The Meaning Behind The Chorus Of 'The Ketchup Song' Will Blow Your Mind!

20 June 2017, 16:34

The Ketchup Song

The penny has dropped and we've finally realised what the song is all about.

Cast your mind back to 2002 and the early noughties.

A time where cheesy pop music reigned and people still went to discos to do dance routines on a Saturday night (well, only the REALLY cool people obviously).

The 90s had the 'Cha Cha Slide', the 'Macarena' and Wigfield's 'Saturday Night' but the noughties attempt at a dance floor classic was Las Ketchup's 'The Ketchup Song'.

You remember the one with the crazy dance moves and inaudible Span-glish lyrics that everyone tried their best to sing along to?

Well now we've finally figured out what on earth the chorus means after all. It's actually a Spanish version of the Sugarhill Gang classic Rapper's Delight. 

We bet you weren't expecting that! 

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It is an Andalucian version of the classic 'hip hop the hip' chorus from the 80s rap classic and the Spanish song tells the story of a man called Diego singing it.

Youtube user Puggalug has put together this handy mashup of the two hits just to prove that it's true, check it out:

And if that STILL hasn't convinced you, why not try giving the lyrics a go too... 

the hip-hip-hop, a you don't stop 

tu de jebere sebiunouva (seibiunouva) 

the rock it to the bang bang boogie say up jumped the boogie 

majabi (majavi) an de bugui

to the rhythm of the boogie, the beat 

an de buididipí

This has just FULLY blown our minds! As if we didn't know this already? 

Now every time The Ketchup Song comes on at a family party we'll feel way cooler dancing to it in the knowledge that its inspired by a hip hop classic.