May 28, 2023

The official home of the Macarena song and viral dance that changed the media landscape forever!

Macarena Los Del Rio

The duo formerly known as Los del Rio are credited with writing and performing the breakout song the Macarena for which this website is dedicated. In this post we’ll go over their members and then provide helpful links to information you might be searching for.


The band was formed in 1962 by Rafael Perdigones and Antonio Romero Monge. Both 24 at the time, they featured an acoustic guitar and music played in a traditional Spanish style. The Macarena was actually not their first hit, as their first album A mí me gusta charted on US Latin and US Latin Pop charts in 1993 (20 and 6th respectively). However it was nothing like the breakout song that went to the top of the charts over the next several decades. Their real break did not come until 1995 when they released the international sensation Macarena.

After the song was released, the band would never have another album chart on US charts, latin charts, or latin pop charts.

Meaning of the Song

We’ve written a full write up of the song’s meaning but, if you’re an english speaking fan of the Macarena, let’s just say it’s most likely not what you think. Essentially the song is about a man whose lover has done something the man isn’t too crazy about.

Release Date

As we noted before the song was released in 1993 (originally) but the bayside boys remix (that is the one people most talk about) was released on August 15th, 1995. The original song was recorded in 1992 and the latter was done in 1994.

The original version of the song only charted on top charts in the Netherlands, Spain and the US. However the bayside boys mix charted number one in several countries including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany and Israel.

In 2009, Billboard ranked it #1 on its list of “All Time Latin Songs.”

Fun Facts About Los Del Rio

Some fun facts about the Los Del Rio include:

  • Los Del Rio’s hometown is Seville, Spain, which is known for its rich culture and history.
  • The duo has won numerous awards throughout their career, including a Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.
  • Los Del Rio has performed for many notable figures, including Pope John Paul II and the King and Queen of Spain.
  • In 1996, Los Del Rio performed “Macarena” on an episode of “The Simpsons”, which helped further cement the song’s popularity.
  • Despite the massive success of “Macarena”, Los Del Rio has continued to perform and release new music over the years, including collaborations with other artists such as Pitbull and DJ Khaled.

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