Jun

11

Official World Cup Final Song: Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) by Shakira

by Migdalia Rivera

Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) in English, and Waka Waka (Esto es África)in Spanish, was the song chosen for the World Cup Final on July 11 in Johannesburg Soccer City Stadium. It will be performed by Shakira and a South African group called Freshlyground. Shakira will also appear in the opening pre-game segments for all of the 64 matches broadcast across the Univision networks.

If you haven’t had a chance to hear the song. Here it is! I’ve also included the lyrics below. I have to admit I love, love, LOVE the song in Spanish!

The song, ‘Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)”, can be purchased as a stand alone purchase on . It is also included on “Listen Up! The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Album”

Click HEREto purchase the Listen Up! The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Album on Walmart (cheaper than itunes).

Click HERE to purchase the ENGLISH single Waka Waka (This Time For Africa).

Click HERE to purchase the SPANISH single, Waka Waka (Esto Es Africa).

Shakira – Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) Lyrics

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

 

Shakira – Waka Waka (Esto es Africa) Lyrics

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

Y la presion que sientes
Espera en ti, tu gente!
Ahora vamos por todo
y te acompaña la suerte
Tsamina mina zangalewa
Porque esto es Africa

Tsamina mina eh eh
Waka waka eh eh
Tsamina mina zangalewa
Porque esto es Africa

Oye a tu dios
y no estaras solo
llegas aqui para brillar
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
Porque esto es Africa

Tsamina mina eh eh
Waka waka eh eh
Tsamina mina zangalewa
Porque esto es Africa

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So what do you think of the song and the promo video?

About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 nicóle June 11, 2010 at 8:12 am

I agree. I definitely like the song better in Spanish!

2 Maybelline June 11, 2010 at 8:26 am

I love the song.. makes you want to sing and dance.. is such a happy song.. My baby loves it!, Thanks for sharing the lyrics

3 Rachel June 11, 2010 at 10:18 am

I think its awesome! Very powerful. One of my dreams is to visit Africa one day. I love Shaki and her voice, her style, her hips LOL. I love everything about it.

:)

-Rachel

4 Rachel June 11, 2010 at 10:18 am

BTW, I LOVE the SPANISH VERSION!!!!!

-Rachel :)

5 Amanda June 12, 2010 at 8:08 pm

I honestly like the Spanish version more than the English version. It reminds me of my roots :)

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