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Lou Bega confused with Lou Reed

October 30th, 2013 4:10am EDT
Lou Bega
Lou Bega has been sent hundreds of condolences by people confusing him with Lou Reed.
The singer - best known for his 1999 hit 'Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of...)' - blames a journalist for mistaking him for Lou Reed, the highly influential experimental rock musician and leader of the Velvet Underground, who passed away on Sunday (27.10.13).
Bega posted on Facebook: "R.I.P Lou Reed the Genius who took Walks on the Wild side.
"P.S. I have been receiving Tons of condolences because of a Journalist confusing our Identities. Lou Bega sends his condolences to mr.Reeds Family. (sic)"
The post onl...
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Journalist Somehow Confuses One-Hit-Wonder Lou Bega With Late Rocker Lou Reed

October 30th, 2013 1:09am EDT
Lou Bega
Epic Fail.

After a journalist somehow confused Latin pop singer Lou Bega with late Velvet Underground singer Lou Reed, Bega hs been receiving condolences for his own death.

One-hit-wonder Bega, who became famous for his single "Mambo No. 5" -- a remake of Perez Prado's 1949 instrumental of the same name in which the German-born singer added his own lyrics -- posted a short tribute to Reed, who died on Sunday of liver failure at the age of 71.

"R.I.P Lou Reed the Genius who took Walks on the Wild side," he wrote on his Facebook page before assuring fans that he's still alive and well.

"P...
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Defining Greatness: The One-Hit Wonder Scale

February 26th, 2008 11:14am EST
Vanilla Ice
Probably the most underrated term in the music industry is the "One Hit Wonder." Popularized in the 80s, one hit wonders are either regarded as artists with one hit (like Deee-Lite’s "Groove is in the Heart"), or artists who produced a song that everybody knows (like "Turning Japanese" by The Vapors).

However, the truth of the matter is that one hit wonders actually come in many shapes and sizes. There are hits that are huge one day and laughable the next, there are hits that are mildly spectacular at first but ultimately propel the careers of the artists who recorded them, and there a...
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'My Humps' Tops Annoying Songs List

July 2nd, 2007 6:15pm EDT
Black Eyed Peas
The Black Eyed Peas' My Humps has topped a new online poll to find the Most Annoying Song. Rock magazine Rolling Stone's website asked readers to vote for their most hated tunes over the weekend - and the overwhelming least favorite song was My Humps, which narrowly beat Los Del Rio's Macarena.

Dubbed "the songs guaranteed to ruin your day", the top 10 is:

1. The Black Eyed Peas - My Humps

2. Los Del Rio - Macarena

3. Baha Men - Who Let The Dogs Out

4. Celine Dion - My Heart Will Go On

5. Nickelback - Photograph

6. Lou Bega - Mambo No. 5?

7. James Blunt - You're Beautif...
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 13

April 13th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Al Green
Happy Birthday To Mambo #5 singer Lou Bega (1975), singer Aaron Lewis (1972), "NYPD Blue" actor Rick Schroder (1970), actress/talk show host Caroline Rhea (1964), b-movie actress Jennifer Rubin (1962), E-Street Band drummer Max Weinberg (1951), singer Peabo Bryson (1951), TV and film actor William Sadler (1950), "Hellboy" star Ron Perlman (1950), R&B icon Al Green (1946), "Leave It To Beaver" actor Tony Dow (1945), Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna bassist Jack Casady (1944), film actor Paul Sorvino (1939), "Wonder Woman" actor Lyle Waggoner (1935), "Get Smart" actor Don Adams (1923; d. 2005), A...
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 13

April 13th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Al Green
Happy Birthday To Mambo #5 singer Lou Bega (1975), singer Aaron Lewis (1972), "NYPD Blue" actor Rick Schroder (1970), actress/talk show host Caroline Rhea (1964), b-movie actress Jennifer Rubin (1962), E-Street Band drummer Max Weinberg (1951), singer Peabo Bryson (1951), TV and film actor William Sadler (1950), "Hellboy" star Ron Perlman (1950), R&B icon Al Green (1946), "Leave It To Beaver" actor Tony Dow (1945), Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna bassist Jack Casady (1944), film actor Paul Sorvino (1939), "Wonder Woman" actor Lyle Waggoner (1935), "Get Smart" actor Don Adams (1923; d. 2005), A...
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