FIFA is known by many for plenty of reasons – the world cup, the game, the soundtracks, and so much more. The soundtracks go with the times, generally taking some of the most hard hitting songs from the year and compiling them into one soundtrack.
Over the years, the soundtrack has mainly focused more on popular rock influenced anthems similar to artists like Kings of Leon, The Arctic Monkeys and more, but there has been occasions where dance music has stolen the show. Here’s our 5 favourite picks of the few dance tunes that actually made the cut over the years.
1. Fatboy Slim – The Rockafeller Skank
Featured on the soundtrack for FIFA 99, this track is taken from Fatboy Slim’s album ‘You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby’, an iconic dance album released in 1998 – and the track is still one of Fatboy Slim’s most popular songs to date.
2. New Order – Blue Monday
Released in 1983 but only featured on the FIFA soundtrack for 2005, this song from the iconic British rock band New Order was indicative of dance music that would follow suit, with Carl Cox now making it a staple of almost all of his sets.
3. The Streets – Fit But You know It
Featured on FIFA 2005’s soundtrack again, this song and an anthem for many was on The Street’s album ‘A Grand Don’t Come For Free’, released in 2004, although not entirely ‘dance’ music, we still feel like it should make the cut, with Mike Skinner and The Streets constantly being linked to club culture and the emergence of UK garage within dance music and more.
4. Underworld – Two Months Off
Featured on FIFA 04’s soundtrack was Underworld’s classic ‘Two Months Off’, one of the first songs written and released as the duo of Rick Smith and Karl Hyde after Darren Emerson’s departure from the group – and a song that would become a staple for every single set they do.
5. Disclosure – F For You
This featured on FIFA 14’s soundtrack, making for an anthemic pop infused electronic banger after its release in 2013, bagging a grammy award for best dance recording and even further kickstarting Disclosure’s success.