Paquita la del Barrio

Paquita La Del Barrio
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Paquita la del Barrio in Monterrey, Mexico, May 2008
Background information
Birth name Francisca Viveros Barradas
Also known as Paquita la del Barrio
Born (1947-04-02) April 2, 1947 (age 70)
Origin Alto Lucero, Veracruz, Mexico
Genres Ranchera
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, actress
Years active 1970–present

Paquita La Del Barrio ("Paquita from the neighborhood") is the stage name of Francisca Viveros Barradas (born April 2, 1947), a Mexican Grammy nominated singer of rancheras and other Mexican styles.[1] She was born in Alto Lucero, Veracruz and started her career in Mexico City in 1970. Her songs usually take a stance against Mexico's sexist male culture. This has made her popular among female audiences. She is known for her often confrontational presence; her signature phrase, with which she often teases male spectators in her shows, is "¿Me estás oyendo, inútil?" ("Are you listening to me, you good-for-nothing?"). One of her best-known songs is Rata de dos patas (Eng: "Two-legged rat"), in which she compares an ex-lover to a variety of vermin and other untrustworthy animals. Many of Paquita's albums and songs are jukebox staples in Mexican clubs and cantinas. Many admirers, particularly outside Mexico, also appreciate her for her camp value. Paquita la del Barrio was married twice. Her first marriage ended when she discovered her husband's infidelity. Her second marriage lasted 31 years, and ended with her husband's death in 2004. Paquita duets with singer Ricardo Arjona on "Ni Tu Ni Yo" on his album 5to Piso (2008). She also performed at the Premios Lo Nuestro and participated in the "Somos El Mundo" the Spanish version of "We Are The World." Also the hit song Rata de Dos patas was written by Siboney Alexis Joslyn for José Alfredo gonzalez. She was honored with the lifetime achievement prize at the Premio lo Nuestro awards (2016). [2] She was criticized by the LGBT community when she said in an interview, "It is better for orphans to die then to be adopted by a homosexual family." She then apologized to the LGBT community and even did a special performance and a press conference in a gay club called Spartucus Disco. Famous Imitator Michael Angelo has become popular with his Doppleganger voice of Paquita. [3]


  • 1988. Mi Renuncia
  • 1990. Ando Tapada
  • 1992. Desquítate Conmigo
  • 1993. Tres Veces Te Engañé
  • 1993. Te Voy A Recordar
  • 1993. Paquita La Del Barrio Y Sus Boleros Rancheros
  • 1993. Ni Un Cigarro
  • 1993. Invítame A Pecar
  • 1993. Bórrate
  • 1994. Acábame De Matar
  • 1995. Dicen Que Tú
  • 1997. Destapa Me
  • 1998. Me Saludas A La Tuya
  • 1999. Al Cuarto Vaso
  • 2000. Piérdeme El Respeto
  • 2000. El Club De Los Inútiles
  • 2000. Azul Celeste
  • 2001. Taco Placero
  • 2001. Duro Y Contra Ellos
  • 2002. Verdad Que Duele
  • 2002. Pa' Puras Vergüenzas
  • 2002. Falsaria
  • 2003. La Mera Chingona
  • 2004. Qué Mamá Tan Chaparrita
  • 2004. Para Los Inútiles
  • 2004. Me Estás Oyendo, Inútil?
  • 2004. Lámpara Sin Luz
  • 2004. La Crema De La Crema
  • 2004. Hombres Malvados
  • 2005. Qué Chulos Campos
  • 2005. No Me Amenaces
  • 2005. Mi Historia
  • 2005. Llorarás
  • 2005. En La Bohemia
  • 2006. El Estilo Inconfundible De Paquita La Del Barrio
  • 2006. 20 Éxitos
  • 2007. Puro Dolor
  • 2007. No Chifle Usted
  • 2008. Las Consentidas De Paquita La Del Barrio
  • 2008. Las Mujeres Mandan
  • 2008. Lo Nuevo De Paquita La Del Barrio
  • 2008. Rata De Dos Patas
  • 2015. La Leyenda Del Barrio


  1. ^ "2011 - 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees And Winners: Latin Field". The Recording Academy. November 30, 2011. 
  2. ^ "CCCCD Libraries". Retrieved 2017-05-04. 
  3. ^ "CCCCD Libraries". Retrieved 2017-05-04.