Remember this video from the magical 90’s?
This one was one of my absolute favourites. I must have seen this video countless no. of times. I can’t place my finger on what exactly I liked about this video, but there was something just so appealing about this video to me that it gave me butterflies everytime I saw it. May be it’s the way Jimmy Shergill dances, like someone who is heads over heels in love with someone, or like someone who is blown away by someone’s good looks, or like someone who is just glad to be young, good looking, single and available for that gorgeous woman. I don’t know what it is really. But it’s oh-so-sexy. May be it’s the way he dances… like someone who has found the key to happiness; or how happy one feels when something one was looking for ages finally presents itself. Or maybe it’s the captivating music, the awesome lyrics, that coming-of-age-feel to the video or just that smug, sexy, playful look in JOJO’s eyes. But I still love this song.
Pop Music culture in India was blooming in the 90s. What peppy songs and what touching videos, videos that made your heart melt; videos that gave you butterflies, videos that made you feel like you want to fall in love. What an era that was. They don’t make songs or videos like that any more. Such chic songs and hip videos, such good looking actors, such melodious voices of Sonu Nigam, Alisha, Shaan, KK, Suneeta Rao, Asha Bhosle, Falguni Pathak and many more.
My generation has grown up on those videos. I remember how we used to keep watching these videos over and over again in summer holidays. We used to fervently switch channels so as not to miss any video anywhere. What happened to those good old days?
“Made in India” took India by storm. Uffff… those drop-dead gorgeous Greek-God looks of Milind Soman and that uppish and proud but in a good kinda way expression on Alisha’s face, I-know-what-I-deserve-look in her eyes, her graceful portrayal of a princess and kind-of patriotic lyrics made us all swoon. This song was on the top of the charts for a very, very long time.
And this Chui-mui si Tum lagti ho song…The gift shops across India made record profits selling those little teddies after this song. This is not amongst my personsal favourites though
Tantalising song Pari hoon Main, by Suneeta Rao, has got to be the most popular dandiya song. Though credit goes to Falguni Pathak probably for popularizing at her dandiya-garba raas .
And how can we forget the sweet, mellifluous and perhaps one of the best voices of Sonu Nigam and his blockbuster album “Deewana”. This is my absolute favourite.
And this one? One of the most romantic songs, I still have this on my playlist
Tanha Dil by Shaan, what a wonderful song and what touching video! Look at his hair! *jawdrop*
This cute video by Falguni had all the teenage girls going weak in their knees for that gorgeous male model. It became such a hit that everyone was seen imitating these dance steps.
Oh and how can I forget this one? Gur Nalon Ishq Mitha… All the girls went crazy over Jas Arora at once and all the boys oohed-aahed over Malaika Arora.
Sukhwinder Singh’s powerful, high pitched, soul-stirring voice in this wonderful song Nasha hi Nasha hai made your heart ache for those two lovers who couldn’t live together forever
And out-of-the-world music and tabla beats in Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s Afreen Afreen Song, combined with good looks of Lisa Ray.
Remember Stereo Nation’s “Oh Carol”. It was very Gen-Y kinda song for 90s.
Pyar ho Gaya (Long before Shiney’s rape case)
I often muse what happened to that era? Why don’t we have such songs any more? Why do we have to put up with Halkat Jawaani and Jalebi Bai?
I hope I have been able to take you back in time…to the wonderful 90s…and you have been able to reminisce those buried memories from that beautiful phase of life that 90’s was.
If you remember more, please feel free to add to this list in the comments sections.
Oh yes, and this one…completely forgot this, without this no school/College Farewell is complete.