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(Stereogum)   "At the time, it felt like some shadowy, powerful figures were forcing "Macarena" on us - like it was part of some grand experiment on the effect of repetitive sounds on collective mental health"   (stereogum.com) divider line
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2022-04-23 9:21:00 AM  
MC Rage Fuck The Macarena
Youtube d2HDo8sIYfc
 
2022-04-23 9:24:22 AM  
Repetitive sound is satanic FBI invention to corrupt western civilization, much like modern ""art""
 
2022-04-23 9:34:27 AM  
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RIP MACARONI

 
2022-04-23 9:42:47 AM  
In the late 90's, when I worked at OfficeMax, we had some refrigerator magnets that played The Macarena when pressed.  It seemed like even 15-30 minutes, someone would press them all in quick succession so they were all playing.  I hated it.

The only thing keeping me from buying them all myself and taking out to the back dock to smash them to bits was the knowledge that they'd just send more.
 
2022-04-23 9:43:08 AM  
Democrats shooting themselves in the foot, yet again. I'm sure any halfway decent oppo research team in 2000 could have dug up four-year old video of GWB doing the Macarena. Put that in an ad side-by-side w/Al Gore making a point of NOT doing it, he probably would have taken Florida by a landslide.
 
2022-04-23 9:49:24 AM  
Imperial Death Macarena
Youtube dY3ZR10rlfM
 
2022-04-23 10:26:13 AM  
Packerena
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2022-04-23 10:27:30 AM  
It couldn't be that America has shiatty taste. And lots and lots of people. With shiatty taste. In America.
 
2022-04-23 10:42:03 AM  
FTFA: maybe it's just that I was 16 and I thought girls looked hot when they did the dance.

There was nothing inherently hot about that dance (end with a pelvic thrust? Then you must think the ¡Three Amigos! salute is hot, too). I'd say all 16-year-old straight boys probably think all girls look hot, especially if the song they're dancing to has lyrics of a girl explicitly singing about how horny she is.
 
2022-04-23 10:46:05 AM  

slobberbone: It couldn't be that America has shiatty taste. And lots and lots of people. With shiatty taste. In America.


The Macarena was a worldwide hit.
 
2022-04-23 10:56:13 AM  

shpritz: slobberbone: It couldn't be that America has shiatty taste. And lots and lots of people. With shiatty taste. In America.

The Macarena was a worldwide hit.


I'm simple and read too much of the Poltab. You're right.

International conspiracy. I just usually assume the worst taste is here. And I am usually right. But not this time. You are. This time. I dotted.

Maybe I should have said we rarely make things here, we just make them worse.
 
2022-04-23 11:14:20 AM  
It's a catchy song and I still like it. Line dancing creeps me the fark out though, as does any form of mass movement.
 
2022-04-23 11:47:16 AM  
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🎵 "Oh, we're two doughy men and we're hairy as gorillas
and we look like extras from the cast of "Goodfellahs".
How in the Hell did we get to be top sellers?

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY MEDIAHYPE!" 🎵
 
2022-04-23 11:49:40 AM  

shpritz: slobberbone: It couldn't be that America has shiatty taste. And lots and lots of people. With shiatty taste. In America.

The Macarena was a worldwide (s)hit.



FTFY
 
2022-04-23 11:53:34 AM  
As a gag gift I gave the Christmas version to someone a few years back. They didn't seem too impressed, there's a big Crazy Frog/Stars on 45 feel to it:

Los Del Rio - Macarena Christmas (Joy Mix) (Video)
Youtube CMffYsGkzU4
 
2022-04-23 12:00:57 PM  
Yeesh....I remember when it was being promoted on Regis and Kathy Lee.
 
2022-04-23 12:03:05 PM  

slobberbone: shpritz: slobberbone: It couldn't be that America has shiatty taste. And lots and lots of people. With shiatty taste. In America.

The Macarena was a worldwide hit.

I'm simple and read too much of the Poltab. You're right.

International conspiracy. I just usually assume the worst taste is here. And I am usually right. But not this time. You are. This time. I dotted.

Maybe I should have said we rarely make things here, we just make them worse.


If you are talking about entertainment, you're wrong.  The rest of the world loves American movies, TV shows, and musicians.
 
2022-04-23 12:06:36 PM  
Speaking as a long-suffering Mariners fan, I got a kick out of this:

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2022-04-23 12:07:00 PM  

The_Sponge: If you are talking about entertainment, you're wrong.  The rest of the world loves American movies, TV shows, and musicians.


They do. And we edit accordingly because our overwhelming love is money.

If you're talking entertainment you're splitting hairs. We crib plenty of shiat from other countries and sell it back to them with a bigger ad budget. We're good at spending bad money.
 
2022-04-23 12:07:23 PM  
IIRC, it was the remix that was the worldwide hit.
 
2022-04-23 12:17:31 PM  
 Here is the original version (c 1993). The version we all know and hate was 1996.
Macarena - Original version
Youtube uZW4vbIstoo
 
2022-04-23 12:23:07 PM  
The Macarena was an early Russian experiment in manipulating Americans through stupid popular culture, and it was very successful.  It's true!  Chuck Lorre is a high ranking Russian intelligence officer.
 
2022-04-23 12:28:52 PM  
TotalQark
 
2022-04-23 12:39:58 PM  
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2022-04-23 1:12:04 PM  
It's Madison Time
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2022-04-23 1:16:22 PM  

Aquapope: The Macarena was an early Russian experiment in manipulating Americans through stupid popular culture, and it was very successful.  It's true!  Chuck Lorre is a high ranking Russian intelligence officer.


Not THAT early.  Beatlemania worked pretty well, didn't it?
 
2022-04-23 1:24:55 PM  

The_Sponge: Speaking as a long-suffering Mariners fan, I got a kick out of this:

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Given the grooming standards required of those donning pinstripes, I'm sort of surprised they'd try something like that. Not that I think more laidback organizations should have been doing that, just that the Yankees wouldn't have been anywhere near my list of candidates.
 
2022-04-23 2:13:27 PM  

LewDux: Repetitive sound is satanic FBI invention to corrupt western civilization, much like modern ""art""


Modern art was actually the CIA trying to wage a culture war against the USSR in Europe.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/modern-art-was-cia-weapon-1578808.html
 
2022-04-23 2:46:19 PM  
The Macarena was the Hokey Pokey of the 90s.
 
2022-04-23 2:48:26 PM  

Trocadero: LewDux: Repetitive sound is satanic FBI invention to corrupt western civilization, much like modern ""art""

Modern art was actually the CIA trying to wage a culture war against the USSR in Europe.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/modern-art-was-cia-weapon-1578808.html


What else is knew? Not a coincidence article mentions Rennaisance which was another CIA tool to corrupt traditional European values
 
2022-04-23 2:54:19 PM  
I blame The Shadows.

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2022-04-23 2:59:39 PM  

Mad_Radhu: I blame The Shadows.

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'What do you want?'

'Not.... THAT!!!'
 
2022-04-23 3:13:49 PM  

ZMugg: IIRC, it was the remix that was the worldwide hit.


You recall correctly. I heard the original for the first time while I was in Puerto Vallarta in 1994. I had a copy sent to me and played it everywhere. Sorry. Then the Americanized version came out and exploded.
 
2022-04-23 3:19:20 PM  

Darth Funjamin: FTFA: maybe it's just that I was 16 and I thought girls looked hot when they did the dance.

There was nothing inherently hot about that dance (end with a pelvic thrust? Then you must think the ¡Three Amigos! salute is hot, too). I'd say all 16-year-old straight boys probably think all girls look hot, especially if the song they're dancing to has lyrics of a girl explicitly singing about how horny she is.


I was on a cruise with an entire graduating class of a girls catholic high school from Chicago in the spring of 1996.  That song brings back lots of juicy memories.
 
2022-04-23 4:57:17 PM  
The Macarena was high art compared to the shiat "music" being released today
 
2022-04-23 5:15:57 PM  
My high school marching band director bought an arrangement. Obviously it was a lot less cool four months later when we actually had it in hand and had events to perform at. He learned to stop buying stupid shiat that seemed cool for a minute, we learned that sometimes you need to deal with crappy work because management wasted money and won't admit it.
/csb
 
2022-04-23 6:00:43 PM  
I am proud to say that I have never, ever Macarena'd in my life.

Also, regarding "the effect of repetitive sounds on collective mental health" isn't always all bad. Sometimes it's awesome.

Daft Punk - Around The World (Official Music Video Remastered)
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2022-04-23 8:24:13 PM  
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2022-04-23 8:45:20 PM  

patcarew: The Macarena was the Hokey Pokey of the 90s.


It really was
 
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