Sandstorm (3:41)

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“Sandstorm” is a 12” and a CD single by the Finnish DJ Darude. The single was released by record label Neo in 1999 and re-released in 2000. Sandstorm was the best selling 12” worldwide in 2000. The song appeared as a licensed song on DDRMAX Dance Dance Revolution.

Sandstorm is of the trance music genre of electronic dance music. Soon after release, the song became popular on pop radio stations, reaching #1 in Norway and entering the US Top 40, though its popularity waned soon after release. The song itself has also spawned many remixes, some of which span genres outside of the electronica genre. It is frequently used for sampling. Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist Wanderlei Silva uses Sandstorm as his theme music. Sandstorm is popular at U.S. sporting events and is regularly played to excite the crowd.


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