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Meaning Of Tamma Tamma Loge Song? Blamed Of Being A Copy Of THIS International Song!

We’ve all danced to the superhit Bollywood track ‘Tamma Tamma Loge’. It is one of those songs that connects generations. Be it the older generation or the younger, it makes all of us move and get on the dance floor. Released in 1990, we heard the song ‘Tamma Tamma’ for the first time in Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt starrer ‘Thanedaar’. If that wasn’t enough, the song got remade as ‘Tamma Tamma Again’ in Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan starrer Badrinath Ki Dulhania. Both the songs ruled over their respective generations but we failed to recognize the original song that inspired both of these.

The inspiration of Tamma Tamma Loge runs back to 1988. A song called ‘Tama’ released in French, sung by Guinean singer Mori Kanté is said to have inspired the Bollywood tracks. Even the public has noticed striking similarities between both the songs and especially their hook lines. You need to hear both the songs yourself to get an idea of what we are talking about.

Here is the Bollywood Tamma Tamma Loge from Thanedaar:

This is the remake of the 1990 song:

This is the Guinean song, said to be the inspiration of the other two:

Another interesting fact about the Indian version of ‘Tamma Tamma’ song is that the main line ‘Tamma Tamma Loge’ doesn’t actually carry a meaning to itself. The French song ‘Tama’ has its hook line ‘Tama Tama Lobe’, which was converted into ‘Tamma Tamma Loge’ in its hindi version. All these years we have been wondering what the song actually means, only to find out that it doesn’t actually mean anything! 

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Do you still have any questions regarding the song Tamma Tamma? We have already guessed it. Remember the song ‘Jumma Chumma’ from Amitabh Bachchan’s super hit 1991-film ‘Hum’? Do Tamma Tamma and Jumma Chumma sound similar to you? You are not mistaken, they sound similar to anyone who hears them. This has made the public believe that Jumma Chumma was also inspired by the 1988 French song.

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The speculations are drawn only on the basis of the public’s observation. The Indian audience never lets minor details go unnoticed and as such, it is obvious for them to notice striking similarities between two different songs. It isn’t actually the first time Bollywood has been blamed for copying international tracks. What matters for us is that Tamma Tamma has given us infinite memories and made our celebrations special! Copied or not, it will always keep us fetching to the floors and moving our bodies.

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