Inevitable (Shakira song)

"Inevitable" is a Latin rock song co-written and performed by Colombian-born singer Shakira, released as the third single from her 1998 multi-platinum album Dónde Están los Ladrones?.

Single by Shakira
from the album ¿Dónde Están los Ladrones?
ReleasedDecember 15, 1998 (1998-12-15)
Recorded1997; Crescent Moon Studios
(Miami, Florida)
GenreRock en español
LabelSony Latin
  • Shakira
  • Luis Fernando Ochoa
Shakira singles chronology
"No Creo"
Dónde Están los Ladrones? track listing
11 tracks
  1. "Ciega, Sordomuda"
  2. "Si Te Vas"
  3. "Moscas en la Casa"
  4. "No Creo"
  5. "Inevitable"
  6. "Octavo Día"
  7. "Que Vuelvas"
  8. ""
  9. "¿Dónde Están Los Ladrones?"
  10. "Sombra de Ti"
  11. "Ojos Así"
Music video
"Inevitable" on YouTube

Music videoEdit

In the video for "Inevitable", Shakira is singing the song to an audience in a circular stage in November 1998. The video starts out with candlelights coming from the audience. As the song progresses, strobe lights shine on Shakira and her band as she shakes her head. Toward the end of the video, bubbles and confetti fall from above, the song slows to almost an a cappella, and the video exits with Shakira holding her microphone over her head.

Part of this video was also used for promotion for Pepsi. In the commercial, people from the audience are holding Pepsi cans, which burst open to the rhythm of the song.

English versionEdit

In addition, an English version was also penned, which then was planned for an English version of ¿Dónde Están los Ladrones?. It is titled "Inevitable (English)", which has been performed at some United States shows such as The Rosie O'Donnell Show and The ALMA Awards, the latter being performed with Melissa Etheridge. However, plans were soon scrapped, and Shakira released Laundry Service instead.

Live performancesEdit

There has been a noticeable change in her singing version of the song in recent performances, predominantly during the Oral Fixation Tour. Instead of caterwauling after the 2nd chorus as recorded, she holds the note of "inevitable". She has made this change since her 1999 MTV Unplugged performance. Also, during the Live in Paris DVD, she changes the lyrics from "y no entiendo de futbol" to "y ya entiendo de futbol" making reference to her relationship with Gerard Pique.



  1. ^ "Shakira Chart History (Hot Latin Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 8 August 2010.
  2. ^ "Shakira Chart History (Latin Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 8 August 2010.
  3. ^ "Hot Latin Top Tracks". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 111 (23). December 25, 1999. ISSN 0006-2510.
  4. ^ "Hot Latin Pop Tracks". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 111 (23). December 25, 1999. ISSN 0006-2510.

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