Excited fans during the kick-off celebration concert for the 2010 FIFA World Cup at the Orlando Stadium on June 10, 2010. The premiere football competition kicks off Friday.
The World Cup wouldn’t be the World Cup without music.
Each time the competition rolls around, artists from around the world come together to celebrate in song. This year it isn’t any different. Whether you are from South Africa, England, the USA, Mexico or beyond, you can’t help but get goosebumps from the music.
The “official” FIFA World Cup song is Wavin’ Flag by K’naan.
In England it’s been a competition of sorts with the very popular rapper Dizzee Rascal and comedian James Corden coming up with this creative rhyme to cheer on the Three Lions and their fans with the song “Shout for England.” Yes they are sampling the popular Tears for Fears song “Shout.”
On Thursday night the World Cup celebration kicked-off with a all star concert including Alicia Keys, Shakira, Black Eyed Peas who played to a stadium of over 40,000 people. Other acts included South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela and Columbian rocker’s Juanes. Not to mention an Archbishop Desmond Tutu in full South African regalia.