Mecano was a Spanish pop band formed in the early 1980s, active until 1992, and which had a brief comeback in 1998, followed by another one in 2012.

The band's lineup was singer Ana Torroja and brothers Nacho and José María Cano, who worked alongside session musicians such as Arturo Terriza, Manolo Aguilar, Nacho Mañó, Javier Quílez, Ángel Celada and Óscar Astruga.

The trio's musical career spanned two distinct stages. The first, up to 1985, was essentially as a synthpop band; while on the second stage Mecano followed a more acoustic pop rock direction, with elements of ballad, salsa, rumba, bolero, paso doble, flamenco, bossanova, tango, dance and even reggae. They were considered by some to be avant-garde for their time.

Mecano is still the best-selling Spanish band to this date, reaching over 25 million albums worldwide. The unprecedented success also hit Latin America. Also, thanks to adaptations to other languages of several of their songs, they had an impact on non-Spanish speaking countries such as Italy and France, as with their Une femme avec une femme. That foreign song remains to this date the one which has been for the most weeks at the top of the French charts.

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