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Happy Birthday Nazia!

Written by Omair Alavi

By: Omair Alavi Pop singing has never been the same in Pakistan, since Nazia Hassan bid farewell to it in the 90s. She may have died but her songs keeps her alive in both India and Pakistan where she is considered an icon. On what would have been her 52nd birthday, we take a look…

SAMAA | Omair Alavi – Posted: Apr 3, 2017 | Last Updated: 4 years ago

By: Omair Alavi

Pop singing has never been the same in Pakistan, since Nazia Hassan bid farewell to it in the 90s. She may have died but her songs keeps her alive in both India and Pakistan where she is considered an icon. On what would have been her 52nd birthday, we take a look at her Top 10 songs that changed the dynamics of pop singing and playback singing in the Indian subcontinent

Aap Jaisa Koi – Qurbani

The year was 1980 and this Biddu composition changed the way we listen to songs. Nazia Hassan was introduced to the world through this song the rights of which were purchased by director/producer Feroz Khan and filmed on the glamorous Zeenat Aman.

Disco Deewane – Sangdil

A couple of years later, Nazia Hassan was back with her film debut as a playback singer in Sangdil; her album had gained popularity in the meantime and she had become a sensation for young boys and girls out there.

Boom Boom – Star

After the success of Nazia’s first album, Biddu composed songs for a few Bollywood flicks, Star being one of them. Boom Boom became a rage due to its different compositions and is popular even today, after 3 decades.

Dum Dum Dee Dee

Long before music videos were made in Pakistan, Nazia and Zoheb had been there, done that! In this song, Nazia plays a young girl trapped in Wonderland kind of place. Of course she escapes the illusion to entertain her countless fans.

Yeh Dil Tere Liye Hai – Aag

Nazia Hassan sang for Rati Agnihotri in this Bollywood venture and the song was loved by all for its fresh vocals and innovative compositions.,

Main Aaya Tere Liye

Nazia and Zoheb sang this duet for Govinda’s first film and made it immortal with their rendition. Don’t miss Govinda’s antics with the knives too!

Dosti

Whenever you think of Nazia and Zoheb, this song comes into mind as they sang it on many occasions on TV. It is a song about friendship and has been going strong ever since its debut in the early 80s.

Dil Ki Lagi

This is easily one of the best songs by Nazia and you might be surprised to know the name of the music composer – Bappi Lahiri.

Kariye Pyar Dia Galan

This song has become synonymous to Nazia Hassan as it was the last shot by PTV in the early 90s. After this song, she quit music to become a lawyer and would have had done well even there had her life not been cut short in 2000.

Disco Deewane

In Student of the Year, the actors pay tribute to Nazia Hassan through her iconic song Disco Deewane; although they didn’t use the full song, the limited usage brought back memories of her era.

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