Earlier this week FIFA started to poll fans via their social media accounts to see which songs should be featured in the World Cup Final. Like the World Cup itself, the polling consisted of 5 different groups of songs which fans could choose to vote for. Each group would have a winner, making 5 songs that would be featured during the final.
Avicii‘s ‘Hey Brother' was in a group alongside BTS' ‘Fake Love' and the early 2010's megahit, ‘Waving Flag' by ‘K'naan'. Immediately fans were hoping to hear Avicii be played over the stadium loudspeakers, as the artist tragically passed away only a 10 weeks ago.
Avicii's Hey Brother to be played at this year World Cup final from r/avicii
BTS Beats Out Avicii
It seems that the legions of BTS fans stepped up their game to make sure that the K-Pop supergroup would be the winners.
Voting closed yesterday, and FIFA announced the winning tracks via their Twitter account. After over 5 million votes were cast, they have come up with the 5 songs to be honored during the World Cup Final. Unfortunately, Avicii was bested this time.
Congratulations to all groups that won, and in 4 years the EDM community will have to come together with a little tighter voting in hopes of paying homage to one of the true legends.
Almost 5 million votes. 4 platforms.
YOU were The Vivo #FIFAStadiumDJ & chose:
We Will Rock You by @QueenWillRock
Fake Love by @BTS_bighit
Thunder by @ImagineDragons
Power by @WeAreOneEXO.
Hear the songs now in the 🏟 & on the FIFA 🏟 Playlist: https://t.co/coclwAwkiF pic.twitter.com/jUfLjpVM84
— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) July 9, 2018