OK – this has nothing to do with anything that I normally discuss. All it is is me sharing Rhiannon’s latest passion in music. It is called Tunak Tunak Tun and apparently all the kids at Rhiannon’s local school have fallen in love with it. Indeed, Rhiannon actually showed me some video she took at school of her fellow students dancing on desks to this, and she herself is learning the dance moves even as I type this. In perspective, she is a 12 year old girl living in a very Anglo-Saxon part of Australia. So I am amazed.
I looked into the song and found out that it is a 1998 song by Daler Mehndi. How on Earth are Australian kids suddenly dancing to this? By age alone I would expect them to reject it.
Having said this I myself find it strangely alluring and so I started searching YouTube for alternative versions just to see if I can get a sense of its travel through popular culture. For me the winner was the following video by 331Erock. The dormant metal-head in me loved it.
Thanks for reading this totally off-topic post :)