FIFA World Cup official songs

FIFA World Cup championship theme songs are songs adopted officially to be used as warm-ups to the event, to accompany the championships during the event and as a souvenir reminder of the events as well as for advertising campaigns leading for the World Cup, giving the singers exceptional universal world coverage and notoriety.

The songs chosen are usually multilingual using English, the language of the official language of the organising country as well as other world languages, most notably Spanish. The official versions also results in cover versions in many other languages by the original artist or by local artists.

Official anthems and songs

Country Official Anthem / Song Language Performer(s) Writer(s) /
1962  Chile "El Rock del Mundial" Spanish Los Ramblers Jorge Rojas Astorga
1966  England "World Cup Willie (Where in this World are We Going)" English Lonnie Donegan Waka waka
1970  Mexico "Fútbol México 70" Spanish Los Hermanos Zavala Roberto do Nascimento
1974  Germany "Futbol" Polish Maryla Rodowicz Jonasz Kofta, Leszek Bogdanowicz
1978  Argentina "Anthem" (Official Anthem) Buenos Aires Municipal Symphony Ennio Morricone
1982  Spain "Mundial '82" Spanish Plácido Domingo
1986  Mexico "Hot Hot Hot"[1] English Arrow Alphonsus Cassell and Leston Paul[2]
"A Special Kind of Hero"[3] English Stephanie Lawrence Rick Wakeman
"El mundo unido por un balón" Spanish Juan Carlos Abara Spanish
1990  Italy "Un'estate italiana (To Be Number One)" Italian, English Edoardo Bennato and Gianna Nannini Edoardo Bennato, Giorgio Moroder, Gianna Nannini and Tom Whitlock
1994  United States "Gloryland" English Daryl Hall and Sounds of Blackness Charlie Skarbek and Rick Blaskey
"We Are the Champions" English Queen
1998  France "La Cour des Grands (Do You Mind If I Play)" (Official Anthem) French, English Youssou N'Dour & Axelle Red
"La Copa de la Vida (The Cup of Life)" (Official Song) English, Spanish Ricky Martin Desmond Child and Robi Rosa
"Together Now" English, Spanish Jean Michel Jarre and Tetsuya Komuro Jean Michel Jarre, Tetsuya Komuro and Olivia Lufkin
2002  South Korea
(Jointly Hosted)
"Anthem" (Official Anthem) Vangelis Vangelis / Takkyu Ishino
"Boom" (Official Song) English Anastacia Anastacia, Glen Ballard
"Vamos Al Mundial" (Univision Version) Spanish Jennifer Peña Claudia Garcia
"Let's Get Together Now" Japanese, Korean Voices of KOREA/JAPAN
2006  Germany "The Time of Our Lives" (Official Song) English, Spanish Il Divo featuring Toni Braxton Jörgen Elofsson & Steve Mac
"Arriba, Arriba" Spanish Ana Barbara , Mariana Seoane, Anaís Martínez, Pablo Montero
"Zeit dass sich was dreht (Celebrate The Day)" (Official Anthem) German, French, Bambara, English Herbert Grönemeyer featuring Amadou & Mariam Herbert Grönemeyer
"Hips Don't Lie (Bamboo mix)" English, Spanish Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean Jerry Duplessis, Omar Alfanno & LaTavia Parker
2010  South Africa "Sign of a Victory" (Official Anthem) English R. Kelly featuring Soweto Spiritual Singers R. Kelly
"Waka Waka" (Official Song) English, Spanish, Fang Shakira featuring Freshlyground Shakira, Freshlyground
"Wavin' Flag" (Coca-Cola promotional anthem) English K'Naan Nancy Ajram
2014  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
"We Are One (Ole Ola)" (Official Song) 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
"Tatu Bom de Bola" (The Official Mascot Song) Portuguese Arlindo Cruz Arlindo Cruz
"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.
"Magic in the Air (Magic System song)" French Magic System and Chawki Magic System (A'Salfo, Manadja,Goudé, Tino) RedOne Alex P


"Adrenalina" (Univision version) Spanish Wisin, Ricky Martin and J-LO Juan Luis Morera, José Torres, Carlos E. Ortiz
"Time of Our Lives (Chawki song)" (The Official BeIN Sports Song) Arabic, French Ahmed Chawki RedOne
All Night (The Official Hub Network Song) English Icona Pop Aino Jawo & Caroline Hjelt

Official albums


  1. Catalina Uribe. "Soccer songs: A look at all the World Cup anthems". Terra Networks.
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