If you’re a foodie and a fan of music, you’ve likely heard one or more of the many songs about tacos. You might have heard ‘Taco’ by Weird Al, ‘Fish Tacos Party’ by Kenny Segal, or even Kap G’s ‘Jose Got Dem Tacos.’ These songs about tacos all have a common theme: they’re all about food, and they’re all about tacos.
Weird Al’s ‘Taco’
Weird Al’s song “Taco Grande” is a parody of Gerardo’s song “Rico Suave”. The song is about a singer who wants Mexican food. It was released on Al’s 1992 album Off the Deep End.
The song has a cover version by Fred Mollin and the Blue Sea Band. It is also featured on the Ratatouille: What’s Cooking? CD released in conjunction with the Disney/Pixar film Ratatouille. The song was also featured in Al Franken’s video “What’s in my bag?” which featured his purchase of an Amoeba Records album.
The song is a parody of Gerardo’s “Taco.” Like the original, the song is a parody of a Mexican restaurant. Al is adept at making something out of nothing and sells it well despite its incredibly thin premise.
Kenny Segal’s ‘Fish Tacos Party’
Kenny Segal is known for his lighthearted and funny songs. This song about a fish tacos party is no exception. Lyrics are light and fun, and talk about gringos liking tacos. Even though the song is based on a fictional party, it has a very real meaning for many people.
Josh Leyva’s ‘Taco Shop’
Josh Leyva is an American actor, YouTuber, social media personality, and entrepreneur. He is known for his travel and lifestyle videos and has a fan base of millions. He is also the creator of Salud, a drink mix. He splits his time between Los Angeles and Compton, California.
Josh Leyva was born on December 27, 1990, and is 31 years old. He is a Capricorn and is a devoted fitness fan. He works out mainly with weightlifting exercises, and dislikes cardio workouts. He is also terrified of snakes, and in a past life, he pushed a child into a swimming pool. He is a heterosexual.
The song is aimed at an audience that wants to be entertained. It plays more like a jingle than a song, and has been viewed more than 132 million times on YouTube. The song has gone viral on social media, where it brings smiles to the faces of viewers while simultaneously downplaying other foods that we love.
While many songs are parodies, this one is a great tribute to the taco. This fun song was written by novelty songwriter Parry Gripp, who turned a taco into a song with a childish beat. The song lists the ingredients and condiments of a taco and sings them along with the beat. While it is fun and humorous, the song is still fun and makes for a perfect taco Tuesday.
Kap G’s ‘Jose Got Dem Tacos’
Kap G is a hip hop artist that was born in Mexico and raised in California. He grew up as George Ramirez in College Park, California. His parents lost their father to violence, so they moved to California to raise their family. At age six, Kap’s older brother joined a gang. In 1993, the family moved to Georgia. Today, Kap G has a large fan base in the Hip Hop world.
The rap song was inspired by a drug deal, but plays more like a gangster rap song than a song about tacos. The song has more than 132 million views on YouTube. The song is an example of how social media influencers can use a taco song to spread happiness amongst their audience while also downplaying other foods humans like.
Hip Hop was born out of the inner city struggles and has evolved into a powerful cultural force. But Mexicans are often overlooked in music. The songs “Jose Got Dem Tacos'” and “La Policia” are both excellent examples of this.