"Antología" (English: Anthology) is a song by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira, taken from her debut studio album Pies Descalzos. It was released in 1996 by Sony Music and Columbia Records as the fifth single from the album. The song was written and produced by Shakira, with additional production from Luis Fernando Ochoa. "Antología" is a Latin popballad that lyrically discusses an appreciation for the knowledge a lover has shared.
In 1990, a thirteen-year-old Shakira signed a recording contract with Sony Music and released her debut studio albumMagia in 1991, which largely consisted of tracks she had written since she was eight years old. Commercially, the project struggled, selling an underwhelming 1,200 copies in her native Colombia. Her follow-up record Peligro was released in 1993, and suffered a similar failure. Consequently, Shakira took a two-year hiatus, allowing her to complete her high school education.
Looking to revive her struggling career, Shakira released her first major-label studio album Pies Descalzos in 1996 by Sony Music and Columbia Records. Assuming a prominent position in its production, she co-wrote and co-produced each of the eleven tracks included on the record. Serviced as the fifth single from the project, "Antología" saw additional production from Luis Fernando Ochoa. The track is heavily influenced by Latin pop elements, and makes use of prominent guitar instrumentation. Lyrically, it discusses an appreciation of the knowledge a lover has shared.