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“Addicted To You” by Shakira

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    “Addicted To You” by Shakira is a Latin dance song.

    Song Title: Addicted To You
    Artist: Shakira
    Album: Sale el Sol
    Genre: Latin pop dance merengue
    Composer: Copyright © 2012 Shakira, El Cata, Luis Fernando Ochoa, John Hill
    Lead Vocals: Shakira
    Director: Anthony Mandler
    Producer: Shakira, El Cata, Luis Fernando Ochoa, John Hill
    Released: March 13, 2012 (2012-03-13) (Epic, Sony Music Latin)
    Number of listens: 7606
    Current rank: 1396 (updated weekly)
    Highest rank: 1271 (play the video all the way through to register a vote for this song)

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    Summary quotation from Wikipedia:

    “Addicted to You” is the fifth and final single from Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira’s third bilingual album Sale el Sol. The song was written and produced by Shakira, Luis Fernando Ochoa, El Cata, and John Hill. The song was released for digital download on March 13, 2012. “Addicted to You” was announced as the fifth single from the album on March 14, 2012 via Shakira’s official website. On March 13, 2012 a radio version was released for digital download. On May 2, 2012 the music video was released on Shakira’s VEVO channel on YouTube. The music video was directed by Anthony Mandler, and is the only video from the Sale el Sol era that wasn’t directed by Jaume de Laiguana.

Background and composition

The song was written and produced by Shakira, Luis Fernando Ochoa, El Cata, and John Hill. The song is a latin pop song influenced heavily with merengue and dance music. The song was noted for trying “to incorporate bilingual lyrics, a very 70’s chorus and Copacabana sounds.” Carlos Macias from Terra Networks wrote that “it’s a weird combination of Miami Sound Machine and Waka Waka Shakira.”

Music video

    On March 28, 2012 it was revealed by Shakira’s official fan site that a casting call was sent to fans and models of Hispanic origin to be in Shakira’s music video for Addicted to You. The music video was filmed March 29, 2012 on a ranch in Valencia, California and was directed by Anthony Mandler. A teaser of the video was released on April 30 on Shakira’s official channel on Youtube and the video premiered on May 2.

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music news

    Shakira and Usher were named as new judges for The Voice’s season four. Shakira is in Barcelona, Spain, recording her next album. (September 17, 2012)

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