Friday, 26 March 2010

2002 Las Ketchup: The Ketchup Song (Asereje)

Las Ketchup are a Spanish Europop act fronted by three not unattractive sisters and 'The Ketchup Song' is a novelty, Eurodance number from the 'Saturday Night' genus with its own hardwired hand and leg moves. In other words, something that many would like to tar, feather and run out of town on a rail. But do you know what? After the trying too hard, humourless slog that some recent number ones have inflicted on me, I for one am happy to wallow in its breezy Latin swish and bungee jump headlong into the cascading chorus that, by feeling just a few bars too long, always wrongfoots me by seeming likely to derail and hit the ground hard but instead bounces back to the Sugarhill Gang/'Rappers Delight' quoting main theme at the last second every time. What are the girls saying? Ah who cares, just do as I do and take it as a phonetic rush of smiley faced Esperanto and don't worry about it. I can even do the dance moves too......see?

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