Ding Dong Song

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

"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
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


  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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