Get your flag and best singing voice out ! It's world cup time soon......

The World cup is less than 2 months away and I am positively giddy about the whole thing. This is the only sporting event that 1) never gets old 2) never fails to generate passion and heartbreak 3) unites the whole globe as one, hence deserving its name: World cup ( unlike the wanna-bes, such as NBA or MLB World champions, or other events that have no appeal to some parts of the World). This is the reason why Pele is the only athlete that made Mohammad Ali say: "I am great but he is the greatest". So n celebration of this 2 week world fest, here are my "need -to-know" songs and lyrics so that you can sing along with the crazy fans invading Germany soon.

For Argentina ( my prediction to win it all ): Queen " We are the champions": ( as kids here say: duh ...)
"And bad mistakes
I've made a few
I've had my share of sand
Kicked in my face
But I've come through
And I need to go on and on and on and on
We are the champions - my friend
And we'll keep on fighting till the end
We are the champions"

For England ( close second ): Presley, "You' ll never walk alone" ( Liverpool fight song but WTH ? They won't mind..)
"Walk on through the wind,
Walk on through the rain,
Tho' your dreams be tossed and blown.
Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone,
You'll never, ever walk alone."
For Germany ( generous host): Pet shop boys "Go west" ( no pun intended, it is just a big football song )
(Go West) Life is peaceful there
(Go West) In the open air
(Go West) Where the skies are blue
(Go West) This is what we're gonna do"

For France ( last stand before Zizou's retirement): Gaynor, "I will survive" ( What else ?)

"La, lalalala, lalalalala, lalalalalalalalala.... :-)"

For Ivory Coast ( my dark horse to go deep in the tournament): magic system "1er Gaou" ( this song is ...Priceless for a lack of a better word)

"Dieu merci pour moi je savais chanter un peu
J'ai fait ma cassette oh on me voit à la tele
Matin midi soir c'est moi je chante à la radio
Antou a vu ca elle dit le gaou a perce
Attends je vais partir le couper

Et on dit premier gaou n'est pas gaou oh
C'est deuxieme gaou qui est niata oh ah
Et on dit premier gaou n'est pas gaou oh
C'est deuxieme gaou qui est niata oh ah"

Australia ( Where is my Foster, lad ? ): Waltzing Matilda ( I have no idea why but it seems to be the Aussie unofficial fight song )

"Wasted and wounded, it ain't what the mood did,
I've got what I prayed for now
I'll see you tomorrow, hey Frank, can I borrow a couple of bucks from you
To go waltzing Mathilda, waltzing Mathilda,
You'll go waltzing Mathilda with me"

Madagascar:( I know we are not in, but we can still ourg our our butt off, can't we?Max "Choc Choc" ( Hey Don't deny it , you know you sung this one at least once )

Choc choc choc e
Halako magnano choc e
Ady ady ady e
Halako olo-miady e
Olo-tsy mahay miaigny e
Mandrombaka ny ambiance e
Alamino fa tsara ny sama
Alamino fa tsara ny antsa

Now get your friends, a jersey and some beers and sing your lungs out...it's world cup time !


  1. Hi Lova,

    except the Max exception song, there is another one song almost without lyric : it sounds
    Yo, Yo, Yo o o ô
    Yo, Yo, Yo o o ô
    I don't know what the lyrics (if it existis) are about but this chorus is quiet easy to remember :-)

  2. Sandy, Do you have a mp3 file of the song ? I don't think I have hear dit yet. I forgot the infamous song: "And you are not singing anymore" that fans sing to the other team's supporters when their team is losing. Quite funny although a bit cruel.

  3. I hesitate between "1er Gaou" and "Kaysha, on dit quoi ?" ;-)

  4. I like that song, Marc ! Any good "fight" song you know of from Marocco ? I actually think Tunisia has the best chance to advance to the 2nd round among African nations. ( easier draw + quality team).

  5. Hahaha I know the yo yo yo song but I don't remember the lyrics :( It is a famous soccer song in Dago. Too bad I am not a soccer fan (in fact i hate it lol) but I watch the world cup final (I will be in Mada hihi).

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  8. how fun...what a great post.

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