Shakira's "La La La (Brazil 2014)" Music Video Is the Perfect Successor to "Waka Waka" — VIDEO
Shakira's "La La La (Brazil 2014)" might not be the official song of the 2014 World Cup, but it really should be. Yeah, that's right, I said it. Sure, we were all thinking it when Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez released "We Are One (Ole Ola)", but it didn't sink in just how good Shakira is at delivering on a song like this until the debut of the "La La La (Brazil 2014)" music video Thursday morning. Did Shakira let a silly little thing like her song not being the official single stop her from packing as many football players into one music video as she reasonably could? No, she did not. Did she pull it off amazingly? Yes, she did.
Perhaps the best part of Shakira's music video is that despite the song and video both being hers, she doesn't monopolize the whole thing. We see her throughout, but her dancing and singing are blended with plenty of shots of other people, players, children, and dancers doing the same thing. In that way, this feels less like a Shakira music video and more like an ensemble cast celebration of the upcoming World Cup and the World Food Programme.
While "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)" managed to convince us all that we were superheroes destined for something bigger than the car we were blasting it in, "La La La (Brazil 2014)" makes us feel like if you kick a ball out in front of us then we too can win the World Cup. In fact, Shakira is daring us to. Who are we to say no to her amazing vocals and all those incredibly attractive football players singing la la la in the hottest way possible?
The dare doesn't just end at the song lyrics. When debuting the music video, Shakira also extended a dare to all of her Twitter followers. "First person to reply with the names of all the footballers in the new video gets a RT!," she tweeted along with a link to the video. It took less than ten minutes for someone to identify them all, proving that a Shakira song is more than enough motivation for anyone to reach for the sky.
Watch the video below.