September 10, 1999 at 04:00 AM EDT

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-

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