Shake It Up Şekerim

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"Shake It Up Şekerim"
Single by Kenan Doğulu
from the album 7.5
Released April 20, 2007 (2007-04-20) (Turkey CD-single)
Format Digital download, CD-single
Genre Pop, Dance
Length 3:01
Label DMC
Writer(s) Kenan Doğulu
Producer(s) Kenan Doğulu, Ozan Doğulu
Turkey "Shake It Up Şekerim"
ESC 2007 Turkey - Kenan Doğulu - Shake it up Shekerim.jpg
Eurovision Song Contest 2007 entry
Country Turkey
Language English
Composer(s) Kenan Doğulu
Lyricist(s) Kenan Doğulu
Finals performance
Semi-final result 3rd
Semi-final points 198
Final result 4th
Final points 163
Appearance chronology
◄ "Süper Star" (2006)   
"Deli" (2008) ►

"Shake it up Şekerim" ("Shake it up, sweetheart") "Shekerim" (pronounced [ʃeceˈɾim]), is the Turkish entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2007, held in Helsinki 2007. It placed 4th, with 163 points.

The artist, Kenan Doğulu, had produced the hit song Çakkıdı in 2006. He had submitted three songs to the Eurovision song contest 2007, out of which Shekerim was chosen.

Chorus and lyrics[edit]

Shekerim has a hip hop melody resembling that of Çakkıdı. An electric guitar bass line can be heard as an introduction. The song then blends in with Anatolian music with the indigenous bağlama instrument popular among Balkan and neighbours of Turkey including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Greece and Iran. The chorus then starts, whilst the song pauses at about the midpoint, traditional Turkish music similar to the Horon dancers is heard.


Chart (2007) Peak
Turkey Top 20 Chart[1] 2


Preceded by
Süper Star
Turkish entry for the Eurovision
Succeeded by