This song was everywhere during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Why? The ‘Celebration Mix’ version was grabbed by Coke to be their anthem for the tournament. That meant it was in the stadiums, on the telly, on tournament cash-in music mixes, everywhere.
So, being on the ground in South Africa to be part of that excellent football banquet, I can’t not have anything but positive memories of Wavin’ Flag. That, along with Sho Sho Loza, over and above the ‘official’ songs, became my touchstone for that magical month.
Here’s the Wikipedia link.