World Cup Fever

World Cup Songs # 3: Akon, 2010

Akon, “Oh Africa”

The problem with football songs is that musicians are rarely sportsmen. They are musicians. And yet they are forced to sing about sport.

Were the world one big playground, footballers would still be humiliating these singy-songy pansies with daily wedgies, and yet, as it is, when each World Cup comes around the two contrasting groups are forced into collaboration. Often with curious results.

Take this year’s World Cup theme song by the Rhythm and Blues sensation, Akon. Clearly more at home penning lyrics concerning the various methods he might use to guarantee full orgasm during sex, when it comes to the art of hoofing a ball into a goal, he seems rather discombobulated.

Sample lyrics include:

“I know we have to take it to the goal.”

“We’ll do what it takes to get to the top of the highest mountain.”

“This is our time to be inside the sky.”

Hmm, has Akon perhaps confused football with mountaineering?

And, more importantly, what does Arshavin make of the rather crude artist’s impression at the end?

(Courtesy of A Football Report)

Interesting stuff.

3 responses so far
  • Steve // February 4, 2010 at 10:30 am has been established to celebrate songs written in support of teams playing in the soccer World Cup in South Africa 2010. Song writers, artists and football supporters can post their world cup song as an MP3 or YouTube video. It is free to do so.

    We already have songs from Algeria, Brazil, England, Japan etc.

    Songs/Links can be emailed to

  • Alex // February 4, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Umm, why is there a Union Jack in there?

  • mustard // February 4, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    jog on steve – YOU MUG

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