The hit Spanish-language song (usually shortened to Chacarron, Chacaron, or sometimes even bastardized as Chagaron) proves that there is definitely life and career opportunities in the music industry even after a major stroke. I don’t know who the joke is really on. The performer or the audience. In any case, it’s a fun song that just lets go. Erm, it transcends words? How can it be called a Spanish-language song then?

There are two versions. One is by El Chombo (an American-born Panamanian Reggaeton producer and artist.) featuring Andy’s Val Gourmet (also from Panama). The song is sometimes falsely credited to “El Mudo”, an underground Spanish pop group. Wikipedia says in Chacarron, El Chombo mocks the reggaeton style of music – instead of reciting words over the traditional reggaeton style beat and backing, he slurs an incomprehensible stream of noise before breaking into the chorus in which the only two distinguishable “words” are “Chacarron” and “Macarron”. Very catchy.

Another version of the song also found online is by a group called the Soca Gang.

I don’t know which one was released first, but the Soca Gang video on Yahoo! Music says it was released in 2005. The El Chombo video at iflim on the other hand, is dated March 2006. After listening to both versions, I prefer the one by El Chombo. Watch them yourself and decide:

El Chombo feat. Andy’s Val Gourmet – Chacarron

Soca Gang – Chacaron

Read all about Chacarron:
Macarron Chacarron [Wikipedia]
El Chombo [Wikipedia]
Chacarron Macarron Viral Video [ifilm]
El Chombo feat. Andy’s Val Gourmet – Chacarron [YouTube]

Soca Gang – Chacaron Video [Yahoo! Music]
Soca Gang – Chacaron [YouTube]