From here on in I’ll be searching for and posting the finding of any songs either by or related to the tournament participants.
Today I naturally begin with the co-hosts: Austria and Switzerland.
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So for the Austrian national team I found…
Nothing. Nada. Nowt. Not an Austrian sausage.
I might be wrong though. My German isn’t what it used to be and Google Translate is only a small help.
If you know of any Austrian artists or groups that dared to sing then givvus a shout.
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For the Swiss there isn’t much, but at least there’s something.
The first thing I found was something from a Swiss rap group called Wurzel 5 who… No not the Wuuurzels… the English translation of their name is Root 5 who recorded a (short) rap song for Euro 2008… BUT… not for the team – they did it for Bern, their home town and one of the venues for the tournament:
» Wurzel 5 – Lueg Dim Bitz
Then after that I found this article via the Kronus Mortis website:
Hot News – Gotthard – Mousse T. and the Swiss National Soccer Team are showing team spirit + Single online!
“Audience and jury have decided: GOTTHARD´s song “Lift U Up” – which is about motivating each other in a team and reaching aims together – is the official song of Switzerland´s National Soccer Team for the upcoming European Championship. In a survey, run by Switzerland ´s biggest newspaper “Blick”, readers and national team chose the song as the winning title.
Next to that, no other than German star producer Mousse T. has been responsible for the remix….
… Concerning Mousse T.´s latest remix for “Lift U Up”, the players of the Swiss National Soccer Team prove that they are not only self-confident when it comes to kicking, but also when it comes to singing: the guys have personally sang the chorus of the track!
Surely quite an unusual job for David Degen from FC Basel, Hakan Yakin and Marco Streller, who have both already played for VfB Stuttgart, Benjamin Huggel (formerly: Eintracht Frankfurt!), the keeper and audience ´s star Pascal Zuberbühler (formerly: Bayer Leverkusen) and all the other national players. ”
Above is the band Gotthard with a couple of players from the Swiss team recording the new version
Gotthard are a rock group who are big in Switzerland and Germany. They sing in English and when I heard some of their stuff I could hear a hint of Bon Jovi in there.. maybe a bit of Slade…
This is the original version of the song, released a couple of years ago:
» Gotthard – Lift U Up
Again if you know of any other stuff related to the Swiss team…