We are blessed to have been born in the era of Coke Studio. This is one of the best things for which the whole world will be thankful to Pakistan forever.
Though the list of the gems given by the Coke Studio, Pakistan is endless, here are a few songs that we bet, you won't ever want to miss on.
1. Tu Hi Tu
Singer - Mehwish Hayat & Shiraz Uppal
I hope you have your glass of wine ready before listening to this romantic masterpiece. This song takes you on a love journey (even if you are single) and will make you resilient to reach the one. If you are having a one-sided love story, keep your fingers crossed and share the song with them.
2. Mujh Se Pehli Si Muhabbat
Singer - Humaira Channa and Nabeel Shaukat Ali
This song is one of the classic examples of how old songs should be cast back to the tunes of the young generation. A perfect satire throughout, this song will bring out hidden feelings within you. Do enjoy this pleasant song and keep in mind whenever you hear someone criticizing remakes for disturbing the essence of old songs, you know what to do.
3. Dekh Tera Kya/Latthay Di Chaadar
Singer - Farhan Saeed and Qurat-ul-Ain Balouch
Perfect lyrics. A perfect combination of songs. Perfect duet. Perfect background music. Perfect emotions. Perfect expressions. The whole song is a power pack performance in itself. It's a treat to ears and well as eyes. If you dwell deep into the lyrics, you will realize that even a barren heart will feel spirited enough to fall in love all over again.
4. Aaya laariye
Singer - Meesha Shafi and Naeem Abbas Rufi
Does this song ring a bell? Oh yes! You must have heard this song on wedding occasions, thanks to Shahid Kapoor's Mausam. But let me tell you, apart from the first two words, these songs are both different. And both are amazing in their own ways. This melody is a blend of the wedding vibe along with the generic Coke Studio style. You can't let go of listening to this song without rhythmic nods throughout. (Make sure you add this song to your wedding playlist)
Singer - Ali Zafar
A wanderer in love who loses his own identity to absorb the identity of their true love. Most people know this song from Abhishek and Aishwarya's Raavan movie which had a fast tempo. But this composition by Ali gives a soft texture to this song and the music along with the beats is sure to get one on their feet. A romantic song with amazing lyrics is bound to make its way into the heart of the listener.
6. Shikwa / Jawaab-e-Shikwa
Singer - Natasha Baig, Fareed Ayaz & Abu Muhammad Qawwal
That moment when we try our hand at something new and fail, we lose all our faith in
God. This song is about reinstating that very faith in the almighty. It tells you about why
He is all understanding, all-forgiving, and ultimately the Giver. This song would give you the courage to get up and begin again when you’ve lost it all, the hope, that He will protect you from your own pessimism and guide you towards the reward you are pursuing, all you have to do is just ask for the help.
Singer - Sahir Ali Bagga and Aima Baig
Never did we ever think that toxicity could be this beautiful instead of that fear that we might lose the other one and the constant anxiety which comes with “I’ve to be perfect for them to always stay with me” I bet we all would have dated this song instead of a
real person. This would give the comfort of love, delusional yet required, that they’ll stay no matter what after a tough day with your loved ones. It would satisfy the urge to be right of that adolescent kid in you demanding the love that you deserve.
8. Man Aamadeh Am
Singer - Gul Panrra & Atif Aslam
We all love it when our delusional and a bit childish wishes are fulfilled, even if it is just for a moment, be it in a dream or even in reality. That delusional wish of ours to be
loved even when we don’t want to love, this one song would definitely make you feel
accepted. It promises that you’ll be loved even when you’re not loving, that someone
will always wait for you to come back and fall in love with them whenever you are ready
and all at your terms, and that while you are away the love for you from that person will
only grow and evolve and become a happy place in you to return to.
Singer - Atif Aslam
This one needs no introduction. A masterpiece of qawwali first sung by Sabri Brothers in
Pakistan in 1990 and written by Purnam Allahabadi much known for writing the world-famous qawwali ‘Bhar Do Jholi Meri Ya Mohammaed’. The remake of this qawwali by
Coke Studio Pakistan Season Eight with Atif Aslam as the voice of the song does nothing but make this one even more recognized as a qawwali and has provided the comfort of a mother’s caress to the anxiousness of so many hearts. Just go and listen if you haven’t already.
10. Umran Langiyaan
Singer - Ali Sethi & Nabeel Shaukat
If Devdas was a musical, this would be the song. Ali Sethi’s melodious voice catching
the expression of each line in its pure essence and Nabeel Shaukat’s voice makes this
the song the heart of a lover’s pain who is yet waiting to reunite with their partner, with hope
that they’ll come back for sure one day and anger which most definitely would
dissolve into the thin air the instant the other one appears in front of them. It’s a waiting
lover’s recluse far away from the chaos.
11. Afreen Afreen
Singer - Momina Mustehsan and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Afreen Afreen is an emotion. No other person's word or feeling can provide justice to this song's meaning except for the person listening to it. It's an ode to mention this song in this list.
Hope you enjoy listening to these soulful gems of songs.
By Soumya Shrivastava & Vedant Dalmia
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