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    Ireland's Favourite World Cup Songs

    To get in the mood for the start of World Cup 2014, we asked you to vote for your favourite World Cup Anthems. Here they are in the order you voted them...

    1. Put 'em under pressure!

    Any of us lucky enough to remember Italia '90 will probably remember each and every word to this one. We have to tip our hats to the Horslips for providing the most memorable music rift in Irish sporting history.

    2. Shakira - Waka Waka

    Hard to believe this on is four years since we were all watching the World Cup in South Africa. Shakira's Waka Waka for Africa is still the eight-most watched video on YouTube EVER! It deserves a place on our list of World Cup Songs

    3. Liam Harrison - Give It A Lash Jack

    The first of our songs from Ireland's first World Cup appearance, Italia 90. Apparently Bono still thinks this is the greatest Irish song ever written.

    4. Christy Moore - Joxer Goes To Stuttgart

    We know it's not a World Cup song but we felt we just had to include Joxer's epic journey to Stuttgart '88, so much nostalgia packed into 4 minutes 27 seconds...

    5. Irish Team (and our Nicky Byrne) - Here Come The Good Times

    In 2002 we had massive hopes for the World Cup and looking forward to the good times. That was until Roy Keane and had his famous training ground bust-up in Saipan and missed the World Cup Finals in South Korea.

    6. Dario G - Carnival De Paris

    One of the best World Cup songs from outside of Ireland is from the English dance trio Dario G. This infectious song spread around the world and quickly became a soccer anthem.

    7. K'naan - Waving Flag

    K'naan had the pleasure of opening the 2010 World Cup in South Africa with this Waving Flag, a celebration of music and soccer that could only be drowned out by the constant annoyance of thousands of Vuvuzelas at every match.

    8. New Order (Feat. John Barnes) - World In Motion

    New Order scored their only UK number 1 with this cheesy hit which features several members of the English squad. John Barnes became infamous for his rapping skills on this song which was to be titled E for England. That name was scrapped when they copped on to the drug reference...

    9. Baddiel, Skinner & Lightning Seeds - Three Lions '98

    Three Lions '98 went one better than Vindaloo and hit the number one spot in the UK for the duration of the World Cup. It swiftly dropped in popularity along with David Beckham who got sent off in the quarter final against Argentina resulting in England crashing out of the finals.

    10. Fat Les - Vindaloo

    With lyrics from Keith Allen (Lily's daddy) and music from Blur bassist Alex James, Vindaloo was always going to be a hit. When coupled with English World Cup fever this one was constantly heard around the stadiums of France '98.

    11. Shakira - La La La

    Given the success of Waka Waka, it's no surprise Shakira is back with another catchy World Cup song. Once again she's keeping the words simple swapping Waka Waka for La La La.

    12. The Memories - The Game

    The Memories were a Showband (if you don't know what that is, ask your parents) from the 1960s who finally hit number 1 in 1990 with their Irish soccer take on Billy Joel's We Didn't Start The Fire

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