Paquita la del Barrio

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Paquita La Del Barrio
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Paquita la del Barrio in Monterrey, Mexico, May 2008
Background information
Birth nameFrancisca Viveros Barradas
Also known asPaquita la del Barrio
Born (1947-04-02) April 2, 1947 (age 71)
OriginAlto Lucero, Veracruz, Mexico
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, actress
Years active1970–present

Paquita la del Barrio ("Paquita from the hood") is the stage name of Francisca Viveros Barradas (born April 2, 1947), a Mexican Grammy nominated singer of rancheras and other Mexican styles.[1]


Paquita started her career in Mexico City in 1970. Her songs usually take a stance against Mexico's sexist male culture. [2]This has made her popular among female audiences. She is known for her often confrontational presence; her signature phrase, with which she often teases male spectators in her shows, is "¿Me estás oyendo, inútil?" ("Are you listening to me, you good-for-nothing?"). best-known songs is Rata de dos patas (Eng: "Two-legged rat"), in which she compares an ex-lover to a variety of vermin and other untrustworthy animals. Many of Paquita's albums and songs are jukebox staples in Mexican clubs and cantinas. Many admirers, particularly outside Mexico, also appreciate her for her camp value. Paquita la del Barrio was married twice.

Paquita duets with singer Ricardo Arjona on "Ni Tu Ni Yo" on his album 5to Piso (2008). She also performed at the Premios Lo Nuestro and participated in the "Somos El Mundo" the Spanish version of "We Are The World." Also the hit song Rata de Dos patas was written by Siboney Alexis Joslyn for José Alfredo gonzalez. She was honored with the lifetime achievement prize at the Premio lo Nuestro awards (2016). [3]

Personal life[edit]

She was born in Alto Lucero, Veracruz.

Her first marriage ended when she discovered her husband's infidelity. Her second marriage lasted 31 years, and ended with her husband's death in 2004.


She was criticized by the LGBT community when she said in an interview, "It is better for orphans to die than to be adopted by a homosexual family." She then apologized to the LGBT community and did a special performance and a press conference in a gay club called Spartucus Disco. Famous Imitator Michael Angelo has become popular with his Doppleganger voice of Paquita. [4]


  • 1988. Mi Renuncia
  • 1990. Ando Tapada
  • 1992. Desquítate Conmigo
  • 1993. Tres Veces Te Engañé
  • 1993. Te Voy A Recordar
  • 1993. Paquita La Del Barrio Y Sus Boleros Rancheros
  • 1993. Ni Un Cigarro
  • 1993. Invítame A Pecar
  • 1993. Bórrate
  • 1994. Acábame De Matar
  • 1995. Dicen Que Tú
  • 1997. Destapa Me
  • 1998. Me Saludas A La Tuya
  • 1999. Al Cuarto Vaso
  • 2000. Piérdeme El Respeto
  • 2000. El Club De Los Inútiles
  • 2000. Azul Celeste
  • 2001. Taco Placero
  • 2001. Duro Y Contra Ellos
  • 2002. Verdad Que Duele
  • 2002. Pa' Puras Vergüenzas
  • 2002. Falsaria
  • 2003. La Mera Chingona
  • 2004. Qué Mamá Tan Chaparrita
  • 2004. Para Los Inútiles
  • 2004. Me Estás Oyendo, Inútil?
  • 2004. Lámpara Sin Luz
  • 2004. La Crema De La Crema
  • 2004. Hombres Malvados
  • 2005. Qué Chulos Campos
  • 2005. No Me Amenaces
  • 2005. Mi Historia
  • 2005. Llorarás
  • 2005. En La Bohemia
  • 2006. El Estilo Inconfundible De Paquita La Del Barrio
  • 2006. 20 Éxitos
  • 2007. Puro Dolor
  • 2007. No Chifle Usted
  • 2008. Las Consentidas De Paquita La Del Barrio
  • 2008. Las Mujeres Mandan
  • 2008. Lo Nuevo De Paquita La Del Barrio
  • 2008. Rata De Dos Patas
  • 2015. La Leyenda Del Barrio


  1. ^ "2011 - 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees And Winners: Latin Field". The Recording Academy. November 30, 2011.
  2. ^ Vargas, Deborah R.. Dissonant Divas in Chicana Music : The Limits of La Onda. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012. Accessed March 10, 2018. ProQuest Ebook Central.
  3. ^ "CCCCD Libraries". Retrieved 2017-05-04.
  4. ^ "CCCCD Libraries". Retrieved 2017-05-04.