The Best Unofficial Anthems Of The 2014 World Cup; Why 'Shout' Wasn't A Hit; Curtis Harding Plays Live

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In this episode: Yes, the Pitbull-Jennifer Lopez-Claudia Leitte song "We Are One" is the official anthem of this year's World Cup. But that hasn't stopped plenty of other musicians from putting forth their own songs inspired by the tournament. Soundcheck host John Schaefer and Mark Wheat of Minnesota Public Radio’s The Current take a listen to some of the more... interesting... results. 

And: Once in a while, Soundcheck inquires into the origins of an unlikely chart success with the series That Was A Hit?!? Today, the format gets turned on its head as pop chart columnist Chris Molanphy explains why the classic song “Shout” by the Isley Brothers never cracked the Top 40. 

And: Curtis Harding got his start singing backup for CeeLo Green. Now, the Atlanta-based singer has a debut album that's made up of what he calls "slop'n'soul." Whatever it is, it sounds good. He plays some of it live for us in the Soundcheck studio