On this week’s pod, we launched a search for a song for USA Brazil 2014. Spurred into action by the news of Mexico’s World Cup single (“Voy a Ganar” recorded with rock band Moderatto) we invite all budding songsmiths to send us lyrics that could inspire the nation to believe.
The World Cup song has a rich tradition in football history. Long before “The Super Bowl Shuffle” was even a twinkle in Jim McMahon’s eye, soccer teams from around the world made the act of recording a crude yet infuriatingly catchy single a sporting tradition. Here are four classic examples
- Rod Stewart and Scottish World Cup squad: "Ole Ola" (1978)
- England 1982: "This Time We’ll Get It Right" (PS They did not)
- German World Cup Squad and the Village People: “Far Away in America”
- New Order and England 1990: “World In Motion”
The competition is open to all GFOPs. A panel of experts will choose the winner. You simply have to write lyrics that fit a well known pop tune, showtune, or classic of any style — from country to hip hop, or even write your own original composition.
We have remarkable prizes for the winners including the world’s only Men In Blazers customized XBOX 1 Courtesy of EA Sports and a limited edition Men In Blazers T-Shirt (Only five exist in the world) from our friends at Bumpy Pitch.
Send entries via raven to MENINBLAZERS AT GMAIL DOT COM