Ten Fútbol Songs to Get You Pumped for the 2014 FIFA World Cup

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2. Die Toten Hosen - "Bayern"
Ardent supporters of Fortuna Düsseldorf, Germany's Die Toten Hosen get many kudos for their ultimate dis track against their nation's most revered side, FC Bayern München, something that's tantamount to sacrilege. I know. As a supporter of Borussia Mönchengladbach myself, I've suffered the wrath of some not-so-enlightened fans. To the point where I was guilted into owning a Bayern jersey.


1. The Proclaimers - "The Joyful Kilmarnock Blues"
Twins Charlie and Craig Reid might be known for the rest of time for their international smash hit "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)," and that's fine. That's a good song. As lifelong supporters of Edinburgh's Hibernian FC, the Reid twins are responsible for penning this upbeat number, a true fan's sentiment about traveling to see their team play at a rival's stadium. Ah... To know the beautiful sport is to know love.

Honorable Mention


Rod Stewart - "You're in My Heart"
No one loves footie more than Rod Stewart. Whether you agree and/or even like the old lothario, there's nothing quite like witnessing this guy, his backing band clothed in the colors of his beloved Celtic FC, the drum kit glistening with the team's crest as he saunters through this song, kicking Rod Stewart-signed Celtic FC balls into the crowd. When I saw him a couple of years ago, I almost went home with one. Thankfully a cooler mind prevailed that evening and I did not tackle the lady near me who caught it.

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