The official World Cup song is hitting an off note with some soccer fans.
Critics on the Web say the single "We Are One (Ole Ola)" doesn't showcase enough of the host country, Brazil. Instead, Cuban-American Pitbull takes center stage, along with Bronx native, Jennifer Lopez.
Brazilian pop star Claudia Leitte appears in the video but for far less time than the other two performers. And the Brazilian-themed video, set in a stadium with Carnival dancers, Latin-style drummers, and energetic crowds, was actually shot in Fort Lauderdale, not South America.
Commenters have tweeted their displeasure and want to bring back Shakira's popular 2010 World Cup hit, "Waka Waka."
Shakira's world cup song is so much better than Pitbull's. In terms of video and music
— A I Z A T (@ieezaat) May 24, 2014
Shakira's 2010 world cup song is 10x's better then Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez's 2014 world cup song
— Javi (@javier_lua) May 23, 2014
The fact that they chose Pitbull to make the World Cup song rather than Shakira is something I'll never be able to forgive
— Marc Senoa (@scaraxo___) May 24, 2014
Colombian-born Shakira, reportedly a huge soccer fan, did contribute the upbeat anthem, "La La La (Brasil 2014)" for FIFA's official World Cup 2014 album. The track has already scored over 21 million views on YouTube.
Looks like she has won over the World Cup crowds before the games have even begun.
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