Listen To Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez, Claudia Leitte World Cup Song ‘We Are One (Ole Ola)’

Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez, Claudia Leitte
Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte bring the heat up in the streets of Fort Lauderdale, turning them into a Rio-like carnival to shoot their music video for "We Are One (Ole Ola)" the official World Cup 2014 song. Getty

It was finally released! The 2014 FIFA World Cup song “We Are One (Ole Ola)” is a mystery no more. Back in January it was announced that Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez and Brazilian superstar Claudia Leitte were the dynamic trio to perform the official song for football’s (soccer) biggest event. "We Are One (Ole Ola)" debuted on April 8, and will be included in the upcoming "One Love, One Rhythm: The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Album," to be released by Sony Music Entertainment on May 12, exactly a month before the World Cup’s opening ceremony.

The song features catchy melodies, tropical rhythms, festive, cheering crowds, Pitbull’s rhymes and the ladies’ powerful vocals that prove why they’re A-list musical performers. The chorus is very easy and meant for everyone to sing along, and there’s a whistle, that some don’t like, but you better get used to it because it’s going to be overplayed at the games.

“We Are One (Ole Ola)” has had some mixed reviews, some saying that it’s the typical song with no substance whatsoever, with beats that have been way overdone and very bland. The truth is, while the song might not be another “Waka Waka (This Time For Africa),” it’s better than most of the past official World Cup anthems. Ok, except for Ricky Martin’s “La Copa de la Vida” in 1998. Yes, it could’ve been better, and if you take away the little whistle, which is actually what makes the song coherent in terms of melody, each artist’s part could be a different song.

That doesn’t take away the fact that the song is very catchy and although some of us will have trouble learning the Portuguese part sung by Claudia Leitte, we’ll still try to sing along just because it sounds like fun. Scroll down and press play to listen to the song. Make sure to let us know what you think about it in the comment section below. Is it a new World Cup hit? Or is it just another typical Pitbull song?

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Maria G. Valdez

Maria was born and raised in Dominican Republic, where she began her career in journalism covering human interest stories, entertainment, beauty and wellness for a national magazine. She moved to New York City to study Musical Theatre, but went back to journalism after graduating in an attempt of becoming the Latina Carrie Bradshaw. She has an unhealthy obsession with JLo and claims to be Sofia Vergara’s long-lost daughter, and has tried a crazy amount of treatments to keep looking young. She became a Zumba instructor for fun.