|Single by Manu Chao|
|from the album Clandestino|
|B-side||"Je Ne T'Aime Plus", "Mr. Bobby", "Bienvenido A Tijuana"|
|Released||March 13, 2000|
|Genre||Reggae, spoken word|
|Producer||Manu Chao & Renaud Letang|
|Manu Chao singles chronology|
"Bongo Bong" is the first solo single by Manu Chao from his first album, Clandestino. It is his most successful and recognisable song—a remake of Mano Negra's song (Mano Negra was his own Band), "King of Bongo" (1991), which has its roots from a 1939 recording of "King of the Bongo Bong" by the trumpeter Roy Eldridge. It also uses the background music from Black Uhuru's song "Bull ina di Pen" from their "'Anthem" album. It is part of a medley with "Je Ne T'Aime Plus" on the album. The music has been reused for other songs such as "Mr. Bobby" which was first released on this single before being re-recorded for his second album and "Homens" from the same album.
In 2006, a cover version by Robbie Williams, combining "Bongo Bong" and "Je Ne T'Aime Plus" in one track (much in the way the tracks are interwined on Clandestino), appeared on Williams' album Rudebox and was released as a single release of its own in 2007. The song has also been remixed by breakbeat artists Cut & Run, and by drum and bass duo Ed Solo and Deekline.
|Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)||4|
|Germany (Media Control AG)||7|
|Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)||27|
|Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100)||42|
|Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)||15|
- "Bongo Bong"
- "Je Ne T'Aime Plus"
- "Mr. Bobby"
- "Bienvenido A Tijuana"
A music video was produced for the song with "Je Ne T'Aime Plus".
- Last.fm Top track (last 6 months) with 39,000, next is 29,000.
- "Manu Chao avec Anouk – Bongo Bong - Je ne t'aime plus – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
- "Lescharts.com – Manu Chao avec Anouk – Bongo Bong - Je ne t'aime plus" (in French). Les classement single.
- "Manu Chao avec Anouk - Bongo Bong - Je ne t'aime plus". Charts.de. Media Control.
- "Nederlandse Top 40 – Manu Chao search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
- "Dutchcharts.nl – Manu Chao avec Anouk – Bongo Bong - Je ne t'aime plus" (in Dutch). Mega Single Top 100.
- "Swedishcharts.com – Manu Chao avec Anouk – Bongo Bong - Je ne t'aime plus". Singles Top 60.
- "Manu Chao avec Anouk – Bongo Bong - Je ne t'aime plus – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart.