I thought of many ways to start this piece, each one more wordy and thoughtful than the last, but keeping it real and true to the site I’m going to tell you guys asli main, baat kya hai.
While writing this article, this author went on to Patari’s 90’s playlist to refresh her memory of the songs to be featured on here. Not going to lie, I couldn’t remember a couple of songs by their names (read Cycle by Abrar-ul-Haq) but as soon as they played I ended up smiling so hard (because they’re so cuteeeee xD ) and totally jamming out and singing along.
I think kids nowadays listen to some really weird music bhei. I really don’t understand the appeal. So if you’re like me and miss the simple yet glorious music of the 90’s, sit back, relax and be prepared for a major throwback experience!
1. Manne di Mauj by Hadiqa Kiani
This beautiful song shot in Kashmir, about the daily life there, is soo sweet! It’s sure to make you feel happy and relaxed.
2. Sayonee by Junoon
The ever-green sufi-rock song by the band Junoon just never gets old. Coke studio did a remake recently but the original just can’t be replaced in our hearts.
3. Purani Jeans by Ali Haider
Many graduating classes of the 90’s cried to this song on their college farewell day. This song will remind you of some beautiful memories of the days by-gone.
4. Billo de Ghar by Abrar-ul-Haq
One of the most iconic songs of the 90’s. You just cant stop singing along! SO much fun. Tikat kataoo laain banaaoo!
5. Dupatta by Hadiqa Kiani
Hadiqa singing about her dupatta in a music video that looks like it’s been inspired by “the Matrix”. How can this be anything but a hit?
6. Chief Saab by Sajjad Ali
Another one of those iconic songs of the era. A total sing-along! It was also a staple comeback if someone was really annoying you back in the 90’s!
7. Chan Makhna by Shazia Manzoor
This song played at soo many weddings. It’s a suuper sweet song, nothing compared to what plays at weddings now.
8. Cycle by Abrar-ul-Haq
And yet another one of the fun, light hearted sing-along songs of the era!
9. Chand sa Mukhra by Ali Haider
Ali Haider’s voice in this song is so dreeeeamy! A cute romantic song to lift your mood and make you remember your first love.
10. Dum Mast Qalandar by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
A timeless qawaali by the famous NFAK. No one else can do this justice. He is just brilliant.
11. Us Raah Par by Junaid Jamshed
If I could only explain how much I love this song and how melodious it is – real treat to the ears, always. Covered by Ali Hamza and Ali Sethi ft. Strings in 2017 Coke Studio season 10 brought back so many memories and hit nostalgia! Though it is a song that the 90’s kids will never forget, it always feels good to hear it being remembered on different platforms.
12. And here’s something for you all – A Bonus Song: Bhangra by Yatagaan
Dude this song is liiiiit. If you haven’t heard it, I highly suggest you do so!
Which are you favourite Pakistani songs that you automatically start singing along to when you hear them, your heart heavy with nostalgia and a huge smile on your face?