November 25, 2014
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - The official song for this year's World Cup definitely strikes a chord, but some think it's the wrong one.
Hordes of fans in Brazil have been slamming the official 2014 Cup theme, titled, "We Are One (Ole Ola)."
Although Brazilian Claudia Leitte is also featured in the song, critics say they don't understand why Cuban-American rapper Pitbull and Bronx-born Puerto Rican singer Jennifer Lopez were chosen when there are so many other great musicians in the land of Bossa Nova. They also complain that the song is mostly in English and Spanish, leaving only a few seconds at the end for Leitte to sing in her native Portuguese.
Brazilian music critic Gaia Passarelli also calls it "a poor, dull, generic pop theme."
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