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Official theme song for FIBA World Cup may cause dizziness, headaches (video)


Granted, I may not be the most qualified candidate to judge anything remotely related to new music, let alone music of the global variety. I am more inclined to put on “Boz Scaggs: Hits!” than turn on a Top 40 radio station or whatever, but something about the official theme song for the FIBA World Cup gives me the impression that I could be suffering from night terrors in the near future.

Being that the 2014 FIBA World Cup will be played in Spain, it makes sense that FIBA tabbed Spanish singer Huecco to sing the official theme song.

Titled, “Sube la copa” — which loosely translated means “Get the Cup” — is explained as follows on YouTube (via Hardwood Paroxysm):

Watch the videoclip of the official song of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup “Sube la copa” performed by Huecco and featuring Pau Gasol, Serge Ibaka, José Calderón and Ricky Rubio from Spain; Luis Scola, Andrés Nocioni and Pablo Prigioni from Argentina; Ante Tomić, Bogdanović and Šarić from Croatia; Marcelinho Huertas from Brazil; Gustavo Ayón and Jorge Gutierrez from Mexico; Japeth Aguilar and Gabe Norwood from Philipines.

The 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup will take place in Spain from 30 August – 14 September and will feature the best international players from all continents.

Good enough. And now, the video. Buckle up.

Egad! Seriously, what in the holy heck just happened? One moment, I’m watching the video, doing my best to get through it. The next thing I know I come to on the floor with drool coming out of my mouth and a trickle of blood leaking out of one of my ears.

Good grief, I’m old. I need a dose of “Lido Shuffle”, stat.