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Daler Mehndi – Tunak Tunak Tun (1998)

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Happy 20th birthday to this classic, which was the first viral video I ever saw. Not that I could’ve known it at the time. The idea of something becoming famous through the internet was still a foreign concept to me. Most people didn’t even have the internet at home back then. I sure didn’t. “Tunak Tunak Tun” sits at 91 million views on YouTube right now, though the real number is surely much higher. The SonyMusicIndiaVEVO version has only been online for about four years, before which there were multiple copies, one of which had at least 100m, if memory serves correctly. Not to mention that this primarily circulated during the pre-YouTube era. So it could be well over a billion. Who knows?

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