- The Ketchup Song
Name = The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)
from Album =
Las Hijas del Tomate
Genre = Pop, Beach,
October 13, 2002
Recorded = Unknown
B-side = Remix
Length = 3:32
Label = Columbia, Sony
Certification = 2x Platinum (RIANZ)
Writer = Manny Benito
Producer = Manuel Ruiz
Last single =
This single = "The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)" (2002)
Next single = "Kusha las payas" (2003)
"The Ketchup Song" is the English title of the song "Aserejé" which was an international hit in 2002. The song exists in two versions, Spanish and English, with the latter performed in a mixture of English and Spanish, described as "
Spanglish", but better suited would be "phonetic English". This song reached #1 in the UKcharts, as well as 26 other charts worldwide.
Lyrics and music
The song tells the story of a pimp-like "afro-gipsy, rastafari" character named Diego who walks into a crowded nightclub at midnight, and the DJ, as he sees Diego walk in, plays the "twelve-o'clock anthem", "the song he desires most", which happens to be the 1979 rap hit "
Rapper's Delight" by Sugarhill Gang. Its first verse: "I say the hip hop, the hippie...", pronounced phonetically in Spanish, the way it would sound to someone who does not understand English, becomes the song's chorus. Although technically meaningless and sometimes referred to as gibberish, the chorus is a more-or-less phonetic pronunciation of the first verse almost in its entirety.
;I said a hip hop, the hippie, the hippie:"Aserejé ja de jé de jebe";do the hip hip hop, a you don't stop:"tu de jebere sebiunouva";the rockin' to the bang bang boogie say up jumped the boogie:"majabi an de bugui";to the rhythm of the boogie, the beat:"an de buididipí"
The song was performed by a three-girl Spanish group called
Las Ketchup, and had a distinctive accompanying dance known as "The Ketchup Dance".
Reception and adaptations
For the release in
Brazil, a version of song sung in Portuñoland featuring a Brazilian "girl band", named Rouge, alongside Las Ketchup. This pushed the album's sales up and eventually led to over 2 million copies sold in Brazil alone.
The song was remade in La Vida Mickey 2 by
Walt Disney Records. In 2004, this song was included on the popular children's album series, " Kidz Bop 4".
The popular German political comedy program "
Die Gerd-Show" took the music and made a parody to the lyrics, called "Der Steuersong" (The Tax Song) for the taxation policies of the former German chancellor Gerhard Schröder.
Philippines, the Christian sect Iglesia ni Cristodoes not allow their followers to listen to the song as the Church states that it is a form of prayer to the devil. Many other Christian groups claimed that the song and lyrics were evil, particularly when the song was backmasked.
This song is an example of a
mondegreen, in this case one in which the lyrics of the original song are reinvented because of a linguistic difference.
; CD maxi
# "The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)" (crystal sound Xmas mix) — 3:50
# "The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)" (karaoke version) — 3:44
# "The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)" (Chiringuito club mix) — 5:30
# "The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)" (video - Crystal sound Xmas mix)
; CD maxi
# "The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)" (spanglish version) — 3:32
# "The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)" (Spanish version) — 3:32
# "The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)" (Chiringuito club single edit) — 3:41
# "The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)" (Motown club single edit) — 3:41
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
The Ketchup Song — Dieser Artikel oder Abschnitt ist nicht hinreichend mit Belegen (Literatur, Webseiten oder Einzelnachweisen) versehen. Die fraglichen Angaben werden daher möglicherweise demnächst gelöscht. Hilf Wikipedia, indem du die Angaben recherchierst und… … Deutsch Wikipedia
Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 — ESC National Year Year = 2006 Country = ESP Preselection = Internal Selection Preselection date = | Entrant = Las Ketchup Song = Un Bloody Mary SF result = Final result = 21st, 18 points Spain’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 was… … Wikipedia
History of the Eurovision Song Contest — The history of the Eurovision Song Contest began as the brainchild of Marcel Baison of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). The contest was based on the Italian Sanremo Music Festival and was designed to test the limits of live television… … Wikipedia
The Tide Is High — Single by The Paragons A side Only a Smile Released 1967 Genre Rocksteady Length … Wikipedia
The Sugarhill Gang — Datos generales Origen Nueva York, EE. UU … Wikipedia Español
Ketchup — (auch Ketschup) ist eine Würzsauce, die aus Tomatenmark, Essig, Zucker, Speisesalz und Gewürzen besteht und in verschiedenen Variationen und Geschmacksrichtungen angeboten wird. Der oder das Ketchup findet häufig Verwendung im Fastfood Bereich,… … Deutsch Wikipedia
The Newlywed Game — Title logo for entire Wilson run 1st season of Shepherd run Also known as The New Newlywed Game (1985 1988) … Wikipedia
The Pancakes — Origin Hong Kong Occupation Singer songwriter, musician Genre(s) Twee pop, Hong Kong English pop, Cantopop Instrument(s) vo … Wikipedia
The Old Man and the Lisa — The Simpsons episode Mr. Burns gives Lisa her first cut of his profits Episode no. 174 Prod. code … Wikipedia
The Young Ones (TV series) — Infobox Television show name = The Young Ones format = Comedy (sitcom) runtime = 35 minutes (approximate) creator = Rik Mayall Lise Mayer Ben Elton Additional material from Alexei Sayle starring = Adrian Edmondson Rik Mayall Nigel Planer… … Wikipedia