Who’s Singing the Official World Cup 2018 Song?
The official World Cup 2018 anthem is Colors by Jason Derulo. The anthem has been released and will be heard across the airwaves during the run up to this summer’s World Cup in Russia.
The official World Cup son is performed at the opening or closing ceremony. The 2014 opening ceremony had Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez performing We Are One (Ole Ola) and Shakira’s Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) at the 2010 closing ceremony.
Jason Derulo’s “Colors” is the official Coca-Cola anthem for this year’s World Cup and the song was released on the 9th of March. It’s upbeat and deals with multiculturalism. The lyrics include, “We’re created equal / One race and that’s human / Can’t wait ‘til they all see, all see dance.” The song promotes a positive message about embracing diversity and promoting unity. You can find out more about this official World Cup anthem by clicking on the link.
One thing that is disappointing, is that there will be no official England World Cup song this year. This was confirmed by an FA spokesperson. Previous songs have included World in Motion by New Order in 1990, World at Your Feet by Embrace in 2006, and The Greatest Day, a rerecorded Take That song. The most popular UK World Cup anthem was On Top of the World by Ian McCullock, the Spice Girls, and others, back in 1998.
Past Official World Cup Songs
- World Cup 2014, Brazil: Carlos Santana – Dar um Jeito (We Will Find a Way)
- World Cup 2010, South Africa: Shakira – Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)
- World Cup 2006, Germany: Il Divo (ft. Toni Braxton) – The Time of our Lives
- World Cup 2002, Japan & Korea: Anastacia – Boom
- World Cup 1998, France: Ricky Martin – La Copa de la Vida (The Cup of Life)