Children of today who are too busy with their gadgets and phones don’t know much about the glorious Indie pop tracks which ruled over every music lover’s heart way back in the 1990’s and early 2000’s. Walkman’s and cassettes were popular and television was the only source of entertainment. There was no system of downloading songs, people had to purchase them and the precious songs, each one being a gem was worthy of being purchased.
Here we’ll talk about a few hit IndiePop/Pop songs by well-loved artists from the 1990’s, and early 2000’s.
Kitni Haseen Zindagi
Music: Lucky Ali
Singer: Lucky Ali
Lyrics: Lucky Ali
Lucky Ali or Maqsood Mahmood Ali, an Indian singer-songwriter, composer and actor sang this mellifluous happy go lucky song, way back in 2001. ‘Kitni Haseen Zindagi Hai Ye, Hoton Pe Jaise Kahani Hai, Sadaa Yahan Kiska Thikana Hai, Unki Rawani Me Jaana Hai’ are the starting lines from this merry and extremely catchy number. Lucky Ali and his songs were hugely popular at the end of the 1990’s and beginning of 2000’s. He was a sensation, especially amongst the youth. Each of his music videos had a special theme and would be shot around some of the most exotic locations like Egypt, South America, South Africa etc. The 'Kitni Haseen Zindagi' music video is shown as a continuation of a movie and Lucky is seen to be in a chirpy mood riding around the city on his bike while singing the song.
Kya Surat Hai
Music: Bombay Vikings
Singer: Neeraj Shridhar
Lyrics: Neeraj Shridhar
Bombay Vikings was a pop band that combined Indian pop and Classical Music. It was started in 1994 in Stockholm Sweden by Neeraj Shridhar, Oscar Söderberg and Mats Nordenborg. Mats Folke and Johan Folke were the other 2 members. Bombay Vikings became famous with their remixes of old Bollywood hits. This all-time favourite entertaining track has both English and Hindi lyrics and Neeraj Shridhar’s wacky antics in the music video add all the spice to this joyous melody.
Made In India
Singer: Alisha Chinai
Lyrics: Alisha Chinai, Shyam Anuragi & Biddu
‘Ek Dil Chaahiye That's Made In India, O Ho Ho Ho, Made In India, Ek Pyaara Soniya, Ek Dil Chaahiye That's Made In India’ is still one of the most well-loved songs from the 1990’s, whether it be Republic Day, Independence Day or just any other day, it doesn’t matter, we simply love this pop number by Alisha Chinai, which has redefined the fate of Indian men. Biddu Appaiah, an Indian-born, England-based singer-songwriter, composer and music producer composed the music. Alisha Chinai, Shyam Anuragi and Biddu penned down the classy lyrics. The beautiful Alisha Chinai along with the Gorgeous Milind Soman starred in this hugely popular music video, making it more loved than ever.
Music: Lalit Sen
Singer: Falguni Pathak
Lyrics: Lalit Sen, Sameer
Falguni Pathak is an Indian female singer, performing artist, and composer based in Mumbai. Her music is based on traditional musical forms from the Indian state of Gujarat. Falguni Pathak was a pop music genius in the 1990’s and early 2000’s. She still sways huge crowds with her heart touching melodies. ‘Chudi Jo Khanki Haathon Mein’ is one of our most favourite pop melody of her’s, released in the year 2000. You’ll find the spectacular music video on the Falguni Pathak VEVO channel on YouTube. The video focuses on a gang of excited schoolgirls who get ready to attend a Falguni Pathak concert.
Singer: Sonu Nigam
Lyrics: Sonu Nigam
This fabulous song from Sonu Nigam’s ‘Deewana’ album was released on 5 Feb 1999 by Label T-Series. Sonu Nigam’s fantastic lyrics and awesome singing created an impact on the youth and the grown-ups alike. The striking music video showcasing a mushy love story is still loved by millions. Hats off to Sajid Ali, Wajid Ali’s mindblowing composition and Sonu Nigam’s talent as a singer. We loved his pop numbers. He should have continued making such music along with his Bollywood playback singing.
Music: Leslie Lewis
Singers: A Band Of Boys
Indian Indie Pop bands like A Band Of Boys are the reason why girls go gaga over musicians. ‘Meri Neend’ came out in 2002 and proved to be a smashing super duper hit. The entire band comprising of 5 members Karan Oberoi, Siddharth Haldipur, Sherrin Varghese, Chin2 Bhosle and Sudhanshu Pandey were superb with their performances in the music video. The video resembles a typical Korean Pop music video comprising of an all girls or an all-boys band. These talented musicians have done quite big in life, but the musical masterpieces that they created as part of the band stand out till today.
This kind of music is no more created that often. Every song had a meaning, every video had a beautiful story to tell. These songs get imprinted in one’s mind for eternity. Those of you who haven’t heard these magical melodies yet, can listen to these phenomenal songs on http://gaanap.com/shared/, to play Bollywood Musical games or to read the blogs and reviews click on GaanaP and download the App now! 🙂