Last month, FIFA announced “We Are One” to be the official song for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The song will be performed by Claudia Leitte, Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez. So will the song enter our top 10 list of greatest soccer songs? Here are our favorites!
FIFA World Cup championship theme songs are songs that are used officially as warm-ups to the tournament. During the event the song is played before the matches. From a commercial point of view singing the world cup song is very interesting, because it’s giving the singers worldwide exposure. The song has to be catchy. In this list we do not focus on FIFA songs entirely. Many of the songs are soccer related. So what are the best soccer songs? By who were they performed? Here’s a top 10 list of greatest soccer songs!
Top 10 greatest soccer songs (World Cup)
- The Time of Our Lives – Toni Braxton feat. Il Divo (World Cup 2006; Germany)
- Carnival de Paris – Dario G. (World Cup 1998; France)
- Samba de Janeiro – Single – Bellini (not official, but a great song for Brazil 2014)
- We Are the Champions (Live, Wembley Stadium, July 1986) – Live At Wembley Stadium (very popular in soccer stadiums around the world)
- Forca – Nelly Furtado (official anthem of the 2004 Euro Cup Football held in Portugal)
- Campeone – E-Type (official anthem of the 2000 Euro Cup Football held in the Netherlands
- Hips Don’t Lie / Bamboo (2006 FIFA World Cup Mix en Español) – Hips Don’t Lie – Shakira feat. Wyclef Jean (unofficial song during World Cup 2006)
- Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) – Shakira (World Cup 2010; South Africa
- La Copa de la Vida (La Cancion Oficial de la Copa Mundial, Francia ’98) [Spanglish Radio Edit] – Ricky Martin (World Cup 1998; France)
- Live Is Life – Opus (Maradona made this song epic by juggling the ball during warm up)