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2014 World Cup music: Shakira’s single 'La, La, La’ rocks, Pitbull's song fails

Shakira's new song La LA LA (Brazil 2014) should be World Cup anthem
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Fans of the sporting world know that the 2014 FIFA World Cup is only days away when the songs for the sporting event start getting released. Encouraging participation around the world, different tunes come out for the teams, but this year Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez released "We Are One (Ole Ola.)" It’s a catchy tune that (barely) includes Brazilian pop star Claudia Leitte. According to Yahoo News on Friday, the video is full of fans readying for the World Cup, but it was shot in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

So why are fans not really impressed with the song or video? Well, the lack of interest might have to be blamed on Shakira who released an unofficial anthem that is way more exciting and the video includes international sports figures. Maybe it isn't so much Shakira's fault as it is the FIFA fans who can see feel the passion of the World Cup in the artist's music.

Shakira recently released a latest single titled "La La La (Brazil 2014)" and fans fell in love with the lyrics and the video. It features some of the most famous names in football (which is soccer for all you American fans) including Radamel Falcao, Cesc Soler, Sergio Agüero, James Rodriquez, Eric Abdal, Neymar and Lionel Messi. By the end of the video viewers are singing along as it is so catchy and inspiring.

The video for Shakira also has already exceeded the number of views on YouTube when compared to the World Cup song by Pitbull and people are suggesting it will become the go-to song of the event. Unfortunately for Pitbull, Shakira’s song offers catchy lyrics and gives a real international feel with the video. The World Cup has such a global flavor that people see right through the Florida video and there is no connection to the fans who look like actors instead of real spectators.

Take a look at the video clip of "La La La (Brazil 2014)" by Shakira. Hands down her song and video offers the right tone for the World Cup.

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