Now that Argentina has won the World Cup, “Muchachos, Ahora Nos Volvimos a Ilusionar,” the familiar song sung by the country’s fans during this year’s tournament, has received a few updates to some of its lyrics – from the players on the team.
The unofficial anthem for Argentina, which pays tribute to current Argentina star Lionel Messi and late Argentina star Diego Maradona, was created by 30-year-old teacher Fernando Romero and was based on the 2003 tune “Muchachos, Esta Noche Me Emborracho” by the Argentine rock band La Mosca Tse-Tse.
La Mosca Tse Tse singer Guillermo Novellis even recorded the rewritten song when he learned of its existence. Messi said it was his favorite fútbol chant.
How popular was the song during the World Cup this year? The song was sung in the stands.
It was sung in the stadium.
It was sung on the field.
It was sung in the streets.
We’re assuming fans dreamt about the song, too.
In the latest version of “Muchachos,” Argentina’s players sang the song on the team plane and changed the lyrics to focus on their impressive win against France in the World Cup Finals. Specifically, they exchanged the lyrics, “Quiero ganar la tercera, quiero ser campeón mundial” to “Ya ganamos la tercera, ya somos campeón mundial.”
The lyrics were also changed to end the song to tell Maradona that he can now rest in peace with his mother and father.
We’ll have to get Novellis and the rest of La Mosca Tse Tse back in the studio again to record the latest version. Until then, we’re sure “Muchachos” will live rent-free in your head for weeks to come.