Facebook Clip of Elvis Presley Singing ‘Guadalajara’ Goes Crazy Viral

Jun 4, 2015
8:47 am

Who says the power of Elvis Presley is not strong? The following video, posted just a few days ago on the Facebook page of the Federación Jalisco del Norte de California, has gotten close to 2 million views.

1963 se hizo posible esta peculiar combinación entre Elvis Presley y el mariachi. ¿El resultado?, una versión bastante curiosa de la canción que tanto nos enorgullece: "Guadalajara"www.facebook.com/FEDJALNC Fiesta Jalisco 2015.20,21,22,23 de Agosto.De Jalisco para el Mundo.#VisitaMexico#OrgullosamenteJaliscienses#jalisco #fedjal #sectur#sectujal#YosoyJalisco #YoSoyTizapan #Pueblo #mexico #carreterasdejalisco#gdl#jal

Posted by Federacion Jalisco del Norte de California on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

As you can imagine, the social media reactions range from bizarre WTF incredulity to celebration to outright anger, although we need to share a few of our favorite comments:

“Fucking just ruined a classic Mexican song.”

“Which language was that?”

“It hurts to watch and even worse to listen.”

Then there is this one:

“Fun in Acapulco (1963) I have it on DVD! lol”

And yes, that is where this clip comes from: Fun in Acapulco, 97 minutes of pure Elvis. Oh, the 60s.

Sexism! Racism! Appropriation!