We Finally Know What Happened To The Four Mambos Before Lou Bega's "Mambo No. 5"

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Most of us had no idea what a "mambo" (honestly, many still don't know) was before German singer Lou Bega's "Mambo No. 5 ( A Little Bit Of...)" hit the airwaves in 1999.

The catchy song was played on every radio station, and at every middle school dance and wedding you attended at the time. If you were named Monica, Erica, Rita, Tina, Sandra, Mary, or Jessica, you loved the song even more than everyone else because your name was a part of the lyrics.

When the music video for the single finally came out, it was made clear that the mambo was a type of dance. But we we still had a LOT of other questions for Bega, like what happened to the first four mambos? Who are all the girls he sings about? And what do all the girls named in the song have to do with dancing the mambo?

Our questions went unanswered for years, so we finally did some digging, and ladies and gentlemen, we finally have a better understanding of what the lyrics are about.


Bega, who whose real name is David Lubega, actually briefly talked about what the meaning behind the song in two separate interviews, and it isn't exactly all about dancing the mambo.

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