This and That

August 22, 2008

dabba dabba dabba

Aren’t you wondering what kind of title is this? To answer that, we have to go back to my childhood days. We used to play anthakshari a.k.a paattukku paattu (One team sings a song and the opposite team starts singing a song from the last letter that the first team ended with and the game goes on until someone cannot find a song). We would always try to end the song in ‘ta’ so that the other person gets stuck. We have only a few songs that start with ‘ta/da’ . Right now I can only think of these 4 songs. “Darling Darling Darling” from Priya, “Dilli kku rajannalum paatti sollai thattadhe”, “daddy daddy” from Mouna Geethangal and “Toothpaste irukku brush irukku” from Ranga. And the reason for this post, heard a new ta/da song today in Sun TV from the movie Irumbu Thirai which has the beautiful song, “Nejil kudiyirukkum anbarukku naan irukkum nilamai”. The ta/da song is
“Dappa Dappa, Dappa vaangara Dappa thambigaley, Empty Dappa thambigaley, Pazhaiya dappa thambigale, naan thappa nadandhu velai kaali dappaa thambigaley, dappa thambigaley”
Very interesting song. Danaal thangavel acts in this song. I know a new ta/da song now.. Yippeee!!

By the way, this is my 50th post!! Who would have thought I will be blogging this long!!


  1. Congratulations on the 50!! 🙂

    n here are some more for ur list…
    ding dong dong ding dong.. irandum ondrodu ondru sernthathu..from panakkaran
    dingiri dingale meenakshi dingiri dingale.. from Anbu Enge
    tring tring from amaran


    Comment by Reva — August 23, 2008 @ 9:23 pm

  2. And ‘Kuruvi’ recently gave us ‘Dandaanaa Darna…’ 🙂
    Congrats on the 50 🙂

    Comment by Balaji — August 24, 2008 @ 12:37 am

  3. one more to add to your list : “daddy daddy, sorry daddy, sappidaththaan vaanga daddy” heheheeh… there is definitely a song like that…but don’t have any idea about the movie name. Guess its nadhiya in that movie. Not sure though.

    Comment by aargee — August 24, 2008 @ 4:30 am

  4. Thanks for all the da songs, Reva.
    Balaji “Dandaana Darna..” is so awful!! The first time I heard, I thought it was from some Chimpu’s movie!!!
    aargee! Yes, I remember hearing that song.. Not sure which movie!!

    Comment by yaadayaada — August 24, 2008 @ 4:51 am

  5. This is only the 50th? Im sure if it was a talking blog, you would ve hit the 5000th by now! 😉 Congrats!
    When was the last time we played Antakshari? I think we ve grown up finally! 🙂

    Comment by B o o. — August 24, 2008 @ 11:17 am

  6. Congrats on 50. I totally agree with Boo on the talking blog!!!! I remembered Dole..dole from ‘Pokkiri’, dhol baaje from deepavali, dailamo from dishyum – courtesy: my teenaged daughters!!!!! Jaya

    Comment by jaya — August 24, 2008 @ 3:37 pm

  7. Could you send me your email addr? Thanx 🙂

    Comment by Balaji — August 28, 2008 @ 1:30 am

  8. I remember getting stuck with ta/da songs:)

    Comment by Lavs — August 30, 2008 @ 4:27 pm

  9. Oops, congrats on hitting the 50 number!

    Comment by Lavs — August 30, 2008 @ 4:41 pm

  10. On an unrelated note, do you know any good websites from which I can download latest tamil film songs??Thanx in advance

    Comment by Lavs — August 30, 2008 @ 9:38 pm

  11. Lavs,
    You can try

    Comment by yaadayaada — August 31, 2008 @ 8:03 pm

  12. Thanxs.The site has good collection!

    Comment by Lavs — September 2, 2008 @ 6:05 pm

  13. I didn’t even know there was this song from ranga… not even about the movie.. Guess I’m way backward and will score a big zero in paatukku paatu. But those were good old days, with a house full of children.. !!SIGH!!

    Comment by Sue — September 19, 2008 @ 3:02 pm

  14. Welcome Sue!! Yup.. Those were the good old days!!

    Comment by yaadayaada — September 20, 2008 @ 2:46 pm

  15. Can you please mail me the movie name and the download link of that”dappa dappa”song….I’ve been searching the movie name for 10+ years…I saw it once on sun tv when I was a kid….my brother’s nickname is dappa and to tease him I’ve been looking to download that song since then…..please mail me back

    Comment by ashok — October 16, 2012 @ 9:17 am

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