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Music: Official World Cup 2010 Song “Waka Waka” with Shakira

Much has been made of the horns which will blare out in the stadia through the FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa, but another sensation which will ripple through the crowds this year is the Waka Waka dance.

Featuring as part of the official 2010 “This is Africa” World Cup song, the Waka Waka dance is a simple gyration which will no doubt get the fans in the mood in time for the first match.

The dance is being promoted as a “social media” phenomenon to get Youtube users responding with shorts of themselves dancing the Waka Waka.

The effort is part of a campaign called 1GOAL which has the following aim: “Call on world leaders to provide education for 72 million children worldwide by 2015”. The website has a petition, which currently has over 8 million subscribers as well as support from big names such as Thierry Henry, Aaron Mokoena, Michael Owen, Mia Hamm, Michael Essien and Ji Sung Park.

If you would like to sing or dance along to the official theme song above, just see the instructions and lyrics below.

Waka Waka (This is Africa)

Shakira
Composed by: S. Mubarak
Buy Waka Waka in English

You’re a good soldier
Choosing your battles
Pick yourself up
And dust yourself off
Get back in the saddle
You’re on the front line
Everyone’s watching
You know it’s serious
We’re getting closer
This isn’t over

The pressure’s on; you feel it
But you got it all; believe it
When you fall, get up, oh oh
And if you fall, get up, eh eh
Tsamina mina zangalewa
Cause this is Africa
Tsamina mina eh eh
Waka waka eh eh
Tsamina mina zangalewa
This time for Africa
Listen to your god; this is our motto
Your time to shine
Don’t wait in line
Y vamos por todo
People are raising their expectations
Go on and feel it
This is your moment
No hesitation

Today’s your day
I feel it
You paved the way,
Believe it
If you get down
Get up oh, oh
When you get down,
Get up eh, eh

Tsamina mina zangalewa
This time for Africa
Tsamina mina eh eh
Waka waka eh eh
Tsamina mina zangalewa
Anawa aa
Tsamina mina eh eh
Waka waka eh eh
Tsamina mina zangalewa
This time for Africa

Waka Waka (Esto Es África)

Shakira
Composición: S. Mebarak
Buy Waka Waka in Spanish

Llegó el momento, caen las murallas
Va a comenzar la unica justa de las batallas
No duele el golpe, no existe el miedo
Quitate el polvo, ponte de pie y vuelves al ruedo

Y la pasión, se siente
Espera en ti tu gente

Ahora vamos por todo
Y te acompaña la suerte
Tsamina mina zangalewa
Porqué esto es África

Tsamina mina eh, eh
Waka Waka eh, eh
Tsamina mina zangalewa
Porqué esto es África

Oye a tu dios y no estarás solo
Llegaste aquí para brillar y lo tienes todo
La hora se acerca, es el momento
Vas a ganar cada batalla, ya lo presiento

Hay que empezar de cero
Para tocar el cielo

Ahora vamos por todo
Y todos vamos por ellos
Tsamina mina zangalewa
Porqué esto es África

Tsamina mina eh, eh
Waka waka eh, eh
Tsamina mina zangalewa
Anawa aa

Tsamina mina eh, eh
Waka waka eh, eh
Tsamina mina zangalewa
Porqué esto es África

Porqué esto es África
Porqué esto es África

Shakira's "Waka Waka" is the Official World Cup 2010 Song

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  1. very good song

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