Shakira Covers The XX


Here is one minute of audio of Shakira covering The XX‘s “Islands” as a new song called “Explore.” It’s a bit quicker than the original, but generally faithful. If Hot Chip can cover her “Shewolf,” seems no reason she can’t cover The XX. No beef with Shakira at The FADER.

Update: We’ve got a fuller, official snippet of the cover below. The label says they’ll soon be a full length version available.

Shakira – Islands Snippet (The xx Cover) by shakiramusic

POSTED May 13, 2010 10:08AM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (17) TAGS: , , ,




  1. Affan says:

    This is just all sorts of crazy. Also, the song won’t play for some reason. What’s up with that?

  2. Pierre says:

    Copyright claim by Sony Music Entertainment


    I’m just gonna imagine how insane it must sound.

  3. Broms says:

    Bummer! But lovin her song Gypsy. She had a great performance on both Idol and Ellen. Here’s the American Idol one if you wanna check it

  4. cs says:

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha……… OMG. so bad, and Shakira WTF i hope XX made some cheddar on this one.

  5. Alex says:

    So good!!!!!!!… excelent!!!!!!!!! i love her voice in this song!… excelent covers!

  6. yuli says:

    i like how shakira sings thing song! Go for it shakira!

  7. lia says:

    I Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, Shakira!!

  8. asherz says:

    This song suits being sung by Shakira. The original is ovvo the best but this is pretty good. The xx have some pretty decent melodies but sometimes they got lost in wishy washyness. This benefits from Shakira’s delivery.

  9. Mohit says:

    Very nice!

  10. William says:

    She is amazing, The cover is Great!! SHAKIRA ROCKS!!

  11. Jordan says:

    I love love love this song, it’s great. Shakira’s cover is way better than the original.

  12. Jordan says:

    I’m sorry if you think I’m being a hater loool I’m certainly not but I think it really works with her voice it’s so sweet. the XX rock!

  13. rafael says:

    shakira is the best!!!!!

  14. kyky says:

    I freaking want the full version, I am so feeling this song!

  15. Shakira is a very sexy Colombian hip shaker!

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