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Music / Ricardo Arjona

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Edgar Ricardo Arjona Morales, born January 19, 1964, is a Guatemalan composer and singer.

Known for his songs that touch a variety of themes that range from abortion, kidnapping, immigrants, parties, etc. He is mostly known for ballads with schmaltz-laden melodies but surprisingly profound lyrics. He also worked as a teacher and is apparently good at basketball. In the school he taught at he supposedly played basketball with students most of the time yet their test scores were still above average, so the authorities just said something along the lines "as long as it works" and let him proceed.

His daughter, Adria Arjona, is an actress.



  • Déjame decir que te amo note  (1985)
  • Jesús, verbo no sustantivo note  (1988)
  • ''Del otro lado del sol” note  (1991)
  • “Animal Nocturno” note  (1993)
  • “Historias” note  (1994)
  • “Si el norte fuera el sur” note  (1996)
  • “Sin daños a terceros” note  (1998)
  • “Galería Caribe” note  (2000)
  • “Santo pecado” note  (2002)
  • “Adentro” note  (2005)
  • “5to piso” note  (2008)
  • “Poquita ropa” note  (2010)
  • “Independiente” note  (2011)


  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: The song "Casa de Locos" note  is the Long List of embarrassing things that a man can no longer tolerate from his girlfriend's family.
  • Black Gal on White Guy Drama: Ella y él note 
  • Gayngst: His song “Que nadie vea” note  about all the suffering that gay people has to go through.
  • Henpecked Boyfriend: "El demonio en casa" note  talks about a man convincing a girl to move with him, and regreting it when she forbids him from going out with his friends and inviting her mother to dinner, among other things.
  • Ice Queen: The subject of "Pingüinos en la cama"note 
    there are penguins in the bed, because of the ice you create.
  • Ironic Nickname: During his song "No me importa nada" note  mentions a guy that aparently only has one arm, and is called "octopus".
  • Jesus Was Way Cool: "Jesús es Verbo, no sustantivo".note 
  • Likes Older Men: Gender-inverted example with the twenty-something narrator of "Señora de las cuatro décadas" note 
  • Mars Needs Water: The reason why the alien narrator of "Del otro lado del Sol" note  has come to Earth to see if it's worth making contact. He becomes so horrified at how much Humans Are Bastards that he decides going back to his planet to die of thirst is better.
  • Mood Whiplash
  • "Not So Different" Remark: In the second part of "If the north were the south" he says that if the USA and Latin America changed places, "wenote  would be the same, or maybe a little bit worse".
  • Precision F-Strike: When he really want to take his point home.
  • Take That!: He has mocked politicians, the justice system, the modern religion, love, among other things.