EXO‘s smash hit “Power” is on its way to becoming the ultimate K-Pop sports’ anthem.
This energic, electro-pop bop is one of the most beloved tracks on EXO’s The War: The Power of Music album. “Power” dropped back in September 2017 but has experienced a resurgence of popularity in the past month thanks to the FIFA World Cup.
On July 4, EXO’s “Power” faced off against BTS‘s “FAKE LOVE” in an intense voting battle for the chance to be played during the World Cup finals.
Turn it up and feel the beat!
From the final four, which beat do you want heard inside the stadium? VOTE NOW! 🎶 #FIFAStadiumDJ
— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) July 4, 2018
Although EXO won the poll by a narrow margin on Twitter, BTS won FIFA’s Instagram poll.
In the end, both songs were declared winners.
Many netizens who voted for “Power” felt that the song was well-suited to the sports setting.
Ok y'all know I like both EXO & BTS but honestly isn't Power the better song choice?
It's a feel good beat, they literally sing 'We got the power', which after all the surprises & 'smaller' clubs getting far this year only seems fitting.
'Fake Love' is good but 'Power' fits https://t.co/dZP9Db1JdM
— Vicky (ﾉ･ｪ･)ﾉ (@VickyNamstar) July 5, 2018
— kaitlyn (@baekyungx) July 5, 2018
in all honesty tho, power by EXO is more of a better song choice than Fake Love for the fifa. it works
— n.m (@hazemazesope) July 6, 2018
I'm a fan of bts and exo but I think Power would be a better choice bc YALL GIVE THOSE PLAYERS SOME POWER TO WIN WOOHOOOO!!!!! https://t.co/TRc7rKSyZ1
— (r)ikimashou~! (@chanaceyeol) July 5, 2018
Less than a week after the FIFA vote, “Power” became the sports anthem of choice at the Philippines national volleyball finals.
IM AT A NATION'S VOLLEYBALL GAME FINALS RIGHT NOW AND THEY PLAY POWER WHENEVER THEY SCORE!
— trish (@xiuchenyeol) July 11, 2018
The arena played “Power” whenever a player scored, hyping up the players on both teams.
Power is really perfect for sports 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/UnKuQjUzme
— 세훈💕 (@senoodles_) July 11, 2018
EXO-L volleyball fans are loving the surprise “collaboration” between their hobbies, and hope to hear more EXO at future sports events.
2 of the things i love: volleyball and exo 💕 https://t.co/bCREFUdajn
— 💫 Wes 💫 (@grass_auntie) July 11, 2018
exo's power was played in moa arena during the national volleyball game finals, wow.
i really stan legend
— rein (@exoisliferr) July 11, 2018
HOW FVCKING WISH I WAS HERE.
1. Alyssa Valdez is my ultimate Filipino volleyball idol.
2. It's the PVL Finals Game
3. Creamline wonnnnnn !!!!
4. THE DJ PLAYED 'POWER' BY EXO !!!!!! i wouldve raved to the song and to the fact that alyssa's team has won!!!pic.twitter.com/7A3GwMugHB
— for exo & bp (@byunkimss) July 11, 2018
EXO's Power playing inside MOA Arena right now becos of PVL 😍😭 Ughhh double fangirling mode on. EXO plus Volleyball 😍 #PVLReinforcedConference
— #staystrongzelle (@puppybyunbaek04) July 11, 2018
Thanks for giving Manila the “Power”, EXO!