Top 10 Songs By Shakira

Top 10 Songs By Shakira

The work of Shakira has entertained people all over the world for years. The Colombia native has been very popular for her many English and Spanish-language songs.

Shakira has sold millions of albums all around the world and has topped the Latin and Top 40 charts alike. She continues to be a very popular figure for her great work.

Top 10 Songs By Shakira

Her work has appeared in many forms:

  • Shakira has released a number of albums in both English and Spanish. These include a Spanish-language album she recorded for MTV Unplugged.
  • She has also appeared on many soundtracks and other compilation albums. These include the official album for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
  • Shakira has also performed alongside many popular names in the world of pop music. She appeared on one of Beyonce’s albums and has performed with stars like Pitbull, Mana, Alejandro Sanz and Annie Lennox.

The excitement and sensuality of Shakira’s songs and the soulful sounds of her voice make her one of the most popular names in pop music today. She even continues to be a hit star on television thanks to her work on the popular competition show the Voice. This is a look at the ten best songs that she has made in her extensive career.

Hips Don’t Lie

Shakira performed this song with help from Wyclef Jean. It was made as a sexy song about her body and how she loves to show it off. But more importantly, it is about how a woman’s hips can always been seen when dancing and that no man can resist an attractive woman with some sexy hips.

Hips Don’t Lie

La Tortura

Shakira partnered with Spanish-language music star Alejandro Sanz for this song about the torture that comes when trying to deal with a lover who isn’t always true. The great guitar sounds on this song make it a popular hit.

La Tortura

Whenever, Wherever

This is the English-language version of Suerte, a song she wrote before hitting it bit. It is about how lucky she is to have a man by her side. The Latin sounds of this track make it a popular one for its great dance-worthy rhythm.

Whenever, Wherever

Loca

This was released in English and Spanish with Dizzee Rascal and El Cata performing raps on those respective versions. Shakira’s sexy voice stands out on both versions. The great meringue influences on the music especially make a popular track.

Loca

Addicted To You

Another song that has a reggae and meringue style to it, the song mixes English and Spanish together. The powerful dance beat on this song makes it a popular track.

Addicted To You

Can’t Remember To Forget You

The guitar sounds on this song mix in well with the ska horn and keyboard tones to create a modern-sounding dance beat with the Latin touch still intact. This song also features great wordplay between Shakira and guest performer Rihanna.

Can’t Remember To Forget You

Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)

Shakira recorded this as the official song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The song features Shakira being backed by the South African pop band Freshlyground and features a beautiful dance beat with uplifting lyrics about celebrating and having fun. It is a very fun song although it did garner some controversy as it was an official World Cup song from someone outside the host country.

Waka Waka

She Wolf

Shakira went to a more electronic sound on this song. This evokes the beautiful and sensual nature of Shakira’s music. The song especially has a fun texture to it and is very easy for anyone to dance to.

She Wolf

Illegal

Shakira sings this song about a past love and the heartbreak that she feels over someone having gone away. The song’s emotional pull is especially punctuated by the powerful guitar of guest star Carlos Santana. The great work between the guitar of Santana and Shakira’s vocals make this a popular track.

Illegal

Empire

This last song on the list is about how Shakira longs for a day when a love can become powerful enough to go through the world and unite everyone. The amazing sound of this song is heavily inspired by a great rock guitar that moves through the song quite well. It is an especially important song for how well it carries such an important message.

Empire

SongAlbumComposerRelease Date
Hips Don’t LieOral Fixation Vol. 2Shakira, Jean, Dupessis, Alfanno, Parker, Rao2006
La TorturaFijacion Oral Vol. 1Shakira, Ochoa2005
Whenever, WhereverLaundry ServiceShakira, Mitchell, Smith, Estefan2001
LocaSale el SolShakira, Bello, Perez2010
Addicted To YouSale el SolShakira, El Cata, Ochoa, Hill2012
Can’t Remember To Forget YouShakiraShakira, Hill, Hull, Alexander, Hassle, Fenty2014
Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)Listen Up! The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup AlbumShakira, Hill, Golden Sounds2010
She WolfShe WolfShakira, Hill, Endicott, Drexler2009
IllegalOral Fixation Vol. 2Shakira, Mendez2006
EmpireShakiraMac, Wroldsen2014

 

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