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Shakira, Ricky Martin: the singers of FIFA anthems

The much-awaited on-field action at 2014 World Cup is about to begin on June 12, in Brazil, but to pump up the FIFA fever off the field, the official soundtracks have been doing the trick since 1962. Here's a lowdown on the FIFA anthems of both, past and future.

music Updated: Apr 04, 2014 14:48 IST
Kanika Sharma

The much-awaited on-field action at 2014 World Cup is about to begin on June 12, in Brazil, but to pump up the FIFA fever off the field, the official soundtracks have been doing the trick since 1962.



After making the world groove to the Waka-Waka beat, Shakira has recently unveiled the official soundtrack for FIFA 2014 titled La, la, la. Living up to the FIFA slogan – All in One Rhythm — Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez and Brazilian artist Claudia Leitte will also be adding their song We Are One to the playlist that will be performed at the opening ceremony in Sao Paulo.



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Latin star Ricky Martin is also set to record another song for the World Cup this year. So pressing the rewind button, we highlight the musical side of the 90-minute game, netting some golden tracks that became anthems for football lovers.



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Shakira
Waka Waka
(South Africa 2010)
Joined by African dancers and percussionists, Colombian singer Shakira got the World Cup fans grooving to the whacky Waka Waka refrain. Since the match was being hosted in South Africa, many felt that the song should have been sung by a local artist. Once the criticism died down, the song became a global hit.




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Shakira
La la la
(Brazil 2014)
Shakira has recorded her second official World Cup song after the superhit Waka Waka South Africa anthem in 2010. The 37-year-old star penned La La La — a reworked version of new song Dare, for this summer’s FIFA in Brazil. This is the second official song for this year’s World Cup after Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez’s We are One.