One mention has to go to “La cucaracha”
That Mexican song, which originated during the Mexican revolution of 1910, has been a cliché in cartoons and movies, I am still amazed that in the USA, in the 1930-1950, everybody missed what the original lyrics had this:
La cucaracha, la cucaracha,
Ya no puede caminar;
Porque no tiene, porque le falta
Marijuana que fumar.
The roach, the roach,
can’t walk no more;
cause it misses, Cause it lost
marihuana to smoke!!!
I laugh when I remember that even little and angelical Shirley Temple sings that song, with those lyrics, in one movie from that era!
Today, the lyrics are usually sanitized and even are used on training videos to learn Spanish:
With the “marihuana to smoke” line changed to the now common: “a foot to walk”
Nice modern rhythm added to that old chestnut I have to say…