Fandango craze: WWE's musical mastermind discusses origins of 'Fandangoing'

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April 15, 2013

FandangoFandango’s theme has sashayed its way up the iTunes charts in the United States, but it has picked up major steam in the United Kingdom, where it has surpassed even the likes of the Lumineers and Chris Brown on the pop charts. As Fandango himself has noted on Twitter, the earworm now rivals even Taylor Swift’s latest single, “22,” in the U.K.

“It’s high time someone gave her a run for her money,” Johnston said in jest of Fandango’s burgeoning iTunes rivalry with the 23-year-old Grammy Award–winning pop idol. “That’s actually why I wrote this song.”

All kidding aside, Johnston — who has composed themes for such iconic Superstars as “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, The Rock and The Undertaker — is simultaneously flattered and baffled by “ChaChaLaLa’s” bizarre surge in popularity, and looks forward to hearing where the WWE Universe takes it next.

“When we can show people a good time, that’s the ultimate home run,” Johnston affirmed. “I think that kind of crowd participation thing where everyone is comfortable enough to sing, whether you can sing or not, or dance whether you can dance or not, that’s as good as it gets.”

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