These are the highest-earning World Cup songs on Spotify

The World Cup can be very, very good for songs that are adopted as themes for various teams, countries, and fanbases. Depending on the country, a World Cup song can be a goldmine. A new study reveals just how much money some of these songs have made over the years–and just from Spotify.

CountrySong NameArtistYearStreamsEstimated Earnings
South Africa World CupWaka WakaShakira2010596541749$2,386,167.00
EnglandSweet CarolineNeil Diamond1969536525814$2,146,103.00
FranceRamerez le coupe le maisonVegedream2018326884643$1,307,539.00
Brazil World CupWe are onePitbull2014203361453$813,446.00
South Africa World CupWavin’ FlagK’Naan2010138322012$553,288.00
Russia World CupLive it upNicky Jam2018133530159$534,121.00
Ivory CoastMagic In The AirChawki201497755566$391,022.00
BrazilMais Que NadaSergio Mendes196366434956$265,740.00
EnglandThree Lions (Football’s Coming Home)The Lightning Seeds, David Baddiel, Frank Skinner199641164878$164,660.00
BrazilDeixa a vida me levar”Zeca Pagodinho200240472390$161,890.00
EnglandWorld in MotionNew Order feat. John Barnes199016219373$64,877.00
SpainLa Roja BailaSpanish National Team201611017194$44,069.00
South KoreaYet To Come (Hyundai Vers)BTS202211004270$44,017.00
Brazil“É uma partida de futebol”Skank20229311454$37,246.00
France World CupCup of LifeRicky Martin19989127204$36,509.00
Qatar World CupHayya HayyaTrinidad Cardona, AISHA, Davido20228250520$33,002.00
DenmarkRe-Sepp-TenDodo gad (Dodo and the Dodos)19867625477$30,502.00
DenmarkHelt sikkerGulddreng20216392389$25,570.00
GermanyZeit dass sich was drehtHerbert Grönemeyer20065346873$21,387.00
Germany54, 74, 90, 2006, 2010Sportfreunde Stiller20105783886$23,136.00
DenmarkEn for alleRocazino19884458587$17,834.00
SpainDesde Rusia con AmorTaburete20183674559$14,698.00
SpainTokeChanel20221448660$5,795.00

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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