If you grew up in the 1990s, you probably joined the “Macarena” fever. Everyone danced to this song at every club, disco, or anywhere else. It was danced by kids, teens, moms, and dads. This means that it has been family-friendly throughout the years. Two decades after the song grooved us all, it became a huge hit again. But for the wrong reasons.
First, “Macarena” was originally a Spanish dance song by Los del Rio about a woman of the same name. The song was catchy while the dance was downright infectious. But there’s something with the lyrics that were never noticed before. In its first verse which says, "When I dance they call me Macarena, and the boys they say 'que estoy buena'...,” nothing too unusual was seen. However, the second verse get a little more explicit.
On the second verse, “Dale a tu cuerpo alegría Macarena. Que tu cuerpo es pa' darle alegría why cosa buena. Dale a tu cuerpo alegría, Macarena,” it directly translates to “Give your body joy Macarena/That your body is to give you joy because a good thing/Give your body joy, Macarena.” According to an article by Mirror, a British national daily tabloid newspaper, “joy” and “good thing” show a woman who does ‘dirty’ on her boyfriend. But when the lyrics “Now come on, what was I supposed to do?/He was out of town and his two friends were so fine” came, it clearly shows that she is doing something sexual with her boyfriend’s two best friends.
The rest of the lyrics, which are in English, are full of sexual innuendo. For instance, “They all want me/They can't have me/So they all come and dance beside me/Move with me/Chant with me/And if you're good, I'll take you home with me.” According to an article by Buzzfeed, an American Internet media, news, and entertainment company with a focus on digital media, “Macarena” is all about a woman who waits until her boyfriend leaves town and then bangs his two best friends at the same time.