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CHILDHOOD RUINED: The Real Meaning Of 'Macarena' Has Been Revealed!

You'll never hear this '90s dance tune the same way again.
by John Paulo Aguilera | Sep 4, 2015
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Were you among those who got your groove on to the infectious '90s dance craze "Macarena" by Spanish pop duo Los del Rio?

With a hypnotic beat paired with an overly facile choreography, kids and adults those days would catch themselves throwing their hands in the air in unison whenever the cult classic turns up in the radio. Admit it, you did it, too!

But have you ever wondered what the hell the song itself means?

The dudes at Distractify took the liberty of deciphering "Macarena," and then invited a few people who, more or less, heard—and danced to—it while growing up and explained to them the real story behind it.

The reactions were priceless.

You'll have to watch the video to see what we mean:


Video via DistractifyVideo

Making things worse is The Huffington Post's actual translation of the then-ambiguous Spanish part:

Give your body joy, Macarena
Because your body is meant to be given joy and good things
Give your body joy, Macarena.
Hey Macarena!
Macarena has a boyfriend who is named
Who is named with the last name Vitorino
And while he was being sworn in as a conscript
She’s giving it to two friends
.…

Macarena dreams of the Corte Inglés* 
(*Spain’s biggest department store) 
and she buys herself the most modern clothes 
She would like to live in New York 
And seduce a new boyfriend... aaay!