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Calcutta (Taxi Taxi Taxi)

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Bubblegum dance Eurodance

Robert Uhlmann, Ceasar Zamini

Robert Uhlmann, Robin Rex

"Calcutta (Taxi Taxi Taxi)" (1998)
"S.O.S (The Tiger Took My Family)" (1998)

"Calcutta (Taxi Taxi Taxi)" is a song recorded by Swedish eurodance artist Dr. Bombay. It was released in 1998 as the lead single from his debut album Rice & Curry. The song became Jakobsen's first major hit, topping the charts at number 1 in Sweden and 2 in Norway.



The song is sung from the perspective of Dr. Bombay, an eccentric Indian taxi driver who is employed by his uncle and, despite his impaired vision and lack of a license to operate, loves to drive his taxi.

CD single

The following tracks are on the CD single:

  1. Calcutta - Original Version – 3:20
  2. Calcutta - Extended Version – 4:16

Single CD-maxi

The following variations of the track were released on the Maxi single:

  1. Calcutta - Original Version – 3:20
  2. Calcutta - Extended Version – 4:16
  3. Calcutta - Karaoke Version – 3:18
  4. Calcutta - Alternative Mix – 4:16

Music video

An accompanying music video for the song was produced in 1998. It shows Jakobsen clad in a kurta, pagri and dark glasses, driving the streets of Calcutta as he collides with pedestrians and debris, steals the lunch of an unsuspecting restaurant customer, steals a newspaper in a similar manner and hangs outside his window in roller skates as various engine parts are continuously thrown from the car. Throughout the video, the action frequently cuts to a 180 degree pan of the taxi's interior, in which Jakobsen is superimposed with several instances of himself who can be seen making hand gestures, dancing, sleeping, hanging out the windows and interacting with each other.

Much of the video was filmed in Malaysia, as can be deduced from vehicle number plates on display throughout.


A remixed version of the song by Basshunter appears on Jakobsen's first compilation album The Hits as a bonus track. Videos were produced for the following songs:


Calcutta (Taxi Taxi Taxi) Wikipedia

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