For an event that draws hundreds of millions of viewers from over 200 countries, FIFA's choice for an official World Cup theme song -- an anthem you'll soon be sick of hearing before, during and after every game -- is not a decision to be made lightly. It's been 30 years since FIFA started the tradition with the Andrew Lloyd Weber-penned 'Argentine Melody' and since then, artists as diverse as Luciano Pavarotti, Youssou N'Dour and R. Kelly have been chosen to compose and sing the anthem du jour.

How do you even begin picking a song that will appeal to countless different cultures, each with their own rich musical history and background? Most songs chosen by FIFA have been multilingual affairs, designed to appeal to both English-speaking countries and the country hosting the event (that's why since 1986, there has always been at least two official songs). When the United States hosted the event in 1994, the relatively soccer-averse country went the obvious, if still anthemic, route with Queen's 'We Are The Champions' (along with a Daryl Hall-written update of 'Glory, Glory, Hallelujah' entitled 'Gloryland').