Well three weeks before the world championship people in Germany are going crazy for football hymns. The one promoted by a global beverage company enters nr.1 position with K'NAAN and Wavin' Flag. Other songs crowding up the list right now too.
At the second place of the internal football list Shakira Featuring Freshlyground appears with Waka Waka (This Time For Africa). A typical Shakira-recording comobined with a little more ethno sound from southafrican group. Waka Waka is set to be the official anthem of the FIFA event. Seems that this championship will getting a completely multicultural spirit. Waka Waka was released on May 7th as an download track in Germany but it took a whole week until the track really found his buyers. Now enters no.13 in the official media control charts by downloads only. A further climb is estimated next week when fully released CD sellings will count to the list as well.
Number 3 of the list is the anthem of Bavarian football club Bayern München. On May 15th the club won for the 15th time the German Bundesliga. Of course all the fans were celebrating and purchasing the definitive song for the club Stern des Südens. Surprisingly the track jumps now more than 12 years after its first release to its new peak position at nr. 42. Its former peak was nr. 67 reached in 1998. Does that really mean the demand for football anthems is now bigger?
Facing the other big anthem for a football club you might answer: Yes. For You recorded by The Disco Boys feat. Manfred Mann's Earth Band is officially used as the entry song for Borussia Dortmund since last season 2008/09. With every high of the team and at the end of the national round the song returns to the charts. Meanwhile For You has collected 93 chart weeks under its belt – it's the second longest runner within the german charts of all time only beaten by DJ Ötzi. With the close of this season the track will disappear for sure. But for sure the next one will lift the track up again. Promised.
Not really a soccer anthem - but almost – Scooter delivered with Stuck On Replay the official anthem of the IIHF world championship which took place in Germany in May. The week ending on 14th May saw the relegating round taking place and a raising excitement. So Scooter's mass compatible track gains some new fans again. First the track charted on 26th of March at position 34 sliding slowly down to nr. 86 the following weeks. Since three weeks the track is climbing now entering the Top 50 again. It's the highest place since end of April and expect some more as playoff round and final are still not in account at the recent list. Seems that Stuck On Replay is on the way to something what did not happened to Scooter for three years – a track charting more than 11 weeks.
At the lower end of the list one can find some more football related songs waiting for the big event to come and than … rising up to proper heigths. So expect to see soon at higher levels Oliver Pocher with 2010 Wir gehen nur zurück um Anlauf zu nehm' (We just step back to startup again; recently nr. 60) and the again climbing new take of Sportfreunde Stiller on its former number 1 hit '54, '74, '90, 2010 (the original title was '54, '74, '90, 2006) now at nr. 78.