5SOS Release The ‘Unofficial’ World Cup Song With Help From One Direction

5SOS team up with BBC Radio 1 to make 'the pefect football single.'

5SOS are (unofficially) getting into the spirit of the World Cup.

The guys — Luke, Michael, Calum and Ashton — teamed up with BBC Radio 1 host Scott Mills to make their own “World Cup” song, “Hearts Upon Our Sleeve,” in celebration of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which kicks off Thursday, June 12 in Brazil.


The catchy track is all about overcoming adversity and landing on your feet, while also perfectly encompassing those moments right before a big game. This “generic football” anthem as 5 Seconds of Summer call it, is anything but. With its anthemic lyrics and chants, and a brief rap by the radio DJ, “Hearts Upon Our Sleeve” could potentially make its way into arenas.

“See the players run out and them anthems ring/ And you’re singing so hard you can’t hear a thing/ But the beat of your heart as it’s beating you up again,” the guys sing on the track.

BBC Radio 1 also released a behind-the-scenes clip of the making of “The Perfect Football Single,” which featured the guys in the booth, showing off their soccer skills and a little help from their tourmates, One Direction.

Harry, Louis, Niall, Zayn and Liam are seen together on a red carpet, passing a soccer ball back and forth. But clearly, they forgot how to play because, guys, you can’t use your hands in soccer!

5SOS are currently on the road with 1D as their opening act on the Where We Are Tour, which makes its way over to the U.S. in August.

BTW, the official FIFA World Cup song is Pitbull’s “We Are One (Ole Ola),” featuring Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte.

Christina Garibaldi has been an on-camera reporter for MTV News since 2011. When not interviewing or writing about her favorite stars, she keeps herself busy with baby animal videos and boy bands.
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