There’s hardly a single country in the world where people don’t play football, which rightfully holds the title of the game No.1. For a hundred years and more, from Australia to Iceland, thousands of professionals and amateurs have come out on green football fields and faced each other every day. All the songs devoted to football clubs and some players in particular are practically innumerable.
11th June marked the start of the central European football celebration – Euro 2020, which was put off until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the European football teams are pitting themselves against each other on football fields and while football fans are competing in fight singing, let us do our bit: let’s remember the biggest football music hits and sing them in karaoke.
8 Best Football Karaoke Hits
Waka-Waka – Shakira
The World Cup 2010 took place in South Africa. On this occasion Shakira recorded the official song of the tournament – “Waka Waka”. The Colombian singer-songwriter is a passionate football fan herself – that is probably what helped her to put Latino vibes into the song, the very vibes that reign at football matches.
Карпати програли футбол – Брати Гадюкіни (lit. “The Carpathians Lost the Football” by Braty Hadyukiny (lit. “Hadyukin Brothers”)
Football is not only about hot Latin American vibes but also about Carpathian funk, especially by a cult Ukrainian band Braty Hadyukiny. This is when a football match is only an excuse for something way different.
Да здравствует футбол – Trofim (lit. “Long Live the Football”)
Even macho-like Russian chanson singers know that when the referee whistles, all the other topics are just dropped, since everything around freezes in time, waiting and hoping for the national team’s victory.
You’ll Never Walk Alone
This is a widely known football hymn of the British Liverpool fans. However, not only the British football hooligans promise their teams to stay with them till the very end. “You’ll Never Walk Alone”, first performed in “Carousel”, a 1945 musical, is also regularly sung by the fans of the Austrian “Rapid Vienna”, the Belgian “Bruges”, the German “Borussia Dortmund” and “Stuttgart”, the French “Celtic”, as well as a dozen other clubs all around the world.
Truly Madly Deeply – Savage Garden
Altogether, British football fans are famous for their unique interpretation of classical pop hits. “Truly Madly Deeply” by an Australian duo “Savage Garden” is just one example.
It’s worth noting that the fans’ version of the song doesn’t sound as light-hearted as the Australian one. The fans’ version is more of a battle cry which clearly doesn’t bode well for the opponent.
Everyday I love you less and less – Kaiser Chiefs
It’s not uncommon for football fans not only to sing well-known pop hits but also to write their own songs in tribute to their favourite clubs. Later on, these songs gain popularity. That was exactly the case of Kaiser Chiefs, loyal supporters of their home Leeds team.
Un’estate italiana – Edoardo Bennato and Gianna Nannini
That’s one of the biggest football hits of the 20th century, written and performed by Edoardo Bennato and Gianna Nannini for the 1990 World Cup in Italy.
La Copa de la Vida – Ricky Martin
The 1998 World Cup in France gave the world not only a spectacular victory of the French national team over Brazil but also Ricky Martin’s bouncy “La Copa de la Vida” – the official song of the tournament.
You can perform these and many other songs with Studio Evolution karaoke systems. Support your national team – and sing karaoke!