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Pop Giants - Party Hits Football


Pop Giants - Party Hits Football


The European Football Championship is finally just around the corner after a year's delay and the whole of Germany is looking forward to the football highlight. What shouldn't be missing, of course, is the official football song for the European Championship. But will the fans embrace him? Or will it be like 2014, when the German national soccer team won the long-awaited fourth world championship title and sent the whole of Germany into a frenzy of joy. The whole country celebrated the team, itself and the World Cup in Brazil with a song: Auf Uns by Andreas Bourani. The song became the anthem for the title, leaving We Are One, the official World Cup song by Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull, far behind in popular favor with the public.

The special thing about Auf Uns: The song was not intended as a football song at all. But the title is not alone in this. Songs like You'll Never Walk Alone by Gerry and The Pacemaker, We Are The Champions by Queen, Go West by the Pet Shop Boys and Days Like These by Die Toten Hosen have become an integral part of football stadiums. However, they were not originally composed as football hits, but made into them by the fans.

The 90-minute documentary Pop Giganten - Fußball Fetenhits celebrates the biggest football hits of all time. Both the official ones, published by FIFA or UEFA for the big football events and becoming world hits, such as Waka Waka by Shakira or Love Generation by Bob Sinclair, and the unofficial ones, which the fans look for themselves, such as 54 74 90 2006 by the Sportfreunde Stiller.

The documentary also celebrates the time when the German national team grabbed the microphone themselves and belted out hits like “Football is our life” or “Buenas Dias Argentina”.

Soccer star David Odonkor, ex-soccer player Thorsten Legat, Verena Kerth, Daniela Katzenberger and Lucas Cordalis have their say. The actor Peer Kusmagk, the moderators Katrin Müller-Hohenstein and Steffi Brungs, the singer Loona, the singer Henning Krautmacher von den Höhnern and Giovanni Zarrella as well as the rapper Eko Fresh and the music manager Thomas Stein also comment.