Less than 3 months before the start of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the highest organizing bodies of the competition have already revealed the names of two songs which will be part of the anthems of the next world cup. A Frenchman, Maître Gims, is already one of the authors who have contributed to one of the two official scores for the moment known for the competition. For the first football competition of this magnitude to take place in an Arab country, another official anthem has also been revealed, Hayya Hayya, which will appeal to another population that will follow this competition en masse.
Master Gims and Ozuna, an amazing duo with South American sounds
In this title broadcast on FIFA’s social networks for two weeks, the French rapper appears alongside the South American superstar Ozuna. By mixing lyrics in English, Spanish and French, Maître Gims, one of the most internationally known French artists, signs a song that will have a very significant impact when we know the successes of the hymns. previous World Cups.
With some African sounds also in its chorus, the title aims to unite the supporters who will all be able to sing in their language part of the title which has received very good feedback since its broadcast. The main anthem of the competition having been unveiled given the presence of the singer Ozuna in particular, the song will very soon resonate in the heads of football fans and has already totaled more than 20 million views on Youtube.
Hayya Hayya, the « local » title of this 2022 World Cup
First title to have been unveiled as the anthem of the next World Cup in Qatar, the song is the result of a collaboration between three artists: the American singer Trinidad Cardona, the Nigerian Davido as well as the Qatari Aisha. Produced by Red One, the title unites oriental sounds, reggae rhythms and chorus in English to allow everyone to enjoy and sing together this title from a fairly eclectic trio.
Also called « Better Together », the title is part of FIFA’s guiding line, which seeks above all to unite around different cultures and shared values.
The World Cup anthem, a true symbol of every World Cup
Very often associated with real popular success, the World Cup is also the possibility for artists to make one of their songs part of the history of the competition. If one of the songs still remains in everyone’s mind a little more than all the others on the last editions, Waka Waka by Shakira for the 2010 edition of the World Cup, it should be remembered that the last two anthems in Brazil and in Russia have also been crowned with success, notably with the title of Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez We are One in 2014 and Live it up the Nicky jam in Russia 4 years ago.
If for the moment none of the anthems presented has been the possibility for Portuguese speakers to appropriate the lyrics, we must therefore expect new releases in the coming weeks and in particular a title that could make fans vibrate. Brazilians a few weeks before their team’s entry into the running.