Best Pakistani pop songs from 80’s cannot beat the meaningless rap songs of millennial singers whom we consider popular and worth listening in our leisure time. When the beautiful melodies hit our ears and strikes good vibes, a wave of grace, simplicity and composure in musical expression is recollected.
Best Pakistani Pop Songs
This generation is gifted with the best Pakistani pop songs only because of the beautiful melodies sung by the charismatic singers of their time in 80’s.The trend to make a remake out of every Oldie Goldie song is the way to win the audience’s hearts.
The culture of pop music also took over the music industry in late 1980’s. Let us take a walk down the memory lane of golden period where the fusion of lyrics and tune of Pakistani albums was treated to the ears with mellifluous Lollywood music.
Check out the sweet, tuneful, melodic and selective best Pakistani songs here:
- Aap Jaisa Koi, Aankhein Milane Wale & Disco Deewane by Nazia Hassan
- Dekha Na Tha by Alamgir
- Us Rah Par & Na tu Ayegi, Ankhon ko Ankhon Ne and Dil Dil Pakistan (Vital Signs) by Junaid Jamshed
- Boohey Baariyan & Dupatta by Hadiqa Kiani
- Purani Jeans and Zaalim nazron se by Ali Haider
- Billo de Ghar by Abrar ul Haq
- Chief Sahab by Sajjad Ali
- Tera Kangana by Shehzad Roy
- Kaho Ek Din by Ahmed Jehanzeb
Aap Jaisa Koi, Aankhein Milane Wale & Disco Deewane by Nazia Hassan
A prominent iconic Pakistani singer and songwriter, Nazia Hassan (LATE), remembered, as “Queen of Disco, Pop” in South Asia is still a legend and the favourite vocalist of all times.
Her classic hit song, Disco Deewane is still cherished and lived by many people, which was later on reproduced as one of the best Pakistani songs for Indian movie “Student of the Year”. Her charming and vibrant voice connects us with her darling personality.
Top 3 jams’ of teens and Tweenies reflect the romance, the beauty of life and the positive energy with which life needs to be celebrated as best Pakistani pop songs from 80s.
Dekha Na Tha by Alamgir
A quickly gained recognition song, sung by the eminent artist, ‘Elvis of the East’ and ‘King of the Pop’ won millions of hearts with his versatile singing style.
It was inspired by playback singer Ahmed Rushdi and Elvis Presley. He is considered the pioneer of the Urdu pop music scene.
This song is the best one to do the justice if the concept of breaking stereotypes and going against the conventional style of lifestyle has to be bridged with a Pakistani pop singer.
Its spellbinding music with deep and profound meaning hidden in its lyrics is the message for the masses to be your own version in this world.
Let us live each day with the aim to break the taboo of same lethal routine and retreat ourselves for a brighter life ahead!
P.S Bilal Khan and QB have come up with a remake to pay tribute to this remarkable legend.
Us Rah Par & Na tu Ayegi, Ankhon ko Ankhon Ne Jo Sapna and Dil Dil Pakistan (pop band Vital Signs) by Junaid Jamshed
A talented and handsome heartthrob singer-songwriter, crowned the chocolate boy of the Lollywood music industry, is still adored by the masses and made a huge fan following with his Pakistani album that was released in 1999, “Us Rah Par”.
It collectively makes a perfect romantic and beautiful playlist of all times. The aura of love of one’s personality and the courage to adopt the change and adapt in life, the potential to defy the crowd and making one’s own journey, the unique one is the major pickups of his vocals.
His patriotic music track, Dil Dil Pakistan, created a buzz in the industry in 1987. It secured third spot in BBC World Service International poll of popular songs in 2003.
Vital Signs is a legendary, prosperous pop rock bands of Pakistan. Coke studio released the remake of Us Rah Par to revive the golden legacy of Junaid Jamshed and paid tribute in the best possible manner.
Boohey Baariyan & Dupatta by Hadiqa Kiani
Pakistan’s biggest pop sensation’s funky Dupatta song with techno beats, bragged number 15 among the ‘Twenty Best Pakistani Pop Songs Ever for Pakistan’. Country’s leading female vocalist never fails to surprise us with the fondness for new experiments with her hair styling as well as her music career. Roshni, a Pakistani album, became a smash hit with the melodious and soft track, Boohey Bariryan .
It was the foremost Punjabi song of Hadiqa Kiani. The Pakistani pop music has much flourished with her footsteps in the Pakistani music industry.
She has been the best playback singer for many Hum TV Drama OST’s and the audience showed immense love towards all her tracks. She is famous for her diverse Lollywood music production in Sufi rock music industry.
Purani Jeans and Zaalim Nazron Se by Ali Haider
Two of the catchy songs sung by notably popular best Pakistani singer, Ali Haider for his Pakistani album ‘Sandesa’. This album came out in 1993, takes us back to the era of college days. All the memories come back to you and hit you like nostalgia. How a youngster lives a carefree life in adolescence, far away from all the worldly tensions. The chic persona fascinated the masses with his crisp and attractive tracks.
Billo De Ghar by Abrar ul Haq
Ninety’s Mehndi dances were incomplete by this thrilling and fantastic Lollywood Punjabi song. In fact, Billo de Ghar sung by Abrar UL Haq is still famous.
His debut single, in 1995, an Urdu- Punjabi classic has been a smash knockout. However, this song has the energy to rock the dance floor. Therefore, it rocked with massive popularity all over the world.
Chief Sahab by Sajjad Ali
Sajjad Ali’s, Pakistani album Sohni Lagdi, its release dates bak to1999. A semi classical, pop and rock singer who gave us the difficult choice to choose the best Pakistani pop song from all his albums.
Who does not remember “ Cinderalla mera intezar karna” and “Larri Adda” , sung by a talented and god gifted persona. He has won numerous glories as a successful artist.
Tera Kangana by Shehzad Roy
In eastern culture, the attire a girl carries manifests her beauty. Shehzad Roy’s song “Tera Kangana” has highlighted the minute details of how a girl steals the show by the chime of her bangles and anklets.
The way her shyness captivates the attention of the beholder.Enchanting and tenderly instrumental of this best Pakistani song captures your heart. And makes you feel nostalgic about the music scene that was so simple and down to earth in ninety’s times.
Dum Mast Qalender by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
A world legend that we as Pakistanis are proud to call one of our own and the legend was born in Faisalabad to Qawal Fateh Ali Khan. It is one of his all-time popular classical Sufi Qawwalis.
No Qawwali Mehfil or Mehndi function is complete without Dama Dam Mast Qalandar. He is a legendary Sufi among his disciples.
Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was a magnificent fable of the Lollywood music industry. He presented the genre of Qawwali to the global doom. He entranced the world with his influential vocals and passionate love for Sufism.
Coke studio featuring Uzair Jaiswal and Jabar Abbas grabbed the roots of this Sufi song. Their blissful voices leave a soothing effect wherever and whenever you listen to it.
Kaho Ek Din by Ahmed Jehanzeb
Therefore , saving the best for the last “Kaho Ek Din” released in 2003. A soul stirring song sung by a Pakistani pop and classical singer Ahmed Jehanzeb. Album Parastish has been the best selling Pakistani album of its time.
A perfect track to dedicate to your beloved for confessing possessiveness and love! Devoting yourself to the one you completely love. A desire to lose one’s own persona and wants to become the beloved!
In other words ,the artist has certainly done a brilliant job with the expression of this fine piece of art and it is a commendable achievement.
His Khaki Banda, a Sufi- rock track sung in Coke studio with Uzair Jaiswal. That shined bright as a sparkling star in the Lollywood music industry accompanying all the philosophies of life. The music director has jotted down and crafted the lyrics beautifully.
Above All , It is unfair to say that I have mentioned all the best Pakistani songs in this article. However, I am a crazy fan of ninety’s songs and fanatic about the lyrics composed in that era.
Therefore, feel nostalgic about the decency and grace of that beautiful yet golden time. It takes me back to the olden times. When love and beauty were pure and demonstrated in a concise and compact way. Especially when autoplay treats you with Junaid Jamshed and Ahmed Jehanzeb hits.
Pakistani pop songs 80s along with Old Lollywood music is a magnificent art collection. Memoir of the past generation as a gift for us. We need to preserve the authenticity of the originals in the best way. Let’s relive those genuine and precious moments again!