Día de Enero

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"Día de Enero"
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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
Producer(s)
  • Shakira
  • Lester Méndez
Shakira singles chronology
"Don't Bother"
(2005)
"Día de Enero"
(2006)
"Hips Don't Lie"
(2006)
"Don't Bother"
(2005)
"Día de Enero"
(2006)
"Hips Don't Lie"
(2006)

"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
position
US Hot Latin Songs (Billboard)[3] 29
US Latin Pop Songs (Billboard)[4] 7

References[edit]

  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.