ABOUT 'SkidVid Gold' VIDEOS. Over the coming months I will occasionally be releasing a series of videos tagged 'SkidVid Gold'. These are all songs/videos that have been selected by myself, and have been a success commercially, or simply because they are some of my all-time favourites. I hope you like them too. [skirgsk]
LAS KETCHUP - THE KETCHUP SONG [ASEREJE] [SkidVid Gold_XviD], video released November 2002.
Disc rip, no logos, edited and encoded 720x430 XviD
ScreenShots included in file.
"The Ketchup Song" is the English title of the song "Asereje" 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". The song was performed by a 3-girl Spanish group called Las Ketchup, and had a distinctive accompanying dance known as "The Ketchup Dance".
With an intense drive and a never-give-up attitude, Lucia, Lola and Pilar Munoz shopped around the Europop image of Las Ketchup throughout Spain. Flamenco artist and producer Queco [a.k.a Manuel Ruiz] was struck by their magnetism and signed them to a record deal. Soon after, he wrote "Asereje," a nonsense song whose actual words apparently tell the tale of Diego, a Rastafarian gypsy who hears the Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" in a club and attempts to sing it. Because he can't speak English, he ends up speaking gibberish, which provides the chorus and hook to Las Ketchup's song. Word of the hip-hop/Latin track spread like wildfire in Spain, and before the sisters could say "pass the ketchup," their album, Hijas del Tomate [which means Daughters of Tomate] went platinum. "Asereje" was a No. 1 hit in several European countries, including France, Germany and Italy. When all was said and done, the summer of 2002 was the summer of Las Ketchup, as 21 countries could name "Asereje" or its variants as their chart-topper. The song gathered strength in North America, where, despite a relatively low Billboard ranking, it received much airplay. A tour of the Americas followed in October while the video could frequently be seen on television. With seven nominations for 2003's Billboard Latin Music Awards, Las Ketchup hoped to prove that their presence in pop history would not be meaningless, though their songs may be. The group sold over 12 million copies with their first album, but the second did not achieve the same success.