A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this is a song about very adult themes: a romantic relationship in which one partner plots revenge on another through cheating with someone else.
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What's the story?
Latin diva Shakira sings about being a SHE WOLF in her latest single of the same name, telling the tale of a "domesticated girl" who, despite being a wholly devoted girlfriend, has lost the attention of the person she loves. Feeling "a little abused" and craving more affection, the girl decides to teach this person a lesson by going on the prowl at the local bar. Shakira has also released a Spanish-language version of the track titled “Loba.”
Is it any good?
Shakira's musical success has come from a combination of passable vocals and a bootylicious bod. Yet describing the vocals as passable on this disco-infused single is generous, with the singer throwing in all her usual voice-throws and other tricks to distort the truly mediocre quality of her voice -- plus a couple of weak wolf howls that are positively cheesy. The sound itself is nothing new for the clubs, which see legions of similar-sounding tracks march through on a regular basis.
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