World Cup: Pitbull, Shakira and Anitta set the mood


From "The Girl from Ipanema" to "La Lambada," not to mention more recent international hits from Bebel Gilberto and Michel Teló, Brazilian music knows no borders. Ahead of the start of the World Cup, here is a playlist inspired by the land of Pelé and Ronaldo, including a mix of tracks from the official album ("One Love, One Rhythm") and current Brazilian radio hits.

1. Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte, "We Are One (Ole Ola)"
The song recorded by rapper Pitbull in collaboration with JLo and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte was chosen by FIFA as the official anthem of the 2014 World Cup.
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2. Santana & Wyclef feat. Avicii & Alexandre Pires, "Dar Um Jeito (We Will Find A Way)"
Another anthem that will set the tone for the World Cup, this track interpreted by Santana and Wyclef Jean is also on FIFA's official album.
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3. Shakira, "La La La"
The Colombian singer, whose song "Waka Waka" was featured on the soundtrack of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, lent her powerful voice to this energetic dance hit, which is also on the official album of the 2014 World Cup.
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4. Ricky Martin, "Vida"
In 1998, the Latin star interpreted "La Copa de la Vida" for the World Cup in France.  This year, Ricky Martin returns with a song simply titled "Vida."
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5. Valesca Popozuda, "Beijinho no Ombro"
The former reality TV show contestant, who is also the singer of the group Gaiola das Popozudas, has become a music icon in Brazil with hits such as this one, whose title translates to "a little kiss on the shoulder."
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6. Lucas Lucco, "Mozão"
The Brazilian singer Lucas Lucco boasts some 4.8 million Facebook fans and is a major star in his home country, where this song is among the top singles of the moment.
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7. Anitta, "Blá Blá Blá"
After her smash hit "Show das Poderosas" (the official video has over 81 million views on YouTube), this Brazilian singer has returned to the airwaves in her home country with "Blá Blá Blá."
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8. Dacelys, "Golea Brasil En Fiesta"
Written specifically for the 2014 World Cup, this single is issued by the label Urban Latin Records.
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9. Skank, "É Uma Partida De Futebol"
The Brazilian pop rock group has sold over 5 million albums in its home country. Originally released in 1996, this song returns to Brazilian radio stations every four years as fans gear up for the World Cup.
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10. Edu Krieger, "Desculpe, Neymar"
A counterpoint to the tracks above, this socially conscious song is something of an anti-World Cup anthem. "Desculpe, Neymar" denounces the hefty sums spent on hosting the event and states the case of those protesting the World Cup in Brazil.
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