If there’s one song I can think of that really captures the essence of the early 2000’s, Darude‘s Sandstorm has got to be the one.
I know you’ve heard this song at one point or another.
That song was everywhere in the early 2000’s. I can’t even remember when I first heard it, because I heard it so many damn times. Well, that was also one of the few MP3s I had on my computer (I was stuck with painfully slow dial-up back in the day), so I listened with a little regularity as well.
And apparently I wasn’t the only one, because there are plenty of pretty amusing videos of people covering the song with various instruments.
Perhaps the most famous one is the guy who plays it on a toy trumpet with surprising proficiency and skill:
It can be played on an accordion…
Or by an orchestra of accordions…
It’s kinda weird imagining someone dancing a polka to Sandstorm, but… I’m doing it.
It can be played on a Melodica (which is a wind instrument that has a piano-like keyboard for selecting notes):
And it can even be played on things that aren’t instruments at all… Like pens and a desk:
Or how about a keypad at the entrance of an apartment building?
You can play it on a printer (assuming it’s got this beeping sound pre-programmed):
Or even a phone keypad:
It sounds surprisingly good on a bank of 8 floppy disk drives programmed to play music:
If you thought THAT was cool, imagine hearing it on the “Floppotron:”
What if all the instrument sounds were replaced by animal sounds?
Hell, you can even cover Sandstorm with objects you probably have in your kitchen right now:
So to answer the question posed in the title of this post: I think you can probably play Sandstorm on just about anything.