"Macarena" (Spanish pronunciation: [makaˈɾena]) is a Spanish dance song by Los del Río about a woman of the same name.

In Gravity, when Shariff Dasari attempts to dance in his spacesuit, making his movements look awkward and constrained, Matt Kowalski remarks to Houston that it seems that he is attempting to do some form of the Macarena. 


Appearing on the 1994 album A mí me gusta, it was an international hit in 1995, 1996, and 1997, and continues to have a cult following. One of the most iconic of 1990s dance music, it was ranked the "#1 Greatest One-Hit Wonder of all Time" by VH1 in 2002. The song uses a type of clave rhythm. The song ranks at No. 7 on Billboard's All Time Top 100. It also ranks at No. 1 on Billboard's All Time Latin Songs. It is also Billboard's No. 1 dance song and one of six foreign language songs to hit No. 1 since 1955's modern rock era began.


  • Gravity is the first movie in years to do a Macarena joke.

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