The Top 50 Greatest All-Time FIFA Songs Have Been Ranked
The greatest all-time FIFA songs from the 1990s to the present day have been ranked as one glorious soundtrack.
These are the anthems that have wormed their way into your ears and brain between FIFA games - and football magazine FourFourTwo have ranked the best 100 bangers. The top 50 is below and there's some incredibly memorable tunes.
Spoiler alert, but first place on the countdown is a FIFA classic that came out a full 25 years before it actually appeared in a game: The Stone Roses' hypnotic epic Fools Gold, which made its first-team debut in FIFA 2004.
Gorillaz take second spot with that undoubted classic 19-2000 (Soulchild Remix), a FIFA song so embedded in our minds we imagine we're holding a controller as soon as it starts.
Damon Albarn is clearly 'Mr FIFA' as Blur also take a top-five spot with Song 2 - which first appeared way back in 1998 and set the trend for indie songs with massive, catchy choruses dominating FIFA screen-time in the noughties.
Kasabian, however, are the true kings of FIFA, with three songs in FourFourTwo's top 50 alone.
Of course, it's not all guitar and indie/pop music. There's plenty of hip-hop (Stormzy makes the top 10), DJs and big dance numbers. Though naturally you're not going to please everyone with the placings.
For us, Avicii's The Nights is a bit too low in 25th spot for the definitive song from FIFA 15.
But there's no overall disputing the range and quality on show in the selection. The top 50 is below - starting with what might well be the ultimate Ultimate Team anthem.
50. Jungle: Busy Earnin' (FIFA 15)
49. Jai Paul: He (FIFA 20)
48. Idlewild: You Held The World In Your Arms (FIFA 2003)
47. The Black Keys: Tighten Up (FIFA 11)
46. The Hours: Ali In The Jungle (FIFA 08)
45. Rosalia: Yo x Ti, Tu x Mi ft. Ozuna (FIFA 20)
44. Foals: The Runner (FIFA 20)
43. Childish Gambino: Feels Like Summer (FIFA 19)
42. Foals: Mountain At My Gates (FIFA 16)
41. Billie Eilish: you should see me in a crown (FIFA 19)
40. Ana Tijoux: 1977 (FIFA 11)
39. Kygo: ID (FIFA 16)
38. Kasabian: Comeback Kid (FIFA 17)
37. Caribou: Odessa (FIFA 11)
36. The Strokes: Machu Picchu (FIFA 12)
35. Disclosure: Omen ft. Sam Smith (FIFA 16)
34. Sam Sparro: Black & Gold (FIFA 09)
33. The Automatic: Monster (FIFA 08)
32. John Newman: Love Me Again (FIFA 14)
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31. Catfish and the Bottlemen: Postpone (FIFA 17)
30. The Hoosiers: Goodbye Mr A (FIFA 08)
29. Oasis: Lyla (FIFA 06)
28. MGMT: Kids (FIFA 09)
27. The 1975: The City (FIFA 14)
26. Bloc Party: Helicopter (FIFA 06)
25. Avicii: The Nights (FIFA 15)
24. Peter, Bjorn & John: Young Folks (FIFA 08)
23. Tom Grennan: Found What I've Been Looking For (FIFA 18)
22. The Dandy Warhols: We Used To Be Friends (FIFA 2004)
21. The Knocks: Awa Ni ft. Kah-Lo (FIFA 20)
20. Scissor Sisters: Take Your Mama (FIFA 2005)
19. Declan McKenna: Isombard (FIFA 17)
18. Rat Boy: Get Over It (FIFA 17)
17. Kasabian: L.S.F. (FIFA 2004)
16. Sam Fender: Play God (FIFA 19)
15. Society: Protocol (FIFA 17)
14. Muse: Supermassive Black Hole (FIFA 07)
13. Disclosure: F For You (FIFA 14)
12. Seu Jorge: Tive Razao (FIFA 06)
11. Kings of Leon: Red Morning Light (FIFA 2004)
10. Avelino, Skepta & Stormzy: Energy (FIFA 18)
9. The Streets: Fit But You Know It (FIFA 2005)
8. The Caesars: Jerk It Out (FIFA 2004)
7. The Jam: Town Called Malice (FIFA 2004)
6. Chase & Status: No Problem (FIFA 12)
5. Blur: Song 2 (FIFA: Road to World Cup 98)
4. Kasabian: Club Foot (FIFA 13)
3. New Order: Blue Monday (FIFA 2005)
2. Gorillaz: 19-2000 Soulchild Remix (FIFA 2002)
1. Stone Roses: Fools Gold (FIFA 2004)
What do you think of the top 50 FIFA tracks? Let us know in the comments.
Featured image credit: EA Sports/Gorillaz
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