Give It Up To Me
by Shakira (featuring Lil Wayne)

Album: She Wolf (2009)
Charted: 29

Songfacts®:

  • This is the second American single from Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira's third English studio album, She Wolf. It is part of the bonus content that is exclusive to the US release of the record.
  • The song features rapper Lil Wayne and was produced by Timbaland. The Hip Hop producer had originally recorded it for his 2009 album,Shock Value II.
  • The song is basically about sex and one of the lines, ("got this she wolf appetite that keeps me up all night"), namechecks the album title and lead single.
  • In the song's music video, Shakira combines three different dance techniques. The Colombian singer-songwriter infused Jamaican dancehall with the African-American tradition of "stepping," which is a form of percussive dance in which the participant's entire body is used as an instrument to produce complex rhythms and sounds through a mixture of footsteps, spoken word, and hand claps. For an added twist, she learned a traditional Thai dance sequence, which she incorporated in the routine.

    The clip was directed by Sophie Muller, who is responsible for several Shakira videos, including "Did it Again."
  • Shakira's male counterpart in the video is Daniel "Cloud" Campos, a dancer who's worked with Madonna.
  • This was used in two episodes of Ugly Betty in 2009: "Level (7) With Me" and "The Bahamas Triangle."

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