The bilingual Bayside Boys Mix of Los del Rio's "Macarena" spent 14 weeks at No. 1 in 1996, gaining the top position several weeks before it was used to introduce-and provide a punch line for-Al Gore's speech at that year's Democratic National Convention. The song spent 23 weeks in the top 10. The flamenco-flavored party track and accompanying dance by two middle-aged men named Antonio Romero and Rafael Ruiz was already a hit in Spain in 1993, and "Macarena" was a favorite on cruise ships before docking in Miami's South Beach clubs by mid-decade. It first appeared on the Hot 100 in 1995. After the success of the Bayside Boys Mix in 1996, an early version by Los del Rio spent 21 weeks on the Hot 100, peaking at No. 23.