Time of Our Lives" Arabic
French
English
Ahmed Chawki RedOne
ITV "Brazil" Portuguese Thiago Thomé
NHK "NIPPON" Japanese Ringo Sheena Ringo Sheena
Univision "Adrenalina" Spanish Wisin, Ricky Martin and J-LO Juan Luis Morera, José Torres and Carlos E. Ortiz
  Russia Global "Living Football"
– New FIFA Anthem
None
(Instrumental)
Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
BBC "BBC World Cup Theme 2018"
– BBC Self-produced Theme
beIN Sports "One World" English RedOne, Adelina and Now United RedOne
Fox Sports “Where Angels Fear to Tread” Instrumental Kirill Richter
"FOX Sports FIFA World Cup Theme" Instrumental Pete Calandra Pete Calandra
ITV "Swan Lake" Instrumental Julius Reisinger Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
NHK "VOLT-AGE" Japanese
English
Suchmos YONCE, Suchmos
Telemundo "Positivo" Spanish J Balvin Michael Brun
  Qatar Global "Qatar 2022 Theme" Instrumental Zachary Aaron Golden Zachary Aaron Golden
Abema TV
TV Asahi
"Isseino Kassai"[43] Japanese LiSA Halle/Haneru Takeuch,[note 2] LiSA
Azteca Ulayeh Spanish
Arabic
Sebastián Yatra RedOne, Sebastián Yatra, Nouamane Belaiachi, Hector Caleb Lopez, Manuel Lorente Freire
BBC Behind the Sun
– Opeing Montage
English Odesza
"The Power of Love
– Closing Montage
English Frankie Goes to Hollywood FGtH
FOX Sports "FOX Sports FIFA World Cup Theme" Instrumental Pete Calandra Pete Calandra
"Olé" English
Spanish
ENISA
Fuji TV "Jump"[44] Japanese Lilas Ikuta
ITV "Around the World in 80 Days OST Main Theme" Instrumental City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
NHK "Stardom"[45] Japanese King Gnu King Gnu
RTVE "Toke"[46] Spanish Chanel
Telemundo "Aeropuerto" Spanish Camilo
TUDN "Vamos a Qatar" Spanish Los Bukis
  Canada
  Mexico
  United States
Global "FIFA World Cup 2026 Theme" Instrumental Zachary Aaron Golden Zachary Aaron Golden

Entrance musicEdit

Edition Host country Music Notes
1994   United States "FIFA Anthem"
1998   France
2002   South Korea
  Japan
"2002 FIFA World Cup Anthem"
2006   Germany "FIFA Anthem"
2010   South Africa
2014   Brazil
2018   Russia "Living Football" (New FIFA Anthem) When both teams' national flags and FIFA flag enter the pitch
"Seven Nation Army (Instrumental)" When players and officials enter the pitch
2022   Qatar Unknown When both teams' national flags enter the pitch[47]
"Arhbo (FIFA Walkout Anthem)" When players and officials enter the pitch

Official albumsEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ In 2022 FIFA World Cup, for the first time ever, instead of one official song, a full FIFA World Cup official soundtrack has been released. Refer to 2022 FIFA World Cup Official Website
  2. ^ Credited in Japanese as 竹内羽瑠

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