Hear Shakira and Rihanna's Booming 'Can't Remember to Forget You'

Colombian singer trades vocals with Barbadian peer ahead of new album

Shakira, Rihanna,
Shakira, with Rihanna on her single cover art and alone in a promo photo
Marc Hogan

Her hips don't lie; she finds love in hopeless places. Shakira has teamed up with Rihanna for her new single, "Can't Remember to Forget You," out today via iTunes. It's a bombastic number with enough updating-the-Police-updating-reggae swing to it to imagine the two singers crashing Bruno Mars' Super Bowl halftime show party alongside the Red Hot Chili Peppers. With songwriting and production assists from the likes of John Hill (Santigold, Jay Z) and Kid Harpoon (Florence + the Machine, Calvin Harris), the track serves as an arena-ready, guitar-charged appetizer for Shakira's in-the-works new album — as a rock-fueled belter built for big rooms, it also wouldn't be out of place on a playlist next to Fall Out Boy's 2013 comeback album. Let's check back in later to see if we can all remember not to forget it.


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