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Three songs that went from pop hits to soccer chants

We asked Max Jack, who studies soccer chants at UC Santa Barbara, to tell us about three pop songs that have gone from pop hits to soccer stadium chants.
General view of the stadium as fans celebrate the opening goal scored by Iury Gazinsky of Russia during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Group A match between Russia and Saudi Arabia at Luzhniki Stadium on June 14, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Getty Images)
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If you've been watching the World Cup, this might make you take a closer listen to what's happening in the stands. We asked Max Jack, who studies soccer chants at the University of California Santa Barbara, to tell us about three pop songs that have gone from pop hits to soccer stadium chants: Seven Nation Army, Despacito and A Little Respect.

Below are the hit songs that became huge soccer anthems:

White Stripes, Seven Nation Army 

Luis Fonsi, Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee

Erasure, A Little Respect


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