The Ketchup Song is the English version of the International hit Spanish song “Aserejé” by the popular Spanish pop group Las Ketchup. The group was formed by flamenco producer – Manuel “Queco” Ruiz in 2001. “Aserejé” is a major flamenco Europop fusion from the first album ‘Hijas del Tomate’ of Las Ketchup.
The song became so popular that it was released in three major languages – Spanish, Portuguese, and a mix of Spanish and English (Spanglish). In no time the track managed to top music charts in UK as well as 26 other countries. By 2006, over 7 million copies of the song were sold that made it one of the best-selling singles of all times.
The song received critical acclamation in France, where over 2 million copies of the song were sold. The made the song the 2nd best-selling songs of the 21st century in France. The song tells the story of Diego, a pimp like “Afro-Gypsy, Rastafari” who walks into a crowded nightclub at the midnight.
Besides the song, the music video was also popular. The signature step of the song is what the youth adapted to and would perform to the song whenever heard in the clubs or parties.