Brazil has been disappointed with the official 2014 World Cup song "We Are One (Ole Ola)" by Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez, and the rest of us aren't so impressed, either. It pales next to past anthem likes Shakira's "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)" or Ricky Martin's timeless "La Copa de la Vida" from the 1998 tournament.
But fret not, Dr Dre's got the cure for our World Cup song blues.
Beats by Dre just released an epic, star-studded World Cup ad called "The Game Before The Game." The ad is led by Brazilian football superstar Neymar Jr., but includes a host of other sports and music stars. Various World Cup athletes like France's Bacaray Sagna and Mexico's Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez and Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger are joined by LeBron James, Serena Williams, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj.
But the real star of the five-minute ad -- which, as one might expect coming from a headphone company, is essentially a music video -- is the song "Jungle" by Jamie N Commons & The X Ambassadors. The 2013 collab between British blues-rocker Jamie N Common and American alt-rockers X Ambassadors came out in 2013, and has already soundtracked the"Orange is the New Black" season two trailer. But it really makes its mark here.
The song's lyrics may not address the World Cup, per se, but oh lord does "Jungle" capture the epic nature of the world's greatest sporting event.