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Top 10 Greatest FIFA World Cup Anthems

Snehartho Dey
Modified 20 Mar 2019, 14:54 IST
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Here, we will take a look at the greatest world cup anthems we have seen over the years.The countdown has started as the FIFA World Cup 2014 is coming this June with a mission to enchant all the football lovers around the globe. Footballers and fans will unite to celebrate the occasion and leave with memories to cherish for a lifetime. And to celebrate the event, we always have artists and composers who brighten up the tournament with their inspirational and heart touching songs.From 1962, this idea of composing official songs for the World Cup emerged and since then we have had many songs created for the purpose of enlightening the various editions of the World Cup over the years. With Pitbull and J Lo working on the new "We are One" track which is due to come out with a promotional video for the summer event in Brazil, we highlight the 10 best anthems that have rocked the Cup and left a lasting impression on us.

#10 Gianna Nannini & Edoardo Bennato - Un Estate Italiana (1990)

This World Cup anthem had two versions released - "Un'estate italiana" in Italian and "To be number one" in English. Giorgio Moroder and Tom Whitlock composed this beloved song for the 1990 World Cup. The Italian version which is also known as "Magic Nights" was performed by Gianna Nannini & Edoardo Bennato and is universally acclaimed to be one of the most passionate sung anthems ever.

The inspiring lyrics convey the message to chase one's dream because everything is possible. The song was a chart success across several European countries and from January to September 1990, the song was the best-selling single in Italy.

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Published 02 May 2014, 09:36 IST
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