«Sandstorm» is a song by Finnish trance producer and DJ Darude.It was released on November 15, 1999 in Finland by 16 Inch Records, and re-released in Europe in 2000. «Sandstorm» was the best-selling 12″ single worldwide in 2000.On March 1, 2010, over ten years after its release, the song was certified Gold in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of over 500,000.Soon after release, the song became popular on pop radio stations, reaching No. 1 in Norway, though its popularity waned quickly.The video for the song features Darude with headphones (Sony MDR-F1 model) viewing two people (a man and a woman) chasing a woman with a case. It was filmed at Helsinki Senate Square. Darude seems to appear at every place the pursuers and the pursued go.