Apache (Tommy Seebach)

Apache (Tommy Seebach)

Updated Jun 20, 2014 at 11:26AM EDT by mona_jpn.

Added Sep 08, 2009 at 12:30PM EDT by Pierre-Yves.

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On YouTube, Apache commonly refers to the Danish singer Tommy Seebach’s[1] 1976 rendition of the original composition by Jerry Lordan (see below). The music video--featuring Seebach and his band having a good time with a group of tribal-clothed babes--first came to the spotlight at the Fantasia Film Festival in 2006[2], when “DJ XL5”: dubbed Prodigy’s Smack My Bitch Up (watch on video gallery) over the original M/V footage.[3] The dub was a success and soon enough, remixes and dubbed renditions of Apache music video took on a life of its own on YouTube.

“Apache” The Song

In pop culture, Apache is a well-known, often-covered instrumental track written by English songwriter Jerry Lordan.[4] Inspired by the 1954 western film Apache, his song has been numerously sampled by other musicians across generations, from The Shadows and Incredible Bongo Band to Sugarhill Gang and Sir Mix-A-Lot.


Several variation exist on YouTube with different techno tracks from AC/DC, Chemical Brothers, Air, Voodoo people, Snoop Dogg, etc.

  • With Prodigy (by DJ XL5):

  • With AC/DC:

  • With Chemical Brother:

  • With Electric Six:

  • With Air:

  • With Pulp Fiction Theme:

  • With Snoop Dogg:

  • With Mogwai’s The Sun Smells Too Loud

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