Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Golden era of Pakistani pop music

Time has though gone, but the era of late 80's and early 90's, has still captured the hearts of Pakistani pop music followers. The era of 90's produced many top stars of Pakistani music which i consider portrayed the real love, peace, harmony and culture of Pakistan, while giving the lesson of simplicity, honesty and brotherhood to all of its followers worldwide.

Bands like Strings, Junoon, vital signs, Awaz took music of Pakistan to the skies of glory, where as solo songs by Zohaib Hasaan,Nazia Hasaan, Haroon, Faakhir, Juniad Jamshaid, Jawad Ahmed, Abrarul Haque, Hadiqa Kiyani, Sajjad Ali and Ali Haider attracted a wide and rapid ever-growing list of fans.

Once you turn on your cassette players or ipods to listen to these songs, you will find your self flowing in the sweetest melodies and poetic lyrics. Even the videos of these songs would be perfectly harmonized with the culture of Pakistan. Simple and innocent. For instance, remember the video of  Zara chehra to dikhao, Sanwali Saloni and Zalim nazron se? All were the sure-hit of that time. Unlike the songs of the current times, most of which are sold to India, the songs of 90's would only feature the simple, fully covered models avoiding all sort of unnecessary fusion of the male or female models. That was the real Pakistani culture. That was the real essence of Pakistani music infact.
Mr.Fraudiye was the most favorite song of 90's of all age groups.
Pakistani music industry is I consider one of the most revenue generating and famous industry of the world. However, I don't like the idea of releasing albums from India. I don't know why singers believe that they will not receive the same welcoming attitude of public if they release them from Pakistan. It might be just a mental disturbance of them, I reckon. If the song is released from India, it will not bear the tag of Pakistan on the Pakistani talent. What worse, the videos featuring the songs are also in no way suitable for the Pakistani population. I know that media has changed everything, even the moral boundaries of this nation. Thatswhy, innocence has been lost from our society.


 No matter, what the music popularity chart shows, its a fact that people still love the music of 90's. Including the children  who were not lucky enough to be born in the mentioned eras. I also remember the songs of mid 90's, however i love to browse, find and listen the songs of old times again and again.Who can forget the memorable song Purani jeans, chaand sa mukhra, Mr.Fraudie, Ae Jawaan and dil dil Pakistan?

Do you also miss golden era of Pakistani pop music?

16 comments:

Kiran Ashraf said...

I agree cuz videos n songs today cant be compared to the 90s.Music released from india by our bands dosent make any sense. Maybe they think that the label of india would take them to new heights but its mere foolishness :)

Vinod Vyas said...

U missed out Hasan Jahangir whose album Hawa Hawa was rage in India in late eighties.Album was nice blend of modern and traditional music.My all time fav was "Aa jao zara mehndi lagao".

hina said...

ahaa!! woww!! loved this one! sorry i was away for such a long time!! but missed this place reBZ! btw i loved purani jeans or guitar and khas toe per zalim nazron ne to kamal ji ker dya thaa!

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Eyewitness said...

The era was "golden" until Juniad Jamshaid came to know that pop is paap.

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ReeBz said...

Kiran thanks for sharing your views:)

ReeBz said...

Vinod Vyas!!
You really pointed out well :) Sorry for missing! but the reason i missed it is i was very very little baby at the time when this album was released so i don't remember any song of this album except hawa hawa, which had been famous till i started remembering things in mid 90s :)

ReeBz said...

hina :)
Thanks for coming back1 i missed yoi too dearest :)

ReeBz said...

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ReeBz said...

Eye wetness:
You literally explained and covered years of Golden era in just a single line.. simple yet complete!

ReeBz said...

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Thanks for the compliments. I am honored really:)
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Dumb said...

You missed Hasan Jahangir, Arid Zone, Fringe Benefit, Yatagan, Sajjad Ali's staggering hit albums, Adnan Sami, Dr or Billa, Nazia Hasan

ReeBz said...

dumb:
thanks for commenting. I no doubt missed many. even most of the names you have mentioned here, i am hearing first time like arid zone, Fringe benefit and yatagan.

Since the title says, the era was golden, it consisted of many singers, making it simply impossible to mention all the names :)

Mad Gir| said...

Seriously was the golden era .. i still remember the top 10 music program of that time..

Anonymous said...

One obvious reason behind launching music careers in India is the lure of getting rich as India's music indstry is the REAL money spinner & not Pakistan...and if the artists feel that their music is worth a million, I really dont seem to understand why thats a problem for you...rather than ostrasize, learn to accept...and grow up! atleast leave these talented stars out of your India-hate campaigns...

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