The song's popularity was renewed by German artist Lou Bega 's sampling of the last 30 seconds of the original, released under the same name on Bega's debut album A Little Bit of Mambo.
In France it set a record by staying at number-one for 20 weeks. The song became the subject of a seven-year copyright trial between Prado's estate, Peermusic, and Bega's producers. Bega had only used riffs which by German law cannot be registered for copyright from Prado's original and written the entire lyrics, so Bega's producers went to court in order to gain access to all the song's proceedings from Peermusic representing Prado's estate. However, after seven years the Federal Court of Justice of Germany ruled in favor of Peermusic and Prado's estate in , based upon the fact that Bega's producers had sought a royalty agreement with Peermusic prior to releasing the song.
Because of Bega's significant contributions to his version, the court's final ruling declared it a new song co-written by Prado and Bega. The music video, directed by Jorn Heitmann, features Lou Bega singing and dancing with flappers. An alternate music video aired on Disney Channel , featuring clips from various Disney films and television series, with newly recorded lyrics by Bega dealing with the featured characters.
In , BBC Records released a novelty version of the song sung by British actor Neil Morrissey , who provided the voice for the children's television show Bob the Builder. This cover made radical changes to the lyrics to fit the theme of the show, making numerous references to construction, repairs and roadway maintenance, as well as the show's characters, who provide background vocals. The female names from Bega's version are also replaced with types of construction supplies and building tasks e.
In Ireland, the song first appeared on the Irish Singles Chart at number 13 on 13 September and peaked at number four the following week,  staying there for three weeks in total. It remained in the top 50 for the next 10 weeks.
At the end of the year, the song came in at number 42 on Ireland's year-end chart. In Australia, "Mambo No. The lyrics referred to the medicine prescribed to him, which causes hallucinations of the girls he mentions in the song.
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