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Mambo No. 5 song title page

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1 Mambo No. 5   1950  
  Perez Prado And His Orchestra  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

2 Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...) 2   Oct 1999  
  Lou Bega  
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3 Combo No. 5   Oct 1999  
  4-D Marketing  

4 Mambo #5   Oct 1999  
  Latin Lou & The Mambo All Stars  
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5 Mambo No. 5   Sep 2001  
  Bob The Builder  
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Mambo No. 5 was a popular latin dance song in the late 1940s, and received some notice in the US in 1950. Perez Prado, who popularized the song, was known as the 'king of mambo.' In 1999, Lou Bega hit number 2 with his version. A string of versions with different lyrics came out soon after, as shown here.

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