LYRICS

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

Lucky you were born that far away so
We could both make fun of distance
Lucky that I love a foreign land for
The lucky fact of your existence
Baby I would climb the Andes solely
To count the freckles on your body
Never could imagine there were only
Ten million ways to love somebody

Le ro lo le lo le
Le ro lo le lo le
Can’t you see
I’m at your feet

Whenever, wherever
We’re meant to be together
I’ll be there and you’ll be near
At that’s the deal my dear
Thereover, hereunder
You’ll never have to wonder
We can always play by ear
At that’s the deal my dear

Lucky that my lips not only mumble
They spill kisses like a fountain
Lucky that my breasts are small and humble
So you don’t confuse them with mountains
Lucky I have strong legs like my mother
To run for cover when I need it
And these two eyes that for no other
The day I leave will cry a river

Le ro lo le lo le
Le ro lo le lo le
At your feet
I’m at your feet

Whenever, wherever
We’re meant to be together
I’ll be there and you’ll be near
At that’s the deal my dear
Thereover, hereunder
You’ll never have to wonder
We can always play by ear
At that’s the deal my dear

Le ro lo le lo le
Le ro lo le lo le
Think outloud
Say it again
Le do lo le lo le lo le
Tell me one more time
That you’ll live
Lost in my eyes

Whenever, wherever
We’re meant to be together
I’ll be there and you’ll be near
At that’s the deal my dear
Thereover, hereunder
You’ve got me head over heals
There’s nothing left to fear
If you really feel the way I feel

    REMIXES


Official Remixes
Whenever, Wherever (Acapella 121 BPM) 3:38
Whenever, Wherever (Andy and the Lamboy Circuit Dub) 5:40
Whenever, Wherever (Andy and the Lamboy Circuit Mix) 9:34
Whenever, Wherever (Dark Side of the Moon Mix) 8:16
Whenever, Wherever (Dataluxe Club Mix) 8:51
Whenever, Wherever (DJ John Rizzo & Blue Room Remix) 9:09
Whenever, Wherever (Hammad Belly Dance Mix) 3:48
Whenever, Wherever (Jonathan Peters ‘Unreleased’ Club Mix) 6:16
Whenever, Wherever (Nic Mercy’s Epic Anthem Vocal) 9:39
Whenever, Wherever (Sahara Mix) 3:57
Whenever, Wherever (Tee’s Blue Dub) 8:40
Whenever, Wherever (Tee’s Blue Dub New Version) 7:40
Whenever, Wherever (Tee’s Radio Edit) 3:28
Whenever, Wherever (Todd Terry American Club Mix) 5:20
Whenever, Wherever (Tracy Young’s Spin Cycle Mix) 7:05
Whenever, Wherever (Tracy Young’s Tribal Mix) 9:34
Whenever, Wherever (Tracy Young’s Tribal Mix Radio Edit) 3:14
Whenever, Wherever (TV Edit) 3:40

Unofficial Remixes
Whenever Into The Night vs 4 Strings (Dance Mania Remix)
Whenever Suerte (First Spanglish Confronted Attitude Mix)
Whenever Suerte (Spanish Estribillo Second Mix)
Whenever, Wherever (A!O Feel The Way I Feel Remix)
Whenever, Wherever (Airforce Mix)
Whenever, Wherever (Andrea G-brasc Sanremo Live Remix)
Whenever, Wherever (Banda DJ Chino Edit Mix)
Whenever, Wherever (Bee-Gees and Britney Remix)
Whenever, Wherever (Belle Lawrence Definitive Radio Edit – Cover)
Whenever, Wherever (Bhangra Mix)
Whenever, Wherever (BigAnt’s Cheeky Chipmunk Mix)
Whenever, Wherever (Brazilian Hard Mix)
Whenever, Wherever (Bubbling Remix)
Whenever, Wherever (BuZZ-Boi’s Small & Humble Breasts Mix)
Whenever, Wherever (Chipmunks on Speed Mix)
Whenever, Wherever (Circuit Radio Mix)
Whenever, Wherever (CN Remix feat. Nas)
Whenever, Wherever (Compudjremix)
Whenever, Wherever (Covetelli’s New Warped Mix)
Whenever, Wherever (Devious Classic Organ Mix)
Whenever, Wherever (Dirty Harry Remix)
Whenever, Wherever (DJ BAC vs DJ Viperx Remix 2002)
Whenever, Wherever (DJ Bacon Remix 2003)
Whenever, Wherever (DJ Black Moon’s Fatal Mix)
Whenever, Wherever (DJ Brown House Remix)
Whenever, Wherever (DJ Chikim Remix)
Whenever, Wherever (DJ Farol Spanglish Dance Remix)
Whenever, Wherever (DJ Fred Mix)
Whenever, Wherever (DJ Hektik Remix)
Whenever, Wherever (DJ Jaxx Moonshine Remix)
Whenever, Wherever (DJ Mind Samba Remix)
Whenever, Wherever (DJ Pelos Punchis Mix)
Whenever, Wherever (DJ Rafael & Cybertraxx Mix)
Whenever, Wherever (DJ Rafael Armenio & Cybertraxx Mix)
Whenever, Wherever (DJ Rafael Armenio and Cyber Traxx Breakbeat)
Whenever, Wherever (DJ Rotterdam’s d.h.t. Style Remix)
Whenever, Wherever (DJ Wheels & Young Infernal Salsa Mix)
Whenever, Wherever (DJ Willie Reggaeton 2002 Mix)
Whenever, Wherever (DJ Zane’s Extended Remix)
Whenever, Wherever (DJ Zurya Fadhel Ya Ghayeb Remix)
Whenever, Wherever (El Chombo Remix)
Whenever, Wherever (Eurodance Remix)
Whenever, Wherever (Extended Version)
Whenever, Wherever (Fast Mix)
Whenever, Wherever (feat Rimi Hardcore Remix)
Whenever, Wherever (Funkafilia’s Funkafied Dub)
Whenever, Wherever (Gil Mix Dj HARD HOUSE REMIX)
Whenever, Wherever (HARD HOUSE REMIX Gil Mix Dj)
Whenever, Wherever (Hesha vs Sisqo)
Whenever, Wherever (Hot Double Dance Remix Edit)
Whenever, Wherever (in the Wild Wild West)
Whenever, Wherever (Jack Powers Mix)
Whenever, Wherever (Javier Lang Mix)
Whenever, Wherever (Jonathan Peters Unreleased Mix)
Whenever, Wherever (Juan Enrique and DJ George Ferrero’s Ragga Bongos Remix)
Whenever, Wherever (Jumanja’s Trance Mix)
Whenever, Wherever (K2 Club Mix)
Whenever, Wherever (Kevin Roen Mix)
Whenever, Wherever (lmd64’s Bootleg Mix vs the stone roses ‘fools gold’)
Whenever, Wherever (Lena’s Beat Mix)
Whenever, Wherever (Letenye Underground Remix)
Whenever, Wherever (Linkin Park, One Step Closer)
Whenever, Wherever (Maniac Trance Mix)
Whenever, Wherever (Mixman Mike’s Progressive Club Mix)
Whenever, Wherever (Neptune’s Remix)
Whenever, Wherever (Nx Productions Remix feat. Incantation)
Whenever, Wherever (Phenomena Mix)
Whenever, Wherever (Prara2k’s Remix)
Whenever, Wherever (Promix Dance 8)
Whenever, Wherever (Rider Mix 2002)
Whenever, Wherever (RMMC Trance Dub)
Whenever, Wherever (Roman Empire Edit)
Whenever, Wherever (Sap Mix)
Whenever, Wherever (Shakira Is A Dancer feat Snap JIROB Mix)
Whenever, Wherever (Shakira vs. Men At Work)
Whenever, Wherever (Stayin’ Alive 4 U Mindfucking Mocha Is The Best Mix)
Whenever, Wherever (Tazz Remix)
Whenever, Wherever (The Anti-Diva’s Found Straw Remix, Shaki vs alan t.)
Whenever, Wherever (The Big Idea Remix)
Whenever, Wherever (The Last Unicorn Radio Edit feat. The Lady Amalthea & Kevin Roen)
Whenever, Wherever (Thunderpuss 2002 Dee Jay Gooma Remix)
Whenever, Wherever (Tingo 1020 Mix)
Whenever, Wherever (Trance Mix)
Whenever, Wherever (Twisted Dee Conga Mix)
Whenever, Wherever (Ultimix I)
Whenever, Wherever (Ultimix II)
Whenever, Wherever (Vibelicious Club Mix)
Whenever, Wherever (vs Eminem Joker Remix)
Whenever, Wherever (vs Wamdue Project King of Wherever Remix)
Whenever, Wherever (X-Mix)
Whenever, Wherever For The Lonely (Shakira and Cher – Thunderpuss & Petyasb Mermaids In Sewerage Bub)
Whenever, Wherever by Ben Liebrand
Whenever, Wherever vs Celebrate The Love (Freddy’s Remix 2002 feat. Zhi-Vago)

    ALBUM

Laundry Service
[2001] Laundry Service

    SINGLE

Whenever, Wherever

Released on August 27, 2001.

This is one of Shakira’s major hits, and this was the song that she became known worldwide in 2001-2002 when the song topped music charts in more than 30 countries. Whenever, Wherever is Shakira’s first single from Laundry Service album and the first single in English, and it has a Spanish counterpart called Suerte (Whenever, Wherever).

With Whenever, Wherever, Shakira widely popularized belly dance because it was an integral part of the music video and all the subsequent public performances of the song. Musically the song represents a fusion of ethnic sounds and musical instruments from Latin America with a heavy influence from Andean music.

The song received many positive reviews from critics around the world, and it is known for its line ‘lucky that my breasts are small and humble so you don’t confuse them with mountains’, which was called ‘the most clever, self-confident couplet to hit radio in the long time’, not without a sense of humor.

    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

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 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

Whenever, Wherever (Live at Radio Music Awards 2001)

Whenever Wherever (Much Music Awards 2002)

Whenever, Wherever (from Live & Off the Record)

Whenever, Wherever (Oral Fixation Tour)

    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.


Whenever, Wherever (14/10/12 – Live concert in Crystal Hall, Baku, Azerbaijan)
Whenever, Wherever (08/10/11 – Olympic NSC Opening Ceremony, Kiev, Ukraine)
Whenever, Wherever (30/09/11 – Rock in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Whenever, Wherever (10/07/10 – Sony Gala Dinner, South Africa)
Whenever, Wherever (26/06/10 – Glastonbury Music Festival, UK)
Whenever, Wherever (21/05/10 – Rock in Rio, Lisbon, Portugal)
Whenever, Wherever (06/12/09 – Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball, London, UK)
Whenever, Wherever (26/04/08 – Plymouth Jazz Festival, Plymouth, Tobago)
Whenever, Wherever (01/09/07 – Opera Club, Moscow, Russia)
Whenever, Wherever (15/07/07 – ThisDay Music Festival, Lagos, Nigeria)
Whenever, Wherever (07/07/07 – Private Concert, Monaco)
Whenever, Wherever (22/07/06 – Red Summer, Moscow, Russia)
Whenever, Wherever (26/05/06 – Rock in Rio, Lisbon, Portugal)
Whenever, Wherever (02/07/05 – Live 8, Paris, France)
Whenever, Wherever (29/06/05 – MTV Day, Madrid, Spain)
Whenever, Wherever (25/06/05 – NRJ Music Tour, Monte Carlo, Monaco)
Whenever, Wherever (21/06/05 – Fete De La Musique, Versailles, France)
Whenever, Wherever (21/06/05 – Fete De La Musique Rehearsals, Versailles, France)
Whenever, Wherever (22/04/03 – Tour of the Mongoose “Live & Off The Record” DVD, Rotterdam, Netherlands)
Whenever, Wherever (??/??/02-03 – Tour of the Mongoose bootlegs, various)
Whenever, Wherever (07/12/02 – ITV Record Of The Year, London, UK)
Whenever, Wherever (07/07/02 – Party In The Park, London, UK)
Whenever, Wherever (06/07/02 – Festivalbar, Italy)
Whenever, Wherever (02/07/02 – Caldeirao do Huck, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil)
Whenever, Wherever (01/07/02 – Raul Gil, Sao Paolo, Brazil)
Whenever, Wherever (30/06/02 – Domingo Legal, Sao Paolo, Brazil)
Whenever, Wherever (17/06/02 – Musique Plus, Montreal, Canada)
Whenever, Wherever (16/06/02 – 2002 Much Music Video Awards, Toronto, Canada)
Whenever, Wherever (12/06/02 – Kaivopuisto, Helsinki, Finland)
Whenever, Wherever (07/06/02 – Ivo Niehe, Netherlands)
Whenever, Wherever (02/06/02 – Z100 Zootopia, USA)
Whenever, Wherever (02/06/02 – KISS FM Concert, USA)
Whenever, Wherever (31/05/02 – Q102 Radiostation Concert, USA)
Whenever, Wherever (31/05/02 – NBC’s Today Show Concert Series, NYC, USA)
Whenever, Wherever (02/05/02 – What U Want, Australia)
Whenever, Wherever (30/04/02 – Rove Live, Australia)
Whenever, Wherever (28/04/02 – 2002 TV Week Logie Awards, Melbourne, Australia)
Whenever, Wherever (23/04/02 – Laundry Service Release Party, Akasaka Blitz, Tokyo, Japan)
Whenever, Wherever (??/04/02 – Music Fair 21, Tokyo, Japan)
Whenever, Wherever (??/04/02 – NHK Music Cocktail, Tokyo, Japan)
Whenever, Wherever (19/04/02 – Music Station, Tokyo, Japan)
Whenever, Wherever (23/03/02 – CD:UK, UK – 2nd performance)
Whenever, Wherever (16/03/02 – Benissimo, Switzerland)
Whenever, Wherever (14/03/02 – Miss Turkey, Turkey)
Whenever, Wherever (13/03/02 – Hitmachine, France)
Whenever, Wherever (11/03/02 – C’est Show, France)
Whenever, Wherever (09/03/02 – Bravo Super Show, Germany)
Whenever, Wherever (07/03/02 – San Remo Festival, Italy)
Whenever, Wherever (02/03/02 – Wetten Dass..?, Leipzig, Germany)
Whenever, Wherever (01/03/02 – The Dome 21, Germany)
Whenever, Wherever (27/02/02 – 2002 Edisson Music Awards, Netherlands)
Whenever, Wherever (27/02/02 – Vivement Dimanche, France)
Whenever, Wherever (03/02/02 – Sondagsoppet, Sweden)
Whenever, Wherever (02/02/02 – Top of the Pops, Germany)
Whenever, Wherever (26?/01/02 – Pepsi Chart, UK)
Whenever, Wherever (26/01/02 – CD:UK, UK)
Whenever, Wherever (25/01/02 – Top of the Pops, UK)
Whenever, Wherever (22/01/02 – Viva Interaktiv, Germany)
Whenever, Wherever (20/01/02 – Nur Die Liebe Zahlt, Germany)
Whenever, Wherever (16/01/02 – Laundry Service Release Party, La Riviera, Madrid, Spain)
Whenever, Wherever (19/12/01 – KIIS FM Jingle Ball, Los Angeles, USA)
Whenever, Wherever (18/12/01 – WKTU’s Miracle on the 34th Street, NYC, USA)
Whenever, Wherever (16/12/01 – Y-100 Jingle Ball, Miami, USA)
Whenever, Wherever (07/12/01 – Regis & Kelly, USA)
Whenever, Wherever (01/12/01 – Saturday Night Live, USA)
Whenever, Wherever (26/11/01 – Disk MTV, Brazil)
Whenever, Wherever (23/11/01 – Hebe, Brazil)
Whenever, Wherever (23/11/01 – Domingo Legal, Brazil)
Whenever, Wherever (23/11/01 – Caldeirao Do Huck, Brazil)
Whenever, Wherever (23/11/01 – Superpositivo, Brazil)
Whenever, Wherever (17/11/01 – Tower Records bootleg, Los Angeles, USA)
Whenever, Wherever (15/11/01 – Jay Leno, USA)
Whenever, Wherever (13/11/01 – Laundry Service Release Party, Roseland, NYC, USA)
Whenever, Wherever (13/11/01 – Rosie O’Donnell, NYC, USA)
Whenever, Wherever (09/11/01 – MTV TRL, NYC, USA)
Whenever, Wherever (26/10/01 – 2001 Radio Music Awards, Las Vegas, USA)