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Man Horrified After Learning X-Rated Meaning Behind The Macarena

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Man Horrified After Learning X-Rated Meaning Behind The Macarena

This video explains the X-rated meaning behind the 'Macarena', a party staple that will have featured heavily in the childhoods of many:


The song was a regular for DJs working at school discos, parties and wedding receptions in the '90s and '00s, and inevitably saw everyone making their way to the dancefloor before standing in lines and doing the dance.

One hand out in front, followed by the next. You'd turn them over one after the other before placing them on your collarbone, then onto your hips. One little shimmy and a change of direction later, return to the beginning and repeat.


The lyrics were a mixture of Spanish and English - to sing along, most of us probably ended up mumbling the bits we didn't know before shouting 'Ehhhh Macarena' in unison.

If we're honest, no one really gave much thought as to what the song was about. At least, until TikTok user @peakay81 decided to reveal the truth, and we realised they're much more X-rated that we'd ever imagined.

Credit: TikTok/peakay81
Credit: TikTok/peakay81

In the video, the TikToker says: "Tell me a song you listened to when you were younger, and you grew up and realised it's really dirty."


He then goes on to add: "You're never going to believe this. So you know the 'Macarena'?"

He then proceeds to sing a bit of the song before saying: "Anyway, that was at every single one of my school discos at about 10 years old and it's about a woman whose boyfriend is about to join the army and she when he's away has a threesome with his two best mates.

"No joke. Google it. What the f***."

WTF indeed.


Since posting the video, it's been watched over 1.2 million times as well as receiving nearly 300,000 likes and more than 7,500 comments.

One person commented: "How am I supposed to dance the 'Macarena' again with this info?"

Another added: "It's always the catchy ones that have the sexual innuendos," while a third wrote: "Thanks, you ruined my childhood."


A third person said: "My childhood is ruined. The teachers used to let us dance to this song in elementary school... and of course no one knew what it meant."

Just as a reminder, the lyrics are as follows:

I am not trying to seduce you

When I dance, they call me Macarena
And the boys, they say 'que soy buena'
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

Dale a tu cuerpo alegría Macarena
Que tu cuerpo es pa' darle alegría y cosa buena
Dale a tu cuerpo alegría, Macarena
Hey Macarena

But don't you worry about my boyfriend
He's a boy whose name is Vitorino
I don't want him
Couldn't stand him
He was no good so I (hahahaha)

Now, come on, what was I supposed to do?
He was out of town and his two friends were so fine

Dale a tu cuerpo alegría Macarena
Que tu cuerpo es pa' darle alegría y cosa buena
Dale a tu cuerpo alegría, Macarena
Hey Macarena

Come and find me, my name is Macarena
Always at the party con las chicas que son buenas
Come join me
Dance with me
And all you fellows chant along with me

As for the Spanish lyrics, they roughly translate to: 'Give your body some joy, Macarena / 'Cause your body is for giving joy and good things to'.


Filth? You decide.

Featured Image Credit: RCA Records

Topics: Entertainment, Music, Community

Rebecca Shepherd
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