LYRICS

Music by: Shakira & Tim Mitchell
Lyrics by: Shakira and Gloria M. Estefan

Suerte que en el sur hayas nacido
Y que burlemos las distancias
Suerte que es haberte conocido
Y por tramar tierras extrañas.
Yo puedo escalar Los Andes sólo
Por ir a contar tus lunares
Contigo celebro y sufro todo
Mis alegrías y mis males.

Sabes que estoy a tus pies

Contigo mi vida
Quiero vivir la vida
Y lo que me queda de vida
Quiero vivir contigo
Contigo mi vida
Quiero vivir la vida
Y lo que me queda de vida
Quiero vivir contigo

Suerte que es tener labios sinceros
Para besarte con más ganas
Suerte que mis pechos sean pequeños
Y no los confundas con montañas.
Suerte que heredé las piernas firmes
Para correr si un día hace falta
Y estos tus ojos que me dicen
Que han de llorar cuando te vayas.

Sabes que estoy a tus pies

Contigo mi vida
Quiero vivir la vida
Y lo que me queda de vida
Quiero vivir contigo
Contigo mi vida
Quiero vivir la vida
Y lo que me queda de vida
Quiero vivir contigo

Sabes que estoy a tus pies

La felicidad tiene tu nombre y tu piel

Contigo mi vida
Quiero vivir la vida
Y lo que me queda de vida
Quiero vivir contigo
Ya sabes mi vida
Estoy hasta el cuello por ti
Si sientes algo así
Quiero que te quedes junto a mí

Contigo mi vida
Quiero vivir la vida
Y lo que me queda de vida
Quiero vivir contigo
Ya sabes mi vida
Estoy hasta el cuello por ti
Si sientes algo así
Quiero que te quedes junto a mí.

    REMIXES


Official Remixes
Suerte (Whenever, Wherever) (TV Edit) 3:38
Suerte (Whenever, Wherever) (Nic Mercy’s Epic Anthem Spanish Vocal) 9:39

Unofficial Remixes
Suerte (Antique Mix by DJ B.)
Suerte (Dance Remix)
Suerte (Batucada Remix)
Suerte (Black Leyendo Mix)
Suerte (Break Beat Remix)
Suerte (Cambio De Ritmo Power Mix)
Suerte (Cumbia Mix)
Suerte (Cumbia Nena DJ Peneco En Vivo Con Puro Denon)
Suerte (Dance Remix)
Suerte (DJ Angustias Remix)
Suerte (DJ Banana Remix)
Suerte (DJ Brujo Remix)
Suerte (DJ Chriss Extended Mix)
Suerte (DJ Chris Mix)
Suerte (DJ Chris Spanglish Mix)
Suerte (DJ Gilmix Remix)
Suerte (DJ Giovanni Dub Mix)
Suerte (DJ Gus Old School Mix)
Suerte (DJ Henry Tribal Mix)
Suerte (DJ Lyco Remix)
Suerte (DJ Nino Golden Perfect Remix)
Suerte (DJ Sando’s Dance Remix)
Suerte (DJ Sando’s Power Mix)
Suerte (DJ Sandox Dance Remix)
Suerte (DJ Trejo Latin Mix)
Suerte (DJ Willie Reggaeton 2002 Remix)
Suerte (DJ Yeta Mix)
Suerte (Don Chezina Mix Regee 2002)
Suerte (Dr Z & DJ Chuwit Mix)
Suerte (Extended Dance Mix)
Suerte (El Chombo Remix)
Suerte (Hard Remix Edit)
Suerte (Lussie Remix)
Suerte (Mijangos Tribal Mix)
Suerte (Nari Nari Mix)
Suerte (Plena Mix)
Suerte (Power Mix)
Suerte (Ragga Bongos Juan Enrique & DJ George Ferrero Remix)
Suerte (Regeton Remix feat. Dementes Algarete)
Suerte (Rico’s Stranger Mix)
Suerte (Slower Version)
Suerte (Spanglish by Josinski)
Suerte (Tropical Regeton Mix)
Suerte (Various Lady Marmelade Yo No Soy Esa Mujer)
Suerte Whenever Wherever (Extended Remix By DJ Zane)
Suerte Wherever (Split Language Third Mix)

    ALBUM

Laundry Service
[2001] Laundry Service

    SINGLE

Whenever, Wherever

Released on August 27, 2001.

This is one of Shakira’s major Spanish hits, and the song topped music charts in virtually all Spanish-speaking countries. Suerte (Whenever, Wherever) is Shakira’s first single from Laundry Service album, and it has an English counterpart called Whenever, Wherever .

With Suerte (Whenever, Wherever), Shakira came back to using belly dance in her career after Ojos Así era in 1998-2000. Musically the song represents a fusion of ethnic sounds and musical instruments from Latin America with a heavy influence from Andean music.

    MUSIC VIDEO

The music video was directed by Francis Lawrence and reportedly cost around $1 mln to produce. The video was filmed at Universal Studios in Los Angeles with the use of green screen during several days in early September 2001. Shakira is presented in front of major earth’s natural landscapes: ocean, desert, mountains, mud, and ocean again at the end of the video.

    ON TOUR

Suerte (Whenever, Wherever) is usually performed on tour only in Spanish-speaking countries. Shakira keeps reinventing this song for every tour:


2010-2011 Tour Sale El Sol/The Sun Comes Out

For this tour, Shakira performed a rock-inspired version of Suerte (Whenever, Wherever). During this performance, she would choose a few girls from front row and teach them some belly dance.
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2006-2007 Tour Fijación Oral/Oral Fixation
Shakira had a rope dance as a long intro to the song.
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2002-2003 Tour of the Mongoose/Gira De La Mangosta
For us, this is the best tour performance of the song. Shakira appears from under the stage with a candelabra with lit candles on her head, a common accessory of a professional belly dancer, and shows a perfect belly dance for several minutes. At the end of the performance she gets on a crane that brings her above the audience as she sings together with the entire arena.
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    LIVE PERFORMANCES: SHAKIRAREALMS.com RECOMMENDS

Suerte (Whenever, Wherever) (Rock In Rio Madrid 2008)

Suerte (Whenever, Wherever) (Tour De La Mangosta en Buenos Aires)

Suerte (Whenever, Wherever) (Operación Triunfo, Spain)

    LIVE PERFORMANCES: FULL LIST

The C sign to the left of an entry (c) means that this performance has been capped from TV or video-taped by fans on the concert or released on a DVD, and you can find the video on the web.
If there is no such sign, it means that the video does not exist because the performance was not aired on TV/not released on a DVD, etc., or at least we don’t know about it.
Where applicable, I provide a date of performance in the dd/mm/yy format.


Suerte (Whenever, Wherever) (05/06/10 – Rock in Rio, Madrid, Spain)
Suerte (Whenever, Wherever) (04/07/08 – Rock in Rio, Madrid, Spain)
Suerte (Whenever, Wherever) (24/11/06 – Tour Fijación Oral, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Suerte (Whenever, Wherever) (03/05/03 – Tour of the Mongoose, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Suerte (Whenever, Wherever) (??/??/02-03 – Tour of the Mongoose bootlegs, various)
Suerte (Whenever, Wherever) (17/03/02 – Gala Miss España, Spain)
Suerte (Whenever, Wherever) (24/02/02 – Al Fin De Semana, Mexico)
Suerte (Whenever, Wherever) (19/02/02 – Otro Rollo, Mexico)
Suerte (Whenever, Wherever) (28/01/02 – Operación Triunfo, Spain)
Suerte (Whenever, Wherever) (16/01/02 – Laundry Service Release Party, La Riviera, Spain)
Suerte (Whenever, Wherever) (??/10/01 – Sabor A Ti, Spain)
Suerte (Whenever, Wherever) (11/10/01 – Gala De La Hispanidad, Spain)
Suerte (Whenever, Wherever) (10/10/01 – Musica Si, Spain)
Suerte (Whenever, Wherever) (03/09/01 – Music Video)