Essential for EVERY football fan this World Cup. i’ve complied some of my favourite Footie themed songs for you’re world cup party/BBQ. COME ON ENGLAND!
I’ll start with this years official world cup song by Pitbull – We Are One (Ole Ole)
I hate Pitbull so trying to take out any bias. I suppose its not a bad world cup song, Has lots of Brazilian flavour and could get a party started.
And Next Englands Official World Cup song, delivered to you by Gary Barlow – Greatest Day
Again, Not fond of Gary Barlow and his realllllly sloooow monotonous voice. I do like this song though. It’s quite inspiring and I like how it was for Sport Relief.
Now some of the best England World Cup Songs
Rik Mayall – Noble England
With the tragic news of one of Britain’s finest comics of the 90’s Rik Mayall passing just the other day, this is straight at the top of the list. And there is even a campaign to get it to number 1 in his honour.
I do like this. Rousing, inspiring speech, easy to sing along and ability to jump around with a pint too.
Ant and Dec – We’re On the Ball
Everyone’s favourite Geordie Duo recorded England officiall 2002 World Cup Song. They had a lot to live up too after “Let’s get ready to rumble” but proved they still have their MC skills. A good fun song, gauranteed to get everyone in party mood.
442 – Come On England
Remix of 80’s classic. Highly contagious, an easy sing-a-long.
Dizzee Rascal ft James Corden – Shout for England
Another remix, with Dizzee Rascals touch. Not a bad attempt. A catchy hit but the lyrics are a bit naff, especially for a MC of Dizzee’s calibre.
Fat Les – Vindaloo
Any song with “NA NA NA’S” in is great by my books. Catch, rowdy, jumpy classic.
New Order – World in Motion
John Barnes Rapping. Enough said really.
Baddiel, Skinner and The Lightning seeds – Three Lions (Footballs Coming Home)
Everyone’s favourite. An Utter Classic. If you are English and you don’t know the words to this song you should have your passport revoked.
Queen – We Are The Champions
The Official 1994 World Cup Song. COULD YOU IMAGINE SINGING THIS ON JULY THE 13TH!!!!
Some other classics from around the world.
The Wolfetones – You’ll Never Beat The Irish
I am half Irish, and see myself as more Irish than English, so this song was top of my list. Absolute belter!
K’naan – Waving Flag
Not the official anthem of the 2010 World cup in South Africa, but I preferred this to Shakira’s effort, which sold because, well she’s Shakira, even I’d do her! This just had a better message and better African feel In my opinion.
Ricky Martin – La Copa De La Vida (The Cup Of Life)
Official World Cup 98 Song, Catchy cheese – therefore I like and will get people shaking their bums. Not the greatest football anthem though.
And this one deserves a special mention for being the worst football song I’ve ever heard.
Bell & Spurling – Sven Sven Sven