The official World Cup songs originated in Chile in 1962 and it started with "El Rock del Mundial" by Los Ramblers. These songs were meant to capture the feeling of the sport, but it wasn't until 1998 when France hired Ricky Martin to create a less traditional theme.
Here are the top 10 World Cup songs since 1962, and Pitbull and J.Lo's "We Are One, Ole, Ola" ain't in the list.
1. Los Ramblers, “El Rock del Mundial” (1962)
2. Gianna Nannini and Edoardo Bennato, “Un’Estate Italiana” (1990)
3. Daryl Hall, “Gloryland” (1994)
4. Ricky Martin, “Copa de la Vida” (1998)
5. Anastacia, “Boom” (2002)
6. Vangelis, “Anthem” (2002)
7. Herbert Grönemeye, “Celebrate the Day” (2006)
8. Il Divo and Tony Braxton, “The Time of Our Lives” (2006)
9. K’naan feat. David Bisbal, “Wavin’ Flag” (2010)
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