The main hit of the 90s "Macarena": the history of creation and cover versions
Perky hit "Macarena” conquered with rhythmic music and a simple sequence of uncomplicated movements. The whole world danced to the clockwork tunethat she played everywhere: in clubs, hotels, parks, discos and streets, during sports and social events. Someone loves this song, it just annoys someone, but her everyone knows.
History of creation
Duet "Los Del Rio"began to exist at the beginning 60s. Antonio Romero Monge and Rafael Perdigones sang rumba and flamenco and were among the country's many folklorists.
In 1992, the duo went on a tour of the South American continent. In Venezuela they attended private partyorganized by producer Gustavo Cisneros. This event brought together many famous guests, including former Venezuelan President Carlos Andres Pérez. To surprise the audience, a professional flamenco dancer was invited Diana. The artists were so impressed by the girl's talent that they instantly composed the chorus of "Macarena".
The composition was recorded in 1993 and brought the long-awaited fame to the Spaniards. After 30 years of existence, the musicians have finally become recognizable, famous and extremely in demand.
Further, they learned about the famous hit in America. The song began to be ordered on the radio, but it was forbidden to broadcast tracks without an English adaptation on the air. Thus, the musicians from Miami "Bayside Boysoffered to make an English version of the single. It was recorded in 1996. Since a female voice was needed, the singer was invited Carl Vanessa.
The success of the track was instant: immediately the first line in Billboard Hot 100! The song managed to stay in the first place for 14 weeks! We will not list all the awards for this composition, because this is a huge list. The song also leads in various ratings of the best songs of the 90s.
What is the song about
The text is about a girl whose boyfriend enters into army ranks. She goes dancing and having fun with his two cute friends. In the English-language version, the beauty is frivolous and not burdened with principles. What she likes the most have fun with guys and enjoy life. In the Spanish version, the girl is still upset that her lover is leaving to serve in the army. Macarena is very unhappy that she has to endure separation. Therefore, she wants to take revenge on her beloved: she decides to get acquainted with other men and seduce them. By the way, the guy's name is Victorino - a typical name in Hispanic culture for a "horned" character.
Cover versions and parodies
Yet all thispasta mania» started annoy. Similar moods are perfectly demonstrated by the parody of the rapper MC Rage. Audiences loved this vision and the song peaked at number 7 on the Dutch Top 40 and number 8 on the Mega Top 100. Billboard.
In Russian, a parody of the Macarena was popular Sergey Minaev. It was also a parody of TV serials, which literally captured television screens in those years. The story of the unfaithful girl seemed too simple to Sergey, he decided to make it more serial and added several characters and storylines. The listeners appreciated the artist's humor, and "Macarena" became one of Minaev's brightest works.
In 1997, the formidable Latin group "Brujeria". This team is distinguished by satanic texts and love for various horror stories. The single became a brutal parody of the famous hit, and, as the name suggests, is dedicated to marijuana.
In the same 1997, a version of the group appeared The Groove Grass Boyz. These musicians performed the famous hit country style, and also changed the text of the composition. This experiment was quite successful and took 7th place in the Bubbling Under Hot 100, and also hit the 70th line of the Hot Country Songs chart. More than 80 thousand copies single.
In 2016, Los del Rio recorded a remix of the famous hit with the Cuban duo Gente de Zona. Here the original version of the composition is combined with Cuban incendiary reggaeton. The musicians took off racy clip in the historical part of the capital Cuba. Artists dance against the backdrop of the Malecon, near the Bolshoi Theater and the Capitol. This track has 69 million views on YouTube.
The famous song was also covered by the American rapper Tyga. He released a bright comedy clip, where he appeared in the image of the hero of the film "Mask". According to the plot, the rapper falls in love with a beautiful nightclub dancer, but she is not free. That is again the theme of infidelity.
A little later, a remix of "Ayy Macarena" was released with the participation of Snoop Dogg.
Macarena saves lives
To this day, Macarena is one of the the most recognizable songs. And in 2018 it turned out that this song can even save a life person. In the scientific journal Science Alert, they wrote that the rhythm of the song is 103 beats per minute. And this is exactly the frequency with which it is necessary to press on the chest during chest compressions. Not always at hand is a metronome that counts beats. But everyone remembers the Macarena. We hope that this knowledge will not have to be put into practice, but it is still worth remembering.