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25th May 2018

Will Smith’s official World Cup song is out and the reaction is brutal

James Dawson

People are making some pretty unfavourable comparisons

Will Smith, Nicky Jam, and Era Istrefi’s official World Cup song Live It Up has been released ahead of the tournament in Russia.

Although the official song comes around once every four years, a bit like with Eurovision the expectations are pretty low on this stuff. Previous artists have included Pitbull, R. Kelly, and Ricky Martin – enough said.

You can listen to it here:

You might have thought Big Willy would have been able to win over fans. But, sadly not, with one tweeter even comparing the song to something you would hear at Butlins.

Here’s the reaction in full: