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"Ding Dong Song"
Single by G√ľnther
from the album Pleasureman
Released 2004
Genre Eurodance
Length 4:08

"Ding Dong Song" is a song by Swedish pop singer G√ľnther, featuring The Sunshine Girls. The song, originally released in 1984 as Tralala by Dutch band Phil & Company, was released in 2004 on Gunther's debut album, Pleasureman.[1][2] The song was No. 1 for three weeks on the Swedish music charts.[3]

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Background and recording

The new recording is sung in English, though with a heavy accent. It is likely a parody of the Eurodance genre of the 1990s popularised by groups such as Aqua, Culture Beat and The Real McCoy, which traditionally featured rappers paired alongside clichéd and nonsensical female chorus vocals. The guitar strum, tempo and castanets are similar to Jam and Spoon's "Right In The Night".

The song's popularity with students at Texas A&M caused some controversy in 2009, leading to disciplinary action taken against a Director of Student Activities. This episode began when a student group, Aggie Yell Leaders (a male only group), uploaded a video of their fun and frivolity celebrating their joy ride to a football game while singing the Ding Dong Song.[4]

Composition and lyrics

The song's popularity is largely due to its euphemistic chorus: "Ooohh, you touch my tralala... Mmmmm, My ding ding dong."

The music video for the song features Gunther with a mullet, moustache and large dark sunglasses typical of 1970s pornography, as well as both male and female nudity and overtly sexual dancing.

References

  1. ^ The Dutch Nationaal Pop Instituut on Phil (sic) & Company
  2. ^ The 1984 record's entry in the Discogs database
  3. ^ Gustafsson, Cecilia (18 March, 2004) (in Swedish), Tysk k√§rleksprofet bakom s√§ljande diskobuskis, http://sydsvenskan.se/kultur-och-nojen/article62328.ece, retrieved 20 March, 2009  
  4. ^ http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs/2009/10/aggies_ding_dong_song.php

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