Los del Río

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Los del Río
Los del Río.jpg
Performing 24 July 2009 at Plaza de España (Madrid)
Background information
Origin Dos Hermanas, Seville, Spain
Years active 1962–present
  • Antonio Romero Monge
  • Rafael Ruíz Perdigones

Los del Río (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈloz ðel ˈri.o], "Those from the River"), also known as The Del Rios, are a Spanish Latin pop and dance duo which formed in 1962 by members Antonio Romero Monge (born 1947) and Rafael Ruíz Perdigones (born 1949). They are best known for their smash-hit dance single "Macarena", originally released in early 1994. The song went on to become a worldwide success.


The single "Tengo, tengo" was released on February 18, 1996, and appeared later that year on the album Fiesta Macarena. The group ultimately released six albums: A mí me gusta, Macarena Non Stop, Fiesta Macarena, Colores, Rio y Guestano and Alegria y cosabuena. Five of the albums featured versions of "Macarena", in different styles and remixes.

Because of their considerable success worldwide, their native town of Dos Hermanas has named a new municipal music hall, the Anfiteatro Los del Río, after them.

Another well-known song by Los del Río is "Sevilla tiene un color especial," which is featured prominently in the Spanish smash success movie Ocho apellidos vascos.



Year Album Peak chart positions

US Latin Pop
1993 A mí me gusta 20 6
1994 Calentito
1995 Macarena Non Stop 41 1 1
1996 Colores
1997 Fiesta Macarena
1999 Baila
2003 Río de sevillanas
2004 P'alante
2008 Quinceañera Macarena
2011 Retrato a Sevilla
2012 Vámonos que nos vamos
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.


Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US Adult
US Latin
US Pop
1995 "Macarena" 23 12 A mí me gusta
"Macarena" (Bayside Boys Mix) 1 2 1 19 1 5 Fiesta Macarena
1996 "Macarena Christmas" 5 57 Non-album songs
1999 "Baila Baila"
2008 "Macarena (The Art of Sound Group Mix)" Quinceañera Macarena
2009 "Mi Gitana" (featuring The D.E.Y.)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released to that country.


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