Shakira releases official song for 2010 FIFA World Cup

Colombian singer Shakira has released the official song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, titled "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)." The song features South African band Freshlyground.

"Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" is a catchy and upbeat song that celebrates the spirit of the World Cup and the diversity of Africa. The song is sung in Spanish, English, and French, and it features traditional African instruments.

The song was written by Shakira and Freshlyground, and it was produced by John Hill and Shakira. The song was recorded in Barcelona, Spain, and Johannesburg, South Africa.

"Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" has been praised by critics for its catchy melody, its positive message, and its celebration of African culture. The song has also been a commercial success, reaching number one on the charts in over 15 countries.
v The song was performed by Shakira at the opening ceremony of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in Johannesburg, South Africa. The song was also performed by Shakira and Freshlyground at the closing ceremony of the tournament.

"Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" is a classic World Cup song that is sure to be enjoyed by fans of all ages for years to come.

Here are some of the reactions to the song:

"This song is so catchy! It's sure to be a hit at the World Cup."

"The song is so positive and uplifting. It's a great way to celebrate Africa."
"I love the way the song mixes traditional African instruments with modern sounds."
"Shakira and Freshlyground are a great combination. They really make the song come alive."
"This song is a must-listen for any fan of the World Cup or African music."
"Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" is a must-add to your World Cup playlist. It is a song that is sure to get you excited for the tournament and to celebrate the diversity of Africa.

The song is also notable for being the first official World Cup song to be performed in Spanish. This was a significant step for FIFA, as it showed their commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in the sport.

"Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" is a truly global song that has the power to unite people from all over the world. It is a song that is sure to be remembered for years to come.



Lyrics:

You're a good soldier
Choosing your battles
Pick yourself up
And dust yourself off
Get back in the saddle

You're on the front line
Everyone's watching
You know it's serious
We're getting closer
This isn't over

The pressure's on
You feel it
But you got it all
Believe it

When you fall get up, oh oh
If you fall get up, eh eh
Tsamina mina zangalewa
'Cause this is Africa

Tsamina mina, eh eh
Waka waka, eh eh
Tsamina mina zangalewa
This time for Africa"

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