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

Lou Reed sang "Mambo No. 5," right? Wrong.

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

People started posting up tribute pictures like this.

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Which led to comments on Twitter like these.

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

Street Napoleon

@y2shay

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

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gobble cat

@robbercat

rip lou bega

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

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."

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

Craig Heap

@CraigHeap

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

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

Meredith Gran

@granulac

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

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Until people finally started to realise the mistake.

scary idiot !!!!!!!!

@REMOVEYOURPANTS

i am DYING at the rip lou bega tweets

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

Dan Lambden

@DannyBlahBlah

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

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At least Lou Bega is still going strong.

Alex Hooper

@HooperHairPuff

At least Lou Bega is still going strong.

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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.

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.

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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

CORY

@varylarge

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

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