Tuesday, 11 March 2014

10 Underrated Shakira Singles

We all know Shakira for her Whenever Wherever, Hips Don’t Lie and Waka Waka but apart from that what else really? Well quite a lot actually! Shakira has 10 albums worth of singles that you may or may not be familiar with! Here is the Magia Media countdown of the 10 most underrated Shakira singles!

10. Pies Descalzos, Suenos Blancos
In English translates as “Bare Feet, White Dreams” This track comes from Shakira’s third album and first commercial success Pies Descalzos (Bare Feet) in 1996. The track is a light rock track and has a classic 90s sound to it. Listen to it here

9. Tu
In English translates as “You” this emotional 90s ballad comes from Shakira’s fourth album Donde Estan Los Ladrones (Where Are The Thieves?). It’s one of Shakira’s most emotional tracks and has a fantastic black and white music video you can watch here it’s a real tear-jerker!

8. Te Dejo Madrid
In English translates as “I Leave You, Madrid” and is a brilliant light rock track. It’s very cheery and comes from her fifth studio album and first English album Laundry Service. The song was highly successful in Spain and Italy but not so successful in English speaking countries. Listen here

7. No
No is a track from Shakira’s sixth studio album Fijacion Oral vol.1. It’s a dark slow paced rock track and features singer songwriter Gustavo Cerati on the guitar. Cerati is currently comatose and has been since 2010.

6. Un Poco De Amor
Translates as “A Little Bit of Love” and comes from the album Pies Descalzos. The track is a reggae-type track and features and unaccredited rapper. The song is really cheery and summery. Definitely have a listen!

5. Illegal
Illegal comes from Shakira’s seventh studio album Oral Fixation vol.2. It’s an emotional rock ballad and features American/Mexican musician Carlos Santana. The song is really blue and weepy but brilliant nonetheless.

4. Antes De Las Seis
In English “Before Six”, Antes De La Seis is another ballad with light piano and guitar. The track is from Shakira’s brilliant ninth album Sale El Sol (The Sun Comes Out) and shows off stripped vulnerable vocals from Shakira. Watch a brilliant live performance of the track in Paris here

3. The One
From Shakira’s 2001 worldwide hit album Laundry Service. The One was very popular with fans but failed to chart well even though it’s absolutely amazing! It’s a big rocky emotional track about being lonely and like Tu is a real tear-jerker!

2. Don’t Bother
Comes from Oral Fixation vol.2 and achieved moderate success. The track is very rocky and is about a perfect woman taking the man Shakira loves. The track is a great comfort song should you ever land in that position! Listen here

1.     La Tortura
In English translates as “The Torture”. Those of you who speak or live in Spanish speaking countries will probably know this song really well as it was very successful however over here in the UK it’s basically unheard of! It features Alejandro Sanz and highly resembles the smash hit Hips Don’t Lie. It’s really catchy (if you can speak Spanish) and addictive! Listen here

Which Shakira songs do you think are underrated? Comment below to share your thoughts!

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