Admit it! We may listen to Shakira and rock our head on “Lean on”. “Florida” might be on our repeat list and we may be resorting to “Adele” to cry our hearts out on her soulful voice. And since our song list is a mixed bag of Hollywood and Bollywood , Desi beats combine with our Hollywood ones as generously as a combo of aloo-gobhi. But amidst those rocking rap, catchy fast beats and recent foot tapping numbers, we have forgotten some “once upon a time” utterly-buttery melodious and groovy songs. Katyayani Kapoor gives you a glimpse into some irresistible bygones on which you can swoon over.
This album featuring very lovely Nauheed Cyrusi and Donovan Trevor Wodehouse as they fall in love at first sight with K S Chitra and Sultan Khan’s soulful voice in the background and scenic visuals takes us to another world. No wonder this album won International Viewer’s choice Award at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards in the Hindi Pop genre.
2.Aur Ahista Kijiye Baatein
Yes this song which you are most probably still singing after reading the title. It is an extremely melodious song by legendry ghazal singer Pankaj Udhas released in 1997. Soothing voice of Pankaj Udhas took us all in a dreamy love story between an Indian girl and firangi boy who eventually fall in love through some touching series of events. This was also Sameera Reddy’s debut in the entertainment world.
Here it is :
3.Maine Payal hai chhankai
This Falguni Pathak’s song from her 1999 album of same name has the cutest puppet show featuring Vivan Bhatena. Its peppy and melodious tone left us tapping our foot to the groovy number.
Here you go:
4.Jab saamne tum aa jaate ho
This romantic number from Jagjit Singh’s 2006 album “Dil Kahin Hosh Kahin” in Asha Bholse and Lata Mangeshkar’s vocie is was one of the most played songs on TV screens in that year. Featuring Riya Sen in double role and Mihir Mishra as the hero, this album tells a heart rending tale of love and sacrifice revolving around two sisters.
A Must watch :
5.Chudi jo khanki haathon mein
Another groovy number from Falguni Pathak’s Chudi featuring Riya Sen again gave us a glimpse teenage years of that first crush. This song was a rage at weddings and its iconic dance step was hard to miss.
Here you go:
6.Made in India
It would be unfair if I don’t include the song which made Alisha Chinai and Milind Soman overnight sensation. It became one of the highest selling pop albums and Chinai also received International Billboard Award for the same.
Here’s a replay:
7.Kabhi to nazar milao
In 2000, Asha Bhosle and Adnan Sami came together to release a collection of songs named “Kabhi to Nazar Milao” in India. It had topped the Indipop charts for the most of 2001 and 2002 and it sold around 4 million copies alone in India.
8.Aankhon Mein tera hi chehra
This cute song by the Aryans band showed a one sided teenage love in the most beautiful way. A young Shahid Kapoor falls in love with the very pretty Hrishittha Bhatt. And who can forget the cute dog in the album who is hard to miss.
Refresh your memories here:
9.Kabhi aana tu meri gali
This foot tapping number from Palash Sen’s 2003 album “Euphoria Gully” casted Vidya Balan as the main lead. It was a combination of groovy music with peppy and fun lyrics set in an earthy Indian background.It proved to be a lucky charm for Vidya Balan as before this video the actress was struggling to struggling to grab Bollywood movies but soon after this video she was offered “Bhalo Theko” -her first film release.
10.Woh pehli baar jab hum Milein
Well, this utterly romantic song from 1999 movie “Pyaar main Kabhi Kabhi” in Shaan’s endearing voice remained an all time chart buster for quite a while. It featured Dino Morea and Rinkie Khanna in their young romantic avatar which has left us connected to the film even now.
Treat you ears here: