From KCRW DJ Marion Hodges –
We here at KCRW have a serious case of World Cup Fever. So much so, that we’ve added this page to the website spotlighting each country competing in this great event. Since we love music even more than we love soccer around these parts, we decided to choose an artist from each of these countries, and direct you to a song of theirs, or a performance they gave here on KCRW. While there are some seriously incredible songs/performances represented here, I’d like to focus specifically on the song that is representing the U.S.A — “World Cup Fever,” by Air Miami.
The song consists of little more lyrically than, “Hey, hey, hey, I’ve got World Cup Fever. Hey, hey, hey she’s got…, he’s got…” and so on and so forth. Musically, it’s just as simple — sweet, snappy, electropop fun that reaches its end in what feels like the blink of an eye! In fact, it kind of encapsulates the feeling of watching a really well played soccer game where the action never stops, and goals really can occur in the span of time that it takes to blink an eye.