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[Since I could only find Mexican examples, Im not entering more information until its clear where did this originated from. Please help me tracking the origins of this as well as examples in English or other languages.]
Lately in YouTube a series of videos that are original music videos but with an audiomontage that makes it seem like the artist is performing a cover of Mexican folk songs have been circulating around the internet.
The oldest evidence in Spanish of an audiomontage in a music video is a viral video of Slipknot “doing a cover” of Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba”. Although there is a considerable number of these videos on YouTube, most of them have been muted or at least the embedding option is disabled. (here is an example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7l315la2OG4&feature=related )
This video got so popular among Mexicans that more and more variations began to appear the following years. Most of the spin-offs of this meme consist on hard rock or metal bands “doing a cover” of any Mexican folk song. Obviously, the more unfitting the song is for the band, the more LULZ it produces.
Rammstein, “El Sonidito”:
Korn, “El Sinaloense”:
Metallica, “La Cruz de Marihuana”:
Marilyn Manson, “Arboles de la Barranca”:
Of course, as time passes by, more and more spin-offs are born and any artist can be the target of this meme:
Susan Boyle, “Rata de Dos Patas”: