Pitbull & Jennifer Lopez’s “We Are One (Ole Ola)”: Hear The Official 2014 World Cup Song

Apr 8th, 2014 // 1 Comment
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Back in January, we heard a radio edit of Pitbull‘s “We Are One (Ole Ola),” the official song of the 2014 FIFA World Cup (which is different from the official anthem, a song called “Dar Um Jeito (We Will Find A Way)” by Santana, Wyclef Jean, Avicii and Alexandre Pires). But now the proper version with Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte has premiered, and… there’s whistling! There’s EDM flair! There’s farty horn sounds! There’s everything you’ve ever heard in a Pitbull song, now packaged in a Pitbull song!

So, yes, there’s too much Pit and not enough JLo, and most definitely not enough of Brazilian singer Leitte, whose commanding voice is relegated to a quick verse at the end. All in all, it’s probably an upgrade from Shakira‘s “Waka Waka” from the 2010 World Cup (sorry, Shak!), but it’s still no “Cup Of Life.”

Check out the track below.

Pit and the ladies will perform the song live at the World Cup Opening Ceremony June 12 at the Arena de Sao Paulo.

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  1. Long-time reader, registered just to ask – seriously?! Better than Shakira’s “Waka Waka”? The song was *monumental* worldwide! (Maybe not in the US? Caraqueño via London here.) And not that popularity ought to figure into its quality, but it truly resonated – its message, its rhythm, melody – with very many diverse cultures. It was on mark as Adele’s “Skyfall.” This? There’s no clear message, hardly any nods to the host country, just a recycled attempt to create an anthem out of the current Top 40. Seriously. I understand that “Waka” may not have been your thing, but please reconsider its effects beyond your own limited area.

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