Let me start off by saying that I was not looking for contenders for World Cup-song-of-the-year or anything like that. But it just so happened that during my visit to Haiti last weekend I heard for the first time a song by a band I really like (due to previous works such as the instant classic Premier Gau which I'm including as a bonus) and that is also a big Summer hit in that country.
Somewhere some months ago Haitians have taken this song to their hearts as the go-to song for their World Cup celebrations -- and let me tell you they are as big a World Cup/Soccer fans as Argentinians and Brazilians.
This song is super catchy, huge stadium feel and a very well produced commercial hit if you ask me. Then again, Grammy Winner RedOne produced it. He has produced platinum selling hits for Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull,Enrique Iglesias among others.
The last thought I want to leave you with is that this song bitchslaps the shit out of the "official" World Cup song by Pitbull J-Lo and I don't know who else.
And here's a bonus. My favorite track from Magic System and a classic from the Summer of '03, Premier Gaou. This is like a snippet but you can get the full song on iTunes here. It's SO worth the purchase -- a timeless tune.