Can’t Remember to Forget You – Shakira ft. Rihanna

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Can’t Remember to Forget You” is a song recorded by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira from her fourth English and overall tenth studio album, Shakira, featuring Barbadian recording artist Rihanna. Shakira began planning to new music in 2011; work continued into 2012, at which time she left her previous label Epic Records and joined RCA Records.

The song was as the lead single of the album on January 13, 2014 through RCA Records and Sony Latin Iberia.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. Lyrically the song revolves around forgetting someone who is bad even though you love the person. Other critics noted similarities between the song and the music of the Police and Bruno Mars. 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“. The song was performed live for the first time on iHeartRadio.

Lyrics

[Shakira:]
I left a note on my bedpost
Said not to repeat yesterday’s mistakes
What I tend to do when it comes to you
I see only the good, selective memory

The way he makes me feel yeah, gotta hold on me
I’ve never met someone so different
Oh here we go
You a part of me now, you a part of me
So where you go I follow, follow, follow

[Chorus 1:]
Ohohohoh ohohohoh
I can’t remember to forget you
Ohohohoh ohohohoh
I keep forgetting I should let you go
But when you look at me, the only memory,
Is us kissing in the moonlight
Ohohohoh ohohohoh
I can’t remember to forget you
Ooooh
I can’t remember to forget you
Ohohohoh ohohohoh

[Verse 2 – Rihanna:]
I go back again
Fall off the train
Land in his bed
Repeat yesterday’s mistakes
What I’m trying to say is not to forget
You see only the good, selective memory

The way he makes me feel like
The way he makes me feel
I never seemed to act so stupid
Oh here we go
He a part of me now, he a part of me

[Shakira:]
So where he goes I follow, follow, follow, oh

[Chorus 2 – Both:]
Ohohohoh ohohohoh
I can’t remember to forget you
Ohohohoh ohohohoh
I keep forgetting I should let you go
But when you look at me, the only memory,
Is us kissing in the moonlight
Ohohohoh ohohohoh
I can’t remember to forget you

[Bridge – Shakira:]
I’d rob and I’d kill to keep him with me
I’d do anything for that boy
I’d give my last dime to hold him tonight
I’d do anything for that boy

[Bridge – Rihanna:]
I’d rob and I’d kill to keep him with me
I’d do anything for that boy
I’d give my last dime to hold him tonight
I’d do anything for that boy

[Chorus 3 – Both:]
Ohohohoh ohohohoh
I can’t remember to forget you
Ohohohoh ohohohoh
I keep forgetting I should let you go
But when you look at me, the only memory,
Is us kissing in the moonlight
Ohohohoh ohohohoh
I can’t remember to forget you
But when you look at me, the only memory,
Is us kissing in the moonlight
Ohohohoh ohohohoh
I can’t remember to forget you

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