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Posted On: 5 April 2022 03:00 pm
Updated On: 15 December 2022 07:11 pm

Listen to the official songs of the FIFA World Cup™ over the years

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The FIFA World Cup Qatar™ Official Soundtrack kicked off with Hayya Hayya (Better Together) on 1 April 2022 and this peppy song has got listeners tapping to it.

Have you listened to this song yet? What about the other official World Cup songs over the years? The (ILQ) team has put together a throwback to some of the official songs just for you!

Check them out here and happy listening!

2022 - Qatar

The official song "Hayya Hayya (Better Together)", is the first of a selection of singles to be released from the multi-song FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Official Soundtrack. The song features Qatari singer Aisha, Trinidad Cardona, an Arizona based pop singer and solo African artist Davido. It currently has more than 5 million views on FIFA’s official YouTube channel. Listen to this foot-tapping number now!

Following global hit Hayya Hayya (Better Together), the second single called "Arhbo" was released as part of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Official Soundtrack. “Arhbo” – the local slang word for “welcome” in Qatar. It features artists Ozuna and Gims and was produced by RedOne and recorded at Katara Studios in Doha. Is this your favourite FIFA song?

"Light The Sky" is a collaboration featuring four famous female singers and is the latest FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Official Soundtrack to release. The dance number features vocals Emirati singer Balqees, Moroccan-Canadian sensation Nora Fatehi, Iraqi superstar Rahma Riad, and award-winning singer-songwriter Manal from Morocco. The song also celebrates the inclusion of female referees at the World Cup in the Middle East by featuring all six officials who will officiate at the tournament. Have you listened to this yet?

Image credit: FIFA

FIFA released on 22 November 2022 the official video of the 정국 (Jung Kook) - Dreamers song from the FIFA World Cup 2022 Official Soundtrack. The track is sung by BTS sensation Jung Kook and popular Qatari singer Fahad Al Kubaisi. The official video features popular locations and sites in Qatar like Souq Waqif.

'Ezz Al Arab' by Egyptian hip-hop rapper Wegz is one of the latest tracks to be released as part of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 soundtrack. Wegz has recently surpassed over 150 million views on YouTube for his track 'Al Bakht' and topped the charts on Spotify MENA's most-played artists.

2018 - Russia

The Russian FIFA World Cup™ song – "Live It Up", saw artists like Will Smith, Nicky Jam and Era Istrefi come together to wow the listeners. This song currently has 233+ million views on Nicky Jam’s YouTube channel. How do you like this song?

2014 - Brazil

Recorded by Cuban-American rapper Pitbull, featuring guest vocals from American singer Jennifer Lopez and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte, the 2014 official song for the FIFA World Cup™ "We Are One (Ole Ola)" has garnered a whopping 818+ million views on the rapper’s YouTube channel! Have a listen to it right now!

2010 - South Africa

The 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ was when Shakira’s "Waka Waka" took over the world by storm. This song also features Freshlyground, a South African Afro-fusion band. This energetic and vibrant official song has currently over 3.1 billion views on YouTube - check it out!

2006 – Germany

Sung in English and Spanish by Il Divo, featuring Toni Braxton, “The Time Of Our Lives” is the official song of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany™. With 8.7 million views and counting on YouTube, this song is a must-listen!

2002 – South Korea and Japan

This FIFA World Cup™ was jointly held together by South Korea and Japan and the official local song “Let's Get Together Now” was performed by the supergroup Voice of Korea/Japan - Lena Park and Brown Eyes for South Korea and Sowelu and Chemistry for Japan. Do give it a listen!

1998 – France

“La Copa De La Vida (The Cup Of Life)” by Ricky Martin was the official song for the FIFA World Cup™ held in France. With over 18 million views on YouTube, are you ready to sway to the music?!

1994 – United States of America

The United States of America was the host country for the 1994 FIFA World Cup™ and "Gloryland" was the official song. It was sung by singer and musician Daryl Hall, along with Sounds of Blackness, an instrumental ensemble. Have you heard it before?

Source: Spotify, FIFA

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