NY1 At 20: 1996 Report Looks Back At The Rise Of The Macarena
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In the summer of 1996, a powerful, ubiquitous force swept through the city, affecting everyone with a radio, TV or pair of ears. The Macarena, the one-hit-wonder by Los Del Rio, reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 on August 1, where it stayed for 14 weeks. Paul Messina filed the following report on August 1, 1996.