"Macarena" is a Spanish dance song by Los del Río about a woman of the same name. Appearing on the 1994 album A mí me gusta, it was an international hit between 1995 and 1996, and continues to have a cult following. The "Bayside Boys Mix" became the best known version of the song, as it had English lyrics, sung by an uncredited artist. It was ranked the "#1 Greatest One-Hit Wonder of all Time" by VH1 in 2002.
The song uses a type of clave rhythm. The song ranks at #5 on Billboard's All Time Top 100. It also ranks at #1 on Billboard's All Time Latin Songs.It is also Billboard's #1 dance song and one of five foreign language songs to hit #1 since 1955's modern rock era began