Shakira - Waka Waka
"Waka Waka" lyrics
(copy of lyrics from elyricsworld)
|Shakira- Waka Waka (Image from Wikipedia)|
"Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" is a song by singer Shakira, featuring South African band Freshlyground. It was the official song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. It was later included on Listen Up! The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Album which was released on May 31, 2010. The K-Mix version of the song was also included on Shakira's seventh studio album, Sale el Sol. "Waka Waka" was performed by Shakira and Freshlyground at the 2010 FIFA World Cup Kick-Off concert in Soweto on June 10, 2010, and at the final on July 11, 2010.
"Waka Waka" is based upon a traditional African soldiers' song named Zangalewa, a 1986 makossa hit for Cameroonian group Golden Sounds. The song was officially chosen as the anthem for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. About this, Shakira said, "I am honored that 'Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)' was chosen to be part of the excitement and the legacy of the 2010 FIFA World Cup."Waka Waka" was written by Shakira and John Hill and co-produced by Hill. The song consists of rhythmical African sounds, and represents the vitality and energy of the host continent. According to the sheet music published in Musicnotes.com by Sony/ATV Music Publishing, the song is set in the time signature of common time, with a metronome of 128 beats per minute. It is composed in the key of D major with Shakira's vocal range spanning from the low-note of G3 to the high-note of A5. (source: Wikipedia)