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Catching up with 'Mambo No. 5' singer Lou Bega

The 1999 hit with a lot of names and a little bit of "mambo" is easy to remember, but whatever happened to its hat-wearing crooner, Lou Bega?

FOX411 caught up with the "Mambo No. 5" singer to reminisce about his hit song and talk about what's new for 2014.

Bega says the story behind the song was a simple one. 

"I dated a lot of pretty nice ladies when I was younger," Bega said. "These names of my past, you know, just came to me and I wrote it down, got the melody and the rest is history."

Of course, he has a favorite. "My favorite is Sandra, that's why she was the one in the sun," Bega said. 

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Bega says 2014 is shaping up to be a big year. In January, he tied the knot with his longtime partner and mother of his daughter.

"Me and my girl, we went to Vegas ... three days in the making, I was a married man, which, if you know me is not what I was hoping for," Bega said. "But actually Elvis, The King, he got us married in his White Chapel."

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After spending the past few years in Europe, the Munich-born singer says he'll be staying stateside for a while with his family in California. 

"I have very loyal listeners here in the United States," Bega said. "They've been calling me, writing me like, 'come back and play shows,' and I understood the cue."

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