History Music / Shakira

25th Aug '17 9:47:32 AM Jhonny
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* CunningLinguist: Along with Spanish and English, she is fluent in the Portuguese from Colombia's neighbor Brazil (where she broke out early in her career), and has shown to know a good portion of French and Italian. Not mention how "Waka Waka" has some verses in African language.

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* CunningLinguist: Along with Spanish and English, she is fluent in the Portuguese from Colombia's neighbor Brazil (where she broke out early in her career), and has shown to know a good portion of French and Italian. Not mention how "Waka Waka" has some verses in an African language.
24th Aug '17 8:21:00 PM igordebraga
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* BreakupSong: "Don't Bother"

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* BreakupSong: "Don't Bother"Bother", and many songs from her Spanish era, such as "Te Espero Sentada" and "Estoy Aquí".



* CallBack: The infamous lines of ''Whenever, Wherever'' - "[[PetitePride Lucky for my breasts they're small and humble]]/ So you don't confuse them with mountains" - is somewhat revoked in ''Costume Makes The Clown'' with the ''[[DownerBeginning very first lines]]''; "Told you I felt lucky with my humble breasts/ Well I don't".
** In ''Don't Bother'' with "and [I'd] learn about football", referencing ''Inevitable'' line "I don't understand football". Also, ''Don't Bother'' repeats the line "I promise you won't ever see me cry" and even though it was released as a single a few weeks before the Oral Fixation Vol. 2 album release, ''How Do You Do?'' was the title track of this, including the repetitive lines "Do you ever cry?/ I sometimes cry", the latter of which is ''confessed'' - just like it was in ''Inevitable'' ('the truth is I cry once a month') and ''Whenever, Wherever'' ('the day you leave will cry a river'), which are both earlier songs.
** ''Illegal'' has the verse "Who would've thought/ That you could hurt me/ The way you've done it/ So deliberate so determined". The song is preceded by ''No'', the general message of which (you try translate that coherently) is "I can't believe you could hurt me like that, so cruelly". ''Illegal'' then ends with "I'm starting to believe it should be illegal to deceive a woman's heart." [[CaptainObvious Clearly, she's getting tired of the cheating]].
** Shakira likes to dance in the street, we know this, ''Music/HipsDontLie'' even has the lyrics "baile en la calle". The video for ''Ciega, Sordomuda'' is set up by an event at the beginning, this event being Shakira ''getting arrested for dancing in the street''.
** The lyrics of "Estoy Aquí" ("I'm Here") from ''Piez Descalzos'' from talk about wanting to fix a failed relationship. On her next album ''¿Dónde Están Los Ladrones?'', the song "Si Te Vas" has her telling her love that if he leaves her, she'll have moved on: "I won't (still) be here in the same place".[[note]]"Ya no estaré aquí en el mismo lugar"[[/note]]

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* CallBack: The infamous lines of ''Whenever, Wherever'' "Whenever, Wherever" - "[[PetitePride Lucky for my breasts they're small and humble]]/ So you don't confuse them with mountains" - is somewhat revoked in ''Costume "Costume Makes The Clown'' with Clown"with the ''[[DownerBeginning very first lines]]''; "Told you I felt lucky with my humble breasts/ Well I don't".
** In ''Don't Bother'' "Don't Bother" with "and [I'd] learn about football", referencing ''Inevitable'' "Inevitable" line "I don't understand football". Also, ''Don't Bother'' Bother" repeats the line "I promise you won't ever see me cry" and even though it was released as a single a few weeks before the Oral ''Oral Fixation Vol. 2 2'' album release, ''How "How Do You Do?'' Do?" was the title track of this, including the repetitive lines "Do you ever cry?/ I sometimes cry", the latter of which is ''confessed'' - just like it was in ''Inevitable'' "Inevitable" ('the truth is I cry once a month') and ''Whenever, Wherever'' "Whenever, Wherever" ('the day you leave will cry a river'), which are both earlier songs.
** ''Illegal'' "Illegal" has the verse "Who would've thought/ That you could hurt me/ The way you've done it/ So deliberate so determined". The song is preceded by ''No'', "No", the general message of which (you try translate that coherently) is "I can't believe you could hurt me like that, so cruelly". ''Illegal'' "Illegal" then ends with "I'm starting to believe it should be illegal to deceive a woman's heart." [[CaptainObvious Clearly, she's getting tired of the cheating]].
** Shakira likes to dance in the street, we know this, ''Music/HipsDontLie'' "Music/HipsDontLie" even has the lyrics "baile en la calle". The video for ''Ciega, Sordomuda'' "Ciega, Sordomuda" is set up by an event at the beginning, this event being Shakira ''getting arrested for dancing in the street''.
** The lyrics of "Estoy Aquí" ("I'm Here") from ''Piez ''Pies Descalzos'' from talk about wanting to fix a failed relationship. On her next album ''¿Dónde Están Los Ladrones?'', the song "Si Te Vas" has her telling her love that if he leaves her, she'll have moved on: "I won't (still) be here in the same place".[[note]]"Ya no estaré aquí en el mismo lugar"[[/note]]
24th Aug '17 8:02:06 PM igordebraga
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* CunningLinguist: Along with Spanish and English, she is fluent in the Portuguese from Colombia's neighbor Brazil (where she broke out early in her career), and has shown to know a good portion of French and Italian. Not mention how "Waka Waka" has some verses in African language.



* HotPursuit: In the video for ''Ciega, Sordomuda'' Shakira and friends are arrested for dancing in the street, the police [[PoliceBrutality unafraid of being rough]]. She manages to get out with some guy and there is a chase scene, complete with smashing through CardboardBoxes. The cops never quite catch them and in the end discover that they are robots and then the video ends, leaving the viewer with no knowledge whether Shakira and the this-videos-love-interest's [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext dancing with hoops to a mariachi band in the street then leading the police through streets of blindfolded anybodies to discover they are robots in an abandoned disco]] crimes were ever punished. (The cops could well have been chasing them because first she was and then the pair were both ''blindfolded'', though, and not because they broke out.) Not to mention that it [[BlatantLies blatantly lies about her height]] [[BadLiar (According to the line-up it's 5'9'')]].

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* HotPursuit: In the video for ''Ciega, Sordomuda'' "Ciega, Sordomuda" Shakira and friends are arrested for dancing in the street, the police [[PoliceBrutality unafraid of being rough]]. She manages to get out with some guy and there is a chase scene, complete with smashing through CardboardBoxes. The cops never quite catch them and in the end discover that they are robots and then the video ends, leaving the viewer with no knowledge whether Shakira and the this-videos-love-interest's [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext dancing with hoops to a mariachi band in the street then leading the police through streets of blindfolded anybodies to discover they are robots in an abandoned disco]] crimes were ever punished. (The cops could well have been chasing them because first she was and then the pair were both ''blindfolded'', though, and not because they broke out.) Not to mention that it [[BlatantLies blatantly lies about her height]] [[BadLiar (According to the line-up it's 5'9'')]].



* {{Hypocrite}}: Songs like ''Illegal'', ''Objection'' and ''Don't Bother'' are about how much she doesn't like cheating and deception. However, in the video for ''La Tortura'' she portrays the woman a man is cheating on his partner with and in ''Costume Makes The Clown'' she comes right out and says "It's your turn now/ To cheat on me".

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* {{Hypocrite}}: Songs like ''Illegal'', ''Objection'' 'Illegal', "Objection" and ''Don't Bother'' "Don't Bother" are about how much she doesn't like cheating and deception. However, in the video for ''La Tortura'' "La Tortura" she portrays the woman a man is cheating on his partner with and in ''Costume "Costume Makes The Clown'' Clown" she comes right out and says "It's your turn now/ To cheat on me".



** ''Underneath Your Clothes'' is an example of how she can be both passive and aggressive in this: from "I love you more than all that's on the planet" to "There's my territory/ And all the things I deserve" and with "We... belong to each other".
** ''Whenever, Wherever'' and ''Suerte'', despite being supposedly the same song, go in different directions on this one. The former more aggressive and the latter passive with the lyrics "Whenever, Wherever/ We'll learn to be together/ I'll be there and you'll be near/ And that's the deal, my dear" and "With you, my life/ I want to live that life/ And the rest of my life/ I want to live with you" respectively.
** Hinted at in ''Objection'' when she sings at the partner "Every twenty seconds you repeat her name/ But when it comes to me you don't care/ If I'm alive or dead" then "I love you for free and I'm not your mother... I'm falling apart in your hands again/ No way! I've got to get away".
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** ''Underneath "Underneath Your Clothes'' Clothes" is an example of how she can be both passive and aggressive in this: from "I love you more than all that's on the planet" to "There's my territory/ And all the things I deserve" and with "We... belong to each other".
** ''Whenever, Wherever'' "Whenever, Wherever" and ''Suerte'', "Suerte", despite being supposedly the same song, go in different directions on this one. The former more aggressive and the latter passive with the lyrics "Whenever, Wherever/ We'll learn to be together/ I'll be there and you'll be near/ And that's the deal, my dear" and "With you, my life/ I want to live that life/ And the rest of my life/ I want to live with you" respectively.
** Hinted at in ''Objection'' "Objection" when she sings at the partner "Every twenty seconds you repeat her name/ But when it comes to me you don't care/ If I'm alive or dead" then "I love you for free and I'm not your mother... I'm falling apart in your hands again/ No way! I've got to get away".
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away".



** The first two lines of'' 'Costume Makes The Clown' ''(Told you I felt lucky with my humble breasts / Well I don't) also beg to differ with the 'pride' part.
* PlayingWithFire: On the single cover of ''Hips Don't Lie''; it makes the picture look positively tribal.
* PrettyButterflies: In the music video for ''No''.

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** The first two lines of'' of 'Costume Makes The Clown' ''(Told (Told you I felt lucky with my humble breasts / Well I don't) also beg to differ with the 'pride' part.
* PlayingWithFire: On the single cover of ''Hips "Hips Don't Lie''; Lie"; it makes the picture look positively tribal.
* PrettyButterflies: In the music video for ''No''."No".



* ShoutOut: to ''Film/JamesBond'' in ''Spy''.

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* ShoutOut: to ''Film/JamesBond'' in ''Spy''."Spy".
1st Aug '17 4:50:26 PM Jhonny
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* NeoClassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: All her music goes throu the genres.

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* NeoClassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: All her music goes throu through the genres.
31st Jul '17 11:12:31 AM Angelus25
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**Those unfamiliar with her early career will be surprised that ''Pies Descalzos'' and ''Donde Están Los Ladrones?'', even her MTV Unplugged, were more alternative rock than the latin pop that made her worlwide famous.



* GenreShift: She Wolf was more EDM then the prior pop music which was more pop then the indie music before.

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* GenreShift: She Wolf After ''Donde Están Los Ladrones?'' and her MTV Unplugged she went more into latin pop, coinciding with dyeing her hair to blonde. "She Wolf" was more EDM then the prior pop music which was more pop then the indie music before.



* NeoClassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: All her music goes throu the genre's.

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* NeoClassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: All her music goes throu the genre's.genres.



* SpicyLatina: She holds this image, particularly since the ''Oral Fixation'' albums.

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* SpicyLatina: She holds this image, particularly specially since the ''Oral Fixation'' albums.
28th Jun '17 12:24:59 AM orenzi
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** The lyrics of "Estoy Aquí" ("I'm Here") from ''Piez Descalzos'' from talk about wanting to fix a failed relationship. On her next album ''¿Dónde Están Los Ladrones?'', the song "Si Te Vas" has her telling her love that if he leaves her, she'll have moved on: "I won't (still) be here in the same place".[[note]]"Ya no estaré aquí en el mismo lugar"[[/note]]

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** The lyrics of "Estoy Aquí" ("I'm Here") from ''Piez Descalzos'' from talk about wanting to fix a failed relationship. On her next album ''¿Dónde Están Los Ladrones?'', the song "Si Te Vas" has her telling her love that if he leaves her, she'll have moved on: "I won't (still) be here in the same place".[[note]]"Ya no estaré aquí en el mismo lugar"[[/note]]



** In "La Tortura (ft. Alejandro Sanz)" Shakira is the one being cheated on. At first the male character in the song promises he'll be faithful from now on, but before long he tries to convince her that [[ImAManICantHelpIt it's normal for men to cheat occasionally]] and if she allows him that, he'll be a good to her otherwise. In the end, [[BreakupSong she leaves him.]]

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** In "La Tortura (ft. Alejandro Sanz)" Shakira is the one being cheated on. At first the male character in the song promises he'll be faithful from now on, but before long he tries to convince her that [[ImAManICantHelpIt it's normal for men to cheat occasionally]] and if she allows him that, he'll be a good to her otherwise. In the end, [[BreakupSong she leaves him.]]
28th Jun '17 12:23:08 AM orenzi
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* AnatomicallyImpossibleSex: Discussed in one line from "Long Time": "I wish I had longer legs / That I could fasten to your body so you'd [[MakingLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces take me with you everywhere]]"

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* AnatomicallyImpossibleSex: Discussed in one line from "Long Time": "I Time":
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wish I had longer legs / That that I could [[BodyHorror fasten to your body body]] so you'd [[MakingLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces take me with you everywhere]]"everywhere]]


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* BodyMotifs: Shakira seems to have a thing for attributing human attributes or conscious actions to body parts.
** The infamous lyric from "Whenever, Wherever": "Lucky that my breasts are small and humble"
** "Hips Don't Lie", of course - it's right in the title!
** From "Something": "When I look into your eyes they say to me that God still exists"
** From "Long Time": "So let those eloquent hands of yours just keep on going"
** From "Dare (La La La)": "Your blue Spanish eyes are my witness"
** From "Broken Record": "Your hands that have no mercy are also my best friends"


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** The lyrics of "Estoy Aquí" ("I'm Here") from ''Piez Descalzos'' from talk about wanting to fix a failed relationship. On her next album ''¿Dónde Están Los Ladrones?'', the song "Si Te Vas" has her telling her love that if he leaves her, she'll have moved on: "I won't (still) be here in the same place".[[note]]"Ya no estaré aquí en el mismo lugar"[[/note]]


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* MadonnaWhoreComplex: "Costume Makes The Clown" references this:
-->I'm not a virgin, but I'm not the whore you think


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* YourCheatingHeart: Has been on both sides of this in various songs.
** In "La Tortura (ft. Alejandro Sanz)" Shakira is the one being cheated on. At first the male character in the song promises he'll be faithful from now on, but before long he tries to convince her that [[ImAManICantHelpIt it's normal for men to cheat occasionally]] and if she allows him that, he'll be a good to her otherwise. In the end, [[BreakupSong she leaves him.]]
** In "Costume Makes The Clown" it's implied that Shakira is the one who's cheated:
--->It's your turn now to cheat on me
** In "She Wolf" she outright ''states'' that she's going to go out and cheat on her current boyfriend and then ''[[RefugeInAudacity tell him all about it]]'' later, but this is [[GoodAdulteryBadAdultery apparently okay]] because [[AllTakeAndNoGive she's not getting enough out of the relationship]].
24th Jun '17 3:09:03 AM onionmaster
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: In the middle of the generally laidback and serious "Fijacion Oral Vol 1.", comes the [[TheB52s Rock Lobster]] inspired "Escondite Ingles". The effect is jarring, coming as it does between the wistful "Especial Dia" and the dark "No", but the song is well liked by fans and showed Shakira could still have fun amongst the serious material.
** Shakira also did this with the Arabic techno of "Ojos Asi / Eyes Like Yours" on "Donde Estan Las Ladrones / Laundry Service" respectively, but in both cases they were at the end of albums that were largely filled with alt-rock.
24th Jun '17 3:08:16 AM onionmaster
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: In the middle of the generally laidback and serious "Fijacion Oral Vol 1.", comes the [[TheB52s Rock Lobster]] inspired "Escondite Ingles". The effect is jarring, coming as it does between the wistful "Especial Dia" and the dark "No", but the song is well liked by fans and showed Shakira could still have fun amongst the serious material.
** Shakira also did this with the Arabic techno of "Ojos Asi / Eyes Like Yours" on "Donde Estan Las Ladrones / Laundry Service" respectively, but in both cases they were at the end of albums that were largely filled with alt-rock.
21st Jun '17 1:04:29 AM orenzi
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Things are looking big for Shakira. "[[Music/HipsDontLie Hips Don't Lie]]", a collab with Wyclef Jean, is still the world's best-selling single of the 21st Century and is the world's biggest pop song ever as well as being the YouTube video with the highest number of views until 2007 ''and'' spawning "Hips Don't Lie (Bamboo)", the 2006 [[UsefulNotes/TheWorldCup FIFA World Cup]] anthem. Later songs "She Wolf" and "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" proved that she is still one of the biggest stars in the world right now; "Waka Waka" is currently the fourth most viewed YouTube music video ever (after Gangnam Style, Baby, and Bad Romance) and was the 2010 World Cup anthem.

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Things are looking big for Shakira. "[[Music/HipsDontLie Hips Don't Lie]]", a collab with Wyclef Jean, is still the world's best-selling single of the 21st Century and is the world's biggest pop song ever as well as being the YouTube video with the highest number of views until 2007 ''and'' spawning "Hips Don't Lie (Bamboo)", the 2006 [[UsefulNotes/TheWorldCup FIFA World Cup]] anthem. Later songs "She Wolf" and "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" proved that she is still one of the biggest stars in the world right now; "Waka Waka" is currently the fourth 28th most viewed YouTube music video ever (after Gangnam Style, Baby, and Bad Romance) of all time with 1.4 billion views, and was the 2010 World Cup anthem.



* ''Pies Descalzos'' (1996)

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* ''Pies Descalzos'' (1996)(1995)




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* ''El Dorado'' (2017)



* AnatomicallyImpossibleSex: Discussed in one line from "Long Time": "I wish I had longer legs / That I could fasten to your body so you'd [[MakingLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces take me with you everywhere]]"



* CanonDiscontinuity: Her first two albums, ''Magia'' and ''Peligro''. They were recorded when she was only 13 and 15 and did poorly commercially; Shakira was also disatisfied with her lack of creative control on the album. They were pulled from print at her request and haven't been released outside Colombia, and generally aren't counted as part of her discography.



* FirstNameBasis: If you say Shakira, she is what comes to mind.



* FirstNameBasis: If you say Shakira, she is what comes to mind.

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* FirstNameBasis: If you say Shakira, she ForeignLanguageTitle: Three from ''Sale el Sol''. The English versions of "Loca" and "Rabiosa" keeps their Spanish titles, while "Addicted to You" has an English title but is what comes to mind.entirely in Spanish other than the TitleDrop in the chorus.



* IntercourseWithYou: "Las de las Intuicion/Pure Intuition":
---> Let us be one and let's begin / A mistake that turns into perfection / I want to see you sliding in my underworld (underwear?) / This time I plan to let you win / Be a victim of my own invention / Let us be one and let's begin, once and for all/

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* IntercourseWithYou: IntercourseWithYou:
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"Las de las Intuicion/Pure Intuition":
---> Let us be one and let's begin / begin
--->
A mistake that turns into perfection / perfection
--->
I want to see you sliding in my underworld (underwear?) / (underwear?)
--->
This time I plan to let you win / win
--->
Be a victim of my own invention / invention
--->
Let us be one and let's begin, once and for all/all
** ''She Wolf'' has three in a row with "Long Time", "Why Wait" and "Good Stuff".


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**The infamous lyrics about her "small and humble" breasts is often assumed to be a case of this, but the Spanish lyrics are actually the same.[[note]]"Suerte que mis pechos sean pequeños, y no los confundas con montañas"[[/note]]


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** Also seen on the cover of ''El Dorado''.


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* ReligionRantSong: "How Do You Do" is a downplayed type 1. Rather than a direct attack on God or religion it questions the true nature of God, as well as the suffering brought about by religion and God himself.
-->How many people die and hurt in your name?
-->Hey, does that make you proud, or does it bring you shame?
-->And if our fate have all been wrapped around your finger
-->And if you wrote the script, then why the troublemakers?
-->[...]
-->[[GodIsFlawed You've made mistakes]], but that's okay, [[NotSoDifferent 'cause we all have]]
-->[[{{Forgiveness}} But if I forgive yours, will you forgive mine?]]


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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Had bright red hair for a while in the late nineties. Wore purple hair in the video for "Las de la Intuición" and pink in the video for "Chantaje".
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