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Los del Río, are a Spanish Latin pop and dance duo which formed in 1962 by Antonio Romero Monge (born 1937) and Rafael Ruíz Perdigones (born 1939). They are best known for their smash-hit dance single “Macarena”, originally released in August 1995. The song went on to become a worldwide success.

“Macarena” is a Spanish dance song by Los del Río about a woman who cheats on her boyfriend while he is being drafted into the army. Appearing on the 1993 album A mí me gusta, it was an international hit and dance craze in 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998 and continues to be a popular dance at weddings, parties, and sporting events. One of the most iconic examples of 1990s dance music, it was ranked the “#1 Greatest One-Hit Wonder of All Time” by VH1 in 2002. The song uses a type of clave rhythm. In 2012, it was ranked as the No. 7 on Billboard’s All Time Top 100. It also ranked at No. 1 on Billboard’s All Time Latin Songs