Here are some reactions to the official World Cup anthem: Shakira, come back
by FARUK IMAMOVIC | VIEW 187
Two days after the official anthem of the World Cup in Qatar was announced, the reactions are not slowing down, and it seems that the fans are not satisfied and are calling for "help" from Shakira, whose songs marked the previous editions of the World Cup.
Soccer fans don't seem to be impressed with Maluma, Nicki Minaj and Myriam Fares' song called "Tukoh Taka", which will be the official anthem of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. On social networks, they expressed their dissatisfaction with the track despite its cheerful tone and the combination of lyrics in Spanish, English and Arabic.
TikTok's hashtag "TukohTaka" abounds with videos of disgruntled users.
Many of them are calling Shakira for "help", taking into account that her songs marked the previous editions of the world championships. “This is the song for this year’s World Cup? Shakira, I know you’re going through a tough time but urgently we need you because we can’t stand this s*****” wrote one of the users on TikTok, with which several others also agree.
“Shakira, come back,” were the appeals to the Colombian, who signed two soccer songs in the past, Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) and La La La. “Shakira, we’ll help you with your taxes, but please don’t let this be the official anthem of the World Cup,” Her song "Waka Waka" was the anthem of the championship in South Africa, and the singer also performed in Germany in 2006 and in Brazil in 2014.
"Shakira we're going to start a GoFundMe campaign for your tax evasion trial, just don't let this Walmart version of Tokyo Drift be the World Cup song," one fan said in a viral Tiktok video. "The Middle East had 10 years to make an amazing song for the World Cup and this is the result," wrote another disgruntled user.
"Shakira better get her hips back for the World Cup because we can't listen to this", "I apologize on behalf of the Middle East", "Song sounds like my aunt singing at the wedding", stated many disgruntled fans. However, despite the criticism, the song managed to collect 8.6 million views in two days.