The wait is over. These tunes kept your mind busy thinking about the techno song played at football games you attended or watched on TV. So here’s the list of 15 songs that were played in the crowd during the game. It combines techno, pop, rock, and official FIFA anthems.
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1. Kernkraft 400 by Zombie Nation
Kernkraft 400 was originally released back in 1999 by the German electronic band Zombie Nation. It is a popular hit of their studio album Leichenschmaus. What makes this song different is the German soccer chant “Eins, zwei, drei, ole.” Fans captured this chant at a Munich football match, which Zombie Nation used in the song.
Kenkraft 400 has been a massive commercial success that topped music charts in numerous countries. The song also gained 12th position on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs chart in the US. Due to wide admiration, the song has also been featured in several television shows and movies, including The Sopranos, The Matrix, and The Simpsons.
Kenkraft 400 is undoubtedly one of the most iconic techno dance numbers of all time. It is a top-notch example of the genre. And while it’s been over 20 years since the song has released, fans still enjoy it, especially in football games.
2. World in Motion by New Order
World in Motion was released in 1990 by the British electronic group New Order under Stephen Hague’s production. It is the only no.1 song on the UK Chart. The song was produced for England’s official football team participating in the 1990’s World Cup. Since then, it has become a famous football anthem. Moreover, the catchy melody and beat have made this song a popular choice for different festivals and sports events.
Despite the composition, the song’s lyrics are crafted to spread a message of unity and teamwork. Another fact about World in Motion is the guest rap by John Barnes, a well-known English footballer. World in Motion is an evergreen football song, and it is still played today.
3. Tukoh Taka by Nicki Minaj, Myriam Fares, and Maluma
Released in 2022, Tukoh Taka is a song sung by three artists, Myriam Fares, Maluma, and Nicki Minaj. Their powerful vocals have given soul to the track.
The title of the song is an Arabic phrase that means “click clack” or “knock knock.” It is a combination of Spanish, English, and Arabic lyrics that represents the importance of unity and the joy of the game. It’s part of the Fifa World Cup 2022 soundtrack held in Qatar.
Tukoh Taka has been a number 1 song in several countries while scoring in the top 10 on the 200 charts of Billboard Global. This new techno cum pop football song has become the new favorite anthem of soccer fans.
4. Narco by Timmy Trumpet
The song Narco was released in 2017 by the artist Timmy Trumpet. It is a great song featuring a different Arabian flute tune. The song lyrics are about being narcotized by emotions and love. The music has been a super hit, reaching the No. 1 position on the Beatport 100 chart as well as No. 10 on the Billboard Electronic/Dance songs chart.
This techno song hasn’t been officially used as an anthem. However, the song’s awesome melody and crazy beat make it an ideal fit for the football game. As a matter of fact, Narco is already a popular song among soccer fans. The crowd has often played this techno song in football games since it excites them.
5. Ole Ole by Bassjackers and ANG
Ole Ole is about celebrating football. It was released in 2023 by the artists ANG and Bassjackers. So no wonder why this track is one of the greatest hits in the techno, dance/electronic, and big room genres. The song has a rhythmic repetition of the words “Ole Ole Ole,” making it an easy-to-remember song for every young and old.
The song was streamed more than 100 million times by Spotify users. Plus, it has been featured in a wide range of television shows and commercials. Moreover, Ole Ole has also been used several times as the walkout song of different football players, including Neymar and Sergio Ramos. So the song is not only close to their fans, but it is adored by all the football lovers around the world.
6. Harlem Shake by Baauer
Harlem Shake shook the dance floors of the late 2010s. Released in 2012 and produced by Baauer, the song is one of its kind dance genre track with amazing basslines, music drops, and Dutch riffs. In fact, there was a time when no club and techno houses would have begun their operations without the Harlem Shake.
Likewise, the song’s popularity attracted several talented people on the internet, as they used this track in their dancing videos. Those videos got so extremely viral that they made the song more famous.
Harlem Shake has been used many times in football games. In 2013, a clip went viral where some members of Manchester City were performing Harlem Shake just a couple of minutes before the match.
Yes, local critics did their best to label this song as ‘inappropriate’ for soccer games. However, fans believe this song is a great way to cherish goals and victory. And despite the appropriateness, Harlem Shake is one of the most played techno/dance songs at football games.
7. Sandstorm by Darude
Darude is a Finnish DJ who gave the hit song Sandstorm in collaboration with JS16 in 1999. The song conquered the Finnish song charts, continuously gaining the No.1 spot on the dance chart for 17 weeks. Soon the song’s popularity exceeded the borders, and the track became the best-selling single in Europe.
In recent years, the track has also turned into a popular meme. Sandstrom is one of the iconic trance/techno songs of all time, savored by millions of music lovers across the globe. Moreover, Sandstorm has been used in football events.
In 2006, the track was played at FIFA Cup held in Germany. The song quickly became the first choice of soccer fans. Besides, several national football teams have also used the song, including Dutch and German.
8. Dar Um Jeito by Wyclef Jean and Carlos Santana
Dar um Jeito (We Will Find a Way) is a pop/Latin hit song written and performed by Carlos Santana and Wyclef Jean. This song was released in 2014 as one of the lead tracks of FIFA World Cup 2014 official album.
Dar Um Jeito is all about the FIFA celebration in Brazillian culture. That is why the song blends American and Brazillian music, making it popular among both countries. Moreover, the track was a big success, reaching No.14 on the US top dance club charts.
Although the song doesn’t have a complete full techno feel, it is still groovy enough to make the crowd go bonkers in the football stadium.
9. Five More Hours by Chris Brown
Five More Hours is one of the greatest singles by Chris Brown, with 350M views on YouTube. It is a famous dance-pop and electro-house song mostly used at parties and sports events. The track was released in 2015 under the production of Deorro and DJ Snake.
Five More Hours was a hit, reaching the top 1 position on the US charts. It has a catchy composition and an upbeat tempo, adding more spice to the fun. Although the song hasn’t been an official track for any football event, fans still love to move with the beat. You can find several interesting versions of this song made by soccer fans with this background music.
10. We Are One (Ole Ola) by Pitbull
If you’re looking for a song that gives you the feel of techno and dance, then here’s one more piece.
We Are One (Ole Ola) is a song produced by Benny Bennasi and Pitbutt for FIFA World Cup 2014. The song features Pitbull with various other artists, including Jennifer Lopez. The song’s lyrics are written and sung in Spanish, Portuguese, and English. The song is still praised for showing cultural diversity and unity.
We Are One was played before and after the main FIFA event and also used as background music for the FIFA 2014 opening ceremony. The song still remains popular among millions of fans globally. It is also played at different soccer games.
11. Waka Waka by Shakira
Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) never gets old despite being on air for more than a decade. It is sung by the famous Columbian singer Shakira along with the renowned South African group Freshlyground. The track was released in 2010 as an official song for FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa.
Technically, Waka Waka is not a techno song. Still, due to its South-African and Afro-Colombian musical merger and a beautiful chorus and Soca beat. It is loved by almost every football fan in the world.
Moreover, the song has been viewed around 1.4+ billion times on YouTube and reached No.1 on the US music charts. Waka Waka is all about positivity, hope, and African culture celebrating the football festival.
12. Magic in the Air by Magic System feat. Chawki
Magic in the Air is a pop song written and sung by Magic System and Chawki. Oh, what a brilliant song to cherish the goals, especially when the season is up and heated. And indeed, that is the reason it became the heartbeat anthem for all African football fans during FIFA World Cup 2014.
Also, the track has been played at different UEFA Champions League games, including the finale between Liverpool and Madrid in 2018.
Magic in the Air has a very snappy beat. Besides, the lyrics of this song talk about the magic and power of love and music that brings people from different nations closer to one another. It was such a victorious song that several countries made it the most-streamed track ever on Spotify.
13. Hayya Hayya (Better Together) by Cardona, Davido, and Aisha
Hayya Hayya (Better Together) is a song by Qatari singer Aisha, Nigerian singer Davido, and American singer Trinidad Cardona. It is the very first single from the album FIFA World Cup 2022 album that was later remixed with techno beats. Despite the original version, soccer fans love playing the techno variant of Hayya Hayya. That is why it has 108+ million views on YouTube.
The song is simple but with motivational words. For instance, the word Hayya Hayya used in this track is an Arabic word, which means ‘let’s go.’ So no wonder why it has attracted all the football lovers to the stadium. Even if you listen to it today, it will surely bring smiles, happiness, and positivity to your face.
14. Seven Nation Army by White Stripes
While searching for the techno song played at the football games, don’t be shocked to find a rock and roll track in the list. Well, the Seven Nation Army is a rock song with a face-melting riff and solo that nobody thought would be used in soccer games. But the band White Stripes whitewashed this concept.
Thanks to the fans of Club Brugge, who started singing the song repeatedly in the stadium. The melody was heard everywhere when their team became victors against AC Milan during the 2006 Champion Leagues. Later it became the official anthem of UEFA Euro 2020.
Seven Nation Army is undoubtedly an iconic song that has made its way to becoming an important part of the football culture. It is a solid track that awakes the lost motivation and gives you the courage to strive for goals in the field.
15. The Cup of Life by Ricky Martin
No list of songs is complete without Ricky Martin’s The Cup of Life. The track was the official song of the FIFA World Cup 1998. The music was played several times during the entire tournament. And when the games were about to end, the singer even performed the song in France.
The Cup of Life was also played at the final game between Brazil and France in 1998. The song has also been used in various other sports events, such as the UEFA European Championship and Olympics. Apart from the games, the song’s huge acceptance, familiarity, and beat still make it popular among numerous disco and dance bars across North America, Latin America, and Europe.
If you can’t remember, what is the techno song played at football games that you visited or saw on the television? Just check out the list. The article includes the top 15 techno (mostly) and some other music genres that have been played in different soccer tournaments between the years 1990 and 2022.