Goals, outstanding performances, and champions are all things that make a FIFA World Cup memorable, but so are the songs that immediately come to mind.
FIFA and the Qatar 2022 organizing committee decided to create an official soundtrack that will cause every fan who listens to it in the future to be transported to how the upcoming World Cup made him feel at the time. This was done because they recognized the power of sound.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Official Song
Every FIFA World Cup since 1962 has had an official theme song, which is a big draw for fans all over the world.
La Copa de la Vida or The Cup of Life, performed by 90s pop icon Ricky Martin for the 1998 World Cup, and Waka Waka and Wavin’ Flag, performed by Shakira and K’Naan for the 2010 World Cup, are some of the most well-known FIFA World Cup theme songs and anthems.
FIFA hopes to spread a message of harmony and brotherhood with Qatar 2022 by utilising two components of the common human language: music and a soccer ball. The meaning of the word Arhbo, which is the name of the new official song, is therefore favourable.
Together we get to enjoy football and music, welcome newcomers, and celebrate our friendship and the things we love. We must seize and cherish these possibilities because they are uncommon. That is what Arhbo means, what it stands for.
The Qatari slang term meaning “welcome,” Arhbo, derives from the Arabic word marhaba. As excitement grows for the beginning of football’s biggest festival on November 20, the upbeat song highlights the solidarity and camaraderie woven into the fabric of this year’s historic celebration in Qatar.
This term is used in the informal Qatari language; it is anything that is accessible to all citizens of the nation serving as the 2018 FIFA World Cup’s host; it is far from elitist and exquisite.
Even though the Arabic word “arhbo” means “welcome” in English, Qatar may not be welcoming every traveller that comes to the Arab nation in November. In light of the enormous scope of the international event, it’s because of the nation’s infamous anti-LGBTQ+ laws.
Regrettably, Qatar restricts its LGBTQ+ community and even penalises same-sex relationships with up to seven years in prison.
The song Hayya Hayya (Better Together), performed by Trinidad Cardona, Davido, and AISHA, will serve as the official anthem for the 2022 World Cup.
The song’s title, which means “better together,” emits a sophisticated fusion of R&B and reggae along with certain regional accents. It will definitely serve as a cultural excursion to Qatar in 2022.
It is the opening track on the lengthy official 2022 FIFA World Cup soundtrack. RedOne produced the song, which was made public on April 1st, 2022.
Hayya Hayya’s colourful and appropriate music video for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 was also produced, and it was shot in a more appropriate setting.
Football lovers from all over the world attended the soundtrack’s public performance. Numerous football officials attended this fantastic celebration, which has been widely recognised throughout the history of football.
YouTube has also been given access to the song’s video. The video features images from notable World Cup games. Along with dancers and musicians, Cardona, Davido, and Aisha have been seen performing between a swath of dunes.
A performance of Hayya Hayya will take place at the tournament’s final draw. On Friday at 8 p.m. UAE time, the World Cup draw will take place at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center.
Live coverage of the event will be provided on Fifa’s website and on social media platforms.
For the main competition, which will take place from Monday, November 21 to Sunday, December 18 across eight venues, a total of 29 teams have qualified. In the first round of World Cup ticket sales, almost 800,000 tickets were sold.
The tournament’s soundtrack will comprise a multi-song collection for the first time, with worldwide artists displaying various musical genres from throughout the world, setting the stage for a truly global celebration.
With a beautiful fusion of the global languages of music and football, the Official Soundtrack of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 aspires to unite artists, fans, and players to share their love.
This recent release brilliantly captures the friendly nature of Qatar and provides a preview of what to look forward to when the action begins in less than three months.
The football governing body said in a statement that by announcing the single and the official soundtrack, it was continuing to further the FIFA Sound strategy introduced in early 2021 and to engage with fans across the world via their shared love of music and sport.
The goal of the entertainment plan was to forget new and profound relationships between football fans, music lovers, athletes, and artists, as well as their shared love of the game and music.