"Inevitable" (English: Inevitable) is a Latin rock song written and performed by Colombian-born singer Shakira, released as the third single from her 1998 multi-platinum album ¿Dónde Están los Ladrones?.
Although "Inevitable" didn't reach the number-one spot on Billboard Hot Latin Tracks, it has been deemed one of her prominent songs in her career.
There has been a noticeable change in her singing version of the song in recent performances, predominantly during the Oral Fixation Tour. Instead of caterwauling after the 2nd chorus as recorded, she holds the note of "inevitable". She has made this change since her 1999 MTV Unplugged performance.
In the video for "Inevitable", Shakira is singing the song to an audience. The video starts out with candlelights coming form the audience. As the song progresses, strobe lights shine on Shakira and her band as she shakes her head. Toward the end of the video, bubbles and confetti fall from above, the song slows to almost an acapella, and the video exits with Shakira holding her microphone over her head.
Part of this video was also used for promotion for Pepsi. This version shows the video in full colour.
In addition, an English version was also penned, which then was planned for an English version of ¿Dónde Están los Ladrones?. It is titled "Inevitable (English)", which has been performed at some USA shows such as The Rosie O'Donnell Show and The ALMA Awards, the latter being performed with Melissa Etheridge. However, plans were soon scrapped, and Shakira released Laundry Service instead.