'Mambo No. 5' will forever be one of the most enduring one-hit wonders of modern music - but it seems that some of us were more enamoured with Lou Bega's 1999 hit than others.

Stephen King is one of the most successful and revered horror writers of all time, but it seems that even he has a lighter side - as the 'Misery' and 'The Shining' author revealed in a new interview.

King claimed that he played Bega's hit - which sampled Cuban musician Perez Prado's 1949 of the same name - so much, that his wife threatened to divorce him if he didn't stop.

The 74-year-old author made the comments in an interview with Rolling Stone to promote his new book 'Holly', claiming that in the past, he has liked to listen to music when he writes.

However, it seems that his repeated listening to 'Mambo No. 5' was too much for his wife Tabitha, whom he has been married to since 1971. While writing his 2011 book '11/22/63', which is about a time traveller who attempts to stop the assassination of JFK, he admits that he became obsessed with the song.

"My wife threatened to divorce me," he said. "I played that a lot, I had the dance mix. I loved those extended play things, and I played both sides of it. And one of them was just total instrumental."

He added: "I played that thing until my wife just said, “One more time, and I’m going to f***ing leave you'."

In the same interview, King also revealed that Fatboy Slim and LCD Soundsystem were staples of his creative process.

"If you tried to write and listen to Leonard Cohen, how the f**k would you do that?," he said. "Because you’d have to listen to the words and you’d have to listen to what he’s saying. But with some of the techno stuff, or KC and the Sunshine Band, Gloria Gaynor, it’s all good."