One thing I’ll never forget from the 2011 World Cup is the Black Eyed Peas. Before the start of every game – EVERY GAME – the song Let’s Get It Started would play.
The song was released in 2009 yet the end of the cup it felt like it was a thousand years old. A friend of mine was the ground announcer for all of the games in Wellington. The faraway look in his eyes when I mentioned this song was testament to it’s mind-destroying abilities.
The same was true of Slice of Heaven and all the other “national” songs played when a team scored. We’ll find out soon which songs will be used to kick off the 2015 World Cup. Do not be shocked if it’s the Black Eyed Peas.
Contributed by Hadyn Green (@hadyngreen)