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The Greatest Shakira songs of all time

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In the highlights of the post-separation drama with her longtime ex, Gerard Piqué, the Hips don’t lie star Shakira is currently dealing with a hostage situation. Yes, rumors claim the star athlete has held Shakira’s Grammy awards hostage. With a spectacular singing career, pop legend Shakira has effortlessly managed to earn 3 Grammy Awards along with 12 Latin Grammy Awards, which are currently in the possession of her former partner.

Top 5 Shakira songs – The best of music by the Grammy-winning artist
1. Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)

Shakira made the whole world grove to her beats when she sang Waka Waka which was the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, held in South Africa. “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” was written, composed, and produced by Shakira and John Hill featuring a South African band called Freshlyground. The song was largely inspired by the original Cameroonian song called “Zamina mina” by Golden Sounds. The song was a mᴀssive success all around the world and never fails to make people groove even today. It sold more than 15 million downloads, which made it the best-selling single ever.

2. Hips Don’t Lie

A list of Shakira songs is simply incomplete without this mᴀssive hit by the artist. “Hips Don’t Lie” was a song from Shakira’s seventh album тιтled Oral Fixation, Vol. 2. which was her second English studio album. This collaboration with Wyclef Jean who is a Haitian rapper was a mᴀssive success. Not only the song was a fan favorite but it received several awards including the People’s Choice Award, MTV Latin America Video Music Award, along with MTV Video Music Award. “Hips Don’t Lie” was a global success. It was the number song in over 18 countries.

3. Whenever, Wherever

Another one of the most memorable Shakira songs is “Whenever, Wherever.” The song was released for her fifth studio album which was also her English-language debut тιтled Laundry Service. The song was composed, and produced by Shakira along with Tim Mitchell. Shakira and Gloria Estefan wrote the song. The mᴀssive hit “Whenever, Wherever” is the perfect mix of Latin and Andean music. Even after two decades of its release, the iconic song still brings goosebumps making it one of the best Shakira songs ever released.

4. Chantaje

Chantaje was another hit by Shakira that also features vocals by another Colombian singer Maluma. It was released under Shakira’s 11th studio album тιтled El Dorado. This Latin Grammy-nominated song “Chantaje” has been a pop and reggaeton sensation ever since. The song received mᴀssive commercial success as it topped charts in Brazil, Ecuador, Guatemala, Spain, Uruguay, and even the Billboard Latin Songs charts in the US. It was the biggest Latin single of the decade by a female artist in the United States.

5. Loca

Another perfect song Shakira gifted the world was “Loca.” The song was released for her ninth studio album, тιтled Sale el Sol in 2010. The song has both Latin and English versions and is written and produced by Shakira, alongside Edward Bello, Armando Pérez, and Dylan Mills as writers. This Latin pop song is about an eccentric infatuation with a man that immediately makes you dance.

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