Assorted Pakistani Music for the Weekend

Posted on October 5, 2008
Filed Under >Owais Mughal, Music
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Owais Mughal

I have chosen following four Pakistani songs to go with the weekend today.

(1) Title: hum chale to hamare
Singer: Alamgir
Movie: jageer
Musician: Nisar Bazmi

I believe this was also the first movie song by Alamgir. Nisar Bazmi is credited for chosing him for this song. I have childhood memories of listening to this song on our home radio.


(2) Title: purani jeans
Singer: Ali Haider

First of all I am just happy to find this song after many years. I was in the University myself when this song came out and became an instant hit. Most of the college going guys in Pakistan could relate to the life style depicted in this song. For my group of friends, the connection was even more profound, as Ali Haider was in the same university as us except he was few years senior than our batch. I remember seeing him couple of times in the corridors of Civil Engineering. We never idolized him or anything but just that this song was something we could relate to. A pair of old jeans used to be the ‘national dress’ for many of us in the university.

(3) Title: kuch is tarah
Singer: Atif Aslam

For me this is one of the best songs of Atif Aslam. I can listen to it over and over again without getting tired.

(4) Title: ek husn ki devi se
Singer: Mehdi Hassan
Musician: Nisar Bazmi
Movie: meri zindagi hai naghma

The combination of Nisar Bazmi’s tune and Mehdi Hassan’s singing makes this song ever green.

6 responses to “Assorted Pakistani Music for the Weekend”

  1. ali miah says:

    this also nice song that reminds me of the condition of our beloved nation. This song was also recently sung by up and coming Amaanat Ali of Fasilabad, Pakistan.

    Tujhse naraaz nahin zindagi:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_WV6HRq3SM

    tujhase naaraaz nahi zindagi, hairaan hoon main
    o hairaan hoon main
    tere masoom savalon se pareshaan hooN main
    o pareshaan hoon main

    jeene ke liye socha hi na tha, dard sambhalane honge
    muskuraoon to, muskurane ke karz utaarne honge
    muskuraoon kabhi to lagata hai
    jaise hontonn pe karz rakhaa hai
    tujhase …

    aaj agar bhar ayi hai, boondein baras jaayengi
    kal kya pata inke liye aakhen taras jayengi
    jaane kahan gum kahan khoya
    ek aansu chhupake rakha tha
    tujhase …

    zindagi tere gum ne hamain rishte naye samajhaye
    mile jo hamain dhoop main mile chhaanv ke thande saaye

    o tujhase …

  2. Lateef says:

    Bhai saab…thank you so much for the great music! Let me refer you all to one more song, a true classic:

    ‘Chan Mayreh Makhna’ by Inayat Hussein Bhatti
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEx19u8IoAE

  3. Owais Mughal says:

    P Pakistani, I had almost put ‘tum mere ho’ as the 5th song in the above post before deciding to limit the number of songs to 4. Yes it is very beautiful song. Original song was sung by Mehdi Hassan.

    Salim Javed sang it in early 2000s. I must admit, I’ve never been a fan of Salim Javed but this one song, he got it right.

  4. P Pakistani says:

    Another great song,

    Saleem Javed’s “Tum Mere Ho”. http://tinyurl.com/3ls5am

    Even though this song predates my birth, it’s one of those evergreen songs.

  5. P Pakistani says:

    Beautiful…. these are extraordinary songs.

    it doesn’t get any better….

    Thanks for putting them together Owais.

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