Updated 08:20 AM EST, Mon, Jan 25, 2021

2014 FIFA World Cup: Ranking the Top 6 Best World Cup Songs

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World Cup songs are heard months on end, and some are definitely better than others. Here's a ranking of the top 6 World Cup Songs.

6. "El Rock Del Mundial" by Los Ramblers

This fun little song is from 1962. It does sound dated, but it earns its place on this list for being the first World Cup song. The Spanish language song is pretty catchy, too.

5. "Anthem" by Buenos Aires Municipal Symphony

This 1978 song has no lyrics, and it's a good nod to Argentina without sounding cheesy or being embarrassing. This is one that can easily be listened to over and over without getting too tired of it.

4. "Un'estate Italiana (To Be Number One)" by Edoardo Bennato and Gianna Nannini

"Un'estate Italiana" translates to an Italian Summer. And there's something familiar sounding about this 1990 song. The song starts off sounding a little like a sappy ballad, but it picks up. And it really lends itself to being sung by a stadium full of people.

3. "Waka Waka" by Shakira and Freshlyground

This is as upbeat a song as you would expect from Shakira, which makes it pretty perfect for the World Cup. This 2010 song mixes English, Spanish and Fang. We would say that this song is only good in moderation, however. It can definitely get a bit tiring after the 1,000th listen.

2. "We Are One (Ole Ola)" by Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte

This is unlike any of the other World Cup songs out there. This year's official song includes rap and really promotes the global theme associated with the World Cup.

1. "La Copa de La Vida (The Cup of Life)" by Ricky Martin

This has to be one of the biggest World Cup songs, and it would work as well today as it did in 1998. Go ahead and give it a listen and see if you can avoid singing along.

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