From "Hips Don't Lie" to "Rabiosa", Shakira's music videos have been wowing and enticing audiences since her rise to worldwide fame in 2002. With two Grammy Awards, Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll has a "Laundry List" full of her best music videos. Some critics, for example, might rank "Underneath Your Clothes" higher then "Beautiful Liar", but how can you really tell? Well, its time to break it down.
- "Hips Don't Lie" Probably the song / video that semi-Shakira fan know best. Taking from her early days as a belly dancer, Shakira teamed up with Wyclef Jean to create a rap / dance video where he follows her relentlessly throughout the song. She starts out on the street, then moves to an arena where she continues to dance with throngs of people. As verse two comes to an end, Shakira finally ends the video against a background, meant to signify the conclusion of her interaction with various groups...while sporting a white dress draped against a white flag.
- "Loca" Shakira is seen riding a motorcycle with no helmit, and dances continuously in a fountain with her hair waving about. Despite the randomness of the song, fans supported her throughout its release, as this is what most music lovers like to see: unbridled sensual entertainment.
- "Whenever, Wherever" Deemed as the "Sexiest of all Shakira music videos," this hit features multiple natural environments. The song is divided up into three sections. First, she is seen swimming in the ocean, and then her beautiful body catapults out of the water onto the rocks. This is followed by sand, horses, mud...and whatever else she could come up with. Just go watch it. Any description doesn't do proper justice to this Shakira video.
- "Give it up to me" Words can't really describe this mess of a song. The video quickly starts out against of back drop of sub-woofers, combined with an appearance from Little Wayne. Rated by some as the best Shakira video because of her comparisons to Jennifer Lopez, this can be debated of, course. The video ends with her dancing among woman dressed in "prominent" black clothing.
- "La Tortura" This Shakira video isn't too hard to understand, but definitely has a underlying sexually driven meaning. Her ex-boyfriend is visiting his new girlfriend and sees Shakira walking to her apartment. After changing clothes, she begins to dance in a sensual and provocative manner, something any male counterpart would love to see. The irony is not in the way she dances (anyone can expect to see this in a Shakira music video.) but rather that she seems to find enjoyment (same with her ex-boyfriend) in putting on a show, not only for him, by dancing on the building's roof.