Shakira is a "Gypsy"

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There’s no howling in the third single from Shakira’s She Wolf album. Simply titled “Gypsy,” the ballad features mandolins, strings and tabla drums. “I might steal your clothes/ And wear them if they fit me/ I never made agreements/ Just like a gypsy,” she sings.
The song was co-written by Spanish-Indian artist Amanda Ghost, who has also worked with James Blunt (“You’re Beautiful”), Beyonce (“Ave Maria”) and Jordin Sparks (“Tattoo”). Here’s the Colombian pop star performing it for Walmart’s original performance series while sitting on a magic carpet surrounded by pillows:


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Grace Bastidas, Deputy Editor

Born and raised in Queens, New York, where more languages are spoken than anywhere in the world, Grace Bastidas is Latina’s Deputy Editor. She oversees lifestyle content, including topics as diverse as career, health and relationships, and occasionally writes about her own experiences in The Good Life section. As a writer, Grace’s work has appeared in The New York TimesNew York magazine, The Wall Street Journal and Travel + Leisure. She is fluent in Spanish.

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