Las Ketchup’s debut single, “The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)” (Spanish pronunciation: [aseexe]), is taken from their debut studio album Hijas del Tomate (2002). The song is about a rastafari-style gypsy with a unique charm. In addition to the original Spanish version, the song is also available in versions with Spanglish and Portuguese lyrics, though the incomprehensible chorus is the same in all three.
On June 10, 2002, “The Ketchup Song” was released and became an international success the same year. It went to number one in at least 20 European countries, and in six of them, it was the best-selling single of 2002. It also topped the Australian, Canadian, and New Zealand music charts but only reached number 54 in the United States. The album had sold over 7 million copies worldwide as of 2006, making it one of the all-time best-selling songs. 1st In the early 2000s, the song’s dance routine was a typical novelty dance.