Skip To Content

    The True Meaning Of "Macarena" Will Horrify Every '90s Kid

    A not-so-innocent tale of infidelity, polyamory, and betrayal.

    In the summer of 1996, no one could avoid "Macarena" by the pop and dance duo Los del Rio.

    RCA Records

    The song was catchy. The dance was downright infectious. But did you ever actually listen to the lyrics?

    RCA Records

    It begins in the first verse, right after the lyrics "When I dance they call me Macarena, and the boys they say 'que estoy buena'..."

    RCA Records / BuzzFeed

    Macarena is a siren, enticing young men to come and dance with her. If they can manage to curry her favor, she may even take them home with her. So far, nothing too unusual, right? Just a woman out on the town.

    But then things get a little more explicit in the second verse:

    RCA Records / BuzzFeed

    ...then the singer laughs a sinister, horrifying laugh. What comes next is anyone's guess? (SEX???!!! INFIDELITY???!!!) In any event, we now know that Macarena has a boyfriend and makes no secret of playing around on the side.

    Then at the end of the second verse, it becomes totally clear what's happening:

    RCA Records / BuzzFeed

    Wait...TWO GUYS?! At ONCE?!

    So to summarize, "Macarena" is about a woman who waits until her boyfriend leaves town and then bangs his two best friends at the same time.

    RCA Records

    Finally, after 20 years, it's all spelled out for you. You're welcome.

    RCA Records

    Here's the entire song:

    View this video on YouTube

    BuzzFeed Daily

    Keep up with the latest daily buzz with the BuzzFeed Daily newsletter!

    Newsletter signup form