“Shakira’s Timeless Hit: 7 Entertaining Tidbits About ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ That Will Make You Dance”

It may come as a shock, but the original title for Hips Don’t Lie was actually Lips Don’t Lie. Crazy, huh?


Let’s set aside our nostalgic sentiments and aging woes, and instead, let’s focus on the present and celebrate the one and only Shakira! The mesmerizing Colombian singer-songwriter is a powerhouse in the music industry with her enchanting dance moves and captivating songs. Of course, we cannot mention Shakira without acknowledging her iconic hit, Hips Don’t Lie, which has undoubtedly become a cult classic. While we can appreciate the impact that Hips Don’t Lie had on us, it’s nothing compared to what it did for Shakira herself. Recently, the She Wolf artist shared a post on her Instagram account, dedicated to the song that launched her career. In the post, she exclaimed, “Hips Don’t Lie was released 10 years ago this week! / Hips Don’t Lie celebra 10 anos esta semana! ?#?TBT? ShakHQ”. This revelation prompted us to dig up some fascinating trivia about this timeless banger.

Interested in knowing some fascinating facts about the song “Hips Don’t Lie”? Well, here are seven intriguing tidbits that you may not be aware of. Initially known as “Lips Don’t Lie,” the song was produced by Wyclef Jean, Pras, and Lauryn Hill for their Fugees reunion, but it remained unfinished due to Hill’s dissatisfaction with the final product. Combining salsa and worldbeat rhythms, the track incorporates elements from Jean’s earlier single, “Dance Like This.” Shakira became the first artist to top both Billboard’s Top 40 Mainstream and Latin Charts in the same week with this hit single. It is part of Shakira’s seventh studio album, Oral Fixation, Vol. 2, which set records for radio plays and digital downloads in the United States and reached number one in over 55 countries. In an interview, Shakira revealed that her physical response to a song determines its dance-worthiness, and she used to tell her bandmates, “my hips don’t lie!” Finally, being an admirer of Bollywood music, Shakira enlisted the expertise of renowned Indian choreographer Farah Khan to create a Hips Don’t Lie performance for the 2006 MTV Video Awards.

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