Lou Bega Explains "Mambo No. 5"

Mambo maniac Lou Bega is currently enjoying international success with his debut single, "Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of…)," from his album, "A Little Bit Of Mambo."

MTV News recently caught up with Bega to ask about the meaning of this little bit of mambo, and here's what he told us.

"That's actually the meaning of my No. 5. There's five continents, you know," he began. "So it's for example, No. 1 in Africa, South Africa, and all over Africa, so that means these people like it as well as people in Europe and Americans are liking it to." [RealVideo]

Lou Bega recently shot a second video for "Mambo No. 5 (A Little bit Of…)," which includes more footage of the actual mambo dance.

Bega's album entered the charts 37 slots shy of "No. 5," hitting number 42 on last week's "Billboard." This week, however, it bounded up to number 23, and next week it will be shimmying

all the way up to number twelve, according to the latest SoundScan report.