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"Tunak Tunak Tun"
Song by Daler Mehndi
Published 1998
Released 1998
Genre Bhangra
An example of a Tunak parody, attempting similar dance move.

"Tunak Tunak Tun" (Punjabi: ਤੁਨਕ ਤੁਨਕ ਤੁਨ), typically referred to solely as "Tunak" or "The Tunak Song", is a bhangra/pop love song created by Punjabi artist Daler Mehndi and released in 1998. It has become an internet meme because of its catchy tune and the amusing dance in its music video, inspiring numerous parodies. The music video was the first made in India to use bluescreen technology,[1] which allowed the singer to superimpose his image over various computer-generated backgrounds, one featuring St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow.

Multiple images of Daler Mehndi performing the distinctive dance move.

The unusual dancing and presence of only the singer in this video was a response to criticism from the world of Bhangra pop. Many critics at the time complained that his music was popular due to his videos which featured beautiful women dancing; his response was to create a video that featured only himself. As he predicted, the song was still a huge success, with the unexpected benefit of becoming a cult hit in other countries due to the phenomenon of foreign language and unusual dancing.[1]

References

  1. ^ "Biography - Insight". dalermehndi.com. 2006. http://www.dalermehndi.com/html/bio-insight.shtml. Retrieved 2006-07-06. 

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Simple English

Tunak Tunak Tun is an Indian pop song released in 1998. It has become an internet meme.[1]Most of its popularity comes from women dancing.[1]It has used bluescreen technology.[2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Indian Times, 2008.
  2. "Chroma Keys are a technology that allows composting images or frames together." English Wikipedia, 2010.







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