[The Champs performing Tequila on the Saturday Night Beech-Nut Show, May 3rd, 1958]
This instrumental was written by Daniel Flores and recorded by the Champs. This song became a number 1 hit on both the pop and R&B charts at the time of its release and still continues to be strongly referenced in pop culture to this day. This song is based on a Cuban mambo beat. “Tequila” is spoken three times throughout the song.