People have worked out the Macarena lyrics – it’s definitely not kid-friendly

If you're not familiar with the Macarena, then you can't be from Planet Earth.

It was played at every birthday party, every school disco, every holiday kid's club and, when it came on, you DANCED.

Which must mean it's family friendly, right? After all, it belongs in the same cannon of cheesy music everyone knows along with Whigfield's Saturday Night and Mambo Number 5.


The Macarena handles some pretty racy subject matter in the lyrics which, unless you spoke fluent Spanish as a child, will have been lost on you.

If you recall, the chorus goes:

"Dale a tu cuerpo alegría Macarena/Que tu cuerpo es pa' darle alegría cosa Buena/Dale a tu cuerpo alegría, Macarena."

This means "Give your body some joy, Macarena, 'cause your body is for giving joy and good things to it."

"Joy" and "good things" in this instance don't mean "ice cream" because the song is basically about a woman who does the dirty on her boyfriend with his two best friends while he's being drafted into the army.

The rest of the lyrics, which are in English, are basically jam-packed with sexual innuendo which may have gone over your innocent head as a child because you were too busy dancing.

"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.

"But don't you worry about my boyfriend/He's a boy who's name is Victorino/I don't want him//Couldn't stand him/He was no good so I/Now come on, what was I supposed to do?/He was out of town and his two friends were so fine."

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