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Remembering Pakistani Pop music

By Talha Jahanzeb

Swamped into the 90’s music these days I thought to recollect the memories of those years with all you guys. Its from the years of emergence of Pakistani Pop. The top hits back in the old days. The one hit wonders or Elvis Presley’s of those age, all of them included. So here’s some Sharing of those hits, Which I would continue to share gradually for more days to come.

 

ALLAN FAKIR & MOHAMMAD ALI SHEIKHI

Legendary Sufi singer ALLAN FAKIR and Mohammad Ali Sheikhi collaborated for the PTV SHOW RUNG TARANG. This song, besides becoming an instant super hit and very popular not only in Pakistan but also abroad, was also performed by Mohammed Ali Sheikhi along with Allan Fakir and selected as best in the International Pop contest held in Singapore, which was telecasted live in more than 46 countries of the world. This song is still covered by many underground and mainstream Artists of Pakistan.

 

TUMHARA OR MERA NAAM – JUNAID JAMSHED

Junaid Jamshed heart throb of many in his era released this song as solo which was instant hit among the masses. He was already a known singer as he was the lead singer of Famous band VITAL SIGNS which include SHAHI HASAN,ROHAIL HYATT and RIZWAN UL HUQ.

 

JANEY KON THI WOH HASEENA – AWAZ BAND

90’s most wanted Awaz band sung this song which became a popular hit among youth in no time. Fraudiye, Main Na Mano Haar, Jadu Ka chiraag and Aey Jawaan are there most famous songs by Awaz. After the release of JAANEY KON THI WOH HASEENA, it was COPIED BY AN INDIAN music producer for a BOLLYWOOD movie which was sung by Udit Narayan and Lata Mangeshkar.

 

ZAALIM NAZRON SE – ALI HAIDER

THE SINGER WITH A SUPER HIT SONG PURANI JEANS RELEASED THIS VIDEO ZAALIM NAZRON SE in early 90’s which was also a big hit and was heavily played on PTV and STN. The model in this video is Natasha who’s the elder sister of nowadays Famous VJ, VJ Anoushey.

 

KHEL – DR. AUR BILLA

This song was a big hit of its time. The video Features media and comedy giants JAWAD BASHIR, FAISAL QURESHI, AHSAN RAHIM, AMINA KHAN and Ahmed Ibrahim. This song was youth oriented and got a lot of appreciation from the audience. Now all of them are working separately but they do collaborate on and off.

 

PURANI MERI CAR HAI – Unknown Singer

One of the major hit of its time, this song is sung by some unknown singer but in this song he mentioned about his CAR and routes of Karachi where he want to meet his girlfriend but his car is old and piece of crap which consumes a lot of petrol and all. I remember chanting and singing along the lines of this song.

 

JAAGO – JAZBA

This song came when Pakistan and Indian borders were tensed and these boys from Kashmir, frustrated by Indian forces came up with this song & message, JAAGO. The song was a huge Hit in Pakistan.

 

To be continued..

 

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