Google’s Year in Search checklist has been launched, spotlighting a number of the most-searched lyrics, phrases, recipes and extra of 2022. Many Latinos within the U.S. weren’t solely scouting for Bad Bunny lyrics and “where is Rosalia from?,” however they have been additionally inquisitive about Carin León’s “La boda del Huitlacoche.”
“¿Qué es un Huitlacoche?” (what’s Huitlacoche) is among the many high 10 most-searched phrases of this yr, following “¿Qué es monotonía?” in reference to Shakira and Ozuna’s heartfelt bachata.
According to León, “huitlacoche” is corn fungus, however there’s additionally a chicken referred to as Cuitlacoche, which he attributes to his tune. “Basically the story is that two birds get married: The Huitlacoche and the Urraca,” León’s consultant tells Billboard.
“La boda del Huitlacoche” is a famed Mexican tune first recorded in 1998 by Los Broncos de Reynosa. León dropped his playful model alongside the Hermosillo-based group Los Honorables in December 2020. This yr, the tune picked up virality on social media, incomes greater than 250K video creations on TikTok.
“This song is well known in Culiacan, Sinaloa, and it’s more like Regionalism,” León beforehand stated on Live With Billboard Latin. “Hence that not-so-polished live sound — we wanted to give it a more folkloric sound to remember our culture.”
In July, the monitor reached the highest 10 on the Regional Mexican Airplay chart, skyrocketing with a 21-9 dash. The tune additionally earned the Greatest Gainer honor assisted by a 97% improve in viewers impressions, to 4.37 million, and debuted at No. 27 on Latin Airplay, turning into Leon’s highest debut amongst seven chart entries.