The next installment of EA’s popular soccer franchise FIFA is just under a month away and anyone who’s watched any of the previews has re-adjusted their jaw from the floor numerous times already. 3D fans in the stadiums? COUNT ME IN!
Besides the annual graphical and gameplay updates, FIFA fans also have a new soundtrack to look forward to. EA has yet to release the complete list of songs that will appear in this year’s game so, in anticipation of FIFA 14′s soundtrack, we present our favorite tracks from previous installments.
FIFA 2006 Germany World Cup
Ladytron – “Destroy Everything You Touch”
Electronic Arts was making a killing with the FIFA series in the mid 2000s. The brand reached the point where it found its identity with gamers and sports fans. As such, they decided to give both groups a ton of football in 2005 – 2006 in anticipation of the 2006 World Cup. The apex arrived in spring of 2006 with the official title of the German World Cup.
The soundtrack includes a contribution from Ladytron who also arrived at the apex of their dark-pop sound with album Witching Hour. “Destroy Everything You Touch” remains one of their most popular singles, even moreso than “Seventeen.”
Infadels – “Can’t Get Enough”
By this point, the FIFA soundtracks took a turn for the independent and the alternative. Much of the euro dance action of previous installments was kept to a bare minimum with a song or two. Meanwhile, electro-indie groups such as Infadels flourished. The short-lived but popular group contributed “Can’t Get Enough” to FIFA 07, a soundtrack they shared billing with other rock/pop groups including Elefant, Plastilina Mosh, The Pinker Tones, and many others.
The soundtrack used a remix of the original but I’m including the original because of the official video for it. The video was shot in Spain during the La Tomatina festival (tomato-throwing festival) in Buñol, Spain. It’s the most popular festival in Spain second only to the San Fermines (running of the bulls) in Pamplona.
Datarock – “Fa Fa Fa”
The mid years of the first decade of the 21st century were a great time for dancing. Dance music was incorporated into nearly every style of music including death metal (just kidding on that last one).
Datarock was one of the best groups from that era thanks to their indie/dance-rock tunes including this hit, “Fa Fa Fa.” Hit the dancefloor with your best pair of Nike running shoes!
Written by: Afroxander