Will This be the Song of Summer 2014?

It's only April, but we are already dreaming of summer. Which is why when any catchy pop song is released this time of year, we patiently wait to see if it will be this year's song of the summer. 


Pitbull teamed up with Jennifer Lopez and Brazlian pop singer Claudia Leitte to release "We Are One," the official song of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The World Cup is held in Brazil this year, which is why Claudia Leitte is a featured artist on the song. 

In true Pitbull fashion, the song is lively, upbeat and features some phrases in Spanish. I can also already imagine hearing it everywhere I go this summer; pools, bars, parties, fairs, etc. I'm already having flashbacks to Ricky Martin's "Cup of Life" in 1998, which I would imagine I heard no fewer than 349,295 times that summer. (This was also before Internet radio streaming and a selective iPhone playlist). 

 

Ricky Martin shaking his 'bon bon,' and getting everyone pumped up in 'The Cup of Life' video

 

Regardless, I think this song is fun and it puts me in a good mood. It will probably be a staple in my summer party playlists this year, until around June 19 when I get sick of it. It's also really exciting that the World Cup is this year, and that Pitbull can be a part of it. So props to Pitbull, J. Lo and Claudia Leitte!

Take a listen to the jam below, and tell us what you think. Do you think it will be the next song of the summer?

 

 

Even if you're not a soccer fan, it's still a catchy tune I know will make its way onto my workout playlist. So #MakeToday a dance party! 

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