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Music Single Review: 'Mambo No. 5 (A little bit of ... )'

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Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...)

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Lou Bega
Producers:
RCA
genre:
Singles, World

We gave it a B+

All of a sudden, mambo is hot again, and the unlikely city of Munich is on the Latin-music map. For this we have to thank the Ugandan-Italian Bega and his German producing team, who have hit pay dirt by tacking new lyrics onto an old Perez Prado song. While purists scream murder, the upbeat tune and bouncy, ’80s-style synthesizers will rule weddings for months to come. B-