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These are the songs you’ll be kicking a ball to in FIFA 16

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Video game sound tracks seem like they’re increasingly made to make me feel old. It’s not that they’re filled with music I’m unable to appreciate (ok, they totally are), but that with every single release of a new game soundtrack, I find myself recognising the names of fewer and fewer bands within them. That’s exactly the case with the newly revealed, full FIFA 16 soundtrack .

For a little context, the last song I really, really remember from a FIFA game at all was Blur’s Song 2 and the ubiquitous choruses of “woo hoo!” that made that song inescapable in 1998, and not just from within FIFA. Here’s the list of songs that’ll be in the imminent FIFA 16 – and excuse me for not knowing a single one of them.

  • All Tvvins – Darkest Ocean
  • April Towers – A Little Bit Of Fear
  • Atlas Genius – Stockholm
  • Aurora – Conqueror
  • Baiana System – Playsom
  • Baio – Sister of Pearl
  • BANNERS – Shine a Light
  • Bastille – Hangin’
  • Beck – Dreams
  • Bomba Estereo – Soy Yo
  • BORNS – Fool
  • Coasts – Tonight
  • Disclosure – Omen feat. Sam Smith
  • Durante – Slow Burn feat. Chuck Ellis
  • Everything Everything – Distant Past
  • Foals – Mountain at my Gates
  • Gin Wigmore – New Rush
  • Icona Pop – Emergency
  • Jax Jones – Yeah yeah yeah
  • John Newman – Tiring Game feat. Charlie Wilson
  • Kaleo – Way Down We Go
  • Kygo – ID
  • Louis Child – It’s Strange feat. K. Flay
  • Miami Horror – All It Ever Was
  • No Wyld – Let Me Know
  • Nothing But Thieves – Trip Switch
  • Of Monsters And Men – Crystals
  • Parade of Lights – Feeling Electric
  • RAC – Back of the Car feat. Nate Henricks
  • Raury – Crystal Express
  • Seinabo Say – Pretend
  • Skylar Grey feat. X Ambassadors – Cannonball
  • Slaptop – Walls
  • Speelburg – Lay it Right
  • Swim Deep – One Great Song And I Could Change The World
  • The Royal Concept – Smiles
  • The Very Best – Make a King feat. Jutty Taylor
  • Tiggs Da Author – Run
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Can’t Keep Checking My Phone
  • X-Wife – Movin’ Up
  • Years & Years – Gold (FIFA Edit)
  • Zibra – Goodbye Mondays

“FIFA has traditionally been gaming’s foremost international showcase for new artists of every genre,” said Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music and Marketing at EA, “and with FIFA 16, we’ve once again created a soundtrack that will enable millions of fans worldwide to discover new music they might have never heard otherwise. Artists like Kygo and Aurora from Norway, X-Wife from Portugal, Bomba Estereo from Colombia, The Very Best from Malawi and the UK, Baiana System from Brazil and Raury from America do more than just enhance a great game. FIFA 16 represents globalized music as its very best.”

Not. One.

You can give it a listen using Spotify, a fantastic music streaming service that, like many other similar services, just isn’t available here unless you use sneaky geofencing workarounds.

Last Updated: January 4, 2017


  1. Admiral Chief Returns

    September 11, 2015 at 13:55

  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    September 11, 2015 at 14:01

    HAHAHAHAhahahaha….hahaha…hah…shit, me neither.


  3. VampyreSquirrel

    September 11, 2015 at 14:09

    I know 3 of the bands… but none of the songs… lol


  4. PoisonedBelial

    September 11, 2015 at 14:13


    All I read was:

    * Shit
    * Shit
    * Shit
    * Shit
    * Shit



  5. The Sten

    September 11, 2015 at 14:13

    Song 2 from Fifa 98
    Rockafeller Skank from FIFA 2000
    Soulchild Remix by Gorillaz

    ….and thats all i remember, and i used to play every fifa each year until last year. Age man…..its a bitch


  6. Gavin Mannion

    September 11, 2015 at 14:14

    @OddSockZA:disqus next time please help us older folk by saying which side of the – is the song and which is the band


    • Brady miaau

      September 11, 2015 at 14:17

      I agree.

      I have no idea. Seriously. Are we that old and out of touch?


  7. Geoffrey Tim

    September 11, 2015 at 14:17

    WAIT UP! I know Beck! Beck rocks.


  8. RinceThis

    September 11, 2015 at 14:23



  9. RinceThis

    September 11, 2015 at 14:24

    I’d rather listen to this than most of those songs… http://33.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lh01fjl62K1qa9g0zo1_500.gif


    • Admiral Chief Returns

      September 11, 2015 at 14:26



    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      September 11, 2015 at 14:28

      But watching just one of those movies will take 78 hours longer than listening to those what I assume are songs. Decisions, decisions.


  10. AfricanTime

    September 11, 2015 at 14:40

    agree with this, and cant get my Spotify to work again …


  11. Estian Hough

    September 11, 2015 at 18:12

    Omg thank you for using alt attributes on your images :P. Couldn’t remember the movie’s name.


  12. Brandon van Reenen

    September 12, 2015 at 06:19

    FIFA soundtracks are the best in video gaming


  13. Weanerdog

    September 12, 2015 at 17:07

    Why do you sometimes have the band first and sometimes the track name. It makes me even more confused. Also why the hell am I here on a Saturday evening. Fuck I should get a hobby or something.


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