Colombian singer Shakira is one of the most popular and prolific singers of all time, who has managed to sell more than 50 million units of her albums throughout her career. Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll debuted in 1991 with the album “Magic”, but she reached fame in 1998 with “Estane Donde Los Ladrones”.
Among her best albums, it’s worth mentioning “Sale el Sol”, “She Wolf”, “Oral Fixation Vol.2”, “Fijación Oral Vol.1”, “Laundry Service”, and many more, all part of her impressive activity in the music industry. Shakira also has one of the most watched youtube videos of all time with “Waka Waka (Time for Africa)”.
Here are some of the best Shakira songs ever:
1. Hay Amores
This was one of the Shakira three songs on the soundtrack of the film “Love in the Time of Cholera”, based on the famous novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, with Javier Bardem playing the lead role.
2. Las De La Intuicion
The song was released on the “Fijación Oral Vol 1” album, which received a Grammy for “Best Latin Rock / Alternative Album” and a Latin Grammy award for “Album of the Year” in 2006. An English version was recorded in Europe, but did not make it to the album.
3. Hips Don’t Lie
A successful collaboration with Wyclef Jean which has probably become the biggest hit of her career. With one of the best videos of 2006, the song was awarded the People’s Choice Award for “Favorite Pop Song”.
4. La Tortura
The duet with Spanish artist Alejandro Sanz was the first single from the 2005 album “Fijación Oral Vol 1”. It won two Grammy Awards for “Song of the Year” and “Record of the Year”.
5. Objection (Tango)
Although it wasn’t a big radio hit, televisions competed in broadcasting the video, since it included a brief appearance of porn star Thabitha Taylor. A memorable sequence includes Shakira deflating her implants. The song was included on the album “Laundry Service” in 2001.
6. Suerte (Whenever, Wherever)
One of the artist’s biggest hits, “Suerte” is the first single from her first English language album, “Laundry Service” which reached no.1 in 29 countries. The video won a Latin Grammy Award for “Best Short Form Music Video” in 2002.
The second single from the 2005 album “Fijación Oral Vol 1”, “No” is a collaboration with rocker Gustavo Cerati. Although it wasn’t a big radio hit in the U.S., it sold over 100,000 units and received the gold disk from the Recording Industry Association of America.
8. Loba (She- wolf)
The track is from the album “She- Wolf” from 2009 and it’s an electro -pop song. The song benefited from a controversial video where Shakira plays an almost completely naked she-wolf.
9. Lo Hecho Esta Hecho (Did It Again)
The song was released as the second single of the album “She-Wolf” in Europe and Latin America. The English version comes with a collaboration with rapper Kid Cudi.
10. Ciega, sordomuda
This is the first single of the 1998 album “Donde Estane Los Ladrones” and refers to an incident at the airport, where Shakira had her luggage stolen. The luggage contained some lyrics which she had been working on at that time.