Fijación Oral Vol. 1 (English: Oral Fixation Vol. 1) is the fourth studio album by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira. It is also the first Spanish language album released by the multilingual songwriter since 1998. The album has won numerous awards worldwide, including five Latin Grammy Awards and a Grammy Award. This album and Oral Fixation Vol. 2 sold, combined, over 12 million copies worldwide and holds the record for highest debut ever for a full length Spanish language album in the United States.
Title and artworkEdit
With the title and artwork for Fijación Oral Vol. 1, Shakira drew inspiration from psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. She also noted of the title's significance, "I've always felt that I've been a very oral person. It's my biggest source of pleasure." On the cover of the album, Shakira holds a baby in her arms, which alludes to Freud's theory that infants begin discovering the world through their mouths during the oral stage of psychosexual development.
Fijación Oral Vol. 1 is primarily a Latin pop album. According to Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic, the record "straddles the line between traditional Latin pop and the sexy, splashy dance-pop and bombastic adult contemporary pop that made Laundry Service a big hit in the U.S." "La Tortura", which features Spanish singer/songwriter Alejandro Sanz, contains influences of Colombian cumbia music, dancehall, and electronica. "Obtener un Sí" is a bossa nova song with elements of cha-cha-chá, and includes orchestral arrangements in the background. "Escondite Inglés" displays new-wave influences, while "Las de la Intición" delves into synth-pop. Speaking about Shakira's vocal style on the album, Jon Pareles of The New York Times noted, "Her voice can be coy and airy, or dive into a torchy near-sob; it can quiver and break or turn punky and self-possessed."
|1.||"En tus pupilas"||Shakira, Luis Fernando Ochoa||Shakira, Luis F. Ochoa||4:24|
|2.||"La pared"||Shakira, Lester Mendez||Shakira, Lester Mendez||3:20|
|3.||"La Tortura" (featuring Alejandro Sanz)||Shakira, Ochoa||Shakira, Lester Mendez||3:35|
|4.||"Obtener un sí"||Shakira, Mendez||Shakira, Lester Mendez||3:21|
|5.||"Día especial" (featuring Gustavo Cerati)||Gustavo Cerati, Shakira, Ochoa||Shakira, Gustavo Cerati||4:25|
|6.||"Escondite inglés"||Shakira||Shakira, Lester Mendez||3:10|
|7.||"No" (featuring Gustavo Cerati)||Shakira, Mendez||Shakira, Gustavo Cerati||4:47|
|8.||"Las de la Intuición"||Shakira, Ochoa||Shakira, Luis F. Ochoa||3:42|
|9.||"Día de Enero"||Shakira||Shakira, Lester Mendez||2:55|
|10.||"Lo imprescindible"||Shakira, Mendez||Shakira, Lester Mendez||3:58|
|11.||"La pared" (Versión Acústica)||Shakira, Mendez||Shakira, Lester Mendez||2:41|
|12.||"La tortura" (Shaketon Remix)||Shakira, Ochoa||Shakira, Lester Mendez, remixed by Jose "Gocho" Torres||3:12|
|Dual Disc Version Side-B and Bonus DVD|
|1.||"La tortura" (Video)||3:47|
|2.||"Como Se Hizo Fijación Oral Vol. 1"||6:49|
|3.||"Conversación con Alejandro Sanz"||5:11|
- "En Tus Pupilas" Spanish version of "Something" from Oral Fixation Vol. 2
- "Día Especial" Spanish version of "The Day and The Time" from Oral Fixation Vol. 2
- "Las de la Intuición" Spanish version of "Pure Intuition" which is not included in any album