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You Were Busy Having Too Much Fun To Realize Shakira’s Videos Are Super Weird

Shakira has been capturing our hearts and hips for years. The Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer and record producer is obviously a multi-faceted, talented queen. But there’s one thing we love most about Shakira, Shakira (sing it in Wyclef Jean’s voice) is her music videos. Thus, we give you the Definitive Ranking of Shakira Music Videos. You’re welcome.

1. “Hips Don’t Lie”


When this collab with Wyclef Jean came out in 2005, all of us mere mortals rejoiced! It immediately became an obsessive, on-repeat song, and we all quoted it until… well, nope, we’re all still quoting it.

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But can we talk about the whole Wyclef Jean chasing Shakira through pink, sheer curtains? What the…

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Honestly, I’m digging Wyclef’s airplane dance in that tank top, but this looks like a blooper from a “Twin Peaks” dream sequence.

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2. “No”


Another gem from 2005. You know this song was serious and heart-wrenching because there is a complete lack of color.

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THEN SHAKIRA WENT AND TURNED INTO A BUTTERFLY!

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Nothing says #serious #art like morphing into a butterfly. Shakira, girl, you do you.

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3. “She Wolf”


It’s shocking the internet didn’t implode after this music video was released from the sheer of amount of hotness in it. Seriously.

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But this music video is really about the ending, when Shakira has a moment with the moon.

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Get it? Because the whole “wolf” theme? Love it. Actually, I’d like to see a spin off of just Shakira and the moon and their torrid love affair.

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4. “Las de la Intuición”


This 2005 synth-y techno-y hit from Shakira is an oldie but a goodie. And any chance to see Shakira rock a purple wig. But the best part of the music video?

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Shakira in saran wrap.

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Honestly, the cheapest set decoration ever. It’s genius.

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5. “Whenever, Wherever”


When this song hit us in 2001, we all collectively fell in love. This is one of those songs that when it comes on the radio, you can’t help but jam out as loud as you can. But the real beauty is the music video. I remember watching this in middle school and thinking, “Oh. Right. Shakira is the most beautiful woman in the world.”

There are so many amazing moments in this music video that are a product of the wonder that is the early 2000s. The best part?

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Shakira free-falling off a mountain into the ocean.

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If you were to tell me this was a scene from “Game of Thrones,” I would absolutely believe you.

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6. “Un Poco de Amor”


Vintage Shakira from 1995! Look at that brown hair! Truly so obsessed with this song.

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What I really love about this video, is the following moment:

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It looks like Shakira in a fish tank… and then that dreadlocked dude does an epic hair flip.

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7. “Que Me Quedes Tu”


When you have a song that is this freaking cool, you need an equally awesome music video to go along with it. Also, can we all agree Shakira’s hair is the absolute best? THOSE BLEACH BLONDE CURLS — I DIE. Shakira playing drums is the most badass thing I’ve ever seen. The whole music video is a lot of Shakira just being awesome, but it really ends with the greatest moment.

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Shakira hugging a dude in a gold emblazoned heart while the words, “The End” appear.

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Nothing will ever exist for me again after this moment.

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8. “Te Aviso, Te Anuncio”


We’ve all watched this video a million times, I’m assuming. Angry Shakira is the best Shakira. ALSO THE ANIMATION. CAN WE TALK ABOUT THE ANIMATION?

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Shakira pokes a woman’s breasts and they deflate. And it’s all cartoons. Oh. My. God.

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There was me before seeing this, and me after seeing this. We are all better for it.

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9. “Gitana”


Any music video that starts with Shakira playing the harmonica is a win. Immediate. Win.

But the best part?

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It all takes place in a post-apocalyptic world, apparently. Only Shakira and tennis star Rafael Nadal have survived.

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Try to peel your eyes away from their golden, glistening bodies and look at the scenery. Where the F are they?! I’m scared and waiting for Katniss to show up.

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10. “Underneath Your Clothes”


WELP, TRY NOT TO WEEP AS YOU WATCH AND REMEMBER THIS MUSIC VIDEO. Seriously. I’m dying. So romantic, so emotional. But the best part of the video that has nothing to do with the actual song?

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When the white reporter asks Shakira what it’s like crossing over and singing in English, and she responds in Spanish.

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ZAMMMNN, ZADDY. Shakira done burned you.

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What is your favorite moment in a Shakira music video? Let us know in the comments below!

Chiquis And Becky G Release Video For Spanish-Language Version Of Dolly Parton’s Hit Song ‘Jolene’

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Chiquis And Becky G Release Video For Spanish-Language Version Of Dolly Parton’s Hit Song ‘Jolene’

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Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” is arguably one of the most iconic songs in American music. We have all heard bits and pieces of the song growing up because it is just that iconic. After almost 50 years, “Jolene” has another Spanish-language cover brought to us by Becky G and Chiquis.

Spanish-speaking country music fans have a new cover to celebrate.

Becky G and Chiquis have released the music video for their Spanish-language cover of the American classic song “Jolene.” Originally released by Dolly Parton in 1973, “Jolene” is one of those songs that have become a timeless classic of American music.

Country music is quickly becoming a favorite genre in the Latino community. There has been a 25 percent increase in Latino support of country music. When you consider how many Latinos live in the south in states like Texas, it kind of makes sense.

Rolling Stone magazine claimed that it was the first Spanish-language cover of the song.

The magazine got called out on Twitter after claiming that this was the first Spanish-language cover of “Jolene.” The cover by regional Mexican music divas Becky G and Chiquis is good but it is not the first.

The first Spanish-language cover of “Jolene” is by Las Chicas del Can.

The Dominican group recorded “Youlin” in 1985 and the merengue take on the song is really fun to listen to. The version from the girl group is a very different take and feel on the song as compared to Becky G and Chiquis. The two songs are very different and both are very fun to listen to.

Either way, fans of country and regional Mexican music are here for this.

The music video is an animated rollercoaster with Becky G and Chiquis playing tough mujeres doing their thing. The music video is set up like a comic book because we all know that the most amazing superhero stories are comic books. Tbh, these two looked perfect in their tough acting roles.

If you want to listen to the original “Jolene,” here it is.

Truly, this will probably remain one of the greatest American classics of all time.

READ: Becky G Performs Tribute To Selena At San Antonio Concert

If You’ve Been On Twitter Recently You Might Be Wondering If J Balvin Is #Canceled And Here’s Why

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If You’ve Been On Twitter Recently You Might Be Wondering If J Balvin Is #Canceled And Here’s Why

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Spend any amount of time on the Internet – which let’s be honest, we’re all probably spending too much time these days – and you’re aware that #cancelculture is very much a thing.

Just earlier this week, #CardiBIsOverParty was trending once again on Twitter, as people tried calling her out for things she’s already previously been canceled for and apologized for. And while cancel culture serves a valuable purpose in making sure that those who have made mistakes are held accountable, to some the movement is going too far.

Cancel culture’s latest target is J Balvin. The Colombian artist appeared to throw some shade at Shakira and Twitter was quick to pounce.

J Balvin was “canceled” on Twitter after seemingly shading Shakira during a recent interview.

J Balvin is the latest celeb to fall victim to the “is over party” trend on Twitter, when on Thursday he was the trend across Twitter. Shakira fans came for him hard after it appeared the ‘Mi gente’ singer threw shade at her during an interview with Billboard to discuss collaborating with Maluma on the Black Eyed Peas album.

At one point, the interviewer asks BEP whether they had to be “more flexible” with Maluma or J Balvin, to which will.i.am responds, “I had to be the most flexible with Shakira.”

J Balvin immediately breaks out into a fit of laughter before will.i.am goes on to explain what he meant. “But I learned from her,” he clarifies,  “because the way she does it is like a school.”

He then describes the process by which Shakira operates when working with other artists: “Number one, fix number one like this, here are my notes. And then for number two, I would really like to address this on number two, and then for number three…”

At that point, J Balvin seems to get shady, “And then you go back to one, then go to seven, then go to 10, then go to 20, and then go back to number one. One is the one.”

Everyone chuckled at his remark, but the “Mi Gente” hit-maker continued to laugh long after the others had stopped.

Will.i.am seemed to try and diffuse any tension by going into further detail on his process for creating the album: “The process of this record was being open-minded, being patient, everybody has a different style of working. I produce, I write, I come up with ideas so you have to slow down… This is the first time we collaborated with these many people, these many vocalists, I had to be flexible. I had to be a f**king noodle on this record.’

It’s safe to say that Shakira’s fans weren’t having any of it.

Almost immediately, #JBalvinIsOverParty was trending on Twitter, even in Colombia – home of both J Balvin and Shakira.

One fan fumed: ‘I’m not one to usually jump on a canceling but #JBalvinIsOverParty is so valid. He literally tried to come for Shakira when let’s be real Shakira is the reason Colombia has an international music scene at all and his comments were straight-up sexist. Respect the queen, peasant.’

Although, J Balvin did make a surprise guest appearance alongside Shakira and Jennifer Lopez’s Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show, the pair of Colombian superstars have never actually collaborated on a song together. So many were wondering on what authority Balvin was even speaking.

The Colores hitmaker is yet to respond to the fan backlash.

Some on Twitter pointed out the hard work Shakira has put in on behalf of Latino musicians, the glass ceilings she’s had to push through.

Let’s be real: Shakira is one of the biggest names ever in Latino music, punto. There’s no disputing that. She has helped pave the way for so many Latino artists who have come after her. So it’s quite easy to see why Shakira fans were so upset by Balvin’s comments.

Before Maluma and Bad Bunny and J Balvin, there was Shakira. And she’s still one of the biggest names in music, being known around the world. In fact, few musicians can claim such international relevance as the Colombian hitmaker.

Shakira helped make Latino music part of the world’s mainstream culture.

To this date, Shakira is one of the most successful Latina artists in history. She was one of the biggest Latin artists to successfully crossover into the world of English music as well and has gone on to win no less than three Grammy Awards, four MTV Video Awards, seven Billboard Music Awards, and six Guinness World Records.

In 2009, Billboard listed her as the Top Female Latin Artist of the Decade. Having sold more than 75 million records worldwide, Shakira remains one of the world’s best-selling music artists. She is ranked as the most-streamed Latin artist on Spotify and became one of only three female artists to have two YouTube videos exceeding two billion views. 

So yea, she deserves respect. But what do you think? Does Balvin deserve to be canceled?