Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Shakira goes beserk

If you have any lingering doubts about Shakira's popularity, how about this statistic: Her latest video, Rabiosa, went online yesterday afternoon and it's already racked up 1.6 million views on YouTube.

This may have something to do with the fact she spends half the video in the bath, and the other half pole-dancing.

It's not going to appease the people who felt the She-Wolf video was over-sexualised and exploitative - but at least there's some sort of lyrical justification for her behaviour. The song's title literally translates as "beserk" and Shakira spends the majority of the song encouraging her lover to "bite me in the mouth". What a horrible image.

Musically, Shakira's conjured up a flighty calypso, structured around an intricate, jittering brass chart. A great little party tune - but flimsier than Shakira's nightdress.

Shakira (ft Pitbull) - Rabiosa

Rabiosa is from Shakira's bilingual album Sale El Sol which, if I'm honest, I completely forgot about. It came out in October, apparently.

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