Devuélveme a mi chica

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"Devuélveme a mi chica"
Devuelveme a mi chica.jpg
Single by Hombres G
from the album Hombres G
A-side "Devuélveme a mi chica"
B-side "Nassau"
Released 1985
Format 7" Vinyl
Recorded January 1985
Genre Ska punk, funk, post-punk
Label Twins
Songwriter(s) David Summers
Producer(s) Paco Trinidad
Hombres G singles chronology
"Marta tiene un marcapasos / La cagaste, Burt Lancaster"
(1983)
"Devuélveme a mi chica"
(1985)
"Venezia"
(1985)
"Marta tiene un marcapasos / La cagaste, Burt Lancaster"
(1983)
"Devuélveme a mi chica"
(1985)
"Venezia"
(1985)

"Devuélveme a mi chica" is a song by the Spanish pop rock band, Hombres G. It originally appeared on their debut album, Hombres G (1985).

The song was released as a single and was commercially successful. It was also an international hit. It is one of the group's most popular songs and remains significant in rock en español and 1980s Spanish music, being ranked among VH1's "Las 100 + Grandiosas Canciones En Español".[1]

The song is popularly known as "Sufre, mamón", due to the chorus catchphrase.

Lyrical content[edit]

A 1984 model of a white Ford Fiesta, which is mentioned in the song.

The song's narrator describes the dread he feels as he witnesses the romantic encounter between a girl and a boy. The boy travels in a white Ford Fiesta and wears a yellow jersey; the narrator derides him as preppy and a sissy ("pijo" and "marica" in Spanish, respectively). The narrator demands that the boy return his "chick" or that otherwise he will fall victim to "polvos picapica"[2] (In Spanish, polvos picapica are a variety of leaves and powders which cause a large amount of itching upon coming in contact with the skin.)[3]

The narrator proceeds to burn the boy's jersey. To his dismay, the boy buys five or six more. Consequently, the narrator makes plans to destroy the boy's car. He announces that the boy will die and that the girl will return to him.

The lyrics of the song have been described as defying the cliché model of masculinity. Instead of chronicling a violent and physical encounter, the narrator uses an unexpected and mischievous method to take revenge: itchy powders.[4]

Release[edit]

The song was originally released as a single in Spain, in 1985. When it was released internationally, it faced scrutiny because of its lyrics, and was censored in México.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Devuélveme a mi chica[6]

  1. "Devuélveme a mi chica" - 3:16
  2. "Nassau" - 4:41

Chart history[edit]

Chart Provider(s) Peak
position
Spanish Singles Chart Radio Luz (RR) Alcazar de S.Juan 1[7]

Personnel[edit]

Hombres G

  • David Summers - lead vocals, bass
  • Rafa Gutierrez - guitar
  • Daniel Mezquita - guitar
  • Javier Molina - drums

References[edit]

  1. ^ Taringa! - VH1 Las 100 + Grandiosas Canciones de los 80s en Español, retrieved 2010-04-09 
  2. ^ Callaway, Nicholas. "Irony in Spanish Eighties Pop". Caterwaul Quarterly. Retrieved 2012-05-15. 
  3. ^ "Real Academia Española. Diccionario Usual - picapica". Real Academia Española. Retrieved 2012-05-15. 
  4. ^ Callaway, Nicholas. "Irony in Spanish Eighties Pop". Caterwaul Quarterly. Retrieved 2012-05-15. 
  5. ^ Mora, Angelica Gisel. "RetroArchivo: Hombres G - Musica". AOL Música. Retrieved 2012-05-15. 
  6. ^ Hombres G - Devuelveme a mi chica (7" Single) at Discogs, retrieved 2010-04-09 
  7. ^ Los Discos No. 1 En España de 1950 and 2010 - NEWALENCIA, retrieved 2010-04-09 

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