As we count down for the 2014 FIFA World Cup (and the whole world counts down with us) we can feel the excitement in the air and we cannot wait for the festivities and the camaraderie spirit that takes over the whole world when football season starts!
One thing that brings the world together is music and one other thing that brings the world together is football – bring those two together and you get theme songs for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The amazing thing is that every country participates in the World Cup and as such every country feels the need to release a theme song.
Remember iconic songs like K’naan’s “Waving Flag” as well as Shakira’s “Waka Waka”? Now there are even more songs out there for us to always remember and we have put together 20 songs you should know from various countries towards the 2014 World Cup:
Fly With The Eagles (Nigeria – Waje, Bez, Flavour, Illbliss)
Bring Back The Roar (England – Neil McDermott)
Brazil Or Bust (England – The X England Managers)
Ole Ola (Brazil – Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez, Claudia Leitte)
“Ole Ola” is the official 2014 FIFA World Cup song and Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez, Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte will be at the opening ceremony today, Thursday 12 June 2014 to perform this song in front of over 65, 000 people who will be at the stadium watching and waiting for the games to start between the first two teams, hosts Brazil are going against Croatia.
Red White Blue (USA – Alexi Lalas)
Piwo (Haiti – Wyclef Jean, Florent Malouda)
Alive & Kicking (England – Redzz)
Fiesta (Algeria – TehFaStudio)
Vida (Spain – Ricky Martin)
Dare La La La (Columbia – Shakira)
Super Eagles (Nigeria – Solidstar)
If A Can, Can (Cameroon – Awu Donson)
Venez Celebrer (Cameroon – The 4)
For a lot of Brazilians the next video (and song) should have been the official theme song for this year as they feel it speaks more about the Brazilian football culture than Pitbull’s Westernized “Ole Ola”. This song has had several remixes with the original singer David Correy having several versions with African artistes, Indian artistes, Indonesian artistes, Malaysian artistes and more.
“The World Is Ours” is the official song released by Coca Cola, one of the biggest sponsors this year so the song has actually garnered much more popularity that “Ole Ola”.
The World Is Ours (Brazil – David Correy, Wisin (Puerto Riko) Paty Cantu)
The World Is Ours Remix (Africa – David Correy & Lilian Mbabazi (Uganda), Octopizzo (Kenya), Lady Jaydee(Tanzania), M.I and Waje (Nigeria) and Fally Ipupa (DRC))
The World Is Ours Remix “Todo Mundo” (Brazil – David Correy & Gaby Amarantos)
The World Is Ours Remix (Indonesia – David Correy & Monobloco)
The World Is Ours Remix (Malaysia – David Correy & Ajai, Soo Wincci and Mista G)
FIFA World Cup 2014 (Bangladesh – Imran, Puja, Ronty, Kishore)
Master Of My Fate (Canada – The Spellz)
The matches officially start today and you can check out the timetable Here.
The opening match will be preceded by a ceremony in Sao Paulo that pays tribute to nature, people and football. Like the Olympic Games, this international event cannot begin without fanfare. As host, Brazil has planned an extraordinary show that will remind onlookers of the nation itself. There will be dancers, musicians, gymnasts, trampolines and more as the participants attempt to portray a story while also creating a feast for the eyes.
We will be sure to keep you updated as the 2014 FIFA World Cup goes on!by