“Shakira’s ‘Hips Don’t Lie’: 7 Interesting Tidbits Behind the Song’s Timeless Charm”

It might come as a surprise, but the original title for Hips Don’t Lie was actually Lips Don’t Lie. Can you believe it?


Let’s shift our focus from reminiscing about the past and getting upset about how much older we’ve become, and instead turn our attention to the present – the amazing Shakira! This Colombian singer-songwriter is a true powerhouse with her mesmerizing dance moves and songs. One cannot talk about Shakira without mentioning her iconic track “Hips Don’t Lie,” which has gained a cult following. But what “Hips Don’t Lie” did for us is nothing compared to what it did for Shakira. The artist recently shared a post on her Instagram account, which has an impressive 16 million followers, honoring the song that launched her career. Her caption read, “Hips Don’t Lie was released 10 years ago this week! / Hips Don’t Lie celebra 10 anos esta semana! ?#?TBT? ShakHQ.” This post led us to discover some fascinating trivia about this timeless hit.

Do you want to learn some fascinating details about the song “Hips Don’t Lie”? Here are seven intriguing facts that you may not be aware of: Initially, it was named “Lips Don’t Lie” and created by Wyclef Jean, Pras, and Lauryn Hill for their Fugees reunion, but it was never finished due to Hill’s dissatisfaction with the outcome. This salsa and worldbeat anthem features elements from Jean’s earlier single “Dance Like This.” When it reached the top of both Billboard’s Top 40 Mainstream and Latin Charts in the same week, Shakira became the first artist in history to achieve this milestone. The tune is part of Shakira’s seventh studio album, Oral Fixation, Vol. 2, which set records in the United States for radio plays and digital downloads. Additionally, it hit number one on more than 55 charts worldwide. Shakira disclosed in an interview that she gauges a song’s dance-worthiness by her physical reaction to it and that she used to say to her band members, “my hips don’t lie!” Finally, as a Bollywood music aficionado, Shakira requested that prominent Indian choreographer Farah Khan choreograph a Hips Don’t Lie performance for the 2006 MTV Video Awards.

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