Worst Songs – Pitbull We Are One (Ole Ola)

I can't stand Pitbull. I can't stand his bald slaphead, I can't stand his stupid outfits, I can't stand his stupid sunglasses and more than anything I can't stand the crap that he passes off as music. Imagine my joy when I learnt that he had written the official song for the World Cup.

Of all the shitty singers in the World, Pitbull is my least favourite. My hatred for his music is so strong that I’ve written about how shit he is before.

Since the World Cup is here and he somehow managed to bribe FIFA (I can only assume given their record) to let him write and co-produce the official song, I thought it was time to look closely at his work.

Amazingly, in “We Are One“, Pitbull is actually performing a song that suits him. He likes to mumble shit in Spanish in all of his songs and the World Cup is being held in Brazil so its a perfect fit. That doesn’t mean the song is any good though. Also, it doesn’t actually mention the World Cup once.

Sure, the song is kind of catchy, but so is herpes and that isn’t something to celebrate.

Sure, the song is kind of catchy, but so is herpes and that isn’t something to celebrate.

Assessing the lyrics of Pitbull and J Lo We Are One

pitbull world cup pantsLets break it down…

Put your flags up in the sky (put them in the sky)
And wave them side to side (side to side)
Show the world where you’re from
(show them where you’re from)
Show the world we are one (one love, life)

Ole ole ole ola
Ole ole ole ola
Ole ole ole ola
Ole ole ole ola

That was the chorus. The first two line are essentially just a re-hash of the standard lines written by every lazy rapper to have ever released a song “put your hands in the air and wave them like you just don’t care.” A more appropriate action would be to put your middle finger in the air and wave it in Pitbull’s direction.

When the going gets tough
the tough get going
One love, one life, one world
One fight, whole world, one night, one place
Brazil, everybody put your flags
in the sky and do what you feel

Straight away, the standard Pitbull drone rap kicks in, sounding exactly the same as it does in every other song. Not happy with the piss-weak first two lines of the song, the first verse opens by immediately stealing an overused line from a classic Queen song and ruins it forever. Even worse is that the line doesn’t even fit with the song or what they are singing about.

Actually, the whole verse doesn’t even make sense when talking about the World Cup. “One fight, whole world, one night, one place”. I don’t mean to be pedantic but its a lot of fights (the World Cup isn’t won in a single game), some of the World (only 32 countries play in the final), it lasts for almost a month, and it is held in multiple locations around the country.

It’s your world, my world, our world today
And we invite the whole world, whole world to play
It’s your world, my world, our world today
And we invite the whole world, whole world to play

Here, Pitbull falls back to something he is comfortable with, rhyming the same word (remember Kodak and Kodak, also  everywhere, everywhere and everywhere’. He takes it one step further here though as he attempts to rhyme world with world, world, world, world, world, then spices it up by rhyming whole world with whole world.

This is quite possibly the laziest part of a song since Bieber sang “baby, baby, baby, oh baby, baby, baby, oh baby, baby, baby, oh baby, baby, baby”.

Es mi mundo, tu mundo, el mundo de nosotros
Invitamos a todo el mundo a jugar con nosotros

Of course, being a Pitbull song there is an inevitable Spanish bit. It is slightly more acceptable here though, since the song is about the World Cup which is in Brazil. It is still shit though.

Translated (thanks Google) it means “It’s my world, your world, the world of us, we invite everyone to play with us”. So essentially he just rhymed world with world and world again. Prick.

One night watch the world unite
Two sides, one fight and a million eyes
Full heart’s gonna work so hard
Shoot, fall, the stars
Fists raised up towards the sky
Tonight watch the world unite, world unite, world unite
For the fight, fight, fight, one night
Watch the world unite
Two sides, one fight and a million eyes

Jennifer Lopez’s part of the song shows straight away that the song could have possibly been alright if Pitbull didn’t ruin it. She sounds a thousand times better than he does and actually puts energy and flair into it instead of droning senseless words into a microphone like somebody coming down from  a drug binge.

Despite her best attempts at saving the song, her part was still written by Pitbull. This is blatently obvious since the words have the lyrical integrity of a piece of wet toilet paper.

Hey, hey, hey, força força come and sing with me
Hey, hey, hey, allez allez come shout it out with me
Hey, hey, hey, come on now
Hey, hey, hey, come on now
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey

The rest of the song is just the chorus repeated and is in English interspersed with Spanish.

This song has too much Shitbull and not enough J Lo.

Don’t even get me started on the performance at the opening ceremony and those pants Pitbull was wearing. To all the people who complained about the sound issue during the performance of this song… there was a reason.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Please destroy “Messin’ around”… everytime time I hear that “song” I hope for a meteor to destroy mankind. How we got to this is beyond me.

  2. I actually like Pitbull and his music, it’s 100% better than all the other crap I listen to on the radio nowadays, he puts Taylor Swift to Shame, now SHE is an example of a talentless nutjob!

  3. Funniest article I’ve read this year. I hate Pitbull too.

    Please write some more stuff on pitbull!!!

  4. “Of course, being a Pitbull song there is an inevitable Spanish bit. It is slightly more acceptable here though, since the song is about the World Cup which is in Brazil.”

    Well, considering the fact that Brazil is not a Spanish-speaking country, not really. Brazilians speak Portuguese, not Spanish. (Yes, I know, I’m so totally late with my comment.)

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