If you lived through the ‘90s, then chances are, nothing sends a chill down your spine like hearing the word “macarena.” Yes, as in, “The Macarena” — the dance craze that swept the nation and infected the population in the mid-’90s. People are still recovering from this catchy contagion.
But how did a song recording by an aging Spanish duo — no offense, Los del Río — turn into a worldwide phenomenon? Wetpaint has an exclusive clip from National Geographic Channel’s three-night miniseries event, The ‘90s: The Last Great Decade?, that explains how the virus spread. It turns out that when you take a catchy Spanish song, add English lyrics, and hot dancing women, you have a total hit on your hands! Oh, ‘90s.
Narrated by ‘90s hunk Rob Lowe, The ‘90s: The Last Great Decade? will revisit everything from O.J.’s infamous Ford Bronco chase, to President Bill Clinton’s two terms in office, and even pay a visit to our favorite Friends. And who could forget all of the fashion trends that made the ‘90s so great? We’re looking at you, jelly sandals.
Watch the exclusive clip above and don’t forget to tune into The ‘90s: The Last Great Decade? on Sunday, July 6 at 9 p.m. ET on National Geographic Channel.