The original version of Los Del Río’s hit “Macarena” was released in 1993, but it was the 1995 “Bayside Boys Mix” of the song that launched the track to international fame in 1996. It has been 25 years since song dominated American pop. charts, and to celebrate, the duo is teaming up with Airbnb to a spanish getaway they host.
Starting June 28 at 10 a.m.ET, reservations will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for a villa in Andalucia, Spain. As part of the two-night stay (which begins August 3), guests will receive advice from Los Del Rio on how to dance the ‘Macarena’, access special group-owned memorabilia, and enjoy the region.
Los Del Río said in a statement: “We cannot believe that 25 years have passed since ‘Macarena’ became one of the most listened to songs of the summer. Without a doubt, the best way to celebrate this milestone with our fans is to open the doors to our favorite rural hideaway and list it on Airbnb.
Even though the 1995 hit was the band‘s first single, they actually formed in 1962. The story goes (from a Spanish article translated via Google) that for about 30 years the group performed at parties for the rich and powerful. On, at a party hosted by Gustavo Cisneros (a businessman turned billionaire) and Carlos Andrés Pérez (then president of Venezuela), the group noticed a young girl dancing and cheered her on through the music. , which eventually became “Macarena.
Learn more about the Los Del Río getaway here.