Día de Enero

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"Día de Enero"
Single by Shakira
from the album Fijación Oral Vol. 1
Released 19 January 2006
Genre Soft rock, Latin pop
Length 2:53
Label Epic
Songwriter(s) Shakira
  • Shakira
  • Lester Méndez
Shakira singles chronology
"Don't Bother"
"Día de Enero"
"Hips Don't Lie"
"Don't Bother"
"Día de Enero"
"Hips Don't Lie"

"Día de Enero" (English: "January Day") is the third single released from Shakira's 2005 album Fijación Oral 1, following "La Tortura" and "No".

Background and composition[edit]

Written and composed by Shakira herself, "Día de Enero" is a love song that tells about how she met her former boyfriend, Antonio de la Rúa on a January day. The song also makes reference to two famous comics characters "Mutt and Jeff" known in Spanish as "Eneas and Benitín."

Music video[edit]

Shakira in the music video "Día de Enero".

The accompanying music video for the song was directed by Shakira's longtime collaborator, Jaume de Laiguana. It was shot at a beach in California, in an attempt of reflecting part of the singer's daily life. The video was premiered worldwide on 27 February 2006.[1] It shows Shakira walking along a beach at sunset. She also draws a heart in the sand with the letters "S y A" symbolising her love for her then-fiancée, Antonio de la Rúa. The video was included on Oral Fixation Volumes 1 & 2 bonus DVD,[2] and the Spanish edition of Oral Fixation Tour.

Chart performance[edit]

The song peaked within the Top 40 in the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart. The song fared well elsewhere, especially in South America.

Chart Peak
US Hot Latin Songs (Billboard)[3] 29
US Latin Pop Songs (Billboard)[4] 7


  1. ^ http://archivo.eluniversal.com.mx/espectaculos/68563.html
  2. ^ Oral Fixation, Vol. 1 & 2 (Media notes). Shakira. Epic Records. 2005. 
  3. ^ "Shakira – Chart history" Billboard Hot Latin Songs for Shakira. Retrieved 8 August 2010.
  4. ^ "Shakira – Chart history" Billboard Latin Pop Songs for Shakira. Retrieved 8 August 2010.