Here’s all the Cricket World Cup Theme Songs from 1999-2023

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The Cricket World Cup is one of the most prestigious and anticipated events in the world of sports. Every four years, the best teams from different nations compete for the ultimate glory of lifting the coveted trophy. The tournament not only showcases the finest cricketing skills and talents, but also celebrates the diversity and unity of the global cricket community.

One of the ways to express this celebration is through music. Every edition of the Cricket World Cup has its own official anthem, a song that captures the spirit and passion of the fans and players alike. The theme song is usually performed by a famous artist or a group of artists from the host country or region, and reflects the culture and identity of the host nation.

In this article, we will look at the list of all cricket world cup theme songs from 1992 to 2023, and explore how they have evolved over time.

List of All ICC Cricket World Cup Theme Song

1.     1992 ICC Cricket World Cup Theme Song: Who Rules The World

The 1992 Cricket World Cup was jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand, and featured nine teams playing in a round-robin format. The official anthem of the tournament was “Who Rules The World”, a catchy pop song performed by Australian singer Kate Ceberano and New Zealand band Herbs. The song was composed by Mike Harvey and Phil Buckle, and featured lyrics that highlighted the excitement and competitiveness of the event. The chorus went like this:

“Who rules the world? Who rules the game? Who’s gonna be the one to take all the fame? Who rules the world? Who rules the game? Who’s gonna be the one to take all the fame?”

2.     1996 ICC Cricket World Cup Theme Song: Chokra

The 1996 Cricket World Cup was hosted by India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, and marked the first time that the tournament was held in Asia. The official anthem of the event was “Chokra”, a Hindi word that means “boy” or “lad”. The song was performed by Indian singer Shankar Mahadevan and Pakistani singer Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan, and composed by A.R. Rahman, one of the most renowned music directors in India. The song was a fusion of classical and contemporary music styles, blending Indian instruments such as tabla, sitar, flute, and dholak with western elements such as guitar, drums, and keyboard. The lyrics were written by Javed Akhtar, a famous poet and lyricist in India, and expressed the joy and pride of being a part of the cricketing fraternity. The chorus went like this:

“Chokra chokra chokra chokra Chokra chokra chokra chokra Duniya mein sabse bada hai cricket ka junoon Chokra chokra chokra chokra”

(Boy boy boy boy Boy boy boy boy The biggest passion in the world is cricket Boy boy boy boy)

3.     1999 ICC Cricket World Cup Theme Song: Life is a Carnival

The 1999 Cricket World Cup was hosted by England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and Netherlands, and featured 12 teams playing in two groups followed by a Super Six stage. The official anthem of the tournament was “Life is a Carnival”, a lively rock song performed by British musician Dave Stewart and Colombian singer Chucho Merchan. The song was composed by Stewart himself, along with Mark Hudson and Steve Dudas. The lyrics were written by Stewart and Hudson, and conveyed a message of optimism and celebration for life and cricket. The chorus went like this:

“Life is a carnival It’s in your heart It’s in your soul Life is a carnival It’s everywhere you go.”

4.     2003 ICC Cricket World Cup Theme Song: Welcome to Our Home

The 2003 Cricket World Cup was hosted by South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Kenya, and featured 14 teams playing in two groups followed by a Super Six stage. The official anthem of the event was “Welcome to Our Home”, a soulful song performed by South African singer PJ Powers and Zimbabwean singer Andy Brown. The song was composed by Alan Lazar, a South African composer and producer. The lyrics were written by Lazar and Powers, and expressed a warm invitation to the world to come and enjoy the cricket and the hospitality of the host nations. The chorus went like this:

“Welcome to our home Welcome to our land Welcome to our world We’re gonna make you feel at home”

5.     2007 Cricket World Cup Theme Song: Game Of Love & Unity

The 2007 Cricket World Cup anthem was “Game Of Love & Unity”, a song that featured three artists from different countries and genres: Rupee, a pop singer from Barbados, Shaggy, a reggae singer from Jamaica, and Faye-Ann Lyons, a soca singer from Trinidad and Tobago. The song was composed by John King, a Barbadian musician and producer. The lyrics were written by King and Rupee, and expressed a message of harmony and friendship among the cricket nations. The chorus went like this:

“We’re the one We’re the game We’re the love and unity We’re the one We’re the game We’re the game of love and unity.”

6.     2011 Cricket World Cup Theme Song: De Ghuma Ke

The 2011 cricket world cup anthem was “De Ghuma Ke”, a song that featured three renowned Indian composers and singers: Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, and Loy Mendonsa. The song was composed by the trio themselves, who are known as Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. The lyrics were written by Manoj Yadav, a Hindi poet and lyricist. The song was a blend of Indian and western music styles, mixing Indian instruments such as dhol, tabla, flute, and sitar with western elements such as guitar, drums, and keyboard. The lyrics were written in a mix of Hindi and English, and inspired the fans and players to swing their bats hard and play with passion and pride. The chorus went like this:

“De ghuma ke De ghuma ke De ghuma ke De ghuma ke Aisi dhun mein hai baji Mann mein thi jo bhi ab wohi hai haqiqat De ghuma ke De ghuma ke”

(Swing it hard Swing it hard Swing it hard Swing it hard In such a tune it has been played Whatever was in the mind now that is the reality Swing it hard Swing it hard)

7.     2015 Cricket World Cup Theme Song: Bob’s Beat

The 2015 Cricket World Cup anthem was “Bob’s Beat”, a song that featured WDL, a Swedish electronic music producer, and Mawe, a Swedish singer and songwriter. The song was composed by WDL himself, along with Johan Wedel and Erik Hassle. The lyrics were written by WDL and Mawe, and expressed a sense of empowerment and confidence for the players and fans. The chorus went like this:

“It is time for us, you are alone And what if I just got your uhhh… Tell me you got the power And I say uhhh… You say you got the power And I say no no no”

8.     2019 Cricket World Cup Theme Song: Stand By

The 2019 cricket world cup anthem was “Stand By”, a song that featured Loryn, a British singer and songwriter, and Rudimental, a British drum and bass band. The song was composed by Loryn herself, along with Dan Caplen, Jamie Scott, and Kesi Dryden. The lyrics were written by Loryn, Caplen, and Scott, and expressed a message of solidarity and support for the players and fans. The chorus went like this:

Stand by Stand by Stand by Stand by We’re all together now We’re all together now Stand by Stand by

9.     2023 ICC Cricket World Cup Theme Song: Dil Jashn Bole

The 2023 Cricket World Cup is hosted by India, and features 16 teams playing in two groups followed by a Super Eight stage. The official anthem of the event is “Dil Jashn Bole”, a Hindi phrase that means “the heart celebrates”. The song is performed by Indian actor Ranveer Singh and Bollywood composer Pritam. The song is composed by Pritam himself, along with DJ Chetas and Lijo George. The lyrics are written by Amitabh Bhattacharya, a popular lyricist in India. The song is a fusion of traditional and modern music styles, mixing Indian instruments such as dhol, nagada, shehnai, and harmonium with western elements such as guitar, bass, drums, and synthesizer. The lyrics are written in a mix of Hindi and English, and celebrate the spirit and passion of cricket and India. The chorus goes like this:

“Dil jashn bole Dil jashn bole Dil jashn bole Dil jashn bole Cricket ka hai yeh mela India mein hai yeh khela Dil jashn bole Dil jashn bole”

(The heart celebrates The heart celebrates The heart celebrates The heart celebrates This is the festival of cricket This is the game in India The heart celebrates The heart celebrates)

Conclusion

These are the list of all cricket world cup theme songs from 1992 to 2023. Each song has its own unique style and flavor that reflects the host country and the mood of the tournament. These songs have become an integral part of the cricket world cup experience, and have inspired generations of fans and players to enjoy and celebrate the game they love. Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

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