Mighty Life List
Jun 29 2006

it’s on Tonight

You know that new song “Hips Don’t Lie” by Shakira and the guy from Black Eyed Peas the Fugees? OK, pretend you do.

Anyway, there’s this awesome part where the guy tries to speak Spanish. He says: “Como se llama, bonita, mi casa, su casa.” And Shakira writhes in front of him, responding, “Oh baby, when you talk like that, you make a woman go mad.”

So fellas, next time you’re dancing up on some chick at a club, try leaning in close and whispering, “What’s your name, pretty lady? My house? Your house?” Apparently it drives us wild.

14,860 Responses to “it’s on Tonight”

  • kalf Says:

    It’s irrelevant but…it’s Wyclef Jean from the Fugees not the BEP…

    :)

    kick-ass Iceland pics by the way

  • Joe Says:

    You had me at Shakira :)

  • mike Says:

    I’m busily trying to translate that into french for my weekend in Montreal.

    “Comment t’appelles-tu, belle madamoiselle? Ma maison? Ta maison?”

    Damn that’s hot, right?

  • wen Says:

    Nice. I think I’d answer, My name? It is Your House. Good guess.”

  • mainja Says:

    ever seen a fish called wanda? *grin*

  • Fred Says:

    Methinks Shakira and the Black Eyed Peas together would be like some kind of Best Buy executive’s wet dream. It’s bound to happen sooner or later.

  • maddy Says:

    WHAT?! it doesnt work on you?

  • Daniel Says:

    I’m trying to work that out in Portuguese.
    “Como te chamas, bela? Minha casa? Sua casa?”
    Oh, it’s gotta be a winner.
    I’ll try to keep that in mind next time I go to Brazil.

  • el Seco Says:

    kalf is right, it is not the guy from the Black Eyed Peas. It is Wyclef Jean.

  • Jesse! Says:

    Maybe the “hot” part is how he’s being so FORMAL with her.

  • Amber Says:

    A guy on 24th St. said that to me. Strangely enough, I wasn’t driven wild. He seemed confused by this.

  • Sain't Christopher Says:

    If this works at the bar tonight, slurpees and car air-fresheners for everyone

  • Sisco Says:

    My hips are lying all over the place. Something about the way she says, “Keep on reading the signs of my body,” gives me the heebies. Euw.

  • John Says:

    Isn’t a better translation: “Your place or mine?”. And that works, don’t it?

  • Katie Says:

    THANK you! I think that same exact thing every time I hear that song. Like, “um, isn’t she overreacting a little? Or maybe she’s just really easy and anything would do…”

  • josh cagan Says:

    This is a lot more innocuous than it seems. I think ‘Clef is merely being a gracious host. He’s asking a guest’s name (while being rakishly complimentary), and then letting her know that his house is her house. Sure, one would normally say “Mi Casa es su casa,” but ‘Clef has a lot of people to talk to. I’ll spot him the linguistic informality.

    Why does this drive Shakira wild? Because nothing’s sexier than good manners. Remember that, fellas.

  • 6degrees Says:

    Maybe Shakira meant to say, “You make a woman mad”, as in angry at the audacity of his statement. Or, maybe it drives her absolutely batty that he thinks that archaic pick-up line still works 90 years after it’s inception…

  • ruschka Says:

    if you try this please notice what may appear to be subtle backward movements away from you on the dance floor. we are not inviting you to come closer and gyrate with us.