Yet another "Identify this song" question
July 30, 2012 6:24 AM   Subscribe

Trying to remember the name of this hilariously bad song so that I can watch the equally terrible video again.

  • The video featured a dark-skinned (not african american as I recall, but possibly Indian or Egyptian) heavyset guy in (I think) sunglasses.
  • The video featured him and a bunch of backup dancers, that's about it.
  • The song was him "rapping" pretty unintelligibly, mumbling and the like. The effect was instant hilarity.
  • It couldn't have be more than 4 years ago that I first saw it on youtube, and probably more recently than that.
  • I'm pretty sure the guy says the name of the song in the first few seconds of the video.
So that's what I can remember - It's right on the tip of my tongue, but no combination of search terms seems to be turning this up.
posted by namewithoutwords to Grab Bag (9 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Benny Lava?
posted by vrakatar at 6:29 AM on July 30, 2012

HGich.T's tutenchamon? That's the English subtitled version. Not many backup dancers but the rest of it kinda checks out.
posted by Aiwen at 6:39 AM on July 30, 2012

"Chacarron Macarron"?
posted by teraflop at 6:40 AM on July 30, 2012 [10 favorites]

Teraflop has it - thanks everyone!
posted by namewithoutwords at 6:45 AM on July 30, 2012

I'd like to thank you for introducing me to this song/video.
posted by jenny76 at 7:07 AM on July 30, 2012 [5 favorites]

I'd like to curse you for reminding me of this song/video.
posted by Gorgik at 8:38 AM on July 30, 2012 [6 favorites]

Seems clear that the vocals you hear are overdubbed for humor purposes. Maybe I'm just the last person to whom this became clear.
posted by TheRedArmy at 9:27 AM on July 30, 2012

"Chacarron Macarron" is also the soundtrack to many videos on the venerable YTMND site, mostly based around 60s-era Adam West Batman "dancing" to said tune.

YouTube example
Know Your Meme

If you like "Chacarron Macarron," I can also recommend "Bang Bang to the Rock 'n' Roll" bu Gabin.
posted by dhens at 11:03 AM on July 30, 2012

The Red Army, that's the real song; the video performer is lipsynching, which isn't simple with gibberish.

My husband heard this once and asked me "What's that song about?" and I told him it was gibberish, and he was relieved because he thought he had lost the ability to tell Spanish (which he doesn't speak) from nonsense.
posted by Sidhedevil at 5:16 PM on July 30, 2012 [1 favorite]

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