Hit Pick: Shakira “She Wolf”

Latin electro pop disco = guaranteed worldwide hit

Latin electro pop disco = worldwide hit

Hit Prediction:
#1 – US Billboard Hot 100
Top 3 – Spain
Top 5 – Italy/ US Billboard Pop 100
Top 10 – US Billboard Dance/Club Play
Top 20 – Portugal/ Sweden/ Canada/ Australia
Top 40 – Germany/ Ireland/ New Zealand
Date: August 4, 2009
Current Position: #41 – US Billboard Hot 100

“She Wolf” – music video

Killer concoctions work wonders.

“She Wolf” is disco mixed with Latin pop mixed with electro pop. This is a massive crossover hit waiting to happen.

Shakira isn’t the most incredible singer in the world but her vocal performances are always passionate. The urge to dance is overwhelming when this song is playing thanks to the groovy rhythm and feel-good retro vibe.

I anticipate Shakira will face criticism from naysayers who will claim that she’s selling out by hopping on the electro pop bandwagon.

I disagree.

Even though “She Wolf” is electro pop it’s not generic. Shakira’s playful vocals are set to a slick electro beat with disco sounds, funky guitars, and a killer bass line. Instead of making a predictable electro pop track Shakira crafted something unique that–strangely enough–actually doesn’t stray too far away from what you’d expect a Shakira song to sound like.

The “She Wolf” music video showcases the beautiful Shakira in all her hip-shaking glory. Her sex appeal is irresistible. Just watch the video.

Sex sells. That spells big buck$ for “She Wolf.”

Prediction

“She Wolf” is going to be a worldwide hit on a massive scale. It will likely be a top 10 song in at least 5 different countries. Brian B and myself see this becoming a #1 chart topper on the Billboard Hot 100 here in the US.

Give it 7 weeks.

Reader Input

Do you like “She Wolf”?

Do you think Shakira is cashing in on the electro pop trend?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section.

AUTHOR:

Dexter Bryant Jr. (DbryJ)
DbryJ Music Media

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5 comments

  1. joei · August 4, 2009

    i actually didnt like this song at first but with time i have actually began to like it more and more, its deff diff from the typical crap out in the market right now so i give it props for straying a different route with the disco retro vibe..
    may i addd, the video is THE HOTTEST THING EVER, HER MOVES ARE WIERD BUT DAMN IS SHE THE SEXIEST THING ON THE PLANET!

    • DbryJ Music · August 4, 2009

      Thank you for the comments Joei.

      My step-daughter also didn’t like this song at first but after a few listens she’s getting hooked. This seems to be one of those records that grows on you with time.

      “She Wolf” sounds different from what’s out there now so it will get a lot of attention. I agree with you– the video is breathtaking.

  2. blubbalips · August 14, 2009

    I really like this song!! It’s absolutely crazy and I wouldn’t expect anything less from Shakira!! It’s why I like her and I think she’s the only one who could pull this song off!! Check out my review of She Wolf at blubbalips.wordpress.com!!

    • DbryJ Music · August 15, 2009

      Shakira is extremely talented and she’s so great because no matter what she does her own thing. She’s a true artist. I’m heading over to check out your review now buddy.

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