“What’s the name of the song?” Yep, you guessed it, ‘Darude – Sandstorm’.
‘Sandstorm’ was a global Trance hit, causing mayhem on dance floors across the world and deservedly becoming one of the great tracks of that era in Electronic Dance Music. It goes without saying that Darude’s hit has such a memorable sound, the unforgettable melody and synth evoke great memories and that euphoric spine tingle that comes with truly enjoyable and uplifting Electronic Dance Music.
One of the biggest hits of 1999 to be precise, ‘Sandstorm’ was released in Finland by ’16 Inch Records’; the tune proving popular and consequently being re-released in various countries the following year. ‘Sandstorm’ went on to achieve two Platinum and three Gold awards for units sold in 5 different countries as well as enjoying success in almost 30 different national charts across the globe.
Years before all of the jokes, and the also much joked/trolled about Trance anthem became a viral meme sensation after the track was heavily featured in gaming and sports video uploads on YouTube.
The famous “Sandstorm” Trance anthem became a viral meme sensation after the track was heavily featured in gaming and sports video uploads on YouTube. Who would have thought that a joke reply of ‘Darude – Sandstorm’ to a comment asking for the song being played during a live gaming stream would snowball into a massive social media obsession?
Regardless of the jokes, ‘Sandstorm’ rightly holds a place in the annals of Dance and Trance, and a place in the hearts of many fans from all corners of the world.
What a way to launch EDM Ranks’ Throwback Thursdays!