Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you. Are your arms starting to move uncontrollably to your elbows, waist and head, or are you just humming it under your breath? Though it was originally released in , Macarena has the unique claim that it was an international hit for four consecutive years, between and Initially, it remained in the charts for 14 weeks. The kids who grew up doing the Macarena are now heading to music festivals like Electric Picnic in their droves — and the song is as big as ever. But it all started at a private party in Venezuela in , held by businessman Gustavo Cisneros.