Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Football Anthems - #MusicalBirthday

Everybody in the world loves FOOTBALL...

And the music that builds the energy levels of the game.

We got our first TV set in 1977, but the first World Cup I remember watching on TV was the 1986 World Cup in Mexico... and my most memorable memory of the games is the 'Mexican Wave'.

As the years progressed, the World Cups became more and more competitive and interesting...and we watched more and more of the game. While I did play football in the neighbourhood as a kid, I have not really been a great sport enthusiast. But the 2014 FIFA World Cup was exceptionally special for me. 

Having just moved back to India from the Middle East, I was in the process of transition... and had more time available to enjoy the game. Also my elder son was newly exposed to the game - both physical and virtual, and was extremely enthusiastic about the World Cup. The excitement levels were so high that even my younger son, just 5 then, was insisting on being woken up in the middle of the night to view the games. 

While music has been associated with Football from way back in the 1960s, it has had a big impact on the game since the late 1990s. With South American countries dominating the World Football scene, the music scene caught on with the trend in 1998. Whether in France, Germany, South Africa, South Korea or Brazil, the Latino Anthems have ruled the world. And among them, there's this one lady who has been ruling the Football Music Charts. 

Among the FIFA World Cup Anthem in 2006 - 'Hips Don't Lie', performed above by Columbian singer Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean. 

Shakira was back in 2010 in South Africa doing the 'Waka Waka' (This Time for Africa)

The winning Football singer got associated with the World Cup winning team in the same year. She is married to Gerard Pique of Spain (exactly 10 years her junior) and have two sons - Milan and Sasha. 

So join me in wishing Shakira and Gerard Pique a Happy Birthday today. Go ahead sing along... La La La....

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