Football is a sport so popular that considering it a global religion wouldn’t be wrong. The passion that fans exude for the sport is astounding. Historically, fans have expressed their love for football through music. Today, many top musicians have composed football-related songs for major football tournaments. With the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2022, now is an excellent time to create a new playlist featuring popular football songs.
The Best Football Songs Of All Times
Here are the top football songs to get you into the game spirit for your next football match.
We Are The Champions, Queens
From the legendary rock band Queens, ‘We Are The Champions’ was the official theme song for the 15th FIFA World Cup in 1994. It is not only the best football song but also an anthem for victories at numerous sporting events.
Can You Hear Me, Enrique Iglesias
Enrique Iglesias wrote ‘Can You Hear Me’ and performed it prior to Spain’s victory over Germany in the 13th UEFA European Championship in 2008. Produced by Big Ben Diehl and Carlos Paucar, ‘Can You Hear Me’ was a top hit in many European countries.
Halla Bol, Daler Mehndi
Halla Bol is a popular soundtrack from the movie Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal. Composed by Pritam, Halla Bol is sung by Daler Mehndi. The popular football song captures the spirit of the game, beckoning players to score goal after goal.
Waka Waka (This Time For Africa), Shakira
With over 3.3 billion views on YouTube, Shakira’s Waka Waka continues to remain a fan favourite. It was the official anthem for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The music video features top football players like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Dani Alves and Gerard Pique, among others.
Wavin’ Flag, K’NAAN
K’NAAN is a Somali-Canadian artist. Wavin’ Flag is a song from his album Troubadour originally written for Somalia in 2009. In 2010, the song was chosen as Coca-Cola’s promotional anthem for the FIFA World Cup. David Guetta and will.i.am featured in another version of this popular football song.
La Copa De La Vida, Ricky Martin
One of the best football songs of all time, ‘La Copa De La Vida’ by Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin was the anthem for the 1998 FIFA World Cup. Translated into ‘The Cup of Life’, the song implies that winning the world cup is in your control. The song was a game-changer for Latin music globally.
Chale Chalo, AR Rahman
While Lagaan is all about cricket, ‘Chale Chalo’ is a song you may find yourself streaming after your favourite team loses. The song is voiced by AR Rahman and features Aamir Khan. It loosely translates to keep moving forward and giving your best despite all odds.
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