22 Things You Probably Want To Forget About The Macarena

Oh, 1997.

Things we want to forget:

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1. When your teacher would be doing the Macarena and you’d just be like “this is embarrassing”

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2. That awkward moment when you couldn’t remember what move was next.

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3. When people tried to make the dance more complicated than it really was.

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4. When you messed up which way to jump.

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5. That old dude who pretended he knew how to do it but really didn’t.

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6. Midway through the song when you got tired of doing it.

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7. Awkwardly checking out other people to make sure you were doing the right move.

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8. When you’d be doing the Macarena with your little brother and he was totally out of sync.

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9. Los del Rio’s jeans

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10. Cassette tapes.

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11. Your grandma playing it at her retirement party.

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12. Pretending like it was good exercise.

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13. When someone would post pictures of you doing the Macarena on their Angelfire website.

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14. Your dad awkwardly attempting to do it in the stands of a sporting event.

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15. Your drunk mom doing it at baseball games.

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16. Your parents doing the Macarena at a tailgate in matching clothes.

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17. When you would try to teach your aunts the Macarena at Thanksgiving.

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18. When your aunts decided they couldn’t do it, so they just goofed off while you were seriously trying to do the Macarena.

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19. Madeleine Albright’s rendition.

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20. ’90s bros doing it in basements.

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21. When your mom had a college reunion and decided to do the Macarena with her girlfriends on the beach.

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22. The Christmas version of the song.

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Things we don’t want to forget about the Macarena:

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1. This gif of a dancing macaroni doing it.

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2. This gif of a bear trying to do it.

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3. When the Macarena lady was the special guest at the Clinton’s 22th wedding anniversary.

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4. NFL players doing it.

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5. The 1996 US Women’s Gymnastics Team doing it.

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6. When they played it at middle school dances because it was the only time when anyone actually danced.

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7. Pretending like you really knew the words but ending up just screaming AAYYY MACARENA.

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8. And this shirt.


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