Friday, February 18, 2011

Shakira Feat. Dizzee Rascal - Loca

Song Info:

"Loca" (English: "Crazy") is a song by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira. It was released as the lead single from her third bilingual and seventh studio album Sale el Sol. Two versions of the song were recorded, one in English, that features vocals from British rapper Dizzee Rascal, and one in Spanish that features vocals from El Cata. The song premiered on radio on September 1, and later premiered on Shakira's official website.[2] JS remixes of the English and Spanish versions was released to iTunes in some countries on September 10, 2010.[3] The Spanish version of Loca was released on October 4, 2010.[4] Dizzee Rascal stated that Shakira was the one who chose him to feature on the English version of the song, and that he was honored.[5]

"Loca" became another big hit for Shakira in Latin America and many European countries, following the success of "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)". It fared moderately well in United States, becoming Shakira's ninth top forty hit and also Dizzee Rascal's first charting single there.

The single is yet to be officially released in the United Kingdom, originally to be released digitally and as a CD single on 13 December 2010. The releases were both cancelled.

Music Video Info:

The music video was filmed during a visit in Barcelona, Spain in August 2010. It was directed by long-time Shakira collaborator Jaume de Laiguana.[22] On September 23, a sneak preview of the video was released on Shakira's official website, showing her rollerskating, riding a motorcycle and dancing in a big fountain surrounded by fans.[23] The music video was released Wednesday, September 29, 2010. James Montgomery from MTV compared the video to Matt & Kim in their "Lessons Learned" clip and Erykah Badu in her video "Window Seat".[24] The Spanish city reportedly is considering fining the Colombian singer for stopping traffic as she filmed a music video, reports the New York Post. Shakira, who didn’t get any permits, danced in a public fountain (Pla de Palau fountain) and rode on the back of a motorcycle with her hair flowing in the wind, when she should have worn a helmet.[25][26] About the video Shakira said "The video is just about having fun and being real in this amazing place with real people."[12] The Spanish version of the video was released as the free video of the week on iTunes the 21 of December, 2010.

Media Info:

Format : AVI
Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave
Format/Family : RIFF
File size : 71.9 MiB
PlayTime : 3mn 11s
Bit rate : 3152 Kbps


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