"Macarena" by Los del Rio (1996)
In 1996, Spanish group Los del Rio occupied the top of the U.S. charts for 14 weeks with their catchy tune "Macarena," which had sold 11 million copies by 1997. The song even had its own dance, sparking a trend amongst the line-dancing set. VH1 ranks this song number one on their list of 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders.
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