Entertainment Music The Top 20 Shakira Songs From "Inevitable" to "Hips Don't Lie" Share PINTEREST Email Print Shakira is seen performing at her 'El Dorado' Album Release Party at The Temple House on May 25, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Shakira performs at the Montreal Bell Centre January 19, 2018. Alexander Tamargo / Getty Images Music Pop Music Top Picks Basics Genres & Styles Reviews Top Artists 80s Hits 90s Hits Rock Music Alternative Music Classical Music Country Music Folk Music Rap & Hip Hop Rhythm & Blues World Music Punk Music Heavy Metal Jazz Latin Music Oldies Learn More By Bill Lamb Music Expert M.L.S, Library Science, Indiana University Bill Lamb is a music and arts writer with two decades of experience covering the world of entertainment and culture. our editorial process Bill Lamb Updated September 10, 2018 Shakira was already a huge Latin star when she crossed over into the U.S. mainstream pop charts in 2005 with her single "La Tortura." The pop singer and songwriter has since released a string of hits in both English and Spanish inspired by rock, dance, and reggaeton music. Her chart-toppers include beloved songs such as "Empire," "Sale El Sol," and "Hips Don't Lie." 01 of 20 "Hips Don't Lie" "Hips Don't Lie," a fusion of reggaeton and salsa, was a worldwide smash single. The song became Shakira's first #1 pop hit in both the U.S. and the U.K., making her the first South American artist to hit #1 in the U.S. "Hips Don't Lie" was performed for a worldwide television audience at the 2006 World Cup Final in Berlin, Germany. 02 of 20 "Whenever, Wherever" "Whenever, Wherever" was the first single from Shakira's first English-language album, "Laundry Service." It became her breakthrough single in English-language markets around the world, reaching #2 in the U.K. and the top 10 in the U.S. A Spanish-language version titled "Suerte" (meaning "lucky") was recorded as well. 03 of 20 "La Tortura" Shakira's "La Tortura" is the highest-selling Spanish-language single in the U.S., having sold over a million digital copies. The song spent a phenomenal 25 weeks at the top of the Hot Latin Songs chart. "La Tortura" was nominated at the Latin Grammy Awards for Song of the Year and Record of the Year and was also the first Spanish-language song to receive nominations at the MTV Video Music Awards. 04 of 20 "Dare (La La La)" Although it wasn't the first single from her self-titled album, "Dare (La La La)" is the clearly the standout of the collection. The song is an uptempo dance track co-produced by Dr. Luke, Cirkut, and Billboard. With additional material from artist Carlinhos Brown, a remixed version of "Dare (La La La)" was included as one of the theme songs for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The song topped the dance club chart in the U.S. 05 of 20 "Estoy Aqui" "Estoy Aqui" was Shakira's international breakthrough hit single, peaking at #2 on the U.S. Latin Songs chart. "Estoy Aqui" also earned a Billboard Latin Music Award for Video of the Year. The song kicks off Shakira's greatest hits album "Grandes Exitos." 06 of 20 "Underneath Your Clothes" "Underneath Your Clothes" was the second single from Shakira's album "Laundry Service." The video for the song, directed by fashion photographer Herb Ritts, poignantly depicts Shakira's loneliness as a recording artist on tour. 07 of 20 "Tu" The ballad "Tu" was the second single from Shakira's album "Donde Estan Los Ladrones?" It reached #1 on the Latin pop chart in the U.S. The album earned Shakira her first Grammy Award nomination for Best Latin Rock Album. 08 of 20 "Beautiful Liar" Beyonce has stated in interviews that she and Shakira met at various awards shows in 2007 and expressed the desire to create a musical collaboration. The opportunity presented itself in recording a new song for the re-issue of Beyonce's hit album "B'Day." The result was a top three hit single that was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals and an MTV Video Music Awards citation for Most Earth-Shattering Collaboration. The song was recorded in both English and Spanish versions. 09 of 20 "Ojos Asi" Shakira explored Middle Eastern and World Music influences on "Ojos Asi," the fourth single from her album "Donde Estan los Ladrones?" The song includes lyrics in Arabic and brought her success on pop charts in Europe. An English-language version of "Ojos Asi" titled "Eyes Like Yours" is included on the "Laundry Service" album. 10 of 20 "Empire" "Empire" is a big rock ballad included on the self-titled album "Shakira." The song is a slow burn, with vocals erupting with erotic intensity during the chorus. The music video was filmed in Esparreguera, Spain, with beautiful mountain scenery as the backdrop. 11 of 20 "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)" Shakira was enlisted to put together the official song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)" was based on a song titled "Zangalewa," which was a 1986 hit for the Cameroonian group Golden Sounds. Shakira's recording combined Latin and African sounds, and the result was a massive worldwide hit. Shakira performed "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)" live at both the opening and closing ceremonies of the World Cup. With worldwide sales over four million, the song is the biggest World Cup-related hit of all time. 12 of 20 "Don't Bother" Shakira's second English-language album, "Oral Fixation, Vol. 2," featured "Don't Bother" as the first single. It is one of her harder rocking hit singles. "Don't Bother" was an international success, reaching the top 10 on the pop singles charts in the U.K. and Germany. 13 of 20 "Sale El Sol" "Sale El Sol" is the title song from Shakira's ninth studio album. It reflects a return to her rock-and-roll roots after the electro-pop explorations of "She Wolf." "Sale El Sol" reached the top 10 on the Latin Songs chart and the top 10 on the pop charts in both Mexico and Spain. 14 of 20 "Can't Remember to Forget You" This superstar collaboration with Rihanna was released as the lead single from Shakira's tenth studio album. The song blends rock and reggae influences. Building on the high profile success of both artists, "Can't Remember to Forget You" soared into the top 10 on pop singles charts around the world. In the U.S., it reached #15 and topped the dance chart. 15 of 20 "Donde Estas Corazon?" "Donde Estas Corazon?" was first released on a compilation album in Shakira's native Colombia. The success at home caused it to be included on her international breakthrough album "Pies Descalzos." As the fifth single from the project, it reached the top 3 on the U.S. Latin Songs chart. 16 of 20 "She Wolf" "She Wolf" is the first single and title song from Shakira's third English-language studio album. The song uses strong influences from classic disco to depict the sexual animal lurking inside a woman. "She Wolf" debuted at #34 on the Billboard Hot 100, the highest debut for Shakira at this point in her career. 17 of 20 "Loca" "Loca" was released as the lead single from Shakira's bilingual album "Sale El Sol." There is a Spanish version with vocals from El Cata and an English version with vocals from the U.K.'s Dizzee Rascal. The song is an interpretation of El Cata's "Loca Con Su Tiguere." The merengue beats signaled a strong return to Latin sounds for Shakira. "Loca" hit #1 in at least 10 countries around the world. 18 of 20 "Did It Again" "Did It Again," the second single from the album "She Wolf," blends elements of electro-pop and samba. It was co-written by Pharrell Williams and co-produced by his production duo The Neptunes. Rapper Kid Cudi is featured on an official remix of the song. "Did It Again" topped the dance chart in the U.S., and a Spanish-language version titled "Lo Hecho Esta Hecho" reached the top 20 on the Latin Songs chart. 19 of 20 "Addicted to You" "Addicted to You," the fifth and final single from Shakira's album "Sale El Sol," is influenced by reggaeton. Although the title is in English, most of the song is sung in Spanish. "Addicted to You" landed in the top 10 on the U.S. Latin Songs chart while climbing to #1 in Mexico. 20 of 20 "Inevitable" "Inevitable" was the third single from Shakira's album "Donde Estan Los Ladrones?" It is a rock ballad that climbed to #3 on the U.S. Latin Songs charts. The song was used in a Pepsi promotion.