‘La Chona’ Is Everywhere And Here’s A Quick History About When The Song First Hit The Ariwaves
Contaré la historia de una famosa canción, “La Chona.” See what I did there? ???? Los Tucanes de Tijuana dropped “La Chona” decades ago, but it only got its own trending hashtag recently, and people are for real risking their lives to be La Chona of the Internet. Tbh, the song has been a banger for years but it is only now getting the full recognition it deserves thanks to the Internet.
First a history lesson.
Los Tucanes de Tijuana is a Mexican gem. ????????@lostucanesdetijuana / Instagram
They are basically worldwide ambassadors para música Norteña. Today, the group is made up of Mario Quintera Lara, David Servīn Raya, Alfredo González González, Gustavo Labrada Valenzuela Tomás and Alberto Herrera.
They’ve been selling out crowds since 1987.@lostucanesdetijuana / Instagram
Mario Quintero Lara, the lead singer, founded the group. Most of them were born in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, but they all went to Tijuana to build their following and career.
Since then, they’ve gone on tour throughout México, the Americas and Europe.@lostucanesdetijuana / Instagram
The band has sold more than 15 million albums to date, and even have several gold, platinum, and multiplatinum records. They’ve sold out venues like the Dodger Stadium, the Astrodome, and Estadio Azteca. They’ve definitely always had a place blasting from your mami’s car radio.
They’re a twelve-time Grammy nominated band.“The 13th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards – Press Room” Digital Image. Zimbio. 1 August 2018.
They finally brought home a Grammy at the Latin Grammy Awards in 2012, and have dozens of other awards. “La Chona” isn’t even their biggest hit. “Mundo de Amor” and “Mis Tres Animales” beat “La Chona” in popularity.
Though, we might need a recount at this point.
They were so popular, the government sponsored one of their songs to promote tourism.LosTucanesTV / YouTube
The Ministry of Tourism for the Republic of Mexico, through its advertising agency, asked the band to write a song called “Mexico Es Tu Casa” to welcome more visitors into Mexico’s booming tourism economy.
Their music videos are hilarious. ????LosTucanesTV / YouTube
And maybe also problematic. They almost always feature lead singer, Mario Quintero Lara, wooing a minimum of four to six young, attractive guapas. The funny part? In one
telenovela video, Lara ends up saving a man having a heart attack (because he walked in on him sleeping with his girlfriend), by seducing the Angel of Death (who is also a super hot young woman), and both the woman he just slept with and her lover thank him. ????
“La Chona” hit airwaves in 1994 and it’s still teaching us life lessons.Tania Selene Félix Castro / YouTube
The story goes that the teacher always plays songs in English, and when someone asked her to play “La Chona,” she had them start translating it into English and posted a video of them singing to YouTube–which of course went viral.
“La Chona” has never made headlines like this.Google
People have started competing in the viral Internet challenge #LaChonaChallenge. All you have to do is hop out of a cruise controlled, moving car and try to keep up while you bust a move. The trickiest part has been hopping in and out of the car and people are eating sh*t. Don’t try this at home.
It started out as the #InMyFeelings challenge, but Latinos got concerned.@3JazzyFizzle3 / Twitter
These are valid questions. Las Chonas are E V E R Y W H E R E these days.
Latinos reached their fullest expression of La Chona real quick.@AndyG93_ / Twitter
People started playing “In My Feelings” and then switching to “La Chona”, finding the right hat and bevvys to get their Chona on.
Even Snoop Dogg caught the “La Chona” craze.@snoopdogg / Instagram
I’d give him a solid C+ TBH, but an A for effort. He actually jumped a few times como La Chona!
Dads became cool again.@beeaanneey / Twitter
Dads everywhere started jumping out of cars y hijos everywhere les empiezan a gritar, “”Bravo, bravo, Chono, nadie te puede igualar”!
While moms were not going to let you take the risk.@valondraaa / Twitter
Yup, she’s holding her daughter inside the car by the hair. Classic Mami, being so overprotective it hurts.
Hermanas pranked their hermanitos.@lizandra_trujil / Twitter
I salute you, woman. This is gold. Her little brother just hopped out and started to dance and she drove off saying, “Bye, Loser.” :’) ????????
Mientras, people comen todo la mierda.@Jvfaria_4 / Twitter
Seriously, you have to see this for yourself. Just search the hashtag #LaChonaChallenge on Twitter and try not to die laughing. But also, know that you would probably do the same.
The Internet then went ahead and made new mashups to “La Chona”@hookampos / Twitter
The Drake one is by far the actual worst, on purpose. Whoever recorded this should be banned.
And the Childish Gambino mash up is the winner.Trin the Great / YouTube
Childish Gambino es el Chono real. Somehow, the beat is absolutely perfect, and this YouTube user was able to speed up some parts to help him nunca pierde su trote.
Los Tucanes have actually issued a warning that the challenge is dangerous.@naciongruperamx / Twitter
But at the same time, they’re regramming their favorite videos to their public channel sooooo, we know you like it Tucanes.
Oh, and los animales are competing with humans as well.@CBSNews / Twitter
I mean, this dog literally got on a scooter and started scooting al ritmo. That’s like if one of us started dancing while walking on all fours. Challenge not accepted.
The award goes to you, perrito.@SonoraExpresa / Twitter
Unless you think you can top that?
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