- Pérez Prado is often referred to as the King of the Mambo.
- His orchestra was the most popular in mambo. His son, Pérez Prado, Jr., continues to direct the Pérez Prado Orchestra in Mexico City to this day.
- His mambo records and the joyous dancing they caused, are described in a later chapter of Jack Kerouac’s seminal novel, On the Road (1957).
- Many artists covered variations of Bega’s version, including Radio Disney and Bob the Builder.