Talk:Hips Don't Lie

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Where did that genre come from?[edit]

Yea...i've listen to this at least at least a 100x now, and there is no hint of any R&B rythmes anywhere in this song. This is stricty a 'Salsa-Cumbia + Reggaeton beat' inspired song, and is in perfect description of Shakira's description of the song. Now maybe if they'd said it got a bit of rap influences, that'd make a bit more sense, but as it is, this song has no r&b influences known or described by the artist who made it. O.K! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.229.72.90 (talk) 12:52, 12 November 2007 (UTC)

This is what confusing me. A few months ago, the genre was just reggaeton, then it turned to Latin pop, then to reggaeton, then to cumbia, salsa and pop. What is the genre really? Can't we put all of them are once like this: Latin pop, reggaeton, cumbia, salsa? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.192.147.7 (talk) 20:48, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

Sales[edit]

The song sold over 10 Million worldwide, therefore, sales need to be mentioned somewhere. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.81.101.13 (talk) 00:45, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

I expected better from wiki[edit]

OK, my friend has an updated version of the Media Traffic points sales thingy, and according to it, this song is now a little over 13x platinum not 9x. I'd expect wikipedia to have the latest updates about things like this but ohh well. Please upate the sales chart info. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 63.215.27.138 (talk) 15:49, 27 April 2007 (UTC).

      Or, you know, you could do it yourself.  There's no one here whose job it is any more than yours.24.199.80.144 (talk) 21:29, 27 December 2008 (UTC)


Fly me to the Moon[edit]

This song uses the same chord sequence as 'Fly me to the moon'. Worth mentioning, and possibly wondering whether they paid anyone for what might amount to copyright infringement?

Music and structure[edit]

As one would see if they visited the We Belong Together article, I believe that Hips Don't Lie requires a section documenting its musical structure. I am aware that it is not the simplest task to complete, but because this song has received incredible radio airplay and music-video rotation, its success should be summarized into one section; this includes the music and not just the chart performance, though both are definitely important. Would anybody like to partake in the commission? Help is appreciated! —Eternal Equinox | talk 23:57, 4 May 2006 (UTC)

ARIA digital track peak[edit]

It peaked at #10 on the Australian Digital Track Chart.

Don't you mean #1? ARIA Digital ChartsHips Don't Lie: HP (High Position) #1. - EmeZxX 07:38, 9 September 2006 (UTC)

Terrible World Cup song[edit]

How can I inform FIFA that this song is terrible?

First, that doesnt come to be discussed here. Second, the song is great for the world cup, in his Bamboo version. I was on the states for the final game (im from colombia, by the way) and it was so damm great listening Colombia present at such event. Anyway, that doesnt matter


Nope the song sucks,little kids made it famous.


Nope the song is awesome. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 211.30.135.163 (talk) 13:58, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Can't hit the note[edit]

When I try to sing along I can't follow Shakira's voice. What note is that, or progression of notes or whatever. - Peregrinefisher 06:43, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

Which note can't you reach? -- AnemoneProjectors (talk) 20:33, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

How about you don't sing it...

first number one[edit]

I've changed the statement that this was their first number one in the UK and the US- the US part is true, but Wyclef Jean had two number ones in the UK with the Fugees. -- Dandelions

But it was thier first collaborative #1.

External links[edit]

I'm about to remove the external links to the videos since they are likely to infringe the copyright of the video's producers, and we have no way of knowing if apkguy2006 at You Tube, the submitter of the video, owns the copyright.

EVOCATIVEINTRIGUE TALKTOME | EMAILME | IMPROVEME 18:12, 24 July 2006 (UTC)

Cleanup needed[edit]

This article is swamped with excessively detailed chart, sales and airplay statistics. Too much of this is a great way of hiding genuinely relevant information, which is exactly what's happening here. Extraordinary Machine 16:22, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

25th most popular[edit]

Today's 25th most popular article is "Hips Don't Lie"; 5000 people have accessed the page today.[1] -- Zanimum 15:29, 1 September 2006 (UTC)

Las Caderas no Mienten[edit]

She recorded a Spanish version for this song, including a music video. Not to mention she's performed the Spanish version at events. Nobody has mentioned it. --Speakslowly 05:13, 17 September 2006 (UTC)

Canadian chart[edit]

What is with the obsession of the person who signs in with different accounts and IP addresses and removes just the Canadian chart information? Seems like a strange thing to be preoccupied with... is it someone who is anti-Shakira? or anti-Canadian? or anti-Canadian music charts? or anti-Shakira-having-a-hit-song-in-Canada? Never leaves an edit summary either. It's tedious. - eo 04:12, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

I'm assuming it's because Canada was the only English-speaking country where the song failed to reach number one; it peaked at number two there. Velten 21:37, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

Charts reaching number one[edit]

Could we maybe add a table of charts where it reached number one, and say for how many weeks? As it was more than one week for many, it seems to me that it would be quite useful. Something like

Chart Weeks at #1
Chart here some number

- Рэдхот(tce) 17:04, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

Jerry Rivera plagiarism issue?[edit]

I included two references to the sampling of Jerry Rivera's "Amores Como El Nuestro"... however, those two references I sourced point to a plagiarism issue with Shakira possibly not asking permission to use the sample. Can someone find more information on that? Could that be used within the song as a sub-section dealing with the issue? --PaladinHero1 18:49, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Hipsdontlie.jpg[edit]

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Wrong chart info[edit]

The article stated that the song reached number six on Sweden's hitchart, while it only reached forty-five. It may have peaked higher on the download chart, but seeing as how that chart doesn't exist anymore I don't find it relevant.

Spanish version[edit]

The name of the spanish version is NOT Las caderas no mienten (será, será). IS Será, será (las caderas no mienten).

Actually, the official spanish title of the song is "Hips Don't Lie (En Español)", so everybody (and Shakira helself) translate the title to "Las Caderas No Mienten" and "Será, Será" is only the first verse of the chorus. Whichever is allright, "Las Caderas No Mienten (Será, Será)" or "Será, Será (Las Caderas No Mienten".McMare's 08:45, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

This article is far, far too long.[edit]

Sweet Jesus, it's only a song! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 138.251.235.92 (talk) 21:56, 6 October 2007 (UTC)


So? This song is so good that it deserves it! 93.138.20.6 (talk) 15:38, 17 June 2011 (UTC)

Grammar/Wording/Editing/etc.[edit]

Would anyone care to do a thorough re-edit and/or organization of this article? Unfortunately, it seems to be lacking in quality grammar ("was the #1 song of the year. A first for both Shakira and Wyclef Jean.") and cohesion/organization:

and I'm too afraid to do any of this myself. Thanks, Collegebookworm 06:14, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

Pressing Charges[edit]

"...Jerry Rivera openly accused Shakira of plagiarizing the opening trumpets without his knowing, though saying he would not press charges on her."

  • Okay, first, "pressing charges" is normally used to describe criminal matters, not something civil like plagiarism or perhaps more accurately, copyright violation. (Yes, yes, I know copyright violation can be criminal but that's really stretching it in a case like this.)
  • Second, when speaking of "pressing charges" I think the term is usually "against someone" and not "on someone."

Not #1 in 55 Countries[edit]

This article claims that "Hips Don't Lie" went to #1 in "at least 55 countries." This incorrect and is not supported by a reliable source - the O2 could just include that for promotion of her shows. Madonna's song "Hung Up" has the Guinness World Record of topping the charts in the most countries, at 45. This was listed in the 2007 issue, published at the end of 2006, after "Hips Don't Lie" had already charted in most, if not all, countries. Not only this, but Wikipedia's own list of record charts only displays 37 countries (or 38 if Belgium's are counted seperately), many of which the song did not reach #1 in. In the chart performance section of the article, only 25 countires are listed where it reached #1. -- 99.128.196.86 (talk) 19:20, 29 October 2011 (UTC)

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Wonder[edit]

Producer(s) lists 'Wonder'. If that ain't Stevie then it needs to be rewritten clearer. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.225.0.12 (talk) 22:10, 14 December 2017 (UTC)

 Done--☾Loriendrew☽ (ring-ring) 21:34, 25 December 2017 (UTC)