It’s official, Waka Waka by Shakira is the official 2010 World Cup Song.
Well I’m a bit confused, I thought K’naan’s Waving the Flag was the song. Waka Waka is co-written and performed by Shakira and I believe that Wake Waka means (This Time for Africa).
And although she is backed by South African band Freshlyground, it is just weird for me that the song for the 2010 World Cup South Africa should be sung by a Colombian Woman. And what’s with the opening line? “You’re a good soldier”…
There is also a Spanish version of Waka Waka ( for the African World Cup)
According to Worldcupblog.org “The only problem is that the catchy part of Waka Waka– the chorus – is borrowed from the popular song “Zangaléwa” by the Cameroonian band originally known as Golden Sounds (who later changed their name to Zangaléwa because the song was so popular). The band was apparently made up of ex-Cameroonian military who were fond of dressing up and acting silly.”
Well I guess there’s nothing we can do about it,and it is a catchy tune, so just like all the other stuff that FIFA promised would be done here, even the song was outsourced!
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