“Mambo No. 5” Singer Lou Bega Asks That You Please Stop Confusing Him with Lou Reed

Here are two people we never thought would be in the same news story.

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Prolific singer songwriter Lou Reed passed away this weekend, provoking an outpouring of sympathy from his countless fans. But another Lou, one who was not the well-known frontman for The Velvet Underground, appears to have accidentally been the target of some of that support.

“i have been receiving Tons of condolences because of a Journalist confusing our Identities,” Lou Bega, a German pop singer most famous for his ’90s remake of “Mambo No. 5,” wrote on his Facebook page yesterday. “Lou Bega sends his condolences to mr.Reeds Family.”

Lou Bega and Lou Reed: two Lous, two very different musicians.