Tagged: Shakira


Video: Shakira f. Rihanna, “Can’t Remember To Forget You”

To be honest, we expected more from a Shakira/Rihanna link-up. Unfortunately their collaboration, “Can’t Remember To Forget You”—part pop-rock, part ska, and all mall sound system—came up a bit short. This new Joseph Kahn-directed video … read more »

POSTED January 30, 2014 9:07PM IN MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: , ,

Stream: Shakira feat. Rihanna, “Can’t Remember To Forget”

Shakira and Rihanna have been teasing a collaboration for a while now and here it is—a ska-pop song that drifts into power rock at the choruses, kind of like Avril Lavigne mixed with Gwen Stefani … read more »

POSTED January 13, 2014 11:20AM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , ,

Footnotes: The xx

Footnotes is the section in our magazine where we take a deeper look at the music surrounding our feature artists. Read Matthew Schnipper’s FADER #81 feature on The xx here, and check out our notes … read more »

POSTED August 17, 2012 7:00PM IN FEATURES Comments (2) TAGS: , , , , , ,

Why Did Shakira Hire Venus X? + Hard Destiny Mix MP3

Golden haired, petite and Colombian-born Shakira is one of the biggest selling female vocalists on the planet, maybe you’ve heard of her. She can move her body in ways you may not be able to, … read more »

POSTED July 15, 2011 1:30PM IN MP3 / STREAMS, MUSIC NEWS Comments (4) TAGS: , , ,

Premiere Stream: Shakira, “Islands” (The XX Cover)

We’ve heard bits of this, seen a live cover and now we are happy to present the full version of “Islands” (previously reworked/retitled as “Explore.”) Playing this in our office, the art department just said … read more »

POSTED October 12, 2010 5:30PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (14) TAGS: , ,

Video: Shakira f. Dizzee Rascal, “Loca”

Pretty standard frolic-at-the-beach fare, with Shakira body-rolling and doing various “loca” activities, including riding on a motorcycle with some random tattooed dude and dancing in a public water fountain. Needs more Dizzee. Still, we’re still … read more »

POSTED September 29, 2010 11:15AM IN MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: , , , , ,

Stream: Shakira f. Dizzee Rascal, “Loca”

This is indeed a radio rip, but it is also a song wherein Shakira and Dizzee Rascal are actually trading bars! Imagining these two in a sidewalk cipher is tooooo sexy. Don’t know how they … read more »

POSTED September 1, 2010 11:16AM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (3) TAGS: , , , , ,
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Watch Shakira Cover The XX Live

Last month we posted a snippet of Shakira’s cover of The XX‘s “Islands,” which she’s repurposed into “Explore.” Performing this weekend at Glastonbury Festival, she performed the cover in its entirety, while smiling extensively and … read more »

POSTED June 28, 2010 5:00PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (2) TAGS: , , ,

Shakira Makes Herself At Home on The xx's "Islands"

The ways folks who don’t sound even remotely like this band find their way into these songs, The xx are surely the reigning chameleons of indie rock (not to be confused with The xx being … read more »


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,” … read more »

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