March 01, 2024

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Macarena Lyrics in English and Spanish

Macarena Lyrics in English and Spanish

Despite its status as an international sensation, some English-speaking fans may have had a hard time understanding the song and want to know what the English language lyrics to the Macarena. In the first section of this page, we’ll provide the words to the English language version of the song. In the second section, we will give the Spanish version, that is to say, the original lyrics to the music.

Translating the song “Macarena” uncovers the effects of linguistic, cultural, and contextual variations on song interpretation. Here’s how this song showcases these discrepancies:

  1. Cultural References: The main focus of the song refers to “Macarena,” a woman from Spain’s Andalusian region. The name, its cultural implications, and the associated dance may not resonate universally.
  2. Idiomatic Expressions: It also features unique Spanish idioms and colloquialisms. For instance, “Dale a tu cuerpo alegría, Macarena,” translates as “Give your body some joy, Macarena,” but may not have equivalent emotional depth in English (we’ll discuss that later).
  3. Grammatical Differences: Differences in Spanish and English grammar, especially verb conjugation, can pose translation difficulties.
  4. Contextual Differences: The song’s themes of infidelity and desire may have diverse interpretations based on cultural context, with some lines seen as humorous or offensive in varying cultures.

English Lyrics to The Macarena

See below for the full lyrics to the song Macarena, translated into English, which begins with the song’s iconic chorus. Note this is the English language version of the song, for the words in the Spanish version language please see the section below.

(Chorus)

Give your body joy Macarena
That your body is to give you joy and good thing
Give your body joy, Macarena
Hey Macarena
Give your body joy Macarena
That your body is to give joy and good thing
Give your body joy, Macarena
Hey Macarena

(Verse 1)

Macarena has a boyfriend
named Vitorino’s last name
That the boy swears in the flag swear
He gave it to two friends
Macarena has a boyfriend’s name
That is called Vitorino surname
And in the jury the boy
gave it to him with two friends

(Chorus)

Give your body joy Macarena
That your body is to give joy and good thing
Give your body joy, Macarena
Hey Macarena
Give your body joy Macarena
That your body is to give joy and good thing
Give your body joy, Macarena
Hey macarena

(Verse 2)

Macarena Macarena Macarena
What do you like the summers of Marbella
Macarena Macarena Macarena
What do you like the guerrilla movement

(Chorus)

Give your body joy Macarena
That your body is to give joy and good thing
Give your body joy, Macarena
Hey Macarena
Give your body joy Macarena
That your body is to give joy and good thing
Give your body joy, Macarena
Hey Macarena

(Verse 3)

Macarena sounds with the English Court
And you buy the most modern models
He would like to live in New York
And flirting a new boyfriend
Macarena sounds with the English Court
And he buys the most modern models.
He would like to live in New York
and tie a new boyfriend.

(Chorus)

Give your body joy Macarena
That your body is to give joy and good thing
Give your body joy, Macarena
Hey Macarena
Give your body joy Macarena
That your body is to give joy and good thing
Give your body joy, Macarena
Hey Macarena

(Bridge)

Macarena has a boyfriend whose
name is Vitorino’s surname
And on the boy’s sworn flag
He gave it to two friends
Macarena has a boyfriend’s name
That is called Vitorino’s surname
And in the boy swears on the flag
He gave it to two friends

(Chorus)

Give your body joy Macarena
That your body is to give you joy and good thing
Give your body joy, Macarena
Hey Macarena
Give your body joy Macarena
That your body is to give joy and good thing
Give your body joy, Macarena
Hey Macarena


Lyrics to the Spanish Version of the Song

As promised, the lyrics to the Spanish language version of the same song are below.

Dale a tu cuerpo alegria Macarena
Que tu cuerpo es pa’ darle alegria y cosa buena
Dale a tu cuerpo alegria, Macarena
Hey Macarena
Macarena tiene un novio que se llama
Que se llama de apellido Vitorino,
Que en la jura de bandera el muchacho
Se metio con dos amigos
{X2}
{Au Refrain, x2}
Macarena sueña con El Corte Ingles
Que se compra los modelos mas modernos
Le gustaria vivir en Nueva York
Y ligar un novio…

Now that you know the lyrics, now go learn the steps to the Macarena dance. You’ll thank us the next time you are at an uncomfortable wedding or ceremony.

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