Tingeling is a group of songs created and performed by Henrik Dorsin, Michael Lindgren, Andreas Alfredsson Grube, Andreas Grill, Jorge Olivares Rivas and Grotesco which served as entertainment during the intermission of the Melodifestivalen 2009. A version of the songs, namely Tingaliin was released as a single that peaked at number one on the Sverigetopplistan 27 March 2009. On 5 April 2009, it entered Svensktoppen.
The songs were a part of a series of sketches performed at Melodifestivalen in which the TV director Pål Potter, performed by the actor Rikard Ulvshammar, and music director Rolf Pihlman, performed by Dorsin, try to get a singer and a song from every city where Melodifestivalen is held. They fail each time, and Pihlman instead performs songs from his old dance band, mostly the stereotypical dance band song Tingeling, and remixes of it.
The latter was criticized by the Russian embassy in Stockholm for stereotyping. It became popular and reached the top of the Swedish Singles Chart.
Based on the success of the single "Tingaliin", an album was released containing various renditions:
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