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

1/14/2014 Tunes For Loons 0 Comments

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


It would truly be the apocalypse if Rihanna failed to feature on a massive artist's comeback single (All of the Lights, The Monster, Live Your Life, to name a few...). It makes perfect sense, then that Shakira has called upon Riri to spice up her new Island-y style pop offering "Can't Remember to Forget You." From the opening guitar strums, a downright ska tone is established, and the two pop queens trade off verses with a nice rhythm. While it's all very pleasant, I can't help but feel that this should really just be Rihanna's song. Her vocal schtick fits better*** This is sad, because I sort of sense the only reason she is present is to bring more radio attention to Shakira (there is basically no lyrical reason for this to be a duet), not steal her thunder all together. But still, this song >>>> Beautiful Liar. 


***As it always does. When is Rihanna's guest presence in a song inferior to another pop star's supposed one? NEVER.