Shakira and Rihanna Join Forces in “Can’t Remember to Forget You”


Potent Magazine writes that Colombian singer Shakira unites with Barbados native Rihanna in the uptempo, reggae-tinged single, “Can’t Remember to Forget You.” Public reaction has been very positive worldwide.

Since its hyped release last Monday, the reaction from Shakira and Rihanna fans alike have been positive. It reached No. 1 on iTunes in 39 countries within 24 hours, and is currently No. 1 in 57 countries on iTunes with almost 16 million hits on YouTube. And many are excited for Shakira’s return with her 10th studio album, slated for a March 25th release.

Both singers divulge the heartache of past relationships, expressing the strong “hold” of lovers that they can’t seem to forget…or might not even want to. Although the song has a reggae/ska foundation, especially during the verses, the chorus bursts with layered rock components, reminiscent of Shakira’s fifth studio album and first English-recorded album, Laundry Service (2001).

In an exclusive interview with Vevo News, Shakira reveals what made her reach out to Rihanna for the single and talks about other collaborations on her upcoming album.

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