Matador (Los Fabulosos Cadillacs song)

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"Matador" (Spanish for "Killer", it means "bullfighter" in Spain) is a song written by Flavio Cianciarulo, bass player of Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, a rock band from Argentina. It was first released in their 1993 album Vasos Vacíos and it is considered their signature song since the song topped the charts all across Hispanic America.

Song by Los Fabulosos Cadillacs
from the album Vasos Vacíos
ReleasedFebruary 15, 1994 (CD)
RecordedAugust 1993 in A&M Studios, Los Angeles, California
LabelSony Music
Songwriter(s)Flavio Cianciarulo
Producer(s)K. C. Porter

Alongside "Mal Bicho", "Manuel Santillan, El León" and "Desapariciones" (a cover of Rubén Blades' song), El Matador is one of the Cadillacs song about the oppression and forced disappearances during the years of military dictatorship across the Southern Cone, particularly National Reorganization Process in Argentina. The song narrates the story of a revolutionary ("El Matador") hunted down by law enforcement from the revolutionary's POV. The song also references Víctor Jara, a Chilean folksinger and supporter of the Allende government who was kidnapped, tortured and assassinated shortly after the Chilean coup of 1973 by military officials loyal to the dictator Augusto Pinochet.

In popular cultureEdit

This song is played when Nicaraguan boxer Ricardo "El Matador" Mayorga walks to the ring.[citation needed]

"El Matador" was the intro song for #1 tennis player in the world Rafael Nadal in the 2010 US Open Night Sessions.[citation needed]

This song is part of the soundtrack of the movie The Matador. This song is used in the movie Grosse Pointe Blank and is on the soundtrack as well.

The "Spirit of Troy" Marching Band, always played "El Matador" when their USC Trojans football quarterback Mark Sanchez entered the field.

The song Single-Bilingual by British duo Pet Shop Boys features a sample throughout the entire length of their song.

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