Friday, June 11, 2010

Shakira's Trashtastic World Cup Anthem

It's a little known fact that I used to be a footballer's wife (of sorts!) when I lived in Germany, so the World Cup is one of the very few sporting events that doesn't make me want to stick needles in my eyes or listen to Dulta's greatest hits on repeat. As much as I enjoy the games - no, seriously - I'm just as interested in the official theme song. Admittedly, there have been some shockers. Who will ever forget Man-astacia's dreary "Boom" or Toni Braxton's ill considered collaboration with Il Divo? Oh right, just about everyone. Happily, the powers that be really outdid themselves this time around. Shakira's "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)" is a trashy delight. Her lyrics are as ridiculous as you would expect but I love the world music-lite beats and the chorus is catchy as all fuck. Which is a technical term. The Spanish version is just as fabulous. Seriously, this woman can do no wrong. Sony just needs to release "Men In This Town" or "Good Stuff" and watch her amazing "She Wolf" album claim its rightful spot at the top of the charts! In the meantime, this tune is a fun distraction. It's already been #1 in several European countries and could revive her Australian fortunes if we don't lose in the first round. Check out the classy video. Shakira just gets hotter by the day. No one else could get away with dancing bare foot with hippy flowers in their hair and still look like sex on legs. The only thing that could make it better is a slow motion replay of Michael Ballack's swinging package.

Oh and for the record, here are my top 5 favourite teams for the 2010 World Cup:

1. Australia
2. Germany
3. Spain
4. Mexico
5. Japan


11 comments:

Guy said...

I love it! And I'm still so angry at Sony's bizarre release of She Wolf... is it even released here? Sony needs to stop freaking out if they don't have an instant smash and give things time...

The Prophet said...

Is the world cup more than 2 teams? I thought it was like, the two best teams who would win all the other matches through the year, and then they have to verse each other or something.

Is the world cup every year or is it like the olympics?

Me said...

Couldn't give a fuck about Skankiras latest "moy heeeeeps1111111 mye heeeeepz1111 i shaaaaake1111 i shaaaake1111" shitefest, but Australia has one of the few vaguely hot players alongside Spain and bizarrely the USA...

Paul said...

meh it's not the best anthem in the world but it's about par for the course and so so much better than James Corden and Dizzee Rascal's effort of "come and have a go if you think you're hard enuff". How hooligan friendly!

Clueless said...

lol Mike. Australia and Mexico will never win (poor Australia has Germany first up), I agree with Spain and Germany, but replace Japan with Brazil!

And SMH @ prophet. Wow you literally have no idea lol. It's every 4 years and where did you get the idea it was only 2 teams??????

tommie said...

I love drinking beer (which I don't even like) and watching the World Cup. So forbidden... so tempting!

Johnny D said...

Still nothing somes close to New Order's World In Motion! Who else has managed to sneak in "E is for England" into a football song? Unless Waka Waka is the new street name for Rohypnol?

Anonymous said...

what a waiste of time

Mike said...

LOL at the The Prophet. Finally someone even gayer than I am!

And Clueless - they aren't the teams I think will win but the teams I like. As soon as Australia lose I will become an honorary German/Spaniard/Mexican/Japanese depending on who is left!

Oh and I still love this trashy fucking song.

Gag Halfrunt said...

Waka Waka is based on a song called Zangalewa which dates back to the 1980s and was sung by a band called Golden Sounds, whose lead singer was a soldier in the Cameroonian Presidential Guard. The song spread throughout Africa and was brought to Colombia by DJs from West Africa.

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