- Nov 1, 2002
The World Cup in some South American country a couple of decades ago...as far as I knowwhere does the silly chant ''Ole, Ole, Ole, Ole, Olaaay'' chant even come from?
I never knew it's origin.
edit. Good old Wikipedia. I was wrong about the South American bit
The popular version of the "Olé, Olé, Olé" chant was first used in a 1985 song written by the Belgians Roland Verlooven and Grand Jojo called "Anderlecht Champion" as "Allez, Allez, Allez, Allez" in French, but became "Olé, Olé, Olé, Olé" in Spanish in a version titled "E Viva Mexico" created for the Mexico 86 World Cup. This version of the chant quickly spread around the world and chanted by football fans in tribute to a team or a player, and it is now also widely used in other sports as well as in non-sporting events