Those amongst you born in the last decade of the twentieth century or before, especially the ones who have witnessed the magic of the 90’s and early 2000’s, must be knowing that the 1990’s was a glorious decade and it never fails to make us nostalgic. Everything had its own charm, be it the cartoon’s, T.V shows, advertisements or the glorious Hindi Film Songs. We still fondly recollect the memories of those songs played on the t.v, radio, Birthday parties and other functions.
Let us take a ride down the memory lane and rewind some of the hit tracks from the nineties.
Pehla Nasha Pehla Khumar
This song from the Aamir Khan hit ‘Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar’ has been a hugely favoured track ever since it came out in 1992. The Sports Drama Film takes us back to our school and college days. Sung by all time favourite singers Sadhna Sargam, Udit Narayan, composed by Jatin, Lalit and written by Majrooh Sultanpoori, This catchy number is the perfect blend of Romance, Friendship and Family. It also marked Farah Khan’s first venture as a professional choreographer as she taught the non-dancer Pooja Bedi and made her appear good in front of the camera.
Nazar Ke Samne
‘Nazar Ke Samne Jigar Ke Paas Koi Rehta Hai Vo Ho Tum’ are the lyrics from this sensational track ‘Nazar Ke Samne’ sung by Kumar Sanu, Anuradha Paudwal, composed by Nadeem Shravan and written by Sameer. It could be heard in the Mahesh Bhatt directed 1990 superhit Aashiqui starring newcomers Rahul Roy and Anu Aggarwal. The video shows their beautiful love story blossoming around the college and girl’s hostel where the lead actress learns typing on a typewriter and Rahul teaches her. This track led the way to Kumar Sanu’s stardom as a singer and it is still one of his personal favourites as he can be heard singing it on most of the occasions till today.
Ek Pal Ka Jeena
‘Ek Pal Ka Jeena’ is an evergreen dance track which stands out as an inspiration for many dance lovers around the world. From Hrithik Roshan and Amisha Patel’s hugely successful debut film ‘Kaho Na Pyar Hai’, directed by Hrithik’s dad Rakesh Roshan, this mind blowing dance hit carved out Hrithik’s place as the dancing god of Bollywood. Many contemporary dancing stars like Tiger Shroff claim Hrithik and his song ‘Ek Pal Ka Jeena’ to be their biggest inspiration for dancing. Interspersed with perfectly complementary drums, string and Bass instruments, this melody was put to life by Rajesh Roshan, sung by the master singer Lucky Ali and written by Ibrahim Ashq, Sawan Kumar Taq and Vijay Akela.
Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna
One of the most popular songs from the highest grossing Bollywood film’s of all time ‘Dil Wale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’, ‘Mehndi Lagaa Ke Rakhna, Doli Sajaa Ke Rakhna’ was sung by our nightingale Lata Mangeshkar along with S.P. Balasubramaniam, composed by Jatin, Lalit and penned down by the well-known composer Anand Bakshi. Initially, this song starring superstar Shahrukh Khan and the effervescent actress Kajol was supposed to be the part of another movie, even the lyrics were a bit different and started with ‘Payal Chankate Aa Jaana’ but director Aditya Chopra loved this version so much that he made it a part of ‘DDLJ'. It still reigns over hearts as one of the most favourite wedding songs of all time.
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga
This one is a typical romantic melody from the 1994 Hindi patriotic romance film set in the 1942 British India, starring Anil Kapoor and Manisha Koirala. The entire music team was awarded. R.D Burman won his last Filmfare award for the Best Music Director specifically for this song, Javed Akhtar bagged the Filmfare award for Best lyricist and Kumar Sanu was awarded his 5th consecutive Filmfare Award for the Best Male Playback Singer. The soothing and sweet tune will surely lift up your spirits and make you want to dance around with the flowing breeze just like Naren and Rajjo or Anil and Manisha.
O Oh Jaane Jaana
‘O Oh Jaane Jaana Dhunde Tujhe Dewaana’ from the 1998 film ‘Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya’ starring Salman Khan and Kajol was the breakthrough track for singer, songwriter and producer Kamaal Khan. We all remember Salman Khan’s awesome dance moves and guitar playing skills from the song. He went shirtless for this song and made the girls go gaga over him, but how many of you know that his being shirtless wasn’t planned? None of the costumes on the set fitted him so his brother cum director Sohail Khan asked him to perform shirtless, he took the shots and they came out flawlessly. Composed by Jatin Pandit, Lalit Pandit and written by lyricist Sameer, this song has the most amazing beats and an extraordinary tune created by the fusion of instruments.
Main Koi Aisa Geet Gaoon
The much-admired track ‘Main Koi Aisa Geet Gaoon’ from the 1997 Box office success ‘Yes Boss’, is considered to be a gem in Shahrukh Khan’s career. Sung by Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Alka Yagnik, the Jatin-Lalit composition is competing hard to be the top song of the century. The tune was composed first and then the lyrics were written by Javed Akhtar. Director Aziz Mirza still recalls it as one of the most romantic songs of the century with Shahrukh trying to make the upset Juhi Chawla happy while travelling around Switzerland. He recalls that it took much more time to compose than average songs did in those days.
Whether we admit it or not but we still love listening to these remarkable tracks as much as we did in our childhood. These superhit numbers never stop casting their charm over us. To enjoy these delightful Bollywood hits visit http://gaanap.com/shared/play, to play Bollywood Musical games or to read the blogs and reviews visit GaanaP and download the App now! 🙂