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Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)

“Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)”, called “Waka Waka (Esto es África)” in Spanish, is a song by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira, featuring the South African band Freshlyground. It was released on 10 September 2010 by Epic Records as the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, which was held in South Africa. Written, composed, and produced by Shakira and John Hill, “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” is a pop song whose lyrics encourage one to aim for their goals like a soldier on a battlefield. The song was adapted from the Cameroonian band Golden Sounds’s 1986 song “Zangaléwa.” The song initially generated controversy after numerous South Africans expressed disappointment in FIFA’s decision to select Shakira to sing the song, opining that a native artist should have been assigned the role.

It garnered generally favourable reviews from critics, receiving praise for its production. “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” peaked at number one on record charts of numerous countries including Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Spain and Switzerland. In the United States, the song peaked at number 38 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was later certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for selling over one million units in the country. The single similarly attained multi-platinum certifications in other countries, including a nine-times platinum certification in Sweden and a six-times platinum certification in Spain. By May 2014, “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” had sold 12 million units of combined sales and track-equivalent streams worldwide, becoming one of the best-selling singles of all time. It has been listed as one of the best World Cup songs of all time.

The music video for “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” was directed by Marcus Raboy and shows Shakira and a group of dancers and children dancing to the song together. It features cameos by various footballers like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. It became popular on YouTube, receiving 1.18 billion views as of September 2016 and becoming the twenty-second most-watched video of all time on the site. Shakira performed the song at the 2010 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony on 10 June as well as at the closing ceremony on 11 July. It was also included on the set list of her The Sun Comes Out World Tour (2010–11).

Underneath Your Clothes

“Underneath Your Clothes” is a song by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira for her third studio album and English-language debut, Laundry Service (2001). The power ballad was the second English language single released from the album; it features lyrics by Shakira with music and production from Shakira and Lester Mendez.

Some critics commended the song for being a highlight from the album. However, others were more critical towards her songwriting and the song’s production, which according to them resembled The Bangles’ “Eternal Flame” and Beatles’ “Penny Lane”. The song was a huge success on the charts, reaching the top ten in several countries, including the United States.

The accompanying music video for the song was directed by fashion photographer Herb Ritts. It depicts Shakira’s loneliness as a tourist musician. It features Shakira’s then-boyfriend Antonio de la Rúa, whose unpopularity in Argentina led to a ban of her albums there.

A little bit of love

“Un Poco de Amor” (English: “A Little Bit of Love”) is a song by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira, taken from her debut studio album Pies Descalzos. It was released on May 16, 1996, by Sony Music and Columbia Records as the fourth single from the album. The song was written and produced by Shakira and Luis Fernando Ochoa. “Un Poco de Amor” is a Latin pop song that incorporates reggae elements. Lyrically, it states that Shakira is waiting to find someone who loves her.

Upon its release, “Un Poco de Amor” received generally favorable reviews from music critics, who recognized it as a stand-out track from Pies Descalzos. The song peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Latin Pop Songs and Latin Songs component charts. While less successful than its preceding singles, its performance continued to aid its parent album in becoming her breakthrough record, which eventually attained platinum certifications in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and the United States.

A Portuguese-language translation of the track titled “Um Pouco de Amor” appeared on Shakira’s first remix album The Remixes in 1997. The song has additionally been performed during two of her concert tours to date.

The One (Shakira song)

“The One” is a song recorded, written, and produced by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira for her first English-language studio album, Laundry Service. The track was released as the album’s fourth single in 2003 in many European countries, but not in the United States. Epic Records wanted to release “The One” in the United States, but due to the failure of Shakira’s previous single “Objection (Tango)” and that it was doing below average, Epic scrapped those plans. However, in the U.S. “The One” was able to make the TRL countdown, and it peaked at number three. In other countries, it became a modest hit.

“The One” was written by Shakira and composed by Shakira and Glen Ballard. This song is about Shakira’s lonely love, and her expression and thanks for the love that has been given to her. Though the song itself was an extremely popular song, and many people were “touched” by it, it did not fare well chart-wise. Shakira has never performed this live at any shows except for her 2002–2003 Tour of the Mongoose, when the single was released around the time. The primary version used for radio airplay was the Glen’s Radio Mix, which has a new intro and a complete different musical arrangement than the original Album Version.

I appreciate but not

“Te Lo Agradezco, Pero No” (English: Thank you, but no) is a song recorded by Alejandro Sanz and Shakira, for the former artist’s eighth studio album El Tren de los Momentos (2006). It was released as the second single from the album in December 2006 through Warner Music Latina. It was written by Sanz who also produced it along with Lulo Pérez. “Te Lo Agradezco, Pero No” is the second duet recorded by the two singers following “La Tortura” for Shakira’s album Fijación Oral Vol. 1 (2005). The song came about after Shakira approached Sanz telling him that she wanted to collaborate on something different from her own material.

Upon its release, “Te Lo Agradezco, Pero No” was perceived as an album highlight by several music critics. It earned the duo several awards and nominations including Song of the Year at the 2007 Premios Oye!. The single was successful in Venezuela and on the US Latin music charts, where it topped the Billboard Hot Latin Songs and Latin Pop Airplay charts. A music video for the song, directed by Jaume de Laiguana was filmed in Brooklyn and released on January 11, 2007. It is a continuation of the clip for Sanz’s “A la Primera Persona” and it features the duo dancing together towards the end. Sanz performed the song live during his El Tren De Los Momentos Tour (2007-08).

I leave you Madrid

“Te Dejo Madrid” (English: I leave you Madrid) is a song written by Colombian singer Shakira about the city of Madrid, the capital of Spain. The music video for it featured the singer as a bullfighter. It was featured on her English breakthrough album Laundry Service. Although it was released as the fifth single in a lot of European countries in 2002, it was not released in the United States. “Te Dejo Madrid” was very successful in Italy and Spain, but the song did not repeat its success in Latin America, as it reached a peak position of forty-five in Billboard’s Hot Latin Tracks.

Whenever, Wherever

“Whenever, Wherever” is a song by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira for her third studio album and English-language debut, Laundry Service. It was released on 27 August 2001, by Epic Records as the lead single from the album. The song was written and produced by Shakira and Tim Mitchell, with additional songwriting from Gloria Estefan. “Whenever, Wherever” is a latin pop song that incorporates elements of worldbeat and Andean music. Its Spanish-language counterpart, “Suerte,” in English literally “Luck,” lyrically discusses how fortunate Shakira is to have found her romantic partner.

Upon its release, “Whenever, Wherever” received generally favorable reviews from music critics, who complimented its production. The song became her breakthrough hit in the United States, peaking at number six on the Billboard Hot 100. In doing so, it became her most successful single in the country, though it was eventually succeeded after “Hips Don’t Lie” peaked at number one on the chart in 2006. The track additionally topped charts in twenty-nine nations, including in her native Colombia and the majority of Latin America and Spain, Europe, and Oceania. It is recognized as one of Shakira’s signature songs.

Is Wanted, Is Killed

“Se Quiere, Se Mata” (English: Is Wanted, Is Killed) is the sixth single released from Shakira’s third album, Pies Descalzos (1995). Written and composed by herself, “Se Quiere, Se Mata” was a Top Ten Hit in Mexico and on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks in the United States. The song laments the story of a young couple, Braulio and Dana, and their choice to have an abortion. Introduced as an innocent young couple well liked by their families, the two succumb to their sexual desires, and Dana becomes pregnant. However, rather than admit this to their families and neighbors, they choose to get an abortion. The abortion ultimately goes badly, resulting in Dana’s death.

The song title comes from the line “… this rotten city where what you do not want to kill. ” (… This rotten city Where what is not wanted is killed,) where Shakira laments the moralistic societal pressure drives people to take That Drastic Measures to keep the appearances. Note That the Spanish word “wants” may mean either “want” or “love” and the song Seems To use Both meanings.

The Sun Comes Out – Sale el Sol (song)

“Sale el Sol” (English: “The Sun Comes Out”) is a song recorded by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira for her ninth studio album of the same name. The song was written and produced by the singer and her frequent collaborator Luis Fernando Ochoa and belongs to the “very rock and roll” direction of the album.[2] Musically, “Sale el Sol” is a folk and Latin music-influenced alternative rock track. Its lyrics encourage one to be optimistic during difficult times. Epic Records released “Sale el Sol” as the second single from the album on 4 January 2011.

Critical reception towards the song was positive, with many critics praising its composition and placement as the opening track of the album. Although it appeared on only a few record charts, “Sale el Sol” performed well in Mexico and Spain, peaking at numbers one and eight on the Monitor Latino and Spanish Singles Chart, respectively. It was certified gold in both the countries. In the United States, it reached number ten on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart.

An accompanying music video for “Sale el Sol” was directed by Jaume de Laiguana, and features Shakira and her band performing the song in a snow-decked forest. Spanish Cava wine producer Freixenet used the video as their Christmas season commercial. “Sale el Sol” was also included on the set list of The Sun Comes Out World Tour in 2010 and 2011. At the Rock in Rio concert show in May 2010, Shakira sang the song as a tribute to Argentine singer-songwriter Gustavo Cerati, who had fallen into a coma earlier that month.

Rabid – Rabiosa (song)

“Rabiosa” (English: “Rabid”) is a song by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira, taken from her ninth studio album Sale el Sol. It was written by Armando Pérez, Edward Bello, and Shakira, and released by Epic Records as the third single from the album, on 8 April 2011. Two versions of the song exist; the English-language version, which features American rapper Pitbull, and the Spanish-language version, which features Dominican rapper El Cata. It is heavily influenced by merengue and dance music. Shakira and El Cata, or Pitbull, sing about each other’s sex appeal in the song.

Upon its release, “Rabiosa” received generally favourable reviews from music critics, some of whom deemed it as one of the strongest tracks on Sale el Sol. Commercially, the English version of the song became a worldwide success, peaking atop record charts of countries like Portugal and Spain, and reaching the top ten in Belgium, France, Italy, and Switzerland. In the United States, it was successful on the Latin record charts and peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart. “Rabiosa” was certified double-platinum in Mexico and platinum in Italy and Spain.

An accompanying music video for the song was directed by Jaume de Laiguana and features Shakira enjoying herself in an underground party; scenes of her pole dancing are interspersed throughout the video. Critics were positive towards the video, and many noted its similarity to the music video of Shakira’s 2009 single “She Wolf”. The video went viral on video-sharing website YouTube two days after its release and was later marked “Vevo Certified” by joint venture music video website Vevo for reaching more than 100 million views.

You Me Quedes

“Que Me Quedes Tú” is a soft rock song written and performed by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira for her 2001 breakthrough English album Laundry Service. She released it as the only promotional single from the album. It was also included on her first Spanish greatest hits album, Grandes Éxitos.

“Que Me Quedes Tú” was written by Shakira and composed by her and longtime friend Luis Fernando Ochoa. It was released as a digital single in December 2002, reaching the number-one spot on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart, becoming very successful throughout the Spanish-speaking market.

The Ones With the Intuition

“Las de la Intuición” (English: “The Ones With the Intuition”) is a song by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira, written by her and Luis Fernando Ochoa for Shakira’s 2005 album Fijación Oral Vol. 1. An English version titled “Pure Intuition” did not appear on the album, but it became famous because it was the main theme of the SEAT’s campaign “Catch The Fever”. It is the fifth and last promotional single from Fijación Oral Vol. 1. The song was recorded and mixed by Gustavo Celis.

The music video was filmed in Miami, U.S. under the direction of Shakira and Jaume de Laiguana. The video depicts Shakira wearing a purple wig, a black corset and high heels. Along with four dancers, Shakira holds a purple guitar, and she appears standing next to a car in another scene. g it be known from the start that the woman is in charge, as here. This probably reflects the writer’s greater maturity, confidence and power.

A director’s cut is out on the internet with more scenes, rearranged scenes, and more silhouette scenes. This video can be seen on Oral Fixation Tour. There is also a remix video called Jonathan Peters Club Mix

Laundry Service

Laundry Service (Spanish: Servicio de Lavandería) is the fifth studio album by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira, globally released on 13 November 2001 by Epic Records. It is her first album to be primarily recorded in English. After the release of her fourth studio album Dónde Están los Ladrones?, which became a success in Latin America, Shakira was encouraged by American singer Gloria Estefan to record songs in English as she believed the singer had the potential to crossover into the English-language pop market. Shakira was initially hesitant to undertake the project, but later decided to learn English well enough to be able to write songs in the language herself. The title of the album was chosen to reflect Shakira’s views on love and music. It was also released as Servicio de Lavandería in Hispanic regions in January 2002. Musically, Laundry Service is primarily a pop rock record but it also experiments with a variety of other musical styles, including Andean music, dance-pop, Middle Eastern music, rock and roll and tango. The lyrical theme of the album is mostly based around love and romance. Every song on the album was written and produced by Shakira.

Six singles were released from the album. The lead single “Whenever, Wherever” became an international success and reached number one on record charts of countries like Australia, Austria, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. Follow-up single “Underneath Your Clothes” repeated its success, topping the charts of Australia, Austria, and Belgium. Both singles charted inside the top ten in the United Kingdom and United States. The third single “Objection (Tango)” became a top ten hit in most countries around the world. Spanish-language singles “Te Dejo Madrid” and “Que Me Quedes Tú” performed well in Hispanic regions, becoming hits in Spain and on the Latin record charts in the United States, respectively. “The One” was a moderate commercial success and became the last single to be released from Laundry Service. Shakira embarked on the Tour of the Mongoose in 2002 and 2003 to promote the album. It was her first major worldwide tour and visited numerous countries and cities.

Upon its release, Laundry Service received favourable to mixed reviews from music critics. Many critics complimented Shakira’s incorporation of different musical styles in the production and her originality, while some critics argued that the album sounded too generic. Shakira’s vocal talent also attracted praise. Laundry Service topped the charts of countries including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada and Switzerland, while reaching the top five in other countries like Argentina, France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom. In the United States, Laundry Service peaked at number three on the Billboard 200 chart. The album received numerous record certifications in various countries, including quintuple-platinum certifications in Australia, Canada, Spain and Switzerland. It was also certified multi-platinum in the United Kingdom and the United States, proving to be a successful crossover for Shakira. Globally, Laundry Service was the seventh best-selling album in 2002.

Bare Feet, White Dreams

“Pies Descalzos, Sueños Blancos” (English: Bare Feet, White Dreams) is the third single from Shakira’s debut album Pies Descalzos (1996). Written and composed by her, “Pies Descalzos, Sueños Blancos” talks about all the rules that the human race has invented since Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit. It is a social satire in both the lyrics and the music video.[citation needed] The song was performed in the latter half of Shakira’s Oral Fixation Tour, and there is a Portuguese version called “Pés Descalços”.

Eighth day

“Octavo Día” (English: Eighth Day) is a song written and performed by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira. The song was released only as a radio single in some countries from her multi-platinum album Dónde Están los Ladrones? (1998), but received more attention when it created controversy while performed live in her 2001-2002 world tour Tour of the Mongoose. This song expresses Shakira’s opinion about God.

The song describes how, on the eighth day, God decided to take the day off after creating the world, only to come back and find His creation in a disastrous mess.

No music video was filmed, so it was released only as a radio single. The song is also found on Shakira’s live albums, MTV Unplugged and Live and Off the Record.

Objection (Tango)

“Objection (Tango)” is a song recorded by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira for her fifth studio album and first English-language album Laundry Service (2001). It was the first song Shakira wrote in English after being encouraged by American singer Gloria Estefan to record material in the language. She also produced the track along with Lester Mendez. “Objection (Tango)” musically combines elements of pop rock and tango, and contains instrumentation from the bandoneón and guitar. Through the lyrics of the song, Shakira aims to end a love triangle she is a part of. The song was released as the third single from the album on 6 July 2002. A Spanish version of the song, entitled “Te Aviso, Te Anuncio (Tango)” (“I’m Warning You, I’m Telling You”), was also recorded by the singer.

Upon its release, “Objection (Tango)” received generally favourable reviews from music critics, some of whom found it similar to the work of American new wave band The B-52’s. Commercially, “Objection (Tango)” was a success and peaked inside the top ten of record charts of various countries such as Australia, Belgium, Italy, Netherlands and France. The song became the last single from the album to chart in the United Kingdom and on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States, reaching numbers 17 and 55, respectively. “Te Aviso, Te Anuncio (Tango)” charted inside the top ten of the US Billboard Latin Pop Airplay and Latin Tropical/Salsa Airplay charts. “Objection (Tango)” was certified platinum and gold in Australia and France by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) and Syndicat National de l’Édition Phonographique (SNEP), respectively.

An accompanying music video for “Objection (Tango)” was directed by Dave Meyers and features Shakira fighting her unfaithful lover and his mistress in a club. A segment of the video is rendered in an animated cartoon-form. For additional promotion, Shakira performed a samba-inspired version of the song at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards. It was also included in the setlist of the Tour of the Mongoose, which was launched to promote Laundry Service. “Objection (Tango)” was also used in a Pepsi commercial featuring Shakira.

I do not believe

“No Creo” (English: I don’t believe) is a song written and performed by the Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira. The song was released as a single from her multi-platinum album Dónde Están los Ladrones? (1998) and later from her acoustic performance of the song on the MTV show Unplugged (2000). On the song, the singer express how she believes in nothing (and nobody) except true love. The song references popular socially accepted or non-accepted norms such as herself, luck, Karl Marx, Jean-Paul Sartre, Mars and Venus, and Brian Weiss.

The video begins in a room, where Shakira jumps out of a window into a grassland where eccentric people are present. She scratches the ceiling of a room, goes through dark rooms, riots, swims through a washing room. The video is also present in her hit, “Ciega, Sordomuda”, which therefore sparked rumors some scenes were shot back-to-back with “Ciega, Sordomuda”.

No (Shakira song)

“No” is a song by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira, released as the second single from her sixth studio album, Fijación Oral, Vol. 1 (2005). The song features Gustavo Cerati in guitar and backing vocals.

The lyrics chronicle a woman’s effort in trying to tell her boyfriend that she no longer wants to be involved in a relationship and that separating is best for the two of them.

“No” was released after the worldwide success of Shakira’s previous single “La Tortura” (2005). “No” entered the Canadian BDS Airplay Chart and the U.S. Hot 100, but did not receive substantial airplay. The single was certified gold in U.S. for the 100,000 downloads of the song.

Flies in the house

“Moscas en la Casa” (English: Flies in the House) is a Latin pop ballad written and performed by Colombian singer Shakira, released as the fifth single from her 1998 multi-platinum album Dónde están los ladrones?.

In the song, Shakira explains the sadness that she feels after a broken relationship and how she has let herself go, while she continues to wait for him to come back. It was a single only for radio, no video was shot for the song.

Loca (Shakira song)

“Loca” (English: “Crazy”) is a song by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira, taken from her seventh studio album, Sale el Sol (2010). It was released by Epic Records as the lead single from the album. The Spanish-language version features Dominican rapper El Cata, and was released on 10 September 2010, while the English-language version features British rapper Dizzee Rascal, and was released on 13 September 2010. It was written and produced by Shakira, with additional songwriting from Edward Bello, Armando Pérez, and Dylan Mills. The song is a Latin pop and merengue track that lyrically describes Shakira’s eccentric infatuation with a man. In August 2014, a senior US district judge found “Loca” to have been indirectly plagiarised from “Loca con su Tiguere”, a mid-1990s song composed by Dominican songwriter Ramon “Arias” Vasquez. The case was dismissed in August 2015 after it was found that Vasquez had fabricated the evidence he had presented in court.

Upon its release, “Loca” received generally favourable reviews from music critics, who complimented the inclusion of merengue music on the recording. The English version of the song became a worldwide commercial success and peaked inside the top five of the record charts of countries including Austria, Belgium, France, Hungary and Italy. The Spanish version peaked atop the charts of Spain and Switzerland, and became a hit on the Latin record charts in the United States, topping the Billboard Hot Latin Songs, Latin Pop Airplay, and Tropical Songs charts. “Loca” received record certifications in various countries around the world, including a diamond certification in Colombia and multi-platinum certifications in Italy, Mexico, and Spain.

Its accompanying music video was filmed in Barcelona, Spain in August 2010, and was released the following month. It features Shakira interacting with a beach crowd, and dancing in front of the sea wearing a golden bikini. It generated a favourable response from critics, many of whom praised its concept for matching the vibe of the song. For additional promotion, Shakira performed “Loca” on several television shows and on her The Sun Comes Out World Tour.

She Wolf (Shakira song)

“She Wolf” is a song by Colombian singer and songwriter Shakira, taken from her eighth studio album of the same name (2009). It was released on 10 July 2009, by Epic Records as the lead single from the album. The song was written by Shakira, John Hill, and Sam Endicott. Shakira and Hill also served as the producers for the song. A Spanish-language translation of the song titled “Loba”, which features additional lyrical contributions by Jorge Drexler, was also released earlier on 6 July. Musically, “She Wolf” is a disco, hi-NRG and synthpop-inspired track that details Shakira’s boredom due to her uncaring partner, and how she looks for others to please her.

Upon its release, “She Wolf” was met with favourable reception from music critics, many of whom praised it for being different from the other songs released at that time. Commercially, “She Wolf” performed well on record charts. It peaked in the top 10 of charts of countries like Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. In the United States, “She Wolf” peaked at numbers 11 and one on the US Billboard Hot 100 and Dance/Club Play Songs charts, respectively. The Spanish-language translation “Loba” peaked at number one on both the Hot Latin Songs and Tropical Songs component charts. “She Wolf” was certified double-platinum in Spain and platinum in Italy, Mexico, and the United States.

An accompanying music video for the song was directed by Jake Nava, and features Shakira dancing in various locations, such as a red cave and a golden cage. Critical reception towards the video was also positive, many of whom praised Shakira’s dancing ability. For additional promotion, Shakira performed the song on a number of shows and music festivals. It was also a part of the setlist for The Sun Comes Out World Tour in 2010.

Intuition

“Las de la Intuición” (English: “The Ones With the Intuition”) is a song by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira, written by her and Luis Fernando Ochoa for Shakira’s 2005 album Fijación Oral Vol. 1. An English version titled “Pure Intuition” did not appear on the album, but it became famous because it was the main theme of the SEAT’s campaign “Catch The Fever”. It is the fifth and last promotional single from Fijación Oral Vol. 1. The song was recorded and mixed by Gustavo Celis.

The Torture

“La Tortura” (English: “The Torture”) is a song by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira featuring Spanish singer-songwriter Alejandro Sanz for Shakira’s sixth studio album Fijación Oral, Vol. 1. It was released on 12 April 2005 by Epic Records as the lead single from the record. The song was written and produced by Shakira, with additional writing and production from Luis F. Ochoa and Lester Mendez, respectively. “La Tortura” is a Latin pop song with prominent influences of reggaeton.

The song achieved large-scale success on different radio and chart formats, becoming the most famous Spanish language track of both singers worldwide and the sixth most successful song in Shakira’s career behind “Hips Don’t Lie”, “Whenever, Wherever”, “Underneath Your Clothes”, “She Wolf”, and “Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)” and the most successful song ever for Alejandro Sanz. The song won two Latin Grammy Awards at the 2006 Ceremony for Song of the Year and Record of the Year. The song was number 1 on the Hot Latin Songs for 25 weeks during 2005, and was the biggest selling song of the year on that chart.

Dare (La La La)

“Dare (La La La)” is a song recorded by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira from her self-titled tenth studio album Shakira (2014). The song was first released to contemporary hit radio in Italy on 24 April 2014, as the third single from the album and was later released in a remix bundle in the United States via RCA Records. The song was co-written by Shakira, Jay Singh (J2), Dr. Luke, Mathieu Jomphe-Lepine, Max Martin, Cirkut, Raelene Arreguin and John J. Conte, Jr. while the production was handled by J2, Dr. Luke, Shakira, Cirkut and Billboard. The song is an uptempo, electro house song built over drums and chants.

A reworked version of the song entitled “La La La (Brazil 2014)” was released on 27 May as the second theme song for the 2014 World Cup. This was Shakira’s second time singing a theme song for the FIFA World Cup (the first being in 2010); it should be noted that she also sang the 2006 World Cup theme song, Hip’s Don’t Lie/Bamboo (featuring Wyclef Jean) which was a remake of her worldwide hit Hips Don’t Lie. The song included new lyrics and features Brazilian musician Carlinhos Brown. The version was praised by music critics and fared well commercially. An accompanying video was directed by Shakira’s long time collaborator Jaume de Laiguana, the music video is influenced by Afro-Brazilian heritage and tribal imagery and features cameos from a variety of football players including Lionel Messi, Neymar, Cesc Fàbregas, Sergio Agüero, Radamel Falcao, James Rodríguez and Eric Abidal, Shakira’s boyfriend Gerard Piqué and their son Milan.

Inevitable (song)

“Inevitable” is a Latin rock song written and performed by Colombian-born singer Shakira, released as the third single from her 1998 multi-platinum album Dónde Están los Ladrones?.

In the video for “Inevitable”, Shakira is singing the song to an audience in a circular stage in November 1998. The video starts out with candlelights coming from the audience. As the song progresses, strobe lights shine on Shakira and her band as she shakes her head. Toward the end of the video, bubbles and confetti fall from above, the song slows to almost an a cappella, and the video exits with Shakira holding her microphone over her head.

Part of this video was also used for promotion for Pepsi. In the commercial, people from the audience are holding Pepsi cans, which burst open to the rhythm of the song.

Illegal (song)

“Illegal” is a song recorded by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira for her seventh studio album, Oral Fixation, Vol. 2 (2005). It was written and produced by Shakira and Lester Mendez and it features Mexican guitarist Carlos Santana. Epic Records released the song as the album’s third and final single on November 6, 2006, following the release of “Hips Don’t Lie”. “Illegal” is a pop and country ballad with lyrics concerning mourning of a past lover complete with an understated vocal performance by Shakira and an electric guitar riff by Santana throughout. It received mixed reviews from music critics, who compared it with Alanis Morissette’s material and were mixed towards Santana’s contribution.

The song achieved moderate success, topping the chart in Romania and the US Dance Club Songs chart and peaking within the top ten in Austria, Italy, Netherlands, Hungary and Switzerland among other countries. The music video for the song, co-directed by Jaume de Laiguana and Shakira, had its premiere on November 16, 2006 on MTV’s Total Request Live (TRL). It features the singer portraying a girlfriend of a boxer and follows a similar storyline to the song’s lyrics. “Illegal” has been performed by the singer live on few occasions, such as during the MTV 5 Star event (2005) and Good Morning America (2006).

Give It Up to Me

“Give It Up to Me” is a song by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira featuring American rapper Lil Wayne, taken from the deluxe version of the former’s eighth studio album She Wolf. It was released on 19 October 2009, by Epic Records as the third single from the album. The song was written by Shakira, Amanda Ghost, Dwayne Carter and Timbaland. Timbaland also served as the producer of the song. Musically, “Give It Up to Me” is a synthpop and hip hop song that incorporates sexually-suggestive lyrics. The song features uncredited vocals from Timbaland

Upon its release, the song received generally favorable reviews from music critics, who appreciated its production and the collaboration with Lil Wayne and Timbaland. It peaked at number twenty-nine on the US Billboard Hot 100, and was later certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Elsewhere, the song attained moderate success in Australia, Canada, and Europe. Its accompanying music video was directed by Sophie Muller and premiered on 17 November 2009. It received mixed reviews from critics, who were ambivalent towards its choreography and production.

Gypsy (Shakira song)

“Gypsy” is a song by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira, from her eighth studio album She Wolf (2009). The song was chosen as the fourth and final single from the album by Epic Records. It was released internationally on 26 March 2013; in the United States, “Gypsy” was released as a CD single on 12 April 2010. The Spanish-language version “Gitana” was released as a digital promotional single on 1 March 2010. Written by Shakira, Amanda Ghost, Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers, the lyrics of the song describe one’s life travelling as a “gypsy”. The song draws heavy influences from Indian and Middle Eastern music.

Upon its release, “Gypsy” received generally positive reviews from music critics, many of whom complimented its production. The single was commercially successful and peaked within the top 10 of the charts of countries including Germany, Hungary, Mexico and Spain. In the United States, “Gypsy” peaked at number 65 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, while “Gitana” reached number six on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart. “Gypsy” was certified platinum and gold in Spain and Mexico, respectively.

An accompanying music video for the song was directed by Jaume de Laiguana, and stars Spanish professional tennis player Rafael Nadal as Shakira’s love interest. The music video also generated a favourable response from critics, and was praised for the chemistry between Shakira and Nadal. Shakira appeared on a number of television shows, such as German-language entertainment show Wetten, dass..? and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and award ceremonies to promote the song. It was also a part of the setlist of her Sun Comes Out World Tour.

Eyes like that

“Ojos Así” (“Eyes Like Yours”) is a song by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira for her fourth studio album ¿Dónde Están los Ladrones? (1998). It was released on July 23, 1999 by Sony Latin as the fourth single from the record. The song was written by Shakira, Pablo Flores, and Javier Garza, while production was handled by Emilio Estefan. Musically, “Ojos Así” incorporates elements of middle eastern and world music. An English-language translation titled “Eyes Like Yours” was included on Shakira’s fifth studio album and first English-language record Laundry Service (2001).

The track reached numbers 9 and 22 on the U.S. Billboard Latin Pop Songs and Latin Songs component charts. It reached the peak position on the Romanian Singles Chart, and performed moderately in other European territories. The song has additionally been performed during six of the seven concert tours Shakira has held to date.

I’m here

“Estoy Aquí” (English: “I’m Here”) is a song by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira, taken from her debut studio album Pies Descalzos. It was released in 1995 by Sony Music and Columbia Records as the lead single from the album. The song was written and produced by Shakira and Luis Fernando Ochoa. “Estoy Aquí” is a Latin pop song that lyrically discusses a willingness to correct a failed relationship.

Upon its release, “Estoy Aquí” received generally favorable reviews from music critics, who recognized it as a stand-out track from Pies Descalzos. Additionally, it became Shakira’s first recording to attain commercial success. The song peaked at numbers 1 and 2 on the Billboard Latin Pop Songs and Latin Songs component charts. Its performance aided its parent album in becoming her breakthrough record, which eventually attained platinum certifications in Brazil, Colombia, and the United States. Its accompanying music video depicts Shakira performing the track, where she is often pictured with her guitar.

A Portuguese-language translation of the track titled “Estou Aqui” appeared on Shakira’s first remix album The Remixes in 1997.[1] An English-language version was leaked to the internet in 2011. The song has additionally been performed during six of the seven concert tours Shakira has held to date.

Where are you Love?

“¿Dónde Estás, Corazón?” (English: “Where Are You, Love?”) is a song by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira, taken from her debut studio album Pies Descalzos. It was released in 1996 by Sony Music and Columbia Records as the second single from the album. Shakira and Ochoa earned the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers award for Pop/Contemporary Song in 1997 for the song.[2]

In 1990, a thirteen-year-old Shakira signed a recording contract with Sony Music[3] and released her debut studio album Magia in 1991, which largely consisted of tracks she had written since she was eight years old.[4] Commercially, the project struggled, selling an underwhelming 1,200 copies in her native Colombia. Her follow-up record Peligro was released in 1993, and suffered a similar failure.[5] Consequently, Shakira took a two-year hiatus, allowing her to complete her high school education.[6]

Looking to revive her struggling career, Shakira released her first major-label studio album Pies Descalzos in 1996 by Sony Music and Columbia Records.[7] Assuming a prominent position in its production, she co-wrote and co-produced each of the eleven tracks included on the record.[5] Serviced as the second single from the project, “¿Dónde Estás Corazón?” saw additional production from Luis Fernando Ochoa.[8]

This song originally appeared on a compilation album called Nuestro Rock (Our Rock), released in her homeland, Colombia. This song turned out to be the only hit of the whole album, and a music video was shot for the song, directed by Oscar Azula and Julian Torres. This meant her breakthrough in Colombia. Due to the success of this song, Sony Music gave her the opportunity to record and release a new album. The song was put on her album Pies Descalzos, and served as the fifth single when it was re-released in 1996 throughout Latin America. The song was remixed on The Remixes (1997) and was featured on Shakira’s greatest hits CD Grandes Éxitos (2002).

Don’t Bother

“Don’t Bother” is a song performed by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira, taken from her seventh studio album and second English-language album, Oral Fixation, Vol. 2. The song was released on October 4, 2005, by Epic Records as the lead single from the album. The song was written by Shakira, Lauren Christy, Graham Edwards and Scott Spock, and was produced by Shakira. “Don’t Bother” is a rock-influenced song in which Shakira assures her former lover that she does not need his sympathy and can move on without him.

Upon its release, “Don’t Bother” received generally mixed reviews from music critics, who praised Shakira’s vocals but felt that the lyrics of the song were strange. Commercially, the track fared well on record charts, entering the top ten in countries including Austria, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. In the United States, the song peaked at number 42 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and at number 25 on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 chart. “Don’t Bother” was later certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for digital downloads of 500,000 units. An accompanying music video for the song was directed by Jaume de Laiguana, and features Shakira tormenting her former lover by crushing his car in a wrecking yard. For additional promotion, Shakira performed the song on a number of award and reality shows. It was also included in the setlist of her Oral Fixation Tour.

Did It Again (Shakira song)

“Did It Again” is a song recorded by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira for her eighth studio album, She Wolf (2009). It was released on 16 October 2009, by Epic Records, as the second single from the album. The song was written and produced by Shakira, with additional songwriting and production from Pharrell Williams and The Neptunes, respectively. There is an alternate version featuring vocals from American recording artist Kid Cudi, while its Spanish-language version “Lo Hecho Está Hecho” (English: “What Is Done Is Done”) includes additional lyrical contributions from Uruguayan musician Jorge Drexler. “Did It Again” is an electropop song with elements of samba. Lyrically, it details Shakira’s involvement in a man’s extramarital affair, which leads to her feeling guilty and hurt about it.

Upon its release, “Did It Again” was well received by music critics, many of whom complimented its lyrical content. Commercially, the song attained moderate success. It peaked within the top twenty in nations including Spain, where it was certified gold, and Italy. In the United States, “Did It Again” peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart and Latin Pop Airplay chart, and at numbers six and 11 on the US Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart and Tropical Songs chart, respectively. An accompanying music video for “Did It Again” was directed by Sophie Muller, and features Shakira fighting a man in a bedroom. It generated a favorable response from critics and was complimented for its dance scenes. For additional promotion, Shakira performed “Did It Again” on a number of television shows.

Special day

“Día Especial” (English: Special Day) is a Latin pop ballad performed by Colombian-born singer Shakira from her album Fijación Oral Vol. 1. The song is about how a day is made special from forgiveness. “Día Especial” is not an official single to Fijación Oral Vol. 1, but was popular around the time of the album’s release, peaking at #26 on the US Billboard Latin Pop Songs. Gustavo Cerati was the lyricist for the track with Shakira and Luis Fernando Ochoa as co-writers for the music. The English version is entitled “The Day and the Time” and features on the album Oral Fixation Vol. 2.

January day

“Día de Enero” (Spanish for January Day) is the third single released from Shakira’s 2005 album Fijación Oral 1, following “La Tortura” and “No”.

Written and composed by Shakira herself, “Día de Enero” is a love song that tells about how she met her boyfriend, Antonio de la Rúa on a January day. The song also makes reference to two famous comics characters “Mutt and Jeff” known in Spanish as “Eneas and Benitín.”

The music video for the song shows Shakira walking along a beach at sunset. She also draws a heart in the sand with the letters “S y A” symbolising her love for her former fiancée, Antonio de la Rúa. It was directed by “No” and “Don’t Bother” director, Jaume de Laiguana. This video can be seen on Oral Fixation Volumes 1 & 2 Bonus DVD, and the Spanish edition of Oral Fixation Tour.

Farewell (Shakira song)

“Despedida” (English: “Farewell”) is a song recorded by Colombian singer Shakira for the extended play (EP) Love in the Time of Cholera (2008). The song was written by her and Pedro Aznar originally for the Mike Newell-directed 2007 movie adaptation of Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez’s 1985 novel Love in the Time of Cholera. Antonio Pinto handled its composition and production. Shakira was initially offered a role by the producers of the movie to take part as the main protagonist. However, she refused the offer and accepted to collaborate with the musical team due to her friendship with García Márquez. Musically, “Despedida” is a folk song which discusses nostalgic love sentiments towards a person the protagonist lost.

Although the movie received unfavorable reviews from critics, “Despedida” was praised by music reviewers for depicting the novel’s spirit. “Despedida” was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in the category for Best Original Song at the award ceremony held in 2008. The song managed to appear on the Billboard Latin Digital Songs charts due to digital downloads following its release on the EP. Shakira performed it live during the screening of the movie and at the stops of her The Sun Comes Out World Tour (2010–11) where she sang it as a medley with “Nothing Else Matters” (1992) by American band Metallica. The National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia performed the song live during a homage following García Márquez’s death in 2014.

Dare (La La La)

“Dare (La La La)” is a song recorded by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira from her self-titled tenth studio album Shakira (2014). The song was first released to contemporary hit radio in Italy on 24 April 2014, as the third single from the album and was later released in a remix bundle in the United States via RCA Records. The song was co-written by Shakira, Jay Singh (J2), Dr. Luke, Mathieu Jomphe-Lepine, Max Martin, Cirkut, Raelene Arreguin and John J. Conte, Jr. while the production was handled by J2, Dr. Luke, Shakira, Cirkut and Billboard. The song is an uptempo, electro house song built over drums and chants.

A reworked version of the song entitled “La La La (Brazil 2014)” was released on 27 May as the second theme song for the 2014 World Cup. This was Shakira’s second time singing a theme song for the FIFA World Cup (the first being in 2010); it should be noted that she also sang the 2006 World Cup theme song, Hip’s Don’t Lie/Bamboo (featuring Wyclef Jean) which was a remake of her worldwide hit Hips Don’t Lie. The song included new lyrics and features Brazilian musician Carlinhos Brown. The version was praised by music critics and fared well commercially. An accompanying video was directed by Shakira’s long time collaborator Jaume de Laiguana, the music video is influenced by Afro-Brazilian heritage and tribal imagery and features cameos from a variety of football players including Lionel Messi, Neymar, Cesc Fàbregas, Sergio Agüero, Radamel Falcao, James Rodríguez and Eric Abidal, Shakira’s boyfriend Gerard Piqué and their son Milan.

Beautiful Liar

“Beautiful Liar” is a song recorded by American singer Beyoncé and Colombian singer Shakira. It was written by Beyoncé, Amanda Ghost, Ian Dench, and Stargate members Mikkel S. Eriksen and Tor Erik Hermansen, and produced by Stargate and Beyoncé for the re-release of Beyoncé’s second solo album, B’Day (2006). The mixing of the song was done by Gustavo Celis. “Beautiful Liar” was released on March 14, 2007, by Columbia Records as the first single from the deluxe edition of the album. A Spanish and English mixed version of the song was produced and titled “Bello Embustero”.

“Beautiful Liar” is a mid-tempo song; musically, it is a melding of Shakira’s Latin and Middle Eastern styles with Beyoncé’s contemporary hip hop and R&B styles. Its theme is female empowerment; two female protagonists sing about being charmed by the same man, but instead of fighting over him, both ladies agree that he is not worth their time. The song was well received by music critics, who praised generally Beyoncé’s and Shakira’s collaboration. “Beautiful Liar” was nominated for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals at the 50th Grammy Awards and the Spanish version was nominated for Record of the Year at the Latin Grammy Awards of 2007. It won an Ivor Novello Awards for Best-Selling British Song in 2008.

“Beautiful Liar” was commercially successful. It peaked at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and experienced the largest upward movement on that chart until 2008. The song peaked at number one in many European countries, including France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Its accompanying music video was directed by Jake Nava, incorporates belly dancing moves. “Beautiful Liar” won the Most Earthshattering Collaboration award at the 2007 MTV Video Music Award. The song was included on Beyoncé’s set list during her 2007 The Beyoncé Experience world tour.

She Wolf

She Wolf (Spanish: Loba) is the eighth studio album by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira. It was released on 9 October 2009, by Epic Records and Sony Music Latin. As executive producers, Shakira and Amanda Ghost enlisted collaborators including The Neptunes, John Hill, Wyclef Jean, Lukas Burton, Future Cut, Jerry Duplessis and Timbaland. Musically, the record shifts from her traditional Latin pop and pop rock musical styles, instead exploring electropop, with influences of folk and world music. The lyrical themes of the album mostly focus on love and relationships and were based on the conversations Shakira had with her friends.

She Wolf reached number one on the charts of Argentina, Ireland, Italy, Mexico and Switzerland. It also charted inside the top five in Spain, Germany and the United Kingdom. It debuted at number fifteen on the Billboard 200. She Wolf was certified double-platinum in Colombia and Mexico, platinum in Italy and Spain, and gold in numerous countries including France and the United Kingdom.

The album was supported by four singles. Its lead single, “She Wolf”, along with its Spanish-language version “Loba”, which reached the top ten in several countries. “Did It Again” (along with its Spanish-language version “Lo Hecho Está Hecho”) was released worldwide as the second single, except in the United States, where its release was substituted by “Give It Up to Me”. The fourth single was “Gypsy”, along with its Spanish-language version “Gitana”. Shakira embarked on The Sun Comes Out World Tour in late-2010 to promote She Wolf.

 

Anthology (song)

“Antología” (English: Anthology) is a song by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira, taken from her debut studio album Pies Descalzos. It was released in 1996 by Sony Music and Columbia Records as the fifth single from the album. The song was written and produced by Shakira, with additional production from Luis Fernando Ochoa. “Antología” is a Latin pop ballad that lyrically discusses an appreciation for the knowledge a lover has shared.

Before six

“Antes de las Seis” (English: “Before Six O’Clock”) is a song recorded by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira for her ninth studio album Sale el Sol (2010). Written and produced by the singer and her frequent collaborator Lester Mendez, “Antes de las Seis” is one of the “romantic” songs from the album and is musically a Latin pop ballad.[1] It features a simple piano and acoustic guitar-supplemented beat over which Shakira delivers sad and emotional vocals. Epic Records released the song as the fourth single from Sale el Sol on 21 October 2011.

Critics gave positive reviews to “Antes de las Seis”, complimenting its lyrical content. The song performed poorly on singles charts, but was moderately successful on airplay charts. It reached number 1 on the Spanish Airplay Chart and peaked at number 14 on the Monitor Latino chart in Mexico. In the United States, it peaked at numbers 21 and 4 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs and Latin Pop Airplay charts, respectively. In 2013, “Antes de las Seis” was certified gold in Mexico.

The song was performed during the encore segment of the concert shows of Shakira’s The Sun Comes Out World Tour in 2010 and 2011. A recording of its performance at the show in Paris, France, served as the promotional music video of the song. It was also used to promote Shakira’s fourth live album Live from Paris.

Addicted to You (Shakira song)

“Addicted to You” is a song recorded by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira for her ninth studio album Sale el Sol (2010). The song was released as the fifth and final single from the album by Epic Records, on 13 March 2012. “Addicted to You” was written by Shakira, El Cata, John Hill and Luis Fernando Ochoa, and is a merengue-influenced song on the album. The song also draws prominent influences from reggaeton music, and lyrically describes Shakira’s infatuation for a lover. Despite having an English title, the majority of the song is sung in Spanish.

Upon its release, critics were generally favourable towards “Addicted to You”, and praised its uptempo beats. The song reached number one on the Monitor Latino chart in Mexico, where it was later certified platinum by the Mexican Association of Phonograph Producers (AMPROFON). It also performed well on the charts of countries Poland, Spain, and France. In the United States, the single performed well on the Latin record charts, peaking at number nine on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart and at number three on both the Latin Pop Airplay and Tropical Songs chart.

An accompanying music video for “Addicted to You” was directed by Anthony Mandler, and features Shakira singing the song in various locations while sporting different outfits. Many critics praised the video’s overall appeal and Shakira’s appearance. The video reached over 100 million views on video-sharing website YouTube, and received a “Vevo Certified” by joint venture music video website Vevo for the achievement.

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