Poll Suggestion: Mam-Poll No. 5

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"One, two, three, four, five
Everybody in the car, so come on, let's ride..."


Lou Bega's "Mambo No. 5", reprising Cuban musician Dámaso Pérez Prado's mambo/jazz song of 1949, became one of the best selling singles of 1999, hitting the top spots in many countries' charts and the third in Billboard Hot 100 in the US.

Celebrating the 70th and 20th anniversaries of both versions, here's according to IMDb Starmeter the top actresses whose name pop up three times in the song during the annoyingly catchy "a little bit of" chorus.

Which of these actresses is (movie-wise) all you need, what you see, in the sun, here you are... well, which one is your favorite?

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls041306722/

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TheMovieSmith

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Clever poll idea. My vote is Rita Wilson
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I little bit of Monica!!!
And then one for the rest of my days
"The Song That Never Ends"
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Mambo Bump! #1 4 to go!
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bump
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FYC, just a thought.

1) Not everyone will be familiar with song or may need a bit of reminding. You could add something like "with a litany of female names" to better help make the connection.

Celebrating the 70th and 20th anniversaries of both versions, here's according to IMDb Starmeter the top actresses whose name pop up three times in the song during the annoyingly catchy "a little bit of" chorus with a litany of female names.

2) I also would add the corresponding line to each star's answer option. It will make it a more fun poll, by making it a sing-a-long. Plus, will help poll takers make the connection of your premise, especially since you have listed them in order.

Monica Bellucci
A little bit of Monica in my life
Erica Cerra
A little bit of Erica by my side
Rita Wilson
A little bit of Rita is all I need
Tina Majorino
A little bit of Tina is what I see
Sandra Bullock
A little bit of Sandra in the sun


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I did the changes, many changes to make with the fluctuating starmeter order ;)
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Using the top StarMeter female for each name is a bit tricky, as you may hit someone on a good week. I would make it better by using the term "among the StarMeter leaders" and picking the top five person for each name that has the most staying power/recognizable/iconic, in your opinion.
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You're right, though some top names were satisfying... many left with me a "huh?" look on my face.
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urbanemovies

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I would like to see two versions of StarMeter available for users, the weekly snapshot and a more meaningful 52 week rolling average.
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I'm testing the starmeter, Marilyn Monroe is before Marilyn Manson, which is good, not sure about Sean Bean before Sean Connery let's see with Katharine...

Katharine Isabelle (who?)
Katharine Ross (Elaine Robinson, why not?)
Katharine McPhee (my patience has limits)
Katharine Hepburn (at laaaaast!)

Don't get me started on the James'; McAvoy, Spader and Franco are before Garner and Earl Jones, and there's no trace of Stewart, Cagney or Woods.
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I have found the same with the StarMeter. Sean Bean probably is getting a GoT bump right now. Also, the term out of sight out of mind applies, Sean Connery retired over a decade ago, re-runs is the only thing keeping him afloat. It is easy to understand why Bean is rated above Connery, if  you realizes what that the StarMeter measures is page views and searches, However, I am sure Connery would beat Bean when it comes top of mind, if asked to name a Sean actor nine times out of ten. Likewise, if asked who is the most famous Sean actor, the results would be the same nine times out of ten.

P. S. I was being generous with using a top five criteria, you might have to dig even better to find the best option with the most fame,staying power, recognizabllity or iconicness.