FIFA World Cup championship theme songs that accompany the football tournament has become a tradition and used as warm-ups to the event. Usually chosen songs are multilingual and use English, as well as the language of the official language of the organising country.
The official World Cup 2014 Song titled “We Are One (Ole Ola)” recorded by American rapper Pitbull, American entertainer Jennifer Lopez and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte for “One Love, One Rhythm – The 2014 FIFA World Cup Official Album 2014.” The song was uploaded on YouTube on 16 May and has got over 69 million hits, despite receiving criticisms from many Brazilians for involment of foreign musicians to celebrate a tournament held in a country with its own rich musical history.
The tracklist for “One Love, One Rhythm” includes also tracks from Shakira, Ricky Martin, Carlinhos Brown, Bebel Gilberto and several other leading names from the Brazilian music scene.
Jennifer Lopez alongside Pitbull and Brazilian pop star Claudia Leitte will be on the stage in Sao Paulo to sing the official World Cup song “We Are One (Ole Ola)” at the opening ceremony.