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This week, You Oughta Know is all about Jarabedepalo and their iconic song La Flaca. Everyone knows this song, so you may be asking why is it featured here? Simple, because La Flaca turns 18 years old this year! Can you believe it?!
La Flaca is a staple in Latin Rock music today. With this song written by lead singer Pau Donés, Jarabedepalo has been immortalized in music history with this song that has touched so many lives and is part of many musical memories. During the SOMOS tour and their stop in Washington DC this year, Pau Donés has explained that La Flaca was actually a real, live person. Can you imagine how beautiful la flaca is to inspire this amazing song?
During Jarabe's stop at Echostage on March 27, Pau explained that La Flaca was inspired while filiming in Cuba. He saw this woman and was mesmerized. After many drinks he went to his room with her because he wanted to spend the night, only to figure out the next morning he only fell asleep in her arms, fully clothed and hungover. In a mixture of frustration and surprise Pau became inspired him to write her a letter; which became the lyrics of the song.
LA FLACA GETS A MAKEOVER...
In 2009 Jarabe got creative and released a new version of the song as part of their album Orquesta Reciclando. This version of La Flaca includes a badass guitar riff and up tempo beat. If you haven't heard it before, check out the video below.
The latest news of La Flaca is all about the version recorded by Santana and Juanes. This version was recorded and released as a single that forms part of Santana's next album Corazón which will be his first all Spanish album and will drop later this year. Check out Santana and Juanes' version in the video below.
Whether your favorite is the original version, the Orquesta Reciclando or Santana cover, one fact remains the same, La Flaca will live forever in our hearts and in millions of playlists to come for many more years after our time.
¡Felíz cumpleaños, Flaca!