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FIFA World Cup music

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FIFA World Cup anthems and songs[1] are tunes and songs adopted officially by FIFA to be used prior to the World Cup event and to accompany the championships during the event. They are also used in advertising campaigns for the World Cup.

The chosen songs are usually multilingual and include English, the official language of the organising country, Spanish and other languages. The official versions also result in cover versions in many other languages performed by the original artist or by local artists.[2]


Anthems and SongsEdit

Country Title Language Performer(s) Writer(s) & Producer(s) Official Audio(s)&Video(s) Live Performance
  Chile "El Rock del Mundial" Spanish Los Ramblers Jorge Rojas Astorga Audio
  England "World Cup Willie (Where in this World are We Going)" English Lonnie Donegan Audio
  Mexico "Fútbol México 70" Spanish Los Hermanos Zavala Roberto do Nascimento Audio
  West Germany "Futbol" Polish, English, German
Russian, Spanish
Maryla Rodowicz Jonasz Kofta, Leszek Bogdanowicz Audio Live Performance - Opening Ceremony
  Argentina "El Mundial" Buenos Aires Municipal Symphony Ennio Morricone Audio
  Spain "Mundial '82" Spanish Plácido Domingo Audio
  Mexico "A Special Kind of Hero"[3] English Stephanie Lawrence Rick Wakeman 1986 World Cup Official Film
"Hot Hot Hot"[4] English Arrow Alphonsus Cassell and Leston Paul[5] Music Video
"El mundo unido por un balón" (Official Song) Spanish Juan Carlos Abara Spanish Audio
  Italy "Un'estate italiana (To Be Number One)" Italian, English Edoardo Bennato and Gianna Nannini (Italian)
Giorgio Moroder Project (English)
Edoardo Bennato, Giorgio Moroder, Gianna Nannini and Tom Whitlock Official Music Video (Italian-1)
Official Music Video (Italian-2)
Official Music Video (English-1)
Official Music Video (English-2)
Live Performance - Opening Ceremony (Italian)

Live Performance - Opening Ceremony (English)

  United States "Gloryland" English Daryl Hall and Sounds of Blackness Charlie Skarbek and Rick Blaskey Official Music Video-1
Official Music Video-2
Music Video (Instrumental-1)
Music Video (Instrumental-2)
Live Performance - Opening Ceremony
"We Are the Champions" English Queen Official Music Video

Official Lyric Video

  France "La Cour des Grands (Do You Mind If I Play)"
(Official Anthem)
French, English Youssou N'Dour & Axelle Red
Official Music Video
Live Performance - Opening Ceremony
"La Copa de la Vida (The Cup of Life)" (Official Song) English, Spanish Ricky Martin Desmond Child and Robi Rosa Official Music Video (English)
Official Music Video (Spanish)
"Carnaval de Paris" Dario G Dario G Official Music Video
"Together Now" English, Spanish Jean Michel Jarre and Tetsuya Komuro Jean Michel Jarre, Tetsuya Komuro and Olivia Lufkin Official Music Video
  South Korea
(Jointly Hosted)
"Anthem" (Official Anthem) Vangelis Vangelis / Takkyu Ishino Music Video
Audio (Synthesized)
Music Video (Remixed)
"Boom" (Official Song) English Anastacia Anastacia, Glen Ballard Official Music Video
"Let's Get Together Now" (Official Local Song) Japanese, Korean Voices of KOREA/JAPAN Live Performance - Opening Ceremony
Live Performance - Closing Ceremony
"Vamos Al Mundial" (Univision Version) Spanish Jennifer Peña Claudia Garcia Official Music Video
  Germany "Zeit dass sich was dreht (Celebrate The Day)" (Official Anthem) German, French, Bambara
Herbert Grönemeyer featuring Amadou & Mariam Herbert Grönemeyer Official Music Video Live Performance - Opening Ceremony
"The Time of Our Lives" (Official Song) English, Spanish Il Divo featuring Toni Braxton Jörgen Elofsson & Steve Mac Official Music Video
"Hips Don't Lie (Bamboo mix)" English, Spanish Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean Jerry Duplessis, Omar Alfanno & LaTavia Parker Official Music Video
Love Generation (song) English Bob Sinclar featuring Gary Pine Duane Harden, Christophe le Friant, Gary Pine, Jay Woodhouse, JG Schreiner, Alain Wisniak Official Music Video
"Arriba, Arriba" Spanish Ana Barbara, Mariana Seoane, Anaís Martínez, Pablo Montero Music Video
  South Africa "Sign of a Victory" (Official Anthem) English R. Kelly featuring Soweto Spiritual Singers R. Kelly Official Music Video

Live Performance

"Waka Waka"(official song) English, Spanish, Fang Shakira featuring Freshlyground Shakira, Freshlyground
Official Music Video
Live Performance - Closing Ceremony
"Wavin' Flag" (Coca-Cola official promotional anthem) English K'Naan K'naan, Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Jean Daval Official Music Video
"Wavin' Flag" (Spanish Celebration Mix) English, Spanish K'Naan, David Bisbal Official Music Video
  Brazil "Dar um Jeito (We Will Find a Way)" (Official Anthem) English, Portuguese, Spanish Carlos Santana featuring Wyclef & Avicii & Alexandre Pires Alexandre Pires, Arash Pournouri, Rami Yacoub, Carl Falk
Tim Bergling, Arnon Woolfson, Diogo Vianna, Wyclef Jean
Official Music Video
"We Are One (Ole Ola)" (Official Song)[6] English, Portuguese, Spanish Pitbull featuring Jennifer Lopez & Claudia Leitte Jennifer Lopez, Claudia Leitte, Pitbull, Thomas Troelsen
Danny Mercer, Sia Furler, Lukasz Gottwald, Henry Walter, Nadir Khayat
Official Music Video

Live Performance-Closing Ceremony

"Tatu Bom de Bola" (Official Mascot Song) Portuguese Arlindo Cruz Arlindo Cruz Official Music Video
"La La La (Brasil 2014)" 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.
Official Music Video
"Magic in the Air" French Magic System and Chawki Magic System (A'Salfo, Manadja,Goudé, Tino), RedOne, Alex PChawki Official Music Video
"Adrenalina" (Univision version) Spanish Wisin, Ricky Martin and J-LO Juan Luis Morera, José Torres, Carlos E. Ortiz Official Music Video
"Time of Our Lives" (The Official BeIN Sports Song) Arabic, French, English Ahmed Chawki RedOne Official Music Video
"The World Is Ours"[7] (Coca-Cola official promotional anthem) English David Correy, Monobloco Official Music Video
"La Copa de Todos" (Coca-Cola promotional anthem Spanish mix) Spanish, English David Correy, Paty Cantú, Wisin, Monobloco Official Music Video
  Russia "Live It Up" (Official Song) English, Spanish Nicky Jam featuring Will Smith and Era Istrefi Nicky Jam, Will Smith, Era Istrefi


Official Audio

Official Music Video

Live Performance

"Komanda 2018" (Команда 2018, Team 2018) [8] Russian Polina Gagarina featuring Egor Kreed and DJ Smash DJ Smash Official Music Video
"Colors" (Coca-Cola promotional anthem) and also (Spanglish version) & (Pakistani version) English,

Spanish, Urdu

Jason Derulo, Maluma, Qurat-ul-Ain Balouch Jason Derulo, Jamie Sanderson, Nija Charles, Ishmael Sadiq Montague, Geoffrey Earley, Diamond Platnumz

Sermstyle, ISM

Official Music Video

Official Spanish Music Video

Official Pakistani Music Video

Official Swahili Music Video

"Positivo" (Telemundo Version) Spanish J Balvin and Michael Brun J Balvin, Michael Brun, Fernando Lugo Official Promo
Official Music Video
"United by Love"[9][10][11][12][13][14] English, Russian, Spanish Natalia Oreiro Ettore Grenci, Sonia Molina, Diego Córdoba Official Lyrics Video

Official Music Video

Official albumsEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "FIFA World Cup Songs". World Cup Theme Songs. 14 June 2017.
  2. ^ "FIFA World Cup Theme Song". WorldcupThemeSong. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  3. ^ Catalina Uribe. "Soccer songs: A look at all the World Cup anthems". Terra Networks.
  4. ^ Laing, Dave (16 September 2010). "Arrow obituary". the Guardian.
  5. ^ "Hot, Hot, Hot - Arrow - Song Info - AllMusic". AllMusic.
  6. ^ "Pitbull's 'We Are One (Ole, Ola)' Featuring Jennifer Lopez, Claudia Leitte Named FIFA'S Official World Cup Song". Billboard. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Coca-Cola Launches "The World's Cup" Celebrating the Power of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ to Bring Everyone Together". The Coca-Cola Company. Retrieved 2018-05-20.
  8. ^ Banjarmasin Post. "VIDEO Lirik Lagu Piala Dunia Rusia 2018, Jason Derulo 'Colors' dan Polina Gagarina 'Komanda'" (in Indonesian).
  9. ^ Aguila, Justino (June 13, 2018). "Epic, Ultra & United: 2018 World Cup Anthems to Fire You Up, Latin-style!". Billboard.
  10. ^ TSIOULCAS, ANASTASIA (June 13, 2018). "This Year's World Cup Songs, Ranked". NPR.
  11. ^ "Natalia Oreiro no se conforma con una y sacó otra canción para el Mundial". El Observador (Uruguay). June 19, 2018.
  12. ^ "Mundial Rusia 2018: Natalia Oreiro fue por más y lanzó una nueva canción para la copa del mundo". La Nación. June 20, 2018.
  13. ^ "Could any of this year's World Cup songs be made worse by a Chris Waddle rap?". The Big Issue.
  14. ^ Saw, Yadana (June 15, 2018). "The Beautiful Game: yet the songs sound the same". Radio New Zealand.