Whether pop stars or football players personally perform the songs for the FIFA World Cup are often earwigs that accompany us far beyond the tournament. We take a look at the best World Cup songs of all time and present their video clips. We consider on the one hand, the official song of FIFA and on the other hand, the songs around the German national team.
„Fußball ist unser Leben“ – The German National team – WC 1974 in Germany
The heroes of the 1974 World Cup made not only on the green lawn a good figure. Beckenbauer, Hoeness, Rummenigge and Co. made a hit with “Fußball ist unser Leben” and ended up in the German single charts.
Un estate italiana – Gianna Nannini und Eduardo Bennato– WC 1990 in Italy
The official song of the FIFA World Cup 1990 means as much as “An Italian Summer”. The Italian national team brought the song only limited luck. It failed in the semifinals in a penalty shootout against Argentina. As World champions ended up Germany. To date, the last World Cup victory for the DFB.
Far Away in America – The Village People – WC 1994 in the USA
The last major appearance of a German national team on the big stage show was in 1994 at the World Cup in the United States. A good mood, however, was taken care of just before the final stage. During the tournament in the United States, there were many quarrels in the German team. The co-favorite was surprisingly knocked out by Bulgaria in the quarterfinal. In addition, Stefan Effenberg caused with the famous middle finger gesture an uproar.
The Cup of Life – Ricky Martin – France 1998
Glowing dance rhythms were the motto for the 1998 World Cup in France. For Ricky Martin was “The cup of life” or “La copa de la vida” the start of a dream career as a pop star. It was followed by many other hits like “Livin ‘la vida loca” or “She bangs”. Also in 2014 he is performing a World Cup Song called “La Vida”.
´54, ´74, ´90, 2006 – Sportfreunde Stiller – WC 2006 in Germany
The Notice of Sportfreunde Stiller that the statistics would make Germany 2006 world champion, unfortunately did not work. After all, helped the song the team to reach the semi-finals and accompanied the troops of the former national coach Jürgen Klinsmann at the so called summer fairy tale. For the Bavarian cult band it paid off anyway. They ended up with a major chart success in the years 2006 and 2010.
Waka Waka – Shakira – WC South Africa 2010
Today’s life partner of World Cup superstar Gerald Pique landed with the official song for the finals stage in South Africa a worldwide hit. In Germany, Austria and Switzerland, the song captured the number one position. In the 2014 World Cup in Brazil Shakira wants to score again with “La La La”.
Wavin Flag – K’naan – World Cup South Africa 2010
The song “Wavin Flag” of the Canadian-Somali artist K’naan was the official promotional song of Coca-Cola at the World Cup in South Africa. The song was a worldwide success and ended up in Germany, Austria and Switzerland at number one position the singles chart.