Listen to Nicky Jam, Will Smith, and Diplo's World Cup song

The official song of the 2018 World Cup hit the airwaves on Friday.

The upbeat reggaeton track "Live it up" features the voices of popular singer-songwriter Nicky Jam, U.S. actor Will Smith and Albanian singer Era Istrefi.

Both song are fine, but it's going to be tough to ever top the 1-2 punch of Waka Waka and Wavin' Flag from the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. It will also be widely played on the radio and sound systems at the different World Cup stadiums.

The first match takes place on 14 June.

And there may be more to come from the former "Fresh Prince", who hasn't released an album in 13 years.

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"I've never made a song this worldwide, so many stars have come together to make a strong vibe", said Diplo. I want my voice to be a little bit lower.

But while the song tries to have an inspirational message, as is customary, a number of fans don't seem to be feeling it.

Some on social media asked how the tune's Latin American feel fitted in with the tournament's host country Russian Federation - and compared it unfavourably with past efforts including Shakira's "Waka Waka" theme for the 2010 contest in South Africa.

The official song is customarily performed ahead of the tournament's opening match - this year that's between Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia.

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