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THE BEST FIFA SOUNDTRACKS

Best FIFA Soundtracks blog

Here at Audio Network we’re partial to a game of EA Sports FIFA – or four. We love taking control of our favourite players (does that make us control freaks?), building our ultimate team squad and rising to the challenges. Each time we play, we make sure our speakers are turned up to full volume, because there’s nothing more immersive than the sounds of an EA Sports FIFA soundtrack.

Here, we recall the five best FIFA soundtracks ever, to crown one the ultimate winner. We will also be calling attention to our playlists – such as our Summer of Sport playlist – featuring similar songs so that you can think about creating your own soundtrack – whether it’s for a video game or something completely different. 

The Best FIFA Soundtrack – Top 5

1. FIFA 03

The 14-track FIFA 03 soundtrack epitomises the early Noughties music scene. From emotionally charged emo pop to the snappy sounds of female British rappers, the diverse soundworld meant players broadened their musical horizons. Now, each one of these songs reminds us of those heady days of old. Sigh.

Best FIFA Songs For FIFA 03

'Dy-Na-Mi-Tee' – Ms. Dynamite

  • Album: A Little Deeper
  • Release Date: 2002

To be a British female rapper back in 2002 was a big deal. To be a British female rapper in 2002 on the FIFA soundtrack was an even bigger deal. So, let’s take a minute to appreciate Ms. Dynamite and Dy-Na-Mi-Tee, which took our Playstation One FIFA experience to the nth degree back in the day.  

'Complicated (Pablo La Rossa Vocal Mix)' – Avril Lavigne

  • Album: FIFA 2003 Soundtrack
  • Release Date: 2003

In 2002, Avril Lavigne was the alternative It-girl of the pop music scene – essentially, the Billie Eilish of the Y2K era. Her smash hit, Complicated, was remixed by American DJ Pablo La Rossa for the video game, helping her resonate with an audience far beyond beyond the grungy girls who aped her aesthetic. 

'Hide U' – Kosheen

  • Album: Resist
  • Release Date: 2000

Bristol-based electronic band Kosheen may seem a slightly unusual choice for a FIFA soundtrack, but once you've heard Hide U, you’ll understand why the infectious track was chosen for FIFA 03: its pacey, consistent beat keeps you in the zone. 

2. FIFA 14

The FIFA 14 soundtrack features a pick-and-mix of upcoming, under-the-radar and established acts, mainly from England, the US and Australia. We’re talking tracks from the likes of John Newman, Disclosure, Empire of the Sun, Foals and Vampire Weekend; artists who now enjoy a cult following. Could this be the FIFA effect? We couldn’t possibly say…

Best FIFA 14 Songs

'Love Me Again' – John Newman

  • Album: Tribute 
  • Release Date: 2013

Sometimes, all you want to hear between FIFA matches is a pop banger by a passionate young talent. FIFA 2014 delivered the goods in the form of John Newman’s 'Love Me Again': a Northern soul hit that’s charming, charismatic and cool.

'Funky Futurista' – Illya Kuryaki & The Valderramas

Album: Chances 
Release Date: 2012

As the name suggests, Funky Futurista is a funky rap song that sounds ahead of its time. Sung by Argentinian duo Illya Kuryaki & The Valderramas, the Spanish-language track is the kind you can’t help but sing along to – even if you don’t know what any of the lyrics mean!

'F For You' – Disclosure

  • Album: Settle  
  • Release Date: 2013

Disclosure were one of the biggest breakout acts of 2013; fortunately, someone at EA Sports had their eye on them when putting together the FIFA 14 soundtrack. The enduring electronic rhythm of F For You works perfectly for the game. It was later remixed and re-released, featuring Mary J. Blige, and nominated for a Grammy.

3. FIFA 15

The FIFA 15 soundtrack features over 40 tracks, some of which debuted when the game was released. Well-known artists such as Avicii, Kasabian and Rudimental feature alongside lesser-known bands from around the world, including Uruguay, Sweden and Mexico.

Best FIFA Songs For FIFA 15

'The Nights' – Avicii

  • Album: Stories
  • Release Date: 2014

There’s a stadium spirit to 'The Nights', inspired by late DJ Avicii’s time in Ireland – the chanting is enough to get even the most self-conscious player in the room bobbing their head along to the anthem. The track makes it into our top three best songs of FIFA 15.

'Uh La La' - ChocQuibTown

  • Album: Eso Es Lo Que Hay
  • Release Date: 2011

'Uh La La' from Colombian hip hop group ChocQuipTown is the most vibrant song on FIFA 15’s extensive tracklist. Unapologetically South American, the track is alive with carnival percussion and jazzy brass, amplifying the soundtrack’s global reach.

'Push (Radio Edit)' – A-Trak, Andrew Wyatt

  • Album: FIFA 15 Soundtrack 
  • Release Date: 2014

A-Trak and Andrew Yyatt’s 'Push' is a fast-paced bop with lots of energy. It’s perfect for a FIFA video game because it keeps players awake and focused – even if it is 1 o’clock in the morning.

4. FIFA 17

The theme of the FIFA 17 soundtrack is discovery: it aims to introduce players to their new favourite artists, band or genre. Artists from Russia to Australia to Colombia and Israel feature, each bringing their distinctive flavour to the game. 

Best FIFA 17 Songs

'Send Them Off!' – Bastille

  • Album: Wild World  
  • Release Date: 2016

By 2016 everyone was well-acquainted with British pop-rock band Bastille, chiefly due to their 2012 hit, 'Pompeii'. So, when FIFA 17 was released and a Bastille song featured, it was welcomed with open arms. 'Send Them Off!' is an uplifting track that starts slowly and builds into something magnificent.

'Vera i Nadezhda Vera (feat. Mara Kot)' – ST 

  • Album: FIFA 2017 Soundtrack
  • Release Date: 2016

 One of the most idiosyncratic tracks on the album is ST’s 'Vera i Nadezhda Vera (feat. Mara Kot)'. FYI, ST, aka Alexander Stephanov, is a rapper from Moscow who’s been making music since 2003.

'Raging (feat. Kodaline)' – Kygo

  • Album: Cloud 9  
  • Release Date: 2016

Kygo is an internationally recognised Norwegian DJ who’s collaborated with the likes of Ed Sheeran and Selena Gomez – and has also worked with the Whitney Houston Estate to bring the legendary singer’s vocals to a new generation. In 2016, he released 'Raging' by Irish rock band Kodaline: a true crowd pleaser. EA Sports quickly nabbed the track for FIFA 17.

5. FIFA 19

The FIFA 19 soundtrack is all about good vibes: it reminds people how brilliantly video games offer an escape from life’s harsh realities. Yes, it’s deep – we know. Accordingly, songs from international artists like Billie Eilish, Bantu & Dr. Chaii and Bugzy Malone encourage players to enjoy the moment.

Best FIFA 19 Songs

'Feels Like Summer' – Childish Gambino 

  • Album: Summer Pack   
  • Release Date: 2018

Childish Gambino’s 'Feels Like Summer' is one of our favourite songs of 2018, so when we heard it would be on the FIFA 19 soundtrack, we were more excited about the release than ever. Gambino’s psychedelic vocals and the song’s late-summer vibe perfectly captures the feel-good sound EA Sports wanted. We’d say it’s the standout song on the tracklist (but perhaps we’re biased).

'Ordinary People' – Bugzy Malone 

  • Album: B. Inspired 
  • Release Date: 2018

'Ordinary People' is a song by Manchester-based rapper Bugzy Malone and Jp Cooper that passes all FIFA’s soundtrack requirements: it’s catchy but not distracting; it’s well-paced and a little gritty and, last but not least, its optimistic lyrics are an instant mood elevator. In fact, it’s so fitting, we’re surprised it wasn’t created especially for the football game. 

'It Makes You Forget' – Peggy Gou 

  • Album: Once 
  • Release Date: 2018

Peggy Gou is a Berlin-based, South Korean DJ who simply oozes cool. Since the early 2010s she’s has been climbing the ladder to success, and in 2018 she received a popularity boost by securing a spot on the FIFA 18 soundtrack. Her versatile hit, 'It Makes You Forget', is an infectious, deep house track that works just as well in Ibiza as it does in the video game, which is just one of the reasons why makes our Top three songs from FIFA 19.

Which FIFA has the Best Soundtrack?

Naturally, your favourite FIFA soundtrack all comes down to your personal preference. But we know that’s not the answer you’re looking for, so allow us to reveal our real answer.

Personally, our favourite is the FIFA 19 soundtrack because it takes us into the game like no other. Plus, it features a wide range of songs that each offer something unique, yet work together harmoniously. 

You can listen to the entire soundtrack below. 

Create Your Own Soundtrack

As you know, FIFA soundtracks are a collection of songs from across the world designed to keep you motivated and immersed in the game. If you’re currently creating your own video game, we have over 175,000 songs to help you produce your own soundtrack. 

Whether you’re creating a horror game, a war game, a children’s game or something else entirely, we can provide you with high-quality music tracks to keep your players in the gaming mood. Start exploring our catalogue today by heading on over to our Discover page.

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