Promoted
Promoted

People Keep Getting Lou Bega Confused With Lou Reed, And It’s Pretty Funny

Lou Reed sang “Mambo No. 5,” right? Wrong.

1. This is Lou Bega, of “Mambo No.5” fame.

2. Not Lou Reed, of Velvet Underground fame.

Peter Wafzig/Redferns / Via Getty Images

3. But when Lou Reed sadly passed away this week, Lou Bega was inundated with messages of condolences instead.

So he posted this picture up on his Facebook page to prove he is indeed alive.

4. People started posting up tribute pictures like this.

5. Which led to comments on Twitter like these.


Street Napoleon

@y2shay

What’s going on? I heard Lou Bega just died????????????

/ Via

rip lou bega

— robbercat (@gobble cat)

gobble cat

@robbercat

rip lou bega

/ Via

RIP Lou Reed. "Who is he?" "Isn't he the guy who sung Mambo No 5?" "Erm, no that was Lou Bega."

— NatalieSEdwards (@Natalie Edwards)

Natalie Edwards

@NatalieSEdwards

RIP Lou Reed. “Who is he?” “Isn’t he the guy who sung Mambo No 5?” “Erm, no that was Lou Bega.”

/ Via

Saddened to learn Lou Bega has died. Mambo No 5 in heaven, good sir!

— CraigHeap (@Craig Heap)

Craig Heap

@CraigHeap

Saddened to learn Lou Bega has died. Mambo No 5 in heaven, good sir!

/ Via

it's too bad grumpy cat's death yesterday was overshadowed by lou bega's. RIP

— granulac (@Meredith Gran)

Meredith Gran

@granulac

it’s too bad grumpy cat’s death yesterday was overshadowed by lou bega’s. RIP

/ Via

10. Until people finally started to realise the mistake.

i am DYING at the rip lou bega tweets

— REMOVEYOURPANTS (@scary idiot !!!!!!!!)

scary idiot !!!!!!!!

@REMOVEYOURPANTS

i am DYING at the rip lou bega tweets

/ Via

Oops, I got Lou Reed and Lou Bega mixed up. #MamboNo5

— DannyBlahBlah (@Dan Lambden)

Dan Lambden

@DannyBlahBlah

Oops, I got Lou Reed and Lou Bega mixed up. #MamboNo5

/ Via

At least Lou Bega is still going strong.

— HooperHairPuff (@Alex Hooper)

Alex Hooper

@HooperHairPuff

At least Lou Bega is still going strong.

/ Via

Those people mixing up Lou Reed and Lou Bega better not be writing prescriptions when they grow up. I don't even want them making fast food.

— JKLPPNBRG (@Here's Johnny!)

Here’s Johnny!

@JKLPPNBRG

Those people mixing up Lou Reed and Lou Bega better not be writing prescriptions when they grow up. I don’t even want them making fast food.

/ Via

14. And now we have this to hope for.

ok im just gonna ask it u guys when is mambo no 6 coming out when is it

— varylarge (@CORY)

CORY

@varylarge

ok im just gonna ask it u guys when is mambo no 6 coming out when is it

/ Via

Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com!

 
 
    Now Buzzing