Shakira, alongside Brzilian musician Carlinhors Brown, samba dancers and percussionists, performed “Dare (La La La)” on FIFA World Cup 2014 closing ceremony to cheer up the Final match. On May 7, this hot Colombian singer Shakira released her new single music video “Dare (La La La)”, which shows passionate and sexy dance, lively rhythm to tempt people to moving their bodies, for World Cup 2014 on YouTube. This new song is pretty successful in that it got nearly 800,000 views within 20 hours and it is supposed to gain more attentions after closing ceremony. What’s more, from Shakira’s facebook, she has gotten 100 millions followers and became the most liked celebrity on Facebook.
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Shakira, born on February 2, 1977 in Barranquilla, is well known worldwide for her special Latin pop music and sexy dance. She released her first album Magia and second album Peligro in the early 1990s but didn’t gain much attention, while following albums Pies Descalzos(1996) and Dónde Están los Ladrones?(1998) let her rose to prominence in Latin America. In 2001, Shakira released her first English album-Laundry Service and its lead single Whenever, Wherever became the best-selling single of 2002. The following albums, Hips Don’t Lie, She Wolf, Sale el Sol, not only received critical praise, but helped her won many awards. Especially, the official 2010 World Cup theme song Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) acquainted more and more people with Shakira. And In the early of this year, she released her tenth album Shakira by its lead single Can’t Remember to Forget You. So far, she had totally gotten 234 awards wins and 360 nominations, including 2 Grammy Awards wins and 6 Billboard Music Awards wins.
Top 5 Shakira Hit Songs
Here is a roundup of Shakira’s top 5 hit songs. You can watch online or download these hit song videos from YouTube.
1. Hips Don’t Lie
Hips Don’t Lie, released on February 28, 2006 by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean, was one of 2006 World Cup official theme songs and performed by Shakira with her awesome voice and hot belly dance in the closing ceremony. Actually, this song was received favorable reviews from music critics once it was released and reached the No.1 spot on charts in at least 55 countries including the US Billboard Hot 100. And the music video drew 156 million views on YouTube and won 2 MTV awards: MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography on August 31, 2006 and the MTV Latin Award for Song Of The Year on October 19, 2006.
2. She Wolf
Completely different from other released songs at that time, She wolf was filled with techno dance beats and performed well on various record charts upon its release-July 10, 2009. The music video, in which Shakira showed off fascinating dance mixed with ballet, popping and locking, tribal dance, was first published on July 30, 2009 on MTV and available for downloading on iTunes on July 31, 2009.
3. Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)
As the official 2010 World Cup theme song, Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) was the second World Cup theme song by Shakira. With African traditional melody, vibrant rhythm and positive lyrics, this song perfectly aroused fans’ energy and enthusiasm. It is the best-selling World Cup theme song and its music video is the eighth most-watched, about 65 million total views, on YouTube till now.
Following Waka Waka, Sharika published the other hit song-Loca (crazy in English) on September 10, 2010. Getting inspiration from merengue, one of the most popular music and dance types in Latin America and major cities in United States, Loca drew us a painting composed of sunshine, beach, and gorgeous dance from cheering crowds as shown in its music video. The English version was peaked inside the top five of record charts of several countries and became a worldwide commercial success.
5. Can’t Remember to Forget You
Can’t Remember to Forget You, released on January 13, 2014 and music video uploaded to YouTube on January 30, 2014, was recorded by Shakira featuring the famous R&B singer Rihanna. Keeping away from electronic dance music and incorporating ska elements, this song was an uptempo new wave and reggae rock track. Although there were some negative reviews on this song like “ironically forgettable”, Can’t Remember to Forget You fared well on record charts and won Favorite hit on Premios Juventud 2014.
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