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Stefan
11 May 10, 10:45
v4N5N-mGf4U

Personally prefer the 2002 one.

Handoyo
11 May 10, 15:16
I thought Akon's "Woo wo wo wo wo" is the official song?

Stefan
11 May 10, 15:45
I thought Akon's "Woo wo wo wo wo" is the official song?

Nope.

http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/newsid=1205344/index.html


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Shakira and Freshlyground sing Official FIFA World Cup™ song

(FIFA.com) Wednesday 5 May 2010

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FIFA and Sony have chosen Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) as the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ in South Africa. The song was written by Shakira, the world-famous singer from Latin America, who will perform with South African band Freshlyground.
Once again, the announcement of the official FIFA World Cup™ song was keenly awaited. Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) is the name of the new football anthem, and with its rhythmical African sounds, the song represents the vitality and energy of the host continent. South African guitars back up the Afro-Colombian rhythm and Soca beat. The chorus is similar to that of a popular Cameroon song made famous by Golden Voices in particular.
FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter is delighted with the new FIFA World Cup Song: “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) represents what we football fans can expect in South Africa: liveliness, power and dynamism. It represents the four-week festival of football we are about to witness in South Africa. Nothing represents the joy of football better than music, especially when it is a song so full of energy and dynamism like Waka Waka.”
Shakira will perform the song with the famous South African band Freshlyground. “I am honoured that Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) has been chosen to be part of the excitement and the legacy of the 2010 FIFA World Cup,” said Shakira. “The FIFA World Cup is a miracle of global excitement, connecting every country, race, religion and condition around a single passion. It represents an event that has the power to unite and integrate, and that’s what this song is about.”
“We are thrilled to have collaborated with Shakira on Waka Waka (This Time For Africa), especially as we feel that the song captures the spirit and energy of the African FIFA World Cup,” said Zolani Mahola of Freshlyground. “We are certain that the song will inspire people around the world to celebrate the gathering of nations at the place where it all started. Here in Africa!”
All proceeds from the single as well as from the “Listen Up: The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Album” will be donated to the 20 Centres for 2010 campaign. The aim of the official campaign of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ is to achieve positive social change through football by building 20 Football for Hope Centres in Africa to offer education and healthcare services as well as football training.
FIFA and Sony Music have enjoyed a successful partnership in the official music programme ever since 1994. The tradition of an official song dates back to the 1966 FIFA World Cup™ in England with a song for the first Official Mascot, “World Cup Willie”, who was a lion. Ever since, the official music programme and the Official Mascot have become a more and more significant component of the event, providing an excellent opportunity for more than just football fans to identify with the world’s biggest single-sport event.
Official songs at recent FIFA World Cup™ competitions have included Un’estate italiana by Edoardo Bennato and Gianna Nannini in 1990, Gloryland by Daryl Hall with Sounds of Blackness in 1994, and La Copa de la Vida by Ricky Martin in 1998. In 2002, the official song was Boom by Anastacia, while Vangelis’ vocal official anthem featured typical Korean and Japanese sonic elements. In 2006, The Time of Our Lives by the Il Divo quartet was a resounding success.

vitomins
11 May 10, 15:59
God I love shakira :drool:

Suneet
11 May 10, 19:42
She's definetely had a makeover... what was the name of her song before this/??? she wolf, nice video.

InterawyDC
12 May 10, 01:04
This song just reminded me how amazing it is that the WC is being held in Africa.

Australia for 2018 :D

FCBarca
12 May 10, 06:26
K'Naan has an official WC song as well, Waving Flag

8__lUfx7zdo

dynasty27
12 May 10, 10:52
I remember when she performed her song with Wyclef Jean in the WC four years ago. Nelly Furtado had also one, but that must be the EC.

rfU
12 May 10, 16:50
song is garbage. why not get an african singer to sing the official song instead? Fuck it

vitomins
12 May 10, 17:16
song is garbage. why not get an african singer to sing the official song instead? Fuck it


Because an African singer won't look like Shakira when she performs it live :happy:

Besnik
12 May 10, 17:18
Because an African singer won't look like Shakira when she performs it live :happy:

:lol:

Stefan
12 May 10, 18:24
song is garbage. why not get an african singer to sing the official song instead? Fuck it

Because its a world even, africa is just hosting it. an African singer wouldn't fit with the world audience. While Shakira works in south africa and the rest of the world.

InterawyDC
12 May 10, 20:20
Just a piece of warning, do not leave this page open when your computer is unattended at work.

Particularly when paused on a close-up of Shakira's junk.

EHM!

FCBarca
12 May 10, 23:39
song is garbage. why not get an african singer to sing the official song instead? Fuck it

There are two African sung 'Official' songs I've heard...The one from K'Naan and one from Akon...There are probably others, as well

Universe
13 May 10, 05:24
v4N5N-mGf4U

Personally prefer the 2002 one.

OK.




Well, from a sheer music point of view, disregarding who wrote it, composed it, performs it, what it represents, and just judging the song as a song. I must say hate the song.


K'Naan has an official WC song as well, Waving Flag

8__lUfx7zdo

This one is slightly better but it has a ridiculously shit video clip. That curly haired guy at the start is still living in the 80's.

Alessandro
13 May 10, 06:18
Nothing will beat 1998's Official song...

"THE CUP OF LIFE" by Ricky Martin.

Epic song...

The songs for this year are Just weak...

Baldrick
13 May 10, 08:32
''Wavin' Flag'' from K'Naan is such a beautiful song.For a long time i haven't heard that good song made for a sporting event.

blackmore
13 May 10, 08:41
Nothing will beat 1998's Official song...

"THE CUP OF LIFE" by Ricky Martin.

Epic song...

The songs for this year are Just weak...

was that that 'ale ale ale' song??? haha seems so long ago

Pajo
13 May 10, 10:46
Nothing will beat 1998's Official song...

"THE CUP OF LIFE" by Ricky Martin.

Epic song...

The songs for this year are Just weak...

oh yeah, loved it.. It was just real fans song, to cheer, i don't know, it was giving those feelings to people..

I'll youtube it now :D

Handoyo
13 May 10, 11:15
Well it launched the career of that fag. :D

Yea, best WC song ever, by some margin.

Stefan
31 May 10, 13:35
The silly SA national team song by SA comedian Leon Schuster.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMK2RWM7HXo

pazzainteramala
31 May 10, 17:02
i like this one better

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxWX1yGcsHQ

Macedoniach
01 Jun 10, 16:29
This is the official song on the world cup 2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsN6mbYJGGM

AxigZag.ESIOLAG.
07 Jun 10, 00:33
Because its a world even, africa is just hosting it. an African singer wouldn't fit with the world audience. While Shakira works in south africa and the rest of the world.


Ah common Stefan! What is one of the main purposes of hosting a competition? FINANCIAL/Revenue. It would have been just MORE than fair for a South African artist to have that contract not a Colombian!

That aside: the song is actually plagiarized. There was a threat of a law suit a few months back. Apparently Sony resolved the issue out of court. The original song is by a Cameroonian group called Zangalewa (they were all part of the military) from the 80s. Was a huge hit in Africa in the 80s. Some of my South American friends told me it was also a hit in some South American countries. It is a pretty long song, so if u are looking for the particular line she copied, scroll to mins: 7:30 or just use the 2nd video. Someone cut it to that specific part


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHV7gmT5m8I


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibqtKBpSQ3s

Universe
07 Jun 10, 09:56
The silly SA national team song by SA comedian Leon Schuster.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMK2RWM7HXo

Reminds me of this video

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rsz85
20 Aug 10, 19:12
Am i the only one who recognize many-many ex-Inter players in the Waka-Waka clip?

(Grosso, Cannavaro, Etoo, Crespo, Mihajlovic, West, Vieira, Ronaldo, Roberto Carlos, Baggio, Djorkaeff )

A starting XI :) (without keeper)

ronaldoyesher
23 Nov 10, 13:34
I like shakira song of Waka Waka which very glorious.Same as Knan of Wavin Flag showing football is played by the small children.

pazzainteramala
23 Nov 10, 13:42
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UePtoxDhJSw

La Bling
23 Nov 10, 22:19
^ :lol: I wish