Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world, with millions of people playing, watching and following the game. It’s no surprise then that there have been countless songs written about soccer over the years.
From classic rock anthems to rap bangers, these 20 tracks are some of the best songs about soccer ever written. Whether you’re looking for a great tune to inspire your team before a big game, or just want to crank up the volume and jam out with some soccer-related tunes, these songs have you covered.
1. “Soccer Field” by Dev Hynes
Used as the soundtrack for the trailer of the film Palo Alto, this Dev Hynes track is a melodious instrumental piece that gives off calm, relaxed vibes. This will make a chill warm-up song for any team looking to keep the mood light before a big game.
2. “World in Motion” by England National Football Team and New Order
The official single of the England Football Team for the 1990 FIFA World Cup, this song is a classic in soccer music.
With a catchy beat and iconic chorus, this tune has become an anthem for soccer fans everywhere. It now has almost 10 million views on YouTube and continues to be the go-to song for soccer fans looking to turn up.
3. “The Cup of Life” by Ricky Martin
An official FIFA anthem from the 1998 World Cup, this pop-rock banger is an absolute classic. It’s impossible not to get hyped when that big chorus kicks in, and it’s really no surprise the song has over 23 million plays on YouTube.
4. “Football In The Snow” by Soccer Hooligans
Another instrumental to get players pumped up before a match, this Soccer Hooligans track is full of energy and enthusiasm. With a synth-driven beat, this song will have players ready to take the field and give it their all.
5. “You Would Give Me Kiss If I Were On Soccer Team” by Gröûp X
This next track is quite different from the other songs on this list, as it’s a comedic rap about a man emphasizing that he wouldn’t be respected until he joins a soccer team. With clever wordplay, it’s an ultimate homage to the sport, and is sure to have you laughing along.
6. “Ole Ole Ole (The Name of The Game)” by The Fans
This will leave you with the last song syndrome! The Fans’ Ole Ole Ole is played just before the kickoff of most soccer games in every stadium, a reminder that nobody can stop the passion and love for the game. It became a known anthem of soccer fans all over the world.
7. “Soccer Practice” by Gay Pimp
“Soccer Practice” is a hip-hop song that celebrates the game of soccer. The lyrics reference soccer practices, tournaments, and the joy that can be found in playing a game with friends. You can stream this on all music platforms.
8. “Dar Um Jeito” by Santana, Wyclef Jean
“Dar Um Jeito” is a Spanish-language song, which translates to “we will find a way.” This powerful anthem was recorded for the 2014 World Cup.
The lyrics encourage everyone to come together and find ways to make peace. It’s one of the most inspirational songs about soccer and it’s sure to get you feeling motivated for the big game.
9. “Volvo Driving Soccer Mom” by Everclear
From their Slow Motion Daydream album, Everclear released “Volvo Driving Soccer Mom.” This is a rather flirty song about a young man’s preference for a certain type of woman – namely, the soccer mom.
The lyrics describe how these moms have it all – style, drive, and an unending passion for the game of soccer.
10. “Ole Ole” by DJ Antoine
If you’re looking for electronic dance music to get your soccer party started, then “Ole Ole” is the song for you.
Released in 2018, this EDM track features synthesized percussion and a driving rhythm that will keep everyone on the dance floor. The catchy chorus will have you singing along as you cheer on your favorite soccer team.
11. “Live It Up” by Nicky Jam, Will Smith, Era Istrefi
“Live It Up” is another song that was recorded for the 2018 World Cup. This upbeat track features Latin-American singer Nicky Jam, rapper Will Smith, and Kosovo singer Era Istrefi.
From the stadium chants to the thunderous beat, this is one song that will get you pumped up for the big game.
12. “Soccer Practice” by Jonny McGovern
Another track about soccer practices, this one from Jonny McGovern takes a humorous approach to getting better on the pitch. You can stream this on all music platforms.
13. “La La La (Brazil 2014)” by Shakira
Chosen as the second official song for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, this track by Shakira quickly became a hit with fans of all ages. With its catchy hook and powerful message, it’s no wonder why this one is still popular today.
14. “Superstar” by Pitbull ft Becky G
Soccer players are often considered superstars in their local communities, and this upbeat track by Pitbull ft Becky G celebrates that. This track is a great representation of the power of soccer and how it can produce stars.
15. “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” by Shakira
Who could possibly forget about this iconic track by Shakira? This one was chosen as the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa and has since become a worldwide hit. It’s impossible to listen to this track without wanting to get up and dance!
16. “The Time of Our Lives” by Toni Braxton, Il Divo
Another FIFA World Cup track, this one was chosen for the 2006 World Cup in Germany. Sung by Toni Braxton and Il Divo, it has all the ingredients of a great soccer anthem – sentimental lyrics, soaring vocals and uplifting instrumentals. It’s a great choice for any pre-game playlist.
17. “We’re on the Ball” by Ant & Dec
“We’re on the Ball” by Ant & Dec is a classic soccer anthem. With its motivational lyrics and catchy chorus, you can’t help but feel ready to take on any opponent. It’s truly a timeless soccer song that will never go out of style.
18. “Futbol Y Rumba” by Anuel AA and Enrique Iglesias
Latin superstars Anuel AA and Enrique Iglesias team up for the soccer-inspired “Futbol Y Rumba.” The song pays tribute to their beloved sport and its accompanying culture, with a hypnotic reggaeton sound. It’s a passionate homage to the sport, and an ode to how it brings people together.
19. “Let Me Entertain You” by Robbie Williams
From the Life thru a Lens album, “Let Me Entertain You” makes a great soccer anthem. Watching a soccer match is like watching a live show—the players, the fans, and the atmosphere all contribute to a unique performance. You can stream it on all music platforms.
20. “This Is Our Time (Agora é a nossa hora)” by MAGIC!
Wrapping up this list is “This Is Our Time (Agora é a nossa hora)” by the Canadian reggae fusion band MAGIC!. It’s one of the tracks under the One Love, One Rhythm – The 2014 FIFA World Cup Official Album.
With over 900k views on Youtube, this song captures the energy of the World Cup and is sure to get you in the soccer mood.
No matter what kind of music you like, there’s sure to be a song about soccer that appeals to you. Whether you’re cheering on your favorite team or just getting ready for the next match, these 20 songs will surely get you pumped up. So turn up the volume and enjoy these tunes!