Talk:Tunak Tunak Tun

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i nominate this article as a featured article@ !Partapdua1 04:30, 11 March 2007 (UTC)

  • This music video was also shown at the CIY Summer Conference '07 Terinjokes 05:30, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Use in a Video Game commercial[edit]

I remember this being used in a video game commercial, something by Nintendo I believe, but I can't remember what it was. Any help is appreciated. Several different clips were used, but the commercial ended with Daler Mehndi doing that funny nod with the big grin on his face. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:27, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

Lyrics are about love with refrence to an musical instrument called tumba(or ektara) which sounds like tunak when played.

Actually, the Tunak dance was used for the dancing style of the Draenei male character in World of Warcraft, hence the wide popularity of the video. Here's the proof: [1]

lyrical content?[edit]

Why does the article not discuss, at all, the lyrics of the song? I'm not asking for a full reprint of the lyrics, just a statement about what the song is about. -- 17:22, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

I second this; most other popular non-english songs have at least a brief translation... Igob8a 02:30, 19 September 2007 (UTC)

This song has no literal translation. It's just nonsense. (talk) 03:22, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

What kind of nonsense? Some attempt at translation would be good. People have translated 'jabberwocky". Notenderwiggin (talk) 20:58, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

refrain: (5x) Tunk tunk Tun Tunk tunk Tun Tunk tunk Tun Da Da Da

Sweetheart, the strings of the instrument play listen to what the heart says Come and love me (4x) Sweetheart...

refrain2: refrain (4x) The world is a colorful place it's not good nor bad (4x) Listen friends the ektaara(music instrument) says Mehndi's friends refrain (4x)

Sweetheart, come smile with me sometimes Tell me whats in your heart or its over between us (4x) Sweetheart...


Sweetheart, you are moon and I am moonlight (2) there is no one like us Our thread of life is in the hands of god (4x) Sweetheart


Zazaban (talk) 05:19, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

That shut them up Havelava (talk) 00:31, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

External Lik - Noteworthy?[edit]

This link:

Doesn't seem noteworthy enough to include. It isn't referenced in the article and has no real information. I can't see any reason to keep it. (talk) 21:43, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

    • Oops, didn't sign in - the above comment, and the corresponding edit on the article is my me, DesireCampbell (talk) 21:45, 18 January 2008 (UTC)


What language is the song? Punjabi? (talk) 14:21, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

Yes. Though, as far as I know, the "tunak tunak tun" part is just gibberish, but the rest is Punjabi. (talk) 14:11, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

tunak tunak is not gibberish it is a popular punjabi expression to demonstrate the sound of the stringed punjabi folk musical instrument called iktaara. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:53, 12 October 2011 (UTC)

Air Sitar?[edit]

Could this video have the earliest recorded air sitar solo? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:25, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

Added a link to the "english language" parody of this song on Youtube[edit]

As a parody example and citing fair use for inclusion of said link. (talk) 22:42, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

I added back the Youtube parody video, which was added as an example of the article subject and useable as parody/fair use.....I ask that future editors/edits not remove it just based on my editing past and prior actions bad or good and remember to not assume bad faith please (talk) 11:55, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

Why is this parody noteworthy? de Bivort 16:57, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

I am assuming that since such parodies are talked about in the article (Regarding the fact it has been parodied and is a meme on the internet to some extent.), it is therefore allowable and prudent to include an example of such parody for reader perusal and referrencing. (talk) 13:21, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

Why, among all parodies should this one be used? Also, you may want to read up on WP:EL. de Bivort 17:48, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

And why shouldn't it be used, among all parodies? One reason might be because I don't know off hand any site that contains all or most such parodies of said video on one page, and that one might just as well be able to use the link provided to expand one's search to other parody examples of said video from that same link/page......either via the related videos section on afforementioned page or the search function. And yes I have read the external links policy page and believe this conforms to those guidelines.....citing fair use once again and also the fact that flash(a requirement to watch videos on said link's site) is readily available to download should one choose to watch said video at the provided link & that while the video might run slowly on computers running slower connections to the internet the rising usage of broadband and other connection types should make this transmission speed hurdle irrelevant to all but a scant few Wikipedia users. (talk) 19:12, 25 April 2010 (UTC)

Also, the above mentioned parody that I linked has in and of itself the most hits/views on Youtube and other such websites making it one of the more prominent and well known parodies of such and thus noteworthy and worthy of inclusion in this article per those respects. (talk) 19:21, 25 April 2010 (UTC)

In Popular Culture...?[edit]

The dance from this video was used for the draenei dance in World of Warcraft. To be clear, when you're playing a male draenei ( and you type /dance, your character does the dance from this video. You can see it in the World Of Warcraft: Dancing video ( The male draenei dance starts at 1:35. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:32, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

Second reference link is dead[edit]

The title says most of it, but it looks like the website got a fancy flash redesign and the old link is broken. Just thought I'd point it out. Tpotthast (talk) 07:59, 26 September 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up. Should be fixed now. de Bivort 13:54, 26 September 2010 (UTC)