Thursday, January 12th, 2006 • 11 Comments on Wanna Mambo?
I have heard Lou Bega’s “Mambo #5” three times since 6:30 this evening (four, if you count just now when I Googled him and found the video above):
The first time I heard it was while I was sitting in traffic on my way home from class this evening.
The second time I heard it was when I was reading the newspaper and Yes, Dear was on in the background. They sang it as part of a karaoke bar scene.
The third time I heard it was a few minutes ago as the jingle for an Applebee’s commercial.
That’s three times in six hours for a song that’s—what?—over six years old? Weird. I’m a big believer in signs, but I can’t figure out what the heck this sign is supposed to mean. Should I learn to do the mambo? Should I start dating girls? If Lou Bega was from Costa Rica instead of Cuba, I might think I’m supposed to move to Costa Rica. I’ve had this recent run of Costa Rican references and now I’m convinced I’m supposed to go to Costa Rica. Of course, there is an Erica in “Mambo #5” and Erica is spelled E-R-I-C-A and those last four letters spell Rica, as in Costa Rica…
Too much of a stretch? Probably. But now I’m going to have that damn song stuck in my head all night and I won’t be able to sleep…
Maybe I’ll go do some research on Costa Rica, hmm?
P.S. Don’t click on the Lou Bega link unless you want “Mambo #5” stuck in