Label: Sony Music - none • Format: CDr Promo • Genre: Electronic, Pop • Style: House
Two versions of the song exist; the English-language version, which Rabiosa (7th Heaven Club Mix) - Shakira - Rabiosa (Remixes) American rapper Pitbulland the Spanish-language version, which features Dominican rapper El Cata. It is heavily influenced by merengue and dance music. Shakira and El Cata, or Pitbull, sing about each other's sex appeal in the song. Upon its release, "Rabiosa" received generally favourable reviews from music criticssome of whom deemed it one of the strongest tracks on Sale el Sol.
Commercially, the English version of the song became a worldwide success, peaking atop record charts of countries like Portugal and Spain, and reaching the top ten in Belgium, France, Italy, and Switzerland. An accompanying music video for the song was directed by Jaume de Laiguana and features Shakira enjoying herself in an underground party; scenes of her pole dancing are interspersed throughout the video.
Critics were positive towards the video, and many noted its similarity to the music video of Shakira's single " She Wolf ". The video went viral on video-sharing website YouTube two days after its release and was later marked "Vevo Certified" by joint venture music video website Vevo for reaching more than million views.
Two versions of the song are present on the album; the English-language version features verses from Pitbull, while the Spanish-language version features El Cata.
Primarily an uptempo latin pop track, "Rabiosa" additionally borrows influences from merengue and dance music. The song received generally favourable reviews from music critics. James Reed from The Boston Globe appreciated Shakira's "sly and vampy" vocals, and termed "Rabiosa" an "irresistible merengue hybrid". The English version of "Rabiosa" was a worldwide commercial success.
In Austria, the song entered the Austrian Singles chart at number 36 and peaked at number six, spending a total of 17 weeks in the region.
In the United States, "Rabiosa" was successful on the Latin record charts. The accompanying music video for "Rabiosa" was directed by Jaume de Laiguana and was shot on 24 Aprilin Barcelona. Upon its release, the music video went viral on video-sharing website YouTube two days after its release and was the most-viewed video of that day, gaining almost four million views in less than 48 hours.
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