It was officially released on April 1, 2022, and it’s the official song that accompanies the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which takes place in Qatar. The title is Hayya Hayya (Better Together), and the artists who composed it belong to three different continents: the American r&b singer Trinidad Cardona, the Nigerian Davido, and the Qatari artist Aisha. The song carries an important meaning: let’s explore it while reading its main lyrics.
You can find the official video below.
Hayya Hayya: the lyrics and the song meaning
FIFA Chief Commercial Officer Kay Madati said: “By bringing together voices from the Americas, Africa and the Middle East, this song symbolises how music – and football – can unite the world. As part of FIFA’s revamped music strategy, the multi-song soundtrack will bring passionate fans closer to the spirit of the FIFA World Cup like never before.”
The lyrics are an optimistic and cheerful way of seeing the future positively, which represents the real meaning of Hayya Hayya:
I wanna walk the walk on every street
I wanna ball out with the world at my feet
Hit every discotheque and not skip a beat, yeah-yeah
I wanna party, party eight days a week
I promise, I promise, I promise you now
Everything, everything gonna work out
Every tomorrow, no matter what goes down
The official song of the World Cup is a significant showcase for the artists that compose it. Over the past few years, big names like Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Will Smith, Ricky Martin, and Anastacia have taken place in this position.
The official World Cup soundtrack also includes other songs released in the months preceding the competition. You can find them all here.