THE WOMEN LOU BEGA IS TALKING ABOUT IN "MAMBO #5"
- •A little bit of Monica in my lifeMonica Lewinsky (Fun fact: Bega's 1999 release, 'A Little Bit of Mambo,' was conceived as a danceable tribute to The Starr Report, Lou's favorite read.)
- •A little bit of Erica by my sideNovelist and leading voice of second-wave feminism, Erica Jong (the line, "jump up and down, and move it all around," is actually a quote taken from Jong's seminal opus, 'Fear of Flying.')
- •A little bit of Rita's all I needItalian Nobel Laureate Rita Levi-Montalcini (nothing gets Lou going like the neurobiological discovery of the NGF neuropeptide, which regulates the growth, maintenance, proliferation and survival of certain target neurons)
- •A little bit of Tina's what I seeTina Yothers (big Family Ties fan)
- •A little bit of Sandra in the sunFormer Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O'Connor (Bega digs women with power)
- •A little bit of Mary all night longMary Queen of Scotts (Again, real big on women in power - even 16th century power)
- •A little bit of Jessica here I amThis actually isn't a reference to a person, but to the song, 'Jessica,' by the Allman Brothers Band, of which Bega is a tremendous fan.
- •A little bit of you makes me your manYou. He's talking about you. Lou Bega wants you so bad. You complete Lou Bega. Come on, give Lou Bega some. Don't make him get out the trumpet. Oh yeah. That's nice. Lou Bega like.