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    by » Mon January 24th, 2011, 18:55

    Shakira's eclectic English debut single. Hard to believe this was released almost ten years ago. One of her best singles IMO, it still sounds fresh.


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    by » Tue January 25th, 2011, 07:52

    Amazing song! This shall always be remembered and is still one of my favourite songs from all time.

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    by » Tue January 25th, 2011, 08:26

    Since I wasn't on UKMIX when this song was originally out, I wouldn't have posted in the original topic... but this song was really refreshing back in the day, and nearly a decade later, still sounds great. A true 00's classic for sure, and still one of her best songs.

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    by » Wed January 26th, 2011, 18:27

    Quote Originally Posted by GaGarazzi
    Amazing song! This shall always be remembered and is still one of my favourite songs from all time.
    Quote Originally Posted by FreakyFlyBry
    A true 00's classic for sure, and still one of her best songs.
    I agree with both!

    What came to my mind on seeing this topic, though, was a recollection of a few years ago - I was flicking through the television channels, and saw the "Whenever Wherever" video starting on a channel designed for toddlers or pre-school/young childrem - "POP", or maybe it was "TINY POP". So I had to continue watching, to find out whether the whole song had been considered suitable for young ears. The answer - no! There came a point when there was a soft fade of the video into a slightly later part, so that the lyrics:

    Lucky that my breasts are small and humble
    So you don't confuse them with mountains


    .....were excised!

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    by » Wed January 26th, 2011, 18:28

    They of course bowdlerised the craziest couplet in pop history!

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    by » Thu January 27th, 2011, 15:18

    This is without a doubt one of my favourite songs of all time. It was a really exciting time in music for me too - this was before iTunes and Internet downloads where I'd be glued to the music channels hoping to catch the song. Fabulous times. <3
    The alternative to the real world.

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    by » Fri January 28th, 2011, 16:00

    Quote Originally Posted by sbk
    Hard to believe this was released almost ten years ago. One of her best singles IMO, it still sounds fresh.
    Indeed. Makes me feel a bit old.

    Excellent pop song one of the best and most memorable of the past decade. I remember how it got big almost all of a sudden here. Probably my fav Shakira song.

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    by » Sun January 11th, 2015, 20:25

    Her best single!

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    by » Mon April 11th, 2016, 12:17

    This hasn't aged at all. It still sounds fresh, current and just like a smash.
    ? Girls' Generation ?
    ? HyoYeon ? Britney Spears ?

    Girls' Generation is the best-selling girl group of all time.

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    by » Mon April 11th, 2016, 12:20

    This song was everywhere when it came out

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    by » Mon April 11th, 2016, 12:25

    So you don't confuse them with Mountains
    #Pray4AL6

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    by » Mon April 11th, 2016, 12:30

    Quote Originally Posted by DOSSOME
    This song was everywhere when it came out
    It's like "Believe" or "Baby One More Time", everyone in the world knows these songs.
    ? Girls' Generation ?
    ? HyoYeon ? Britney Spears ?

    Girls' Generation is the best-selling girl group of all time.

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    by » Tue May 21st, 2019, 04:24

    “Lucky that my breasts are small and humble so you don’t confuse them with mountains” is such an underrated pop ratchet lyric
    Quote Originally Posted by SawyerHewitt View Post
    There's only one GOAT in our dictionaries and ppl should look it up.
    Best song ever written and sung, that is WBT. Periodt.

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    by » Tue May 21st, 2019, 04:37

    Not many songs can claim such global success:

    Chart (2002) Peak position
    Australia (ARIA) 1
    Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 1
    Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 1
    Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 1
    Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 4
    Denmark (Tracklisten) 1
    Europe (European Hot 100 Singles) 1
    Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 1
    France (SNEP) 1
    Germany (Official German Charts)1
    Greece (IFPI Greece) 1
    Hungary (Rádiós Top 40) 1
    Ireland (IRMA) 1
    Italy (FIMI)[25] 1
    Lebanon [39] 1
    Japan (Japan Hot 100) 8
    Netherlands (Single Top 100) 1
    New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 1
    Norway (VG-lista) 1
    Poland (Polish Singles Chart) 1
    Portugal (Billboard) 1
    Romania (Romanian Top 100) 1
    Spain (PROMUSICAE) 1
    Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 1
    Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 1
    Turkey 1
    UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 2
    US Billboard Hot 100 6
    US Adult Top 40 (Billboard) 32
    US Hot Latin Songs (Billboard)
    Spanish version: "Suerte" 1
    US Dance Club Songs (Billboard) 3
    US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard) 4
    US Rhythmic (Billboard) 27

    Year-end charts
    Chart (2002) Position
    Australian Singles Chart 2
    Austrian Singles Chart 1
    Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart 3
    Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart 3
    Dutch Top 40 2
    Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 8
    French Singles Chart 3
    German Singles Chart 2
    Irish Singles Chart 4
    Italian Singles Chart 1
    New Zealand Singles Chart 5
    Swedish Singles Chart 2
    Swiss Singles Chart 2
    UK Singles Chart 7
    US Billboard Hot 100 28

    Chart (2013) Position
    Billboard Latin Digital Songs 14

    Chart (2014) Position
    Billboard Latin Digital Songs 17

    Chart (2015) Position
    Billboard Latin Digital Songs 31

    Chart (2016) Position
    Billboard Latin Digital Songs 27

    Decade-end charts
    Chart (2000–2009) Position
    Dutch Top 40 6
    German Singles Chart 11
    UK Singles Chart 38

    All-time charts
    Chart Position
    US Hot Latin Songs (Billboard) 12

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    by » Tue May 21st, 2019, 06:45

    This deserved to be #1 in the US!

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    by » Fri May 24th, 2019, 14:25

    This song is such a classic!!

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    by » Tue August 27th, 2019, 18:39

    Quote Originally Posted by GetBack View Post
    This deserved to be #1 in the US!
    It's hard to believe it was not a #1 hit in the US!
    Haven't been early since '88

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    by » Sun September 1st, 2019, 06:24

    Quote Originally Posted by mattsky View Post
    It's hard to believe it was not a #1 hit in the US!
    The US could be out of touch with the rest of the world back then. Remember the global smash "Asereje"? I believe it peaked really low in the US when it literally went to #1 anywhere else.

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    by » Mon September 2nd, 2019, 02:24

    It might have hit #1 two years earlier but the Latin phase was starting to subside here by 2002
    Quote Originally Posted by SawyerHewitt View Post
    There's only one GOAT in our dictionaries and ppl should look it up.
    Best song ever written and sung, that is WBT. Periodt.

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    by » Mon September 2nd, 2019, 04:15

    The US charts focused on rent-a-rappers from this point (late 2001) until 2007.

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