Mindblowing realisation about 'The Ketchup Song' is leaving people stunned
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It seems like just another cheesy noughties song, but people are in shock after translating 'The Ketchup Song' by Las Ketchup.
Like the other classic party anthem the 'Macarena', the song’s meaning has remained a mystery for those who aren’t Spanish speakers.
However, some listeners have cracked the code and revealed that the chorus of 'The Ketchup Song', is in fact a mash-up of another song.
Instead of being about red sauce, the track’s chorus is actually a Span-glish version of 'Rapper’s Delight' by 80s band, The Sugarhill Gang.
Surprisingly, very little has been changed from the original track despite being translated into an entirely new language.
In fact, the only real difference is that the noughties song is sung from the perspective of a man named Diego, who was 'under the influence', shall we say.
As 'The Ketchup Song' reaches its chorus, Diego struggles remember the words to 'Rapper’s Delight' as he sings it in a local nightclub at midnight.
But don’t feel bad if you didn’t realise, we didn’t either.
Despite being everywhere during the early 2000s, many people hadn’t realised the connection and have taken to social media to share their thoughts on the revelation.
This included TikTok creator @louis.ripitup who posted his reaction in a short clip, writing that he was unable to ‘unhear’ 'Rapper’s Delight' whilst listening to 'The Ketchup Song'.
In the caption, he wrote: “…why have they been keeping this from me?”
On Twitter, one person wrote a lengthy post about 'The Ketchup Song' which said: “As a spanish speaker i've only just now realized that las ketchup chorus is diego not knowing the actual english words so he's just sounding them out."
They continued: “Diego's z**ted a** song was rappers delight by sugarhill gang. u learn sum new everyday.”
Even more surprisingly, 'The Ketchup Song’s' Spanish name, 'Aserejé', also comes from the classic 80s track.
Weirdly, the word has no meaning and was made up specifically by The Sugarhill Gang (the more you know, eh?).
While the group never sued over the use of their track, Las Ketchup did face a backlash for referencing 'Rapper’s Delight' so heavily throughout their 2002 song.
More than two decades on, the girl band are still receiving criticising with one former person joking on Twitter: “It's not only the Sugarhill Gang. Las Ketchup's debut album reworks lyrics by De La Soul, Curtis Blow, Tone Loc and Cypress Hill."