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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!

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Stevie Nicks Says Fleetwood Mac Would Have Never Been Able To Continue If She Hadn’t Had An Abortion

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Stevie Nicks Says Fleetwood Mac Would Have Never Been Able To Continue If She Hadn’t Had An Abortion

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Fleetwood Mac has been a resurgence of attention in the past few weeks thanks, in part, to an Ocean Spray loving skateboarder. Still, long before TikTokers learned about the 1960’s rock band, the five members behind indelible tunes like “Dreams” and “The Chain” were producing some of the best-selling albums in history. Throughout their careers, the singers and songwriters of the group created lyrics with political significance. As a songwriter, and vocalist, Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nick, played a big part in the political impact of the band’s songs, so it’s no wonder why she recently made the decision to open up about her decision to have an abortion during the height of her career in the late 70s.

The beloved singer-songwriter opened up about her generation’s fight for abortion rights in an interview with The Guardian.

Touching on the recent attempts to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, Nicks remarked that the landmark Roe v. Wade decision would be overturned. She underlined the importance of abortion rights and how her decision to have one of her own made it possible for Fleetwood Mac to continue.

“If I had not had that abortion, I’m pretty sure there would have been no Fleetwood Mac,” Nicks told the outlet. “There’s just no way that I could have had a child then, working as hard as we worked constantly. And there were a lot of drugs, I was doing a lot of drugs … I would have had to walk away.”

During her interview, Nicks explained that it was important to her to “make people so happy” through her music but was more invested in ensuring that the group had two female singers and songwriters.

“And I knew that the music we were going to bring to the world was going to heal so many people’s hearts and make people so happy,” Nicks explained. “And I thought, ‘You know what? That’s really important. There’s not another band in the world that has two lead women singers, two lead women writers.’ That was my world’s mission.”

“Abortion rights, that was really my generation’s fight,” she went onto explain. “If President Trump wins this election and puts the judge he wants in, she will absolutely outlaw it and push women back into back-alley abortions.”

Speaking about 2020’s relentless unrest, Nicks recently explained in an interview with Variety that circumstances seem to have become worse than it was decades ago.

“Racism in the last four years is so much worse than it was. I’m 72 years old. I lived through the ‘60s. I’ve seen all this. I fought for Roe vs. Wade; that was my generation’s fight,” she said. “And I don’t want to live in a country that is so divisive. I go, like, well, if this starts over and there’s another four years of this, then I’m going — but we’re not welcome anywhere.”

“So where can I go? And I’m thinking: Oh, space,” she added. “Maybe I can talk Elon Musk into giving us a jet and letting me pick 50 people, and we’re like the arc, and someone can take us and let us live on another planet until the next four years are over.”

Earlier in October, Nicks dropped “Show them The Way” a new song inspired by the 2008 primaries between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

The song, was written during the time of the primaries and recently recorded.

“I just knew that right now, with the presidential election and everything else that’s going on, that this was the time,” Nicks explained. “I hope that this song and its words will be seen as a prayer — a prayer for our country, and a prayer for the world. It’s a pretty heavy song. And I think it’s just a spectacular song.”

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Zariah And Ugly Primo Want To Make Sure That You Get Out There And Vote For Our Community

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Zariah And Ugly Primo Want To Make Sure That You Get Out There And Vote For Our Community

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There is a lot at stake in the upcoming elections. Organizations representing so many communities have come forward to fight for civil rights. Artists are also getting involved to make sure that their fans and and communities get out the vote and make the world the way they want to see it.

Zairah and Ugly Primo teamed up to tell their fans to get out and vote.

“Mueve El Pom Pom” is an anthem to all of the people out there who need to be mobilized to go vote. Ugly Primo and Zairah teamed up to create a visual piece of art that highlights the importance of getting out the vote in a very important election.

The animated music video makes the case for the need to get out the vote. Zairah and Ugly Primo highlight the crises facing the American public from affordable healthcare to an immigration system that needs to be reformed to the Trump administration’s continued attacks on public education.

The video is really pushing for people to get their pom poms to the polls.

Images of protest signs we have seen throughout Trump’s administration make an appearance. Black Lives Matter and pro-women signs appear in both English and Spanish to highlight the need for all communities to come together.

The visuals, done by the one and only Ugly Primo, drive home the importance of our community voting as a bloc to create the kind of society we want to live in. It is also encouraging people to go out and vote and to vote any way that they can.

The video is calling on the Latino community to come together and vote to save our democracy.

There is a lot of concern about the fate of democracy in the U.S. The Trump administration has bulldozed over political norms and made comments contrary to our democracy. The latest example of President Trump threatening American democracy is him saying he isn’t sure if he will accept the results of the election. This simple and peaceful transition of power is what democracies are built on. President Trump has not signaled that he will be willing to peacefully accept the election results.

READ: Voting Rights Activists Are Sounding The Alarm Of Latin Voter Suppression In Texas

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