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Oral Fixation Vol. 2

Oral Fixation Vol. 2 is Shakira's second English language studio album and is the English follow-up to Fijación Oral Vol. 1 which was released June 7, 2005. The unedited Oral Fixation Vol. 2 's album was released originally on November 29, 2005. The album was re-released on March 28, 2006 with the addition of the smash hit "Hips Don't Lie". Illegal was Shakira's third single in Europe but was not released in the United States. According to her Official biography on her website, it has sold 8 million copies since 2005.

Background

"The title comes from the fact that I have always lived through my mouth," Shakira has said. "It is my biggest source of pleasure and my most accessible vehicle to discover and enjoy the world. I am fixated on chocolate! I am fixated on the spoken word, the written word, the things I have said and the things I should never have said. This is the reason why I decided on the names for the albums (Fijación Oral Vol. 1 / Oral Fixation Vol. 2)".

For the album artwork, Shakira called upon Renaissance icons to explain the significance of Oral Fixation. In Oral Fixation Vol. 2 the same child from the past album is perched in a tree and reaches for an apple held in Shakira's hand. "Vol. 2 is more of a Jungian sort of thing, since the reference is to a universal archetype of Eve (Adam and Eve) and the original sin. I think that is something that is really subconsciously in our minds. On the cover of Vol. 2 I wanted to attributed one more reason for Eve to bite the forbidden fruit - that would be her oral fixation." The cover was changed in many Middle Eastern regions, mainly in GCC countries, due to the exposure of Shakira's body. It is alternated with one in which the tree leaves extend to cover her belly; it only shows the top of her body and covers the rest.

Controversy

In the Indonesian version of the album, the song "Timor" was renamed to "It's Alright" because East Timorese independence is still a highly controversial issue in Indonesia.

The song "How Do You Do" was banned from the GCC release due to local controversy over its religious wonderings.

Chart performance

The album debuted at #5 on Billboard 200, selling 128,000 copies in the U.S. in its opening week. That makes Shakira's second top five album in the same year. When the album was re-released with "Hips Don't Lie" and an alternate version of "La Tortura", the album shot up 92 spots on the Billboard 200 from #98 to #6. It sold 81,000 copies that week, which was a 643% increase. As of March 8, 2007, the album has sold more than 1,700,000 units in the United States alone.

The album has been certified Platinum by the RIAA in the United States. Shakira received 18 Platinum certifications for the sales of Oral Fixation Vol. 2 in following countries: Canada, Mexico, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Argentina, Peru, Chile, India, Greece, US, UK, and her home country, Colombia.

"Oral Fixation Vol. 2" was named the ninth best selling album of 2006 worldwide. Also it was the 23rd best selling album in the USA of 2006.

After the performance of "Hips Don't Lie" at The Video Music Awards 2006 which featured Shakira dancing in an Indian outfit, the album topped India Charts and was certified Platinum.

In April 2007 "Oral Fixation Vol. 2" re-entered the UK Albums Chart at #70 the same week that "Beautiful Liar", Shakira's duet with Beyonce, entered the singles charts at No. 10 solely through downloads. It has since moved to #69. The album was also certified Platinum in the UK in April 2007.

Certification

Chart (2008) Providers Certification Shipments/Sales
Argentinian Album Chart CAPIF Platinum 40,000
Australia Album Chart ARIA Gold 50,000
Greek Album Chart IFPI Platinum 40,000
Austrian Album Chart IFPI Platinum 20,000
Canada Album Chart CRIA 2x Platinum 200,000
France Album Chart SNEP Platinum 200,000+
Germany Album Chart IFPI Platinum 200,000
Hungary Album Chart MAHASZ Platinum 15,000
Ireland Album Chart IRMA 2xPlatinum 60,000
Mexico Album Chart AMPROFON Platinum 150,000
Netherlands Album Chart NVPI Gold 30,000
Switzerland Album Chart IFPI Platinum 30,000
UK Album Chart BPI Platinum 300,000+
Europe Album Chart IFPI Platinum 1,000,000+
US Album Chart RIAA Platinum 1,700,000

Track listing

  • 2005 Original Edition

# Title
1. "How Do You Do" (Lyrics: Shakira/Music: Shakira, Christy, Spock, Edwards) 3:45
2. "Don't Bother" (Lyrics: Shakira/Music: Shakira, Christy, Spock, Edwards) 4:17
3. "Illegal" (featuring Carlos Santana) (Lyrics: Shakira/Music: Shakira, Mendez) 3:53
4. "The Day and the Time" (featuring Gustavo Cerati) (Lyrics: Shakira, Aznar/Music: Shakira, Cerati, Ochoa) 4:22
5. "Animal City" (Lyrics: Shakira/Music: Shakira, Ochoa) 3:15
6. "Dreams for Plans" (Lyrics: Shakira/Music: Shakira, Buckley) 4:02
7. "Hey You" (Lyrics: Shakira/Music: Shakira, Mitchell) 4:09
8. "Your Embrace" (Lyrics: Shakira/Music: Shakira, Mitchell) 3:33
9. "Costume Makes the Clown" (Lyrics: Shakira/Music: Shakira, Buckley) 3:12
10. "Something" (Lyrics: Shakira/Music: Shakira, Ochoa) 4:21
11. "Timor" (Lyrics and Music: Shakira) 3:32

  • 2006 Re-Release

# Title
1. "How Do You Do" 3:45
2. "Illegal" (featuring Carlos Santana) 3:53
3. "Hips Don't Lie" (featuring Wyclef Jean) (Shakira/Jean/Duplessis/Alfano/Parker) 3:41
4. "Animal City" 3:15
5. "Don't Bother" 4:17
6. "The Day and the Time" (featuring Gustavo Cerati) 4:22
7. "Dreams for Plans" 4:02
8. "Hey You" 4:09
9. "Your Embrace" 3:33
10. "Costume Makes the Clown" 3:12
11. "Something" 4:21
12. "Timor" 3:32

  • 2006 U.S. and European Re-Edition Bonus Track

# Title
13. "La Tortura (Alternate Version)" (featuring Alejandro Sanz) (Shakira/Ochoa) 3:32

  • 2006 European Re-Edition Bonus Track

# Title
13./ 14. "Don't Bother [Jrsnchz Radio Mix]" 4:24

  • 2006 Latin American Re-Edition Bonus Track

# Title
13. "Será, Será" (featuring Wyclef Jean) (Shakira/Jean/Pena/Duplessis/Alfano/Parker) 3:39

  • 2006 Japanese Re-Edition Bonus Tracks

# Title
13. "La Tortura [Alternate Version]" (featuring Alejandro Sanz) 3:32
14. "Don't Bother [Jrsnchz Radio Mix]" 4:24
15. "Hips Don't Lie [Bamboo - 2006 FIFA World Cup Mix]" (featuring Wyclef Jean) 3:39

  • Limited Edition (Japan Bonus DVD)

# Title
1. "Don't Bother" Video
2. "Hips Don't Lie" Video

  • Side 2 (Wal-Mart Exclusive DVD)

# Title
1. "La Tortura (Shaketon Remix)" Video
2. "Poem to a Horse" Video
3. "No" Video
4. "The One" Video
5. "Underneath Your Clothes" Video
6. "Whenever, Wherever (Live)" Video

  • Side 2 (Target Exclusive Bonus DVD)

# Title
1. "Hey You (Live from MTV 5 Star)" Video
2. "Obtener Un Si (Live from MTV 5 Star)" Video
3. "Don't Bother" Video
4. "Don't Bother (Remix Audio)" Video

  • "The Day and the Time" is the English version of "Día Especial", and "Something" is the English version of "En Tus Pupilas", both from Fijación Oral Vol. 1.
  • "Será, Será" Spanish version of "Hips Don't Lie".

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