Bappida’s most hummable tracks

It would be unfair to confine Bappi Lahiri’s epitaph to only the Disco genre – he was adept at romance, peppy tracks, and even ghazals that took him to unprecedented heights. Here are some of Bappida’s tracks that justify his standing as a versatile musician:

Log kehte hain main sharaabi hoon

Film: Sharaabi | Singer: Kishore Kumar | Lyricist: Anjaan

This part picturized on Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Prada has separate clippings on any video channel which proves how the legendary singer in Kishore Kumar emerged in a new avatar.

Yaad aa raha hai

Film: Disco Dancer | Singer: Bappi Lahiri | Lyricist: Anjaan

This film marked the debut of disco music in the Hindi film industry with ‘I am a disco dancer’. Among all the tracks in the film, this one remains special – picturized on Mithun Chakraborty and sung by Bappida, it needs no caption.

Raat baaqi baat baaqi

Film: Namal Halal | Singers: Asha Bhosle and Bappi Lahiri | Lyricist: Anjaan

Bappida and Asha Bhonsle have together given some of the most memorable numbers in the history of Hindi film music, and this one picturized on Parveen Babi, Shashi Kapoor with Amitabh Bachchan, is one of the most-talked-about.

Kisi nazar ko tera intezar aaj bhi hai

Film: Aitbaar | Singers: Asha Bhosle and Bhupinder Singh | Lyricist: Hasan Kamal

Picturized on Suresh Oberoi, Dimple Kapadia, and Raj Babbar, the song is all about the unrequited love that Oberoi expresses for Dimple. Shot at picturesque locales, Bhupinder and Asha pumped in every drop of emotion to the song beyond doubt.

Manzilen apni jagah

Film: Sharaabi | Singer: Kishore Kumar | Lyricist: Anjaan

Even Amitabh Bachchan would rate it as one of his best. Impeccable composition by a man who took to music like a fish in water and coupled with Kishore Kumar’s voice, the song is immortal – period.

Aao tumhen chaand pe le jaaye

Film: Zakhmee | Singers: Lata Mangeshkar and Sushma Shrestha | Lyricist: Gauhar Kanpuri

Starring actors Sunil Dutt and Asha Parekh, this track was one of Bappida’s earlier hits that signaled his entry into the Hindi film industry.

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