Chacarron Macarron

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"Chacarron"
Chacarron.jpg
Andy's Val Gourmet on the cover of the CD single
Single by El Chombo featuring Andy's Val Gourmet
Released2005[1] / 2006 (UK)
GenreReggaeton
Length2:46 (radio edit)
3:00 (re-recorded version)
LabelWarner, Substance Records
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Rodney S. Clark
El Chombo singles chronology
"El Gato Volador"
(1998)
"Chacarron"
(2005)
"Dame Tu Cosita"
(2018)
Music video
"Chacarron Macarron" on YouTube

"Chacarron" (often known as "Chacarron Macarron") is a song by Panamanian artists Rodney Clark (El Chombo) and Andres de la Cruz (also known as Andy's Val Gourmet).

It is a reworking of the original version from 2003 by Andy's Val Gourmet, who is credited as 'Andy's Val' on the release.[3] A cover by Yahari appears as the first track of their 2005 album Las + Bailables de .... Yahari.[4]

El Chombo and Andy's Val Gourmet's version reached the top 20 on the UK Singles Chart in December 2006.[5]

The song was used as walk up music before at bats by José Reyes when he played for the New York Mets.[6] The song is included in the 2021 dance video game Just Dance 2022.[7]

Internet popularity[edit]

The song gained attention online when the chorus was used on a YTMND page by the name of "Ualuealuealeuale" which was created sometime in late 2005. It contained a .gif of Batman played by Adam West being drugged in a scene from the 1966 series' first episode. The page also gained popularity on YouTube with a reupload of it gaining millions of views.[8]

Chacarron Macarron became viral on the Internet owing to its nonsensical lyrics and odd music video. The lyrics consist of gibberish. The "uale" noise earned de la Cruz (Andy Val) the nickname of "The Mute" ("El Mudo" in Spanish), but due to a mispronunciation, he also earned the nickname of "El Mundo", and the song was subsequently used in numerous viral videos and YouTube Poops during the 2000s and onward. One particular video involved a loop of Nintendo character Mario headbanging from a Singapore Airlines advertisement.[9]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006–2007) Peak
position
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[10] 2
Scotland (OCC)[11] 14
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[12] 41
UK Singles (OCC)[5] 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. "El Chombo – Overview". AllMusic. Retrieved 23 July 2021.
  2. ^ Chacarron (liner notes). El Chombo. Ministry of Sound. 2007. Retrieved September 20, 2021.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  3. ^ "Andy's Val – Chacarron". AllMusic. Retrieved 23 July 2021.
  4. ^ "Yahari – Las + Bailables de .... Yahari". AllMusic. Retrieved 1 May 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 25, 2016.
  6. ^ Shpigel, Ben (19 September 2006). "It's All Good. No, It's Better Than That". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 February 2022.
  7. ^ Craddock, Ryan (4 November 2021). "Just Dance 2022 Launches on Switch Today, Here's The Full Song List". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 18 November 2021.
  8. ^ Menegus, Bryan (29 August 2016). "Who Killed YTMND?". Gizmodo. Retrieved 7 November 2021.
  9. ^ Ozzi, Dan; Kramer, Kyle (18 September 2015). "You Can't Spell "Remember" without "Meme": A Look Back at the Viral Hits of 2005". Vice. Retrieved 7 November 2021.
  10. ^ "El Chombo: Chacarron" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved June 7, 2018.
  11. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 25, 2016.
  12. ^ "El Chombo – Chacarron". Singles Top 100. Retrieved June 7, 2018.