Las Ketchup


It goes: “Aserejé, ja deje tejebe tude jebere sebiunouba majabi an de bugui an de buididipí”

Spanish sisters Lucía, Muñoz and Pilar Muñoz were brought together in 2002 by producer Francisco Manuel Ruiz Gómez to record his infuriating song “The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)”. With the complicated hand dance (one over the other and hands on hips etc.) the song took the world music charts by storm that Summer, reaching number one in twenty six countries and selling over seven million copies! Their debut album, “Hijas del Tomate” (daughters of the tomato!), was a hit also, selling 2.5 million copies.


The girls released one further single from the album that November, “Kusha Las Payas”, but this was not a hit. But no sooner had they came, they disappeared! With babies on the way, they took four years out look after their new families but reemerged in 2006 when they represented Spain at that year’s Eurovision Song Contest with “Un Blodymary”, this time with a fourth sister, Rocío in tow. The comeback was not overly successful as the song came 21st out of 24 finalists, while the single reached the top ten in France and their home country. The album of the same name flopped and that really was that!


Las Ketchup returned to family life, but reformed in 2016 when they performed “The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)” during the semi finals of Sweden’s Melodifestivalen and again popped up in Mexico the following year! By 2019 they were back to being a trio once more and continue to tour Spain and Bulgaria, of all places, to the delight of their fans. And who knows, they may even be recording new material as we speak(!)

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