Ding Dong Song

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"Ding Dong Song"
DingDongSongCover.jpg
Single by Günther
from the album Pleasureman
Released21 January 2004[1]
FormatCD single, maxi CD, vinyl 12", digital download
GenreEurodance
Length4:04
LabelWarner Bros. Sweden, Independance Records, Electric Avenue
Songwriter(s)Anderz Wrethov
Mats Söderlund
Producer(s)Anderz Wrethov
Günther singles chronology
"Ding Dong Song"
(2004)
"Teeny Weeny String Bikini"
(2004)

"Ding Dong Song" is a song by Swedish pop singer Günther, featuring The Sunshine Girls, based on a 1984 Dutch hit called "Tralala" by Phil & Company. "Ding Dong Song" was released in 2004 on Günther's debut album, Pleasureman.[2][3] The song was number one for three weeks on the Swedish music charts.[4]

Background and recording[edit]

Günther's version is sung in English with a heavy German accent; the song is a parody of Eurodance genres, especially those from the 1980s and 1990s in Germany.[4]

The song gained widespread popularity on YouTube. Examples of the most popular fan-made videos include US soldiers in Iraq dancing to the song, YouTube users in front of their computers lip-synching, and various edited parodies.[5]

The beginning of the song also appears often during live streams of the German channel SkylineTV LIVE[6]; the viewers are sending these lyrics, which is read aloud live to the public via a loudspeaker.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[7] 43
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[8] 31
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[9] 16
Germany (Official German Charts)[10] 93
Ireland (IRMA) 6
Norway (VG-lista)[11] 6
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[12] 12
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[13] 1
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[14] 95
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[15] 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sanche, Karine. "Gunther And The Sunshine Girls Ding Dong Song single record info, sleeve and tracklisting". Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  2. ^ The Dutch Nationaal Pop Instituut on Phil (sic) & Company Archived 2008-01-08 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Phill & Company - Tralala". Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  4. ^ a b Gustafsson, Cecilia (18 March 2004), Tysk kärleksprofet bakom säljande diskobuskis (in Swedish), archived from the original on 18 May 2009, retrieved 20 March 2009
  5. ^ HHC 1-21 Mortars. "US Soldiers in Iraq - The Ding Dong Song".
  6. ^ "German streaming channel SkylineTV".
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Günther & The Sunshine Girls – Ding Dong Song" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Günther & The Sunshine Girls – Ding Dong Song" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  9. ^ "Günther & The Sunshine Girls: Ding Dong Song" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  10. ^ "Musicline.de – Günther & The Sunshine Girls Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  11. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Günther & The Sunshine Girls – Ding Dong Song". VG-lista.
  12. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  13. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Günther & The Sunshine Girls – Ding Dong Song". Singles Top 100.
  14. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Günther & The Sunshine Girls – Ding Dong Song". Swiss Singles Chart.
  15. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.

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