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FIFA World Cup Official Song for 2014 "We Are One (Ole Ola)" by Pitbull is Criticized

Single/Song: "We Are One (Ole Ola)"
Artist: Pitbull Ft Jennifer Lopez & Claudia Leitte
Record Label: SONY Music
Single Released Date: May 16, 2014
 

The Official Song of the 2014 FIFA World Cup "We Are One (Ole Ola) is finally out! Song is by American/Cuban artist and Latin sensation Pitbull featuring Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte (Brazilian artist). The artists will be performing the song at the Opening Ceremony for the FIFA World Cup on June 12, 2014 at the Arena of Sao Paulo. The video was released on Friday May 16 with over 15 million YouTube views over the weekend. SONY Music Entertainment will release the Official 2014 FIFA World Cup TM Album on June 12 "One Love, One Rhythm: The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup"


Claudia Leitte, Pitbull, and Jennifer Lopez
 

Critics and fans have voiced their opinion comparing it to Shakira's "Waka Waka" 2010 World Cup anthem. Some say the song is missing the African tunes and Brazilian flavor that its supposed to represent. Many dislike the fact that the song is in English and Spanish when Brazil has a population of 200 million. The song is supposed to send a positive message that "WE ARE ONE" but to many individuals in Brazil the song represents generic foreign rhythms and stereotypes. The video features Carnival, samba dancers, half-naked people, and children representing poverty. Critics object to this stereotype of Brazilian culture and what others will perceive Brazil to be. The song has Caribbean beat but not a Brazilian beat like its supposed to have or be represented by a Brazilian artist. Claudia Leitte who is featured in the song only has 14 seconds towards the end and this was also criticized. There will always be criticism whether its positive or negative. I think the song is great because it represents flags, unity, different nationalities and the beat is awesome. However, this is coming from me who lives in the United States and therefore I am an American. You be the judge. What do you think?

ALBUM TRACK LIST:

1. Pitbull feat. Jennifer Lopez & Claudia Leitte – We Are One (Ole Ola) (The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup™ Song)

2. Santana & Wyclef ft. Avicii & Alexandre Pires - Dar Um Jeito (We Will Find A Way) (The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup™ Anthem)

3. Arlindo Cruz - Tatu Bom De Bola (The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Mascot Song)

4. Ricky Martin – Vida (Spanglish Version)

5. Aloe Blacc X David Correy - The World Is Ours (Coca-Cola 2014 World’s Cup Anthem)

6. Psirico - Lepo Lepo

7. Sergio Mendez & Carlinhos Brown - One Nation

8. Shakira – La La La (Brazil 2014) feat. Carlinhos Brown

9. The Isley Brothers With Studio Rio - It’s Your Thing (Studio Rio Version)

10. Bebel Gilberto and Lang Lang - Tico Tico

11. Adelen – Ole (Stadium Anthem Mix)

12. Magic! - This Is Our Time (Agora e’a nossa horra)

13. Baha Men – Night & Day (Carnival Mix)

14. Rodrigo Alexey feat. Preta Gil – Go Gol

15. Mika Nakashima X Miliyah Kato – Fighter (Tachytelic World Cup Brazil 2014 Remix)

16. Pitbull We Are One (The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Song) feat. Jennifer Lopez & Claudia Leitte (Olodum Mix)

17. F.A.N.S. – Pasión Total (FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Official Song

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