FIFA 08 Soundtrack Announced

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Wayne Rooney hanging with 'rock band', The Hoosiers.
Wayne Rooney hanging with 'rock band', The Hoosiers.
Electronic Arts has announced the soundtrack for FIFA 08, prompting footy fans everywhere to scratch their heads at the inadequacy of their international music knowledge.

Included in the list are Simian Mobile Disco (UK), CSS (Brazil), Datarock (Norway), Dover (Spain), Ivy Queen (Puerto Rico), Junkie XL (Holland), Maximo Park (UK), Mexican Institute of Sound (Mexico), Peter Bjorn And John (Sweden), Planet Funk (Italy), Superbus (France), The Cat Empire (Australia), and Wir Sind Helden (Germany).

SPOnG let out a near-deafening whoop of excitement when we saw... who are we kidding? Maximo Park are OK, we suppose and the resident Aussie said something about Cat Empire and the word, 'funky'... so we can probably give them a miss.

Should football games even have soundtracks? Footballers don't even listen to this sort of stuff, do they?

Also included are new artists The Hoosiers (UK), Babamars (France), Bodyrox (UK), Junkie XL (Holland), and Santogold (USA). That's right, new. So you have an excuse not to have ever heard of them.

Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music at EA, is thoroughly enthused. “We’ve been working for nearly a year to deliver what we believe is the ultimate FIFA 08 soundtrack” he commented.

“These are the most songs ever in a FIFA edition representing the most countries in the history of the videogame. In addition to an unprecedented mix of great global artists and some killer debut acts, we’re also proud to showcase our première Artwerk signings Junkie XL, Jupiter One and Datarock. And as in seasons past, we know that some of the hottest new artists of the coming year will emerge from our soundtrack.”

You can see the full list of songs in the table below, followed by SPOnG's pick for the soundtrack. Find out more about FIFA 08 on SPOnG's dedicated game page. And don't whinge because we've chosen scousers - as yet we're unaware of Huddersfield Town or Bristol Rovers recording anything chart-worthy. Your opinions on your own choice of ultimate soccer soundtrack to the Forum please.

!!!All My Heroes Are WeirdosMyth TakesUSA
ApartmentFall Into PlaceThe Dreamer EvasiveUK
Art BrutDirect HitIt's A Bit ComplicatedUK
BabamarsThe CoreSurprising TwistsFrance
Bodyrox feat. LucianaWhat Planet You On?UK
Bonde do RoleSolta O FrangoWith LasersBrazil
CAMPFrom Extremely Far AwayTaking CureSwitzerland
Carpark NorthHumanAll Things To All PeopleDenmark
Cheb i SebbahToura Toura: Nav Deep RemixLa Ghriba: La Kahena RemixAlgeria
CSSOff The HookCansei De Ser SexyBrazil
DatarockFa-Fa-FaDatarock DatarockNorway
Disco EsembleWe Might Fall ApartFirst Aid KitFinland
DoverDo YaFollow The City LightsSpain
Heroes & ZeroesInto The LightStrange ConstellationsNorway
Ivy QueenQue LlorenSentimientoPuerto Rico
Junkie XLClashFelt EPHolland
Jupiter OneUngluedJupiter OneUSA
KennaOut of Control (State of Emotion)Make Sure They See My FaceEthiopia
K-OsBorn To RunAtlantis: Hymns for DiscoCanada
La RoccaSketches (20 Something Life)The TruthIreland
Lukas KashaLove AbuseAnimated People's RepublicNorway
Madness feat. Sway and Baby BlueI'm SorryI'm SorryUK
Maximo ParkThe UnshockableOur Earthly PleasureUK
Melody ClubFever FeverScreamSweden
Mexican Institute of Sound (MIS)El MicrofonoPinataMexico
Modeselektor feat. Sasha PereraSilikonHello Mom!Germany
NoisettesDon't Give UpWhat's The Time Mr. Wolf?UK
Pacha MassiveDon't Let GoAll Good ThingsUSA
Peter Bjorn and JohnYoung FolksWriter's BlockSweden
Planet FunkStaticStaticItaly
RobynBum Like YouRobynSweden
Rocky DawuniWake Up The TownBook Of ChangesGhana
SantogoldYou Will Find A WaySantogoldUSA
Simian Mobile DiscoI BelieveAttack, Decay, Sustain, ReleaseUK
SwitchesDrama QueenHeart Tuned to D.E.A.DUK
The Automatic AutomaticMonsterNot Accepted AnywhereWales
The Cat EmpireSlyTwo ShoesAustralia
The HoosiersGoodbye Mr. AThe Trick To LifeUK
The HoursAli In The JungleNarcissus RoadUK
The TellersMoreThe TellersBelgium
TigarahCulture, Color, Money, BeautyRevolutionJapan
TravisCloserThe Boy With No NameUK
Tumi And The VolumeAfriqueTumi And The VolumeSouth Africa
VassyWanna FlyMy AffectionAustralia
Wir Sind HeldenEndlich Ein Grund Zur PanikSoundsoGermany
YonderboiWere You Thinking Of Me?Slendid IsolationHungary

Real Football Music


Joji 11 Sep 2007 17:27
A good list as any. I liek these EA soundtracks, never thought I 'd say that, but after Burnout 3, they swayed me.
fishsticks 11 Sep 2007 19:32
Junkie XL? New?
Is that the same Junkie XL who has been making music since 1997 and had a number one hit reworking Elvis Presley's 'Little Less Conversation' over 5 years ago?
Lukas 29 Jul 2009 23:04
Try not to overdue listening to "Young Floks" by Peter Bjorn and John. It gets stuck in your head easily...
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