Last of the posts looking at songs done in relation to teams that are participating at Euro 2016.
(As I said songs related to the teams, but not neccessarily about their Euro 2016 exploits)
Who could represent and sing on behalf of Portugal then ? Well of course there is only one man:
He did this for an advert for a bank for some reason. Of course that reason is money but anyway…
Another one: As you can see I didn’t find anything done for the Portugal team. There’s this done by Nelly Furtado which was the official theme for Euro 2004 which was held in Portugal:
How did a Canadian end up doing the official song ?
“Furtado said about the song: “When I was touring in Portugal, people would frequently say goodbye to me by saying “Força”, which is Portuguese slang. It translates as “Keep going”, or “Kick ass”. It’s also associated with sports, especially football. I put a feminine twist on the idea of how you feel when you’re watching your favorite team. When you tie that into nationality, it becomes pretty intense. So this is a happy song, a burst of energy. Plus, we have Béla Fleck playing on the song. His contribution here is amazing.”
There isn’t any music done for Iceland at Euro 2016. The obvious candidate and a wish of mine is that Bjork would do something. The former Iceland international Gudni Bergsson has said the same thing. But so far sadly there’s nothing. Keeping our fingers crossed.
There is one song done for Austria, that was for the 1978 World Cup. You can find out all about it if you go to 45 Football. The song described is there as being very funny. But it is in German so if you speak German then yes, it might be. Instead I’ve delved into the Football and Music archives and from this post about Obscure Footballers, Singing. This is something sung by Austria’s highest goalscorer:
Anton “Toni” Polster is a former Austrian football player and most recently coach of Admira Wacker. He is the all-time leading goalscorer for Austria.
He’s also the lead singer of the Austrian band Achtung Liebe.
Found this one via Bundesliga Fanatic which has a few other songs I’ve already featured on F&M.
This was released sometime in the 1990’s as ‘Toni Polster and Die Fabulösen Thekenschlampen‘ (The Fabulous Bar Skanks) and he sings about his goalscoring prowess in Toni, lass es Polstern (Tony, let’s cushion).
There’s a more in depth look here.
I mentioned in the Group B post (the Russia section) about the official song for the 2010 World Cup – K’nann – Wavin’ Flag – And there being loads of local versions of this song done.
Because I can’t find anything related to Hungary it has to be the Hungarian version of Wavin’ Flag:
An additional note: You must visit this wikispace to read everything about the Mighty Magyars.
Lots of words, music and photographs. Most excellent.
And with that the Song For Euros series of posts ends.