Football songs have a long history. In 1898, British composer Edward Elgar composed the song He Banged the Leather for Goal (He shot the ball to score), to honor Billy Malpass, the Wolverhampton Wanderers striker.
Or, the Abide With Me hymn (My Loyalist, with the theme of faith and immortality) went hand in hand with football history since the first time at the FA Cup final in 1972. “I think many things have changed in the 60s and 70s, when culture is getting close to each other through football and music “- that’s the comment of Craig G Pennington, curator of the multimedia exhibition The Art of Football ( Football art) is taking place at Liverpool on the occasion of World Cup.
According to a recent study published in the European Journal of Sport Science, players who sing their national anthem with passionate feelings will have a higher chance of winning. Lead researcher Matthew Slater said: the passion in psychology is very important, creating a strong connection and enthusiasm for the whole team. Music in football has a long history. Professor Steven Mithen, author of The Singing Neanderthals: The Origins of Music, Language, Mind and Body (Neanderthal sings: The source of music, language, mind and body) confirms: “Singing the ball Stone is a very sophisticated act. Singing is ahead of language in evolutionary history, when we use music and dance to connect the community. ”
According to Andrew Motion, a former Poet Laureate (poet appointed by the British government to compose special event poetry – PV), has folklore in football songs. “Singing football support is instinctive”, he told The Guardian magazine in 2009. “Singing to cheer reminiscent of simple childhood joys: repetitive melodies and lyrics on the field play. But it also gives the feeling that the song makes us stronger, helping us to defeat the opponent. ”
The FIFA World Cup has produced at least one official song for each tournament since 1962. It started with the song rock’n’roll El Rock del Mundial presented by Chilean band The Ramblers. English tends to be the main language in football support, though in this digital era, there are many exceptions.
At the 2002 World Cup (Japan and South Korea co-hosted), besides the official songs chosen were the Anthem version of the Greek composer Vangelis and Boom by American singer-songwriter Anastacia, also Let’s Get Together by the famous artist group of the two host countries.
This year, Russia chose Live It Up, a mix of English and Spanish through reggae star Nicky Jam and American rapper Will Smith and the voice of Kosovo Era Istrefi. However, the Uruguayan voice Natalia Oreiro mixed Russian into her World Cup song, United By Love.
Overall, World Cup songs can be more or less breathtaking in the host country culture, but the most important is the martial spirit and global connection. With this criterion, most people appreciate Wavin ’Flag in (South Africa – 2010). Wavin ’Flag carries the meaningful messages of king sports, that football” gives you freedom, enthusiasm, motivation to fly higher “.
What is the meaning of football music?
It can be said that football is a “king” sport. It has such a formal name because of the meaning that it brings deeply. Football can blur the gap between strange people, football can affirm the development position of a country. And most of all, it is this sport that contributes to promoting the culture of one country to another.
Referring to football, we cannot forget the typical feature of this subject – football music. Football music is the kind that connects all souls to love sports together. In major tournaments, football music has the task of introducing and opening the match. And there are hugs and clasped hands after the victories, the football music itself has been raised to raise the emotional circuit in millions of hearts.
Music opens and ends in football
Football music is the kind of music used to open every tournament, this type of music is often written in multiple languages. Depending on the tournament organized in which country, that country is responsible for preparing the music piece. It can be said that the type of performance music contributes to the promotion of each tournament and is shown in the opening section. In 2018, World Cup soccer music features the presence of two tracks. The song is performed by Russian and American singers.
Following a different type of music is also expressed quite popularly according to the etiquette of each tournament that is the type of music that awards football. This type of music was played during the start of the award ceremony for the teams. Usually tournaments prefer to use non-verbal football to use in this important rite.
Impressive football music is a powerful weapon in every game. This is a bridge between human emotions and people, it is also a ceremony to promote each tournament, a source of motivation for each player’s spirit. In general, football music is the spiritual medicine that inspires the emotion in the hearts of football fans around the world.
Although we are halfway into 2018 and there’s been certainly some amazing music that has come out, we shouldn’t immediately dismiss songs from last year. There were a lot of catchy tunes that caught our attention so let’s walk down memory lane to a not so distant past and point out some quality tunes.
Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow”
Let’s start off with a song that has done some incredible stuff. Not only did Cardi B’s song top the pop charts last year, it knocked down the Queen of Pop from that comfortable position. Not only that, but it’s been almost 20 years since a female rapper managed to nab a number one song since Lauryn Hill’s work in 1998.
It makes sense though that this song made it to the top. Cardi B has amassed a lot of fans on Instagram from her personality and her overall tonne that’s taken in this song. Not bad for a first time female rapper.
Dua Lipa – “New Rules”
This singer came out of the blue last year with launching her debut and making impressive sales along with scoring tours with both Coldplay and Bruno Mars. These days, her popularity is so massive that the singer is embarking on her own tour. The reason she’s pulled this off and more is primarily from this song that is both mournful but oddly upbeat as well. The timing of this song though was perfect as it came around the time where not many people felt there wasn’t much to be happy about. Pay attention to the lyrics as there’s plenty of valuable life lessons in there.
NERD ft. Rihanna – “Lemon”
You know those songs that when you hear the opening notes, you want to play this on repeat? Right? Yeah this song is one of those ones. With lines that we can connect with and that killer beat that hits you like you’re in the middle of some dizzyingly lit club, no wonder this song is a good song and you’ll hear it all over the place.
Carly Rae Jepsen – “Cut to the Feeling”
Literally pop music at the purest form. The album Carly Rae Jepsen released, Emotion, was THE album that stars like Katy Perry and Lady Gaga have strived to make and are still trying to make. Overall the songs are smart and are almost pulled from some bubblegum lab if it wasn’t stuffed to the brim with great tastes. One song that caught our attention from the album is “Cut to the Feeling” which gives off some serious 80’s vibes and makes you want to dance like you just don’t care. Take a listen to this album and just let Jepsen take you to a magical world where there are no problems at all.
As you can tell, there were many great songs that have come out last year that are well worth looking into. Just because there were certainly some low points in pop music from big hits like Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, and others, this low point has brought some amazing stars up into the limelight and release some great songs. Definitely check them out.