"Can't Remember to Forget You" is a song recorded by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira from her upcoming fourth English and overall tenth studio album, Shakira, featuring vocals by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna. Shakira began planning to release new music in 2011; work continued into 2012, at which time she left her previous label Epic Records and subsequently joined RCA Records. The song was released as the lead single of the album on January 13, 2014 through RCA Records and Sony Latin Iberia. A solo Spanish-language version of the song, entitled "Nunca Me Acuerdo de Olvidarte", was released on January 21, 2014.
The song was co-written by Shakira, Rihanna, John Hill, Tom "Kid Harpoon" Hull, Daniel Ledinsky, and Erik Hassle, while production was handled by Shakira, Hill, and Hull. "Can't Remember to Forget You" is an uptempo new wave track that incorporates elements of New wave, funk and reggae. Lyrically the song revolves around forgetting someone who is bad even though you love the person. Upon its release, "Can't Remember to Forget You" was met with mixed reviews from critics; while critics praised the ska influences, they felt that the song overall was not memorable. Other critics noted similarities between pop reggae singers The Police and Bruno Mars.
Commercially, the single fared well, peaking at eleven in the United Kingdom; the song also peaked within the top ten of Spain, France, Germany and Switzerland. In the US the song made its debut on the Billboard Hot 100 at twenty eight becoming Shakira's highest-debuting track in the region, the song went on to peak at fifteen on the chart. The music video, which was shot in a Los Angeles mansion, was directed by Joseph Kahn and was premiered and uploaded to YouTube on January 30, 2014. The accompanying video featured both Shakira and Rihanna in revealing outfits and a "naked embrace". File Hashes
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