Songs with Earlier Histories Than the Hit Version

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Tagged: Perez Prado

Mambo No. 5

First recorded by Pérez Prado y su Orquesta (1949).
Hit versions by Lou Bega (US #3/UK #1/CAN #1/AUS #1/GER #1/IRE #1 1999), Bob the Builder (UK #1/AUS #2/IRE #4 2001).
Also recorded by Radio Disney (1999).

From the wiki: “‘Mambo No. 5’ is a mambo and jive dance song originally recorded and composed by Cuban Dámaso Pérez Prado. the ‘King of Mambo’, in 1949. The song’s popularity was renewed by German artist Lou Bega’s sampling and vocal version of the original, released under the same name on Bega’s 1999 debut album A Little Bit of Mambo.

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