$type=slider$meta=0$snip=0$rm=0

Pop Corner: Shakira - Can't Remember to Forget You (ft. Rihanna)


Come late March of this year, Shakira is set to release her tenth studio album. As such, it's typically time for a pop singer to ramp up the hype with an ear-catching lead single and some surrounding buzz to give it some push. However, the track chosen to usher in this new era in her nearly two-decade career, "Can't Remember to Forget You", may be steamy enough with its Rihanna feature and provocative video, but is unfortunately a forgettable affair. One of the most immediate aspects of the song is its ska-influenced, new wave bounce which pile drives the listener into a crunching rock chorus accompanied by Shakira's vibrato-laden wails. Rihanna, while not as strong of a vocalist as Shakira, does gel very well with the overall sound of the song but her collaborative presence feels like it’s taking advantage of her bankable star quality to ensure the song gets proper radio attention.


The lyrical content however, regarding infatuation over a lover with whom one shares a bad history, makes less of an impression. There's talk of not repeating: "yesterday's mistakes," and memories of: "kissing in the moonlight," but it all feels so superficial and hazy--almost makes you miss Taylor Swift's ripped-from-a-diary ballads--it's as if Shakira has nothing truly memorable to remember to forget in the first place. And it's really not like Shakira has nothing to say-- as a good portion of her discography is either rich with vivid lyricism and metaphors (see: 1998's pop classic Dónde Están los Ladrones?) or at least have some awkwardly amusing lines likely lost in translation. In all, "Can't Remember to Forget You" gives the sense of a safe bet than a comeback. Shakira describes her upcoming eponymous album as "a path...of rediscovery" for herself. Hopefully, it's one that will provide a more lasting impression that the one we're working with right now.
~Jonathan Hites
Name

1959,1,1965,1,1966,1,1967,1,1968,3,1969,3,1971,1,1972,3,1974,1,1977,2,1980,2,1981,1,1983,1,1984,1,1985,2,1987,1,1988,1,1989,3,1990,2,1991,3,1993,4,1994,4,1995,3,1996,4,1997,1,1998,4,1999,1,2000,3,2001,1,2002,2,2003,1,2004,4,2005,6,2006,6,2007,6,2008,9,2009,16,2010,23,2011,57,2012,281,2013,446,2014,114,2015,20,2016,10,2017,7,2018,5,2019,3,Acid House,6,Afrobeat,2,Album Round-up,11,Alternative,110,Alternative Dance,8,Alternative Hip-Hop,14,Alternative Metal,6,Alternative Rock,132,Alternative Trip-Hop,2,Alternatve,2,Alternatve Rock,6,Ambient,63,Art Rock,16,Avant-garde,3,Baroque Pop,5,Bluegrass,1,Blues,2,Britpop,7,CAOTM,20,Chamber Pop,4,Chillout,3,Chillwave,10,Chiptune,1,Chris,27,Classical,9,Classics,31,Classics. Electronic,7,Comedy,2,Cornelius,1,Country,2,Dance,5,Dance-Punk,4,Discovery,198,Discovery II,2,Downtempo,17,Dream Pop,47,Drone,11,Dubstep,10,Easy Listening,5,Eddie,712,EDM,2,Electro House,9,Electro-Rock,5,Electronic,208,Electronic Dance,6,electronic pop,2,emo,1,EP's,36,Experimental,57,Experimental Pop,6,Experimental Rock,14,Extreme Metal,1,Festivals,8,Folk,48,Folk Punk,5,Folk Rock,10,Funk,7,Garage Rock,19,Glitch,13,Gothic Rock,1,Grunge,3,Har,1,Hard Rock,3,Hardcore Punk,1,Hip-Hop,29,House,7,IDM,12,Indie,23,Indie Folk,19,Indie Pop,91,Indie Rock,189,Industrial,2,Insrumental Hip-Hop,1,Instrumental Hip-Hop,1,Instrumental Rock,8,Interviews,44,Jake,15,Jazz,1,Jazz-Folk,1,Johnny,18,Jonathan,7,Jordan,290,Jungle,1,Krautrock,6,Listen,4,Lists,50,Live Show,32,Lo-fi,14,math,1,Math Pop,1,Math Rock,11,Matt,1,Matt C,40,Matt G,2,Men of Music,4,Metal,15,Minimal,9,Minimal Techno,3,Mon McCool,1,MRD-X,7,Music In General,135,Music on the Radio,1,Neo-Classical,3,Neo-Psychedelia,16,Neofolk,4,New Wave,8,Nile,1,Noise Pop,14,Noise Rock,17,Nu metal,1,Nu-gaze,10,Nu-metal,1,Polka,1,Pop,57,Pop Corner,29,Pop Punk,6,Pop Rock,2,Post- Hardcore,5,Post-Metal,2,Post-Punk,28,Post-Punk Revival,15,Post-Rock,26,Progressive Rock,2,Protopunk,3,Psych-Folk,7,Psychadelic Rock,5,Psychedelic,10,Psychedelic Folk,1,Psychedelic Rock,4,Punk,7,Punk Rock,12,R.I.P.,1,Rap,2,Rap Rock,1,Reggae,7,Reggae Review,7,Reviews,839,Rhythmn and Blues,15,Rock,65,Rock and Roll,3,Sadcore,2,Sean,1,Shoegaze,34,Singer-Songwriter,98,Ska,4,Ska Punk,1,Slowcore,2,Soft Rock,1,Soul,13,Soundtrack,1,Space Rock,8,Spoken Word,1,Steven,1,Stoner Rock,1,Surf Rock,3,Synth Pop,27,Take Me Back,5,Techno,16,The News,19,Thrash Metal,2,Track Review,262,Trance,1,Trip-Hop,6,Twee Pop,2,Videos,20,Weekly Spin,6,
ltr
item
Discovery: Pop Corner: Shakira - Can't Remember to Forget You (ft. Rihanna)
Pop Corner: Shakira - Can't Remember to Forget You (ft. Rihanna)
http://i1.cdnds.net/14/02/618x620/shakira-rihanna-cant-remember-to-forget-you-single-artwork.jpg
Discovery
https://www.discoveryrecords.co.uk/2014/02/pop-corner-shakira-cant-remember-to.html
https://www.discoveryrecords.co.uk/
https://www.discoveryrecords.co.uk/
https://www.discoveryrecords.co.uk/2014/02/pop-corner-shakira-cant-remember-to.html
true
5912968048434223570
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy