We’ve Heard This Song At Every Family Party, But Had No Idea The Video Was Trippy AF

Quinceañera, miniteca o reunión familiar, Elvis Crespo has won his spot as the king of merengue at almost any family party. Latinos def know his song “Suavemente,” but watching the 1998 video will make you question so much…

Is he possessed?

Suave 1

Vampire outfit? Check. Multicolor spirits coming out of his body? Check.

Also, the song and video open with “Suavemente, bésame que quiero sentir tus labios…” but does he really think he’s going to get someone to kiss him like this?

How was he not dubbed fashion icon of the decade?


Synthetic leather pants, shiny silk shirt and indoor lentes de mosca – in white. No one could top that 90’s look… except for maybe Missy Misdemeanor Elliott.

Who said it’d be cool to have two Oompa Loompa versions of yourself as backup dancers?

Suave 2

Self-centered much?

He really can’t dance…


My 1-year-old sobrino could teach him a move or two.

…But he can fly.

Suave 3

?He believes he can flyyyy?. Oh wait, that’s a different song.

Ways this star is just like us: He likes all-inclusive vacations.

Suave 4

Playa, giant singers and of course, tiny women.

Was he inspired by “The Brady Bunch” intro?

Suave 5

With the choice of these four options, which is your favorite Elvis?

Feeling tense?

Suave 6

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Will dancing by himself ever land him a kiss?

Suave 8

For a song that’s all about a guy asking a girl to kiss him, the results are pretty depressing.

Again, who told them these were good moves?

Suave 9

And we can’t help but laugh.

Amazonias are real.


Now, close your eyes and picture her using the boats as water skis.

Who needs acid, really?

Suave 7

When Elvis got you trippin’.

Whatever happened to Elvis Crespo?


He launched his own aerobic DVD series.

Relive your family party / childhood memories by watching below:

Credit: Suavemente / Vevo / Elvis Crespo / YouTube

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These #GrowingUpHispanic Tweets Will Make You Laugh Till You Cry


These #GrowingUpHispanic Tweets Will Make You Laugh Till You Cry

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When you want to find other people who went through the saaaaaame turmoils, joys, struggles and ENDLESS ROASTING SESSIONS you did growing up, there’s always Twitter. And this week, Latino Twitter took a look back on what it means to grow up in a Latino family:

Abuela was there to save the day:

You never had to guess what your mom thought of your friends:


This was filled with disappointment:

“¿Y tu novio?” haunts you to this day:

And yet there was only one man you really wanted…

Dramatic? Your mom? NEVER:


Boredom was dangerous:

…And sometimes, hearing dance music was the worst possible thing:

There’s no such thing as a “quick chat”:


Awkward phone conversations took up a good chunk of your childhood:

Sleepovers only existed in movies and on TV shows:

This question remains unanswered:

Ovens were little apartments for pots and pans:

Your family thinks you’re the most beautiful thing on the Internet:

And of course, VapoRub cures everyyyything.

What else would you add to the list? Let us know and we’ll pass it on to the entire fam in a never ending email thread.