Los del Río

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Los del Río
Los del Río.jpg
Performing 24th July 2009 at Plaza de España (Madrid)
Background information
Origin Dos Hermanas, Seville, Spain
Genres Latin pop, Latin dance, Sevillanas
Years active 1962–present
Labels BMG U.S. Latin, Dell Donna Ent., RCA
Associated acts Baha Men
Members Antonio Romero Monge
Rafael Ruíz Perdigones

Los del Río (Spanish pronunciation: [los ðel ˈri.o], "Those From The River"), also known as The Del Rios, are a Spanish (Andalusian) pop and dance duo which formed in 1962. 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 Mi 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.

Los Del Rio collaborated with Bahaman pop reggae group the Baha Men on the 1997 single "Car Loca Rosa", which featured the group and hip hop musician MC Hammer. There is no trace of this song, anywhere on the internet. A remix of the song was released on June 12, 1998, edited by Fangoria. When they did not receive credit for the track, members Olvido Gara and Nacho Canut filed a suit against Los Del Río.

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.



Year Album Peak chart positions

US Latin Pop
1993 A mí me gusta 20 6
1995 Calentito
1996 Macarena Non Stop 41 1 1
1996 Colores
1996 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 and MACARENA NON-STOP
"Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)" 1 19 1 5 1 2 FIESTA MACARENA
1996 "Macarena Christmas" 57 5 Non-album song
1999 "Baila Baila"
2008 "Macarena (The Art of Sound Group Mix)" Quinceañera Macarena
2009 "Mi Gitana" (feat. The DEY)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released to that country


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