Los Colorados

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Los Colorados
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Los Colorados performing their cover of Katy Perry's "Hot n Cold"
Background information
Also known as The Colorados
Origin Ternopil,  Ukraine
Genres Rock, polka, folk
Instruments electric guitar, acoustic guitar, accordion, bass guitar, drums, bass drum, tambourine, upright bass, kazoo, shakers
Years active 2006 - Present

Ruslan “Prystupnic” Prystupa – lead vocals, bayan (accordion)
Rostyslav “Roslyk” Fook – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, kazoo, backing vocals
Serhiy “Masyanya” Masyk – bass guitar, upright bass, backing vocals

Oleksandr “Lesyk” Drachuk – bass drum, percussion, drums, backing vocals

Los Colorados (from the Spanish: The colorado potato beetles, also known as The Colorados) is a Ukrainian band formed in 2006 in Ternopil. The band play their own songs, but have also covered several popular and folk songs. Los Colorados increased in prominence after their cover of Katy Perry's song "Hot n Cold" grew popular via online video websites. The band plays guitar, bayan, bass guitar and drums.


The band was formed in the city of Ternopil in 2006 and originally performed their own songs. However, their popularity came when they were invited to a local TV station to perform live, where they played several songs, among them Katy Perry's song "Hot n Cold". The lead singer didn't speak any English and learned the song from a text transliterated into Ukrainian letters.[1]

The peak of popularity occurred when their version of Hot n Cold was aired on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The video posted on YouTube was viewed more than 3 and a half million times and received generally positive reviews because of its comic value and unusual interpretation. Katy Perry herself described this version of her song as "inspiring."[2]

During their performances members of the group present themselves as the "boys from the village of Tetylkivtsi", a real village (population — 636), however, in reality most of the performers come from the city of Ternopil.[1]

Songs by Los Colorados[edit]

  • Haryachyi i kholodnyi (Гарячий і холодний; cover of "Hot n Cold" by Katy Perry)
  • Du Hast (cover of "Du Hast" by Rammstein)
  • Bayan, bayan (Баян, баян; cover of Gitar by Peter Nalitch)
  • Pamidory (Помідори)
  • Kokhana (Кохана)
  • Korova zdokhla (Корова здохла)
  • Paskuda (Паскуда)
  • Nenavyzhu pianino (Ненавижу піаніно)
  • Tyotya Lyuba (Тьотя Люба)
  • Rillya v ilyuminatori (Рілля в ілюмінаторі)
  • Rover Ukrayina (Ровер Україна)
  • Chorna lyubov (Чорна любов)
  • Fihurka (Фігурка)
  • Ranetki (Ранетки)
  • Chempioni lyubvi (Чемпионы любви)

Move It[edit]

Move It
Studio album by Los Colorados
Released 1 June 2012 (2012-06-01)
Recorded Berlin, Germany
Genre Polka
Length 37:58
Label Motor Music

Track listing[edit]

1."Hot n Cold" (covering single by Katy Perry)3:41
2."I Like to Move It" (covering single by Reel 2 Real)2:46
3."Du hast" (covering single by Rammstein)3:50
4."Indie Boy"2:52
5."Be My Lover" (covering single by La Bouche)3:47
6."Tik Tok" (covering single by Kesha)2:49
7."Let It Be" (covering single by The Beatles)3:40
9."U Can't Touch This" (covering single by MC Hammer)2:37
10."I Love Rock 'n' Roll" (covering single by Joan Jett)2:40
11."My Sweet Mila"3:00
12."The Passenger" (covering single by Iggy Pop)3:01
Total length:37:58


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