“Macarena” by Los del Rio

There have been a lot of dance crazes that look really stupid in retrospect, but this song has retained a special hatred as the years go by, and is one of the few novelty songs from past decades to remain almost universally hated. This isn’t because of the dance itself…plenty of other songs connected to stupid-looking dance crazes have become affectionately-regarded nostalgic classics (e.g. “The Funky Chicken”). It is entirely because of the music itself, a maddeningly irritating earworm that is catchy in the absolute worst sense of the word, and would be one of the worst hit songs of the Nineties with or without its accompanying novelty dance.

Verdict: Bad

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