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Waka Waka Breaks Records

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Looks like Shakira has made history.

Shaki’s song, Waka Waka (This Time For Africa) has become the best-selling World Cup song in history.

Can anyone even easily remember any of the prior songs?

According to the numbers, Waka Waka managed to sell over two million singles after being released.

It also became a viral sensation.

The video on YouTube has become the #4 most watched YouTube clip of all time! It’s also the #3 most viewed music video of all time!

Are U a Waka Waka fan???

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77 comments to “Waka Waka Breaks Records”

  1. 1

    Oh no !

  2. 2

    yeaaah i can remember Cup of life!!! hello Ricky Martin! that one's pretty awesome too

  3. 3

    Wheher you like Shakira or not, this song is fun and catchy; hence, the record-breaking status. And no lie, her hips can move!

  4. 4

    she sings horrible

  5. 5

    This is a Cameroonian song schoolchildren used to sing. It has something to do with the military.

  6. 6

    "the cup of life" - Ricky Martin. His very first single in English and which he got global recognition

  7. 7

    Not surprised here.
    Not even Lady gaga has had 600 million viewers at once at any event - Shaki made it twice, at the opening and closing world cup ceremonies.
    She is succesful worldwide. Good for her.

  8. 8

    Wasn't The Cup of Life by Ricky Martin a World Cup song? His live perfomance of that on whatever awards show was epic.

  9. 9

    This song is complete SH!T!!… It says really NOTHING… the only song worthy of the World Cup.. is the one that Ricky Martin sings… The Cup of Life.

  10. 10

    of course its such a hit.
    the world cup was watched by soo many people this year, and waka waka was its theme song.
    plus having hot soccer players in your video really does help it's ratings

  11. 11

    HERE WE GO, allez alllez allez, GO GO GO, allez, allez allez

  12. 12

    to easily name a world cup song from the past: chumbawumba-"tubthumping". just saying.

  13. 13

    Shakira sucks!!! Shakira sucks!!! Shakira sucks!!! Shakira sucks!!! Shakira sucks!!! Shakira sucks!!! Shakira sucks!!! Shakira sucks!!! Shakira sucks!!! Shakira sucks!!! Shakira sucks!!! Shakira sucks!!! Shakira sucks!!! Shakira sucks!!! Shakira sucks!!! Shakira sucks!!! Shakira sucks!!! Shakira sucks!!! Shakira sucks!!! Shakira sucks!!! Shakira sucks!!! Shakira sucks!!! Shakira sucks!!! Shakira sucks!!! Shakira sucks!!! Shakira sucks!!! Shakira sucks!!! Shakira sucks!!! Shakira sucks!!! Shakira sucks!!! Shakira sucks!!! Shakira sucks!!! Shakira sucks!!! Shakira sucks!!! Shakira sucks!!! Shakira sucks!!!

  14. Vero says – reply to this


    This is a great song and she is a very talented artist. It was a great choice for the World Cup ;)

  15. 15

    "Waka Waka"… did she have to ask Fozzy Bear for the copyright first?

  16. 16

    She is a queen, but her new song is so baad

  17. pina says – reply to this


    I am!

  18. SF90 says – reply to this


    Of course it's gonna break records, it's 2010! It's easier to buy songs now than 4years ago when the last World Cup happened. Have you ever thought about that Perez?

  19. 19

    Nelly Furtado's Forca was better.

  20. 20

    I spent this summer in Spain and this song was EVERYWHERE. Really fun song and video, Shakira made the whole world sing!

  21. 21

    Although I love Shakira I personally LOVED Wavin Flag better.

  22. 22

    i don like the song werever is call???? but i love shakira good 4her.

  23. 23

    Damn it, Perez. I thought the song sucked at first but now its stuck in my head!!!

  24. 24

    Beautiful song and video….I had to watch it like 3 times!

  25. 25

    fuck shakira.

  26. n3lky says – reply to this


    omg i love this song !! am so proud of SHAKIRA !!

  27. 27

    god soccer and the world cup are so fucking gay, im so glad that shits over.

  28. 28

    song is awful
    but then again soccer is awful

  29. 54321 says – reply to this


    Fuck the soccer haters.

    That is all.

  30. 30

    Boom by Anastacia… that is a HOT damn song! and was for the world cup!!!

  31. 31

    Yes, The Cup of life or Copa de la vida of Ricky martin for the 98 world cup in france

  32. 32

    This song is HUGE on the Zumba circuit. We do it every class in my Zumba class, and I've seen several videos of it online (zumba dancing to it). It's really fun!

  33. VGirl says – reply to this


    I like shaki, and I like waka waka but OF COURSE WE CAN REMEMBER ANOTHER ONE! Cup of life! the music was great! it was super cool and Ricky Martin was already famous all over the world with Maria but cup of life made him famous in the US EVEN BEFORE lIVING LA VIDA LOCA he won a grammy and everything. LOL sometimes Perez is so clueless

  34. 34

    what mario you stupid idiot, she stole the song to some band in the 80s or 90s she had to pay like 1 million dollars for it she didnt write it or made the tune out of it i hate this stupid artists that have no talent

  35. 35

    You are a discredit to all gays! LOL La Coupa de la Vida was the best. Ricky Martin brought it ! It was an anthem! Shakira's song, not so much. If Itunes had been around then, la Coupa would be the best selling world cup song. I still listen to it when I run and it amps me up! Love you Ricky!

  36. 36

    ur American ignorance pisses me off…just because Americans don't give a shit about soccer doesn't mean the rest of the world doesn't as well!

    remember ricky martin cup of life?
    or carnival de paris from 98?

  37. 37

    Re: SF90 – huh? it's not easier to buy songs NOW it's harder actually. remember when a fucking nsync album used to sell one million copies the first day/week (dont remember exactly) - remember THRILLER?
    that wa sTHEN that was pre-illegal downloads.

  38. 38


  39. 39

    Re: mariosfat – Ok if she paid for it then it's NOT stealing. Just sayin…..

  40. 40

    Yes but my grandma always watches univision and they always played the song at the beginning and end of commercial sessions during the world cup!

  41. 41

    Hate this song! Bla!

  42. 42

    I like Shakira (esp the laundry service album) but with these bad songs of late it's hard to keep liking her.
    Waka waka is terrible, it has no melody and no meaning and her voice sounds like a goat.

  43. 43

    It's is terrible though…

  44. 44

    i hate that song

  45. 45

    Woo hoo! Good for her! Luv my Shakis, cant wait til her concert in October!

  46. 46

    What about "zeit, dass sich was dreht" by Herbert Grönemeyer? Liked this one way better than Shakira's song. And they should've taken an African singer since the World Cup was in Africa.

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  49. 49

    No, I do not like the song at all.. but I remember a very great song, the Ricky Martin´s Cup of Life, that one is my favourite of all times.

  50. 50

    some people here remember the Ricky Martin son because ihe worls cup was here in USA!!!
    But come on people…
    The rest of the world prefer the shakira one.
    Suck it up!!!

  51. 51

    I have never heard of it…

  52. 52

    I had to sign up to the site to comment on this. Shakira's song sucks. I'm a soccer fan and usually love the World Cup, but this time, I couldn't wait for it to end, thanks to Shakira's crappy, irritating song.
    And I can easily remember many other World Cup Songs, like the one from Mexico '86 and –> "Notti Magiche"

  53. 53

    Yay Shakira! lol

  54. 54

    Yup very easy for me to remember another world cup song. THE CUP OF LIFE by Ricky Martin. Different times and different ways of distributing music. Waka Waka is an awesome song but will never be as amazing as The Cup of Life. Ya quiesiera Shakira and please be aware that I love Shakira.

  55. 55

    HELP! I am not a soccer fan at all, but who is that guy at the 1:12 mark!!! HE IS TOOOO FINE!!! I tried to Google hot soccer players, but got nothing :(

  56. 56

    This gives my post world cup depression.

  57. PepeX says – reply to this


    "Can anyone even easily remember any of the prior songs?"
    Of course we can.
    Ricky Martin's La Copa de la Vida is 10 times better and was a HUGE hit.

  58. 58

    she has the worst voice i've ever heard and the song is atrocious.

  59. 59

    This is like a really bad 80's video.

  60. 60

    Re: Mrs.Barreto
    His name is Gerard Piqué

  61. 61

    I love that song. And I love to dance it too. Too bad the world cup was boring.

  62. 62

    yes, i do remember a lot of the world cup songs actually….i remember several that were just from this year! and waka waka owns almost every chart in the world, bow down!

  63. 63

    CUP….OF…..LIFE……OLE OLE OLE! Yes U idiot. It made Ricky a STAR!!!!

  64. 64

    Perez didnt you once diss this muisc video saying it was boring, BWHAHAH

  65. 65

    children love this crap!! carry on retards!!

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  67. 67

    She is so talented. Good for her. May she have many more hit singles.

  68. 68

    Ricky Martin's Cup of Life that one broke records too. But of course Waka Waka is pretty awesome it had to be Shakira =DDDD I

  69. 69

    Re: Mrs.Barreto – Gerard Pique!! He's from Spain!! (=

  70. 70

    Re: OhhParis – Hell yes!! =DDD

  71. 71

    Re: misterbob1 – LMFAOO!!!

  72. 72

    Re: cherry_5 – Oh yes!! Q hombre!! Una d las mejores cosas q tiene España!

  73. 73

    The best part of this video is at 1:11 what a man! Pique! Gotta love him! :)

  74. 74

    Song is crap and was stolen from an artist in Cameroon.
    Best World Cup Song: "Notte Magiche" from Italy 90, produced by Giorgio Moroder.

  75. 75

    Ricky Martin's Cup of Life forever the greatest World Cup song eh-va. Love you Ricky!!

  76. adn23 says – reply to this


    Of course I am!!!! I love Shakira she's from my beautiful country Colombia!!!! :) Latino Power.

  77. 77

    Skank! Mosca Muerta! Where are the midget's slutty pants with the darkened asscrack part to make it look like she's naked/the pants are going up her butt? WHORE!