The title "Hips Don't Lie" comes from Shakira's in-studio mantra about how her band members need to watch her hips to determine where a song they're working on needs to go - if they're not moving, something is wrong. "I would tell them, 'Listen, hips don't lie. If they're not moving, this isn't working. If they shake, we're in good shape.'" Shakira then took her private joke with the band and put it in the context of the song, which is about "A woman dancing, her seductive powers through dance."
Mahvash - Lahore, Pakistan