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Los del Río

Los del Río performing in Madrid (2009).
Background information
Origin Dos Hermanas, Seville, Spain
Genres Pop
Years active 1993–present
Labels BMG U.S. Latin
Antonio Romero Monge
Rafael Ruíz

Los del Río (Spanish for Those from the River, referring to the Guadalquivir or the Guadaira) is a Spanish music duo composed of musicians Antonio Romero Monge and Rafael Ruíz. They are originally from the city section of Dos Hermanas in Seville. As a duo, Romero and Ruiz have been a consistent, and persistent, act since the early 1960s. They had achieved considerable attention in southern Spain by the time "Macarena" was written, but not without experiencing some hardship beforehand.

Los del Río specialized in Andalusian folk music, especially "sevillanas", the most typical and light music of Andalusia. For a number of years, Los del Río were known for attending private "jet-set" organized at Marbella. However, in the summer of 1996, the duo enjoyed the success of their multi-platinum smash summer hit "Macarena", which sold over four million copies in the United States and spent a record 14 weeks at #1. This is the longest running #1 debut single in American music history. It was because of the lone success of this song that Los del Río is considered a one-hit wonder. The song was also featured prominently in many other countries and sold extremely well in Australia and the United Kingdom.[citation needed]




Year Album
1993 Retrato a Sevilla
1993 1994 A mí me gusta
1995 Calentito
1996 Macarena Non Stop
1996 Colores
1997 Fiesta Macarena
1999 Baila
2003 Río de sevillanas
2004 P'alante
2008 Quinceañera Macarena


Year Single US US Latin UK Singles Chart[1] AUS Album
1995 "Macarena"1
A mí me gusta
"Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)"
Macarena Non Stop
1996 "Macarena Christmas"
Non-album single
1999 "Baila Baila"
Non-album single
2008 "Macarena (The Art of Sound Group Mix)"
Quinceañera Macarena


  • 1 - Released in 1993 in Europe.


  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 329. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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