YouTube Easter egg contains all the horrors of a Sandstorm, by Darude

1 Apr 2015

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Hardly the most creative Easter egg on the web, YouTube seems to be heavily promoting Darude’s 1999 dance hit Sandstorm. No matter what song or artist you search for, it suggests Sandstorm.

Selling 2m copies of the single, and enjoying the bizarre stat of featuring on more than 200 dance mix compilations, Sandstorm is a song pretty much everyone knows – and many truly hate.

You can search for John Lennon, Darude – Sandstorm by Darude will be suggested. Katy Perry? Darude – Sandstorm by Darude will be suggested. Even if you search ‘Darude Sandstorm’, Darude – Sandstorm by Darude will be suggested.

It’s not all encompassing, though. If you search ‘SiliconRepublic’, we come up. Also a few ‘How to …’ searches showed no mention of Sandstorms …

It’s a strange time of year in tech.

John Lennon

Searching John Lennon get’s Darude’d

Katy Perry Darude

Searching Katy Perry gets Darude’d

Darude, Darude

Searching Darude, somehow, gets Darude’d

Sandstorm image via Shutterstock

Gordon Hunt is senior communications and context executive at NDRC. He previously worked as a journalist with Silicon Republic.

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