It was in the era of the 1990s when Hindi pop culture flourished in India. Much before Yo Yo Honey Singh, Raftaar, Badshah, it was the likes of Alisha Chinai, Daler Mehendi among many others who ruled TV screens and cassettes two decades back i.e the 90s. Hindi pop songs back then were like a breath of fresh air. Before pop culture, the audience then was mostly fond of filmy songs. But music lovers didn’t hesitate to listen and appreciate the latest trend then, pop culture. Following which the pop tradition only has got better in India. But the pop songs from the ’90s will always be very close to our hearts following its originality, feel and innocence which we all can still connect to.
Many amongst us, especially the 80s and 90s kids have grown up watching and listening to some of the evergreens pop songs like Made In India, Aankhon Me Tera Hi Chehra, etc. Today let’s take a visit to those beautiful memories down the lane from our childhood when many of these below-mentioned songs had us humming its lines and made us watch and listen to it on repeat mode.
1) Made In India
This iconic track happens to be one of the most listened and watched Hindi pop songs not just in India, but also abroad. Made In India which is been sung by Alisha Chinai in her melodious voice back when it released sold a whopping 5 Million plus copies across the nation. From East to West & North to South, the song was very much adored and still happens to be one of the most loved Hindi pop tracks among music lovers. Made In India also topped various music charts across Asia back when it released.
Apart from Alisha’s voice, lyrics and catchy Indian backdrop with various Indian cultures, also the highlight of the video was model-actor Milind Soman who at that time was at the peak of his modelling career.
2) Aankhon Me Tera Hi Chehra
This melodious track featuring Bollywood actors Shahid Kapoor and Hrishitaa Bhatt continues to reign in the hearts of music lovers. Aankhon Me Tera Chehra by musical band Aryans, when released back in 1999, was an instant hit. The song based on the theme of first love and heartbreak showcased in an innocent way still has the same magic which it had when it released.
3) Tunak Tunak Tun
This song by Daler Mehendi needs no introduction. We all have at least once in our lifetime have grooved to its beats. Daler Mehendi’s energetic voice and his bhangra steps still have the very same magic and positive feel that make us groove to its beats, which it had when it released. The fact that even after 2 decades post its release we still get to hear this song at functions, weddings, ceremonies, etc proves how famous and how much this track is loved by one and all.
This melodious romantic track by Sonu Nigam in his soulful voice had every music lover’s heart skip its beat. Not just the song, but even the beautifully shot video showcasing a certain incidence that brings two lovers closer and thus making their bond stronger back in late 90’s when it released garnered all applauds and won hearts all across. Deewana Tera is without a doubt one of the big milestones not just in Hindi pop culture but also in Sonu Nigam’s singing career. The song was also remade for 2015 released ‘Ek Paheli Leela’, but then it failed miserably, thus proving that the 1999 released pop track still has all hearts from music lovers following its originality and innocence.
5)Kya Surat Hai
This peppy track by Bombay Vikings crooned by Neeraj Shridhar had the entire nation groove to its tunes. Kya Surat Hai was one of its kind following its Hindi and English lyrics with western and desi feel to it. It was quite a huge risk in the late 90s to attract the desi audience to a pop song which has a very strong English feel to it, but it did work in favour of the Neeraj Shridar and his band Bombay Vikings. As they received overwhelming responses from music lovers. Thus making it one of the most listened and adored pop tracks to date in India.