Shakira’s 'La La La' Steals Spotlight From J Lo, Pitbull's Official World Cup Anthem 'We Are One': Which Is Better? [POLL]

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Shakira is performing at the World Cup closing ceremony. YouTube/shakiravevo

Shakira has taken over radio stations with her song "La La La," a song inspired by World Cup fever. Shakira has quite the catchy tunes, and she has proved it once again with 'La La La,' which has become the most successful song of this World 2014 in Brazil. She has even taken over Pitbull's 'We Are One (Ole Ole),' which was voted by FIFA as the song this official sports event - Pitbull performed with Claudia Leitte and Jennifer Lopez at the opening ceremony.

Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, Cláudia Leitte The fun trio performing at the World Cup's opening ceremony. Reuters

Shakira's song  'La La La'  has over 146 million views on the web, while 'We Are One' has just  over 125 million views. Fans of the Colombian singer and and soccer fans around the world seem to be going crazy for 'La La La.' The song has both an English and Spanish version. The Spanish version  is being heard consistently throughout Latin America. The video too has proven extremely popular, showing a diversity of races and also reveals important stars of football, including Gerard Piqué.

Shakira seems to have knack for creating world cup anthems: in 2010 she was also the star of the World Cup in South Africa with the hit song 'Waka Waka.' The song was certified platinum in the US not long after its release. Tsingle similarly attained multi-platinum certifications in other countries, including a nine-times platinum certification in Sweden and a six-times platinum certification in Spain. By May 2014, "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" has sold nearly ten million units worldwide, becoming one of thebest-selling singles of all time.

 

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Oscar Lopez is a Brooklyn-based writer. Originally from Mexico, Oscar moved with his family to Australia in 2000. Graduating from the University of Melbourne in 2011 with a BA (Honors) Oscar was awarded the Keith Macartney Scholarship for the Arts, the Louise Homfrey Award and the Hannah Barry Memorial Award. As well as reporting for Latin Times, Oscar's writng has been featured in Newsweek, New York Magazine (nymag.com) and Musee Magazine.