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Don'tBother
Shakira
Writer(s) Shakira, Scott Spock, Lauren Christy, Graham Edwards, Heather Reid, Leisha Hailey
Producer(s) Shakira, Lester Méndez
Length 4:16
From    OFLogo
Singles "Don't Bother"
"Hips Don't Lie"
"Illegal"
Oral Fixation Vol. 2 track listing
"Animal City"
"The Day and the Time"
Shakira singles chronology
 
"Las de la Intuición" "Don't Bother" "Hips Don't Lie"

"Don't Bother" is a pop rock song with elements of new wave of singer-songwriter Shakira, Shakira and Lester Mendez was produced in 2005 for the second English album by Shakira, this song was released on CD and digital download on November 4, 2005 becoming the first single from the album, the song has a music video.

BackgroundEdit

"Don't Bother" is a pop rock song by Shakira, belonging to the fifth studio album Oral Fixation Vol 2. The song was moderately successful in the U.S., because the song is the genus and Rock and it was already decline in 2005 to be completely excluded by the commercial pop music genre and moving from position 40 back. She was also in the top 10 in several countries around the world and was #1 in Colombia and Argentina. Received a Certificate of Gold, In Last.fm, the social network of leading online music, is the 4th most played song.

The lyrics of the song describe a woman who has been left by her boyfriend for another girl that is unbelievably superior in almost all aspects. She tells him not to bother making up for hurting her, because she will not be crying for him; instead, she will move on with her own life. She emphasizes this when she says, "Don't bother, be unkind." The song was recorded and mixed by Gustavo Celis.

Music videoEdit

The music video for the song, directed by the visual artist Jaume de Laiguana, premiered on MTV's Making the Video on October 27, 2005. The music video for the song shows Shakira's boyfriend returning to her home early in the morning (which insinuates that he was with another woman), and lying down to sleep. While he sleeps, Shakira picks up his car keys and drives it to a scrap heap. When she gets there she starts destroying his car, doing "voodoo" on him using his car. Everything she does to his car is reflected on his body. Another vignette shows her lying on his body.

The car ruined in the video was a 1967 Ford Mustang "Shelby GT 500" replica built to look like the "Eleanor" car from the movie Gone in 60 Seconds. The pink guitar played by Shakira was custom made by Hamer Guitars. It is a Hamer Special Korina Jr. model with a Seymour Duncan SP-90 soapbar pickup.

This video can be seen on Oral Fixation Volumes 1 & 2 bonus DVD.

ChartsEdit

Chart (2005) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA) 30
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 6
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 28
Belgium (Ultratop 40 Wallonia) 32
Czech Republic (IFPI) 7
Denmark (Tracklisten) 14
European Hot 100 Singles 17
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 4
France (SNEP) 24
Germany (Media Control AG) 7
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40) 6
Hungary (Single Top 10) 5
Ireland (IRMA) 13
Italy (FIMI) 8
Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100) 15
Norway (VG-lista) 6
Romania (UPFR) 2
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 28
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 8
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 9
US Billboard Hot 100 42
US Pop Songs (Billboard) 25

Formats and track listingsEdit

UK / EU CD Single

  1. "Don't Bother" - 4:16
  2. "No" - 4:45

GER CD Single

  1. "Don't Bother" - 4:16
  2. "No" - 4:45
  3. "Don't Bother" (Jrsnchz Main Mix) - 5:33
  4. "No" (Video)

Lyrics and videoEdit

Shakira - Don't Bother04:33

Shakira - Don't Bother

She's got the kind of look that defies gravity
She's the greatest cook
And she's fat free

She's been to private school
And she speaks perfect French
She's got the perfect friends
Oh isn't she cool

She practices Tai Chi
She'd never lose her nerve
She's more than you deserve
She's just far better than me

Hey hey

So don't bother
I won't die of deception
I promise you won't ever see me cry
Don't feel sorry

And don't bother
I'll be fine
But she's waiting
The ring you gave to her will lose its shine
So don't bother, be unkind

I'm sure she doesn't know
How to touch you like I would
I beat her at that one good
Don't you think so?

She's almost 6 feet tall
She must think I'm a flea
I'm really a cat you see
And it's not my last life at all

Hey hey

So don't bother
I won't die of deception
I promise you won't ever see me cry
Don't feel sorry

Don't bother
I'll be fine
But she's waiting
The ring you gave to her will lose its shine
So don't bother, be unkind

For you, I'd give up all I own
And move to a communist country
If you came with me, of course
And I'd file my nails so they don't hurt you
And lose those pounds, and learn about football
If it made you stay, but you won't, but you won't

So don't bother,
I'll be fine, I'll be fine, I'll be fine, I'll be fine
Promise you won't ever see me cry

And after all I'm glad that I'm not your type
Promise you won't ever see me cry

So don't bother,
I'll be fine, I'll be fine, I'll be fine, I'll be fine
Promise you won't ever see me cry

And after all I'm glad that I'm not your type,
not your type, not your type, not your type
Promise you won't ever see me cry

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