Tunak Tunak Tun

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"Tunak Tunak Tun"
Song by Daler Mehndi from the album Tunak Tunak Tun
Released 1998
Genre Bhangra
Label Magnasound
Writer(s) Daler Mehndi
Music video
"Tunak Tunak Tun" on YouTube
Multiple images of Daler Mehndi performing the distinctive dance move

"Tunak Tunak Tun" (Punjabi: ਤੁਣਕ ਤੁਣਕ ਤੁਣ) or simply "Tunak", is a bhangra/pop love song by Indian artist Daler Mehndi released in 1998. At the time, critics complained that Mehndi's music was only popular due to his videos that featured beautiful women dancing.[1] Mehndi's response was to create a video that featured only himself. The music video was the first made in India using greenscreen technology,[1] which allowed the singer to superimpose his image over various computer-generated backgrounds such as desert and mountain landscapes and St. Basil's Cathedral.

The song and video was a success in India. It later became an international internet meme.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 28


  1. ^ a b "Tunak Tunak Tun". dalermehndi.com. Retrieved 2011-04-22. 
  2. ^ "YouTube search of 'Tunak Tunak Tun'". Retrieved 2012-03-10. 
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be - Daler Mehndi - Tunak Tunak Tun". Ultratop. Retrieved 2016-07-03.