The official World Cup songs originated in Chile in 1962 with the track "El Rock del Mundial" by Los Ramblers. This and many other songs weren't as popular as they are today, and they also weren't required by the host country. For the most part, these songs were focused more so on having great lyrics, and their purpose was to capture the feeling of the sport. It wasn't until 1998 that host country France decided to hire Latin artist Ricky Martin to create a less traditional theme for the World Cup. His song "Copa de la Vida" debuted as No. 1 on the United States charts, which inspired all other countries to pick a fun, catchy song for the World Cup moving forward. With this, the French really revolutionized the way other countries saw this music.
The most recent World Cup song is "We Are One, Ole Ola," by Pitbull, J.Lo, and Claudia Leitte.
Below we give you our ranking of the top 10 World Cup songs of all time. Let us know what you think in the comments.