According to the Lambada Songfacts, this song sold over 5 million copies in 1989, reached #1 on eleven different charts and was the best selling single in Europe that year. In France, where it topped the chart for 12 weeks and sold almost 2 million copies, the single was the #1 on the year-end list. Due to its huge success outside Brazil, "Lambada" was also recorded by Kaoma in English and Spanish.
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