Shakira, Hips Don’t Lie.

This song is a duple meter with an andante tempo to fast at the end. The main melody is given by the drums. The timbre is happy, lively and sensual. Masculine voice starts with a low pitch(0.10), then feminine voice higher pitch(0.19) and masculine voice goes to a higher pitch after(0.39). At (1:57) clapping incorporates with various voices no instrumentation.

A lot of dissonance towards the end and song is done with major key. The songs texture is homophonic. The song starts with trumpets and  (3:24) the trumpets enters to end the song. The melodic contour is flat up to the middle of the song, then becomes volatile. The verses are made up of 4 lines, 4 measures. The chorus is made up of 8 lines, grouped in 2 sections.The line “And I’m on tonight ”  is more intense. The dynamics is moderately loud to forte.










5 thoughts on “SHAKIRA- “Hips Don’t Lie” ft Wyclef Jean

  1. George Emihe

    i agree with. i like the use of the drums in the song. and the way the accompanying instruments blends in with her voice. however, its hard to tell if it was a triple meter or a duple. anyway, one can definitely here the dissonance at the end as the pitches clash with each
    other. good choice

    1. Anisa Sapiqoti

      I love this song as well, brings back many memories. 🙂 I would just like to point out that at 1:57, while they are clapping it sounds like a guitar is accompanying them.


    I love this song; it is a mixture of salsa and reggaeton. And as you said it there is a lot of dissonance in this song which produces a more intense timbre. But I think the song’s texture is polyphonic.

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