Mar 10

Pop World Cup 2010: The Story So Far

FT8 comments • 593 views

With the first group games drawing to a close I’d like to highlight some of the best music we’ve discovered in the tournament so far (to draw some new listeners in, hopefully!).

So here’s a poll of all 32 of the tracks we’ve seen so far: I’d like you to pick the five you’ve liked most, and I’ll bundle the tracks which do best up into some kind of PROMOTIONAL THING.

While I’m at it, I’d like to publically thank everyone who has taken part – as managers obviously but also the voters. Even the reduced turnout in the last couple of matches has been way more than what we got last time we did something like this, and it’s gratifying that people are finding it fun to do. Now enough from me and onto the REALLY BIG POLL:

Which have been your FIVE favourite Pop World Cup tracks in the first group games?

View Results

Poll closes: No Expiry

Loading ... Loading ...


  1. 1
    Lex on 6 Mar 2010 #

    in order:


    those four really stand out from the pack – last tick was between NED and NGR, and the latter gets it.

  2. 2
    Birdseed on 7 Mar 2010 #

    Wow, look at that home continent adavantage! I’m thinking on this form this should be Africa’s year.

  3. 3
    Matt DC on 7 Mar 2010 #

    Many of the European teams have been somewhat naive defensively so far, but I wouldn’t write them off just yet.

  4. 4
    Alberto on 9 Mar 2010 #

    My personal favourite of this round is the Argentinian entry, without the prolonged outtro though.

  5. 5
    Jonathan Bogart on 10 Mar 2010 #

    I tried to find a single edit, honest I did. I can do a homemade job…

  6. 6
    Tom on 11 Mar 2010 #

    On the highlights reel I’ve put together – http://tomewing.tumblr.com/post/441161773/pop-world-cup-highlights-vol-1 – the Argentine outro functions as a nice break between “sides” as it were. I took the standings at 40 votes – the poll is still open though. I’ll do similar polls after the second and third group games and at the end of the knockout stages and then we can have a final vote to determine the Golden Boot award for the best song played all tournament.

  7. 7
    jeff w on 6 Apr 2010 #

    Werk PC won’t let me vote but, looking back and with the benefit of repeat plays, my top 5 would be: France, Ghana, Netherlands, New Zealand and South Africa.

  8. 8
    cacey on 25 Jun 2010 #

    This is going wild the crowed’s shouting.

Add your comment

(Register to guarantee your comments don't get marked as spam.)


Required (Your email address will not be published)

Top of page