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In The Composers’ Voice – 4: Bappi Lahiri

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When you come across this name, you automatically think of peppy numbers, foot tapping music, disco lights, over the top choreography and bling! Yes, a lot of bling! If you have grown up in the 80s, Bappi Lahiri must be a household name for you and these is no denying that his songs had a different ring to it.

His style of music was such that it inspired many a composers to not only copy that style but choose him as a singer for their compositions. Today let us celebrate Bappi Lahiri’s talent as a singer and plunge into the collection.
P.S. Get your dancing shoes ready.


1. Yaad Aa Raha Hai – Disco Dancer (1982)

Yaad Aa Raha Hai Tera Pyar is a super hit song from the 1982 movie Disco Dancer. The song is sung and composed by Bappi Lahiri and written by Anjaan. The song features Mithun Chakraborty as a Disco Dancer. The song is one of the super hit classics of all time in Indian Film Industry.


2. Yaar Bina Chain Kahan Re -Saaheb (1985)

Yaar Bina Chain Kahan Re is a hindi song from the 1985 movie Saaheb. The beautiful fot tapping dance number is a duet by Bappi Lahiri and S. Janaki. Composed is Bappi Lahiri and written by Anjaan, the song remains very popular for the disco feel and the dreamy dance sequence featuring the then on-screen hit pair of Anil Kapoor and Amrita Singh.

3. Raat Baki Baat Baki – Namak Halaal (1982)

Raat Baki Baat Baki is a hindi song from the 1982 movie Namak Halaal. The song is very famous and a super hit classic. The video of the song that features Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor and The diva – Parveen Babi, was beautifully shot. Sung by Asha Bhosle and Bappi Lahiri, the song has a very progressive feeling despite being a Dance number. The lyrics of the song are written by Anjaan.

4. Dil Mein Ho Tum – Satyamev Jayte (1987)

This superhit romantic number is composed in a typical Bappi Lahiri trademark style. The song (male version) is sung by Bappi Lahiri and written by Farooq Qaiser. The video features Vinod Khanna and Anita Raj as a romantic pair.

5. Bambai Se Aaya Mera Dost – Aap Ki Khatir (1977)
Bambai Se Aaya Mera Dost is a hindi song from the 1977 movie Aap Ki Khatir. The song remains one of the most popular of Bollywood. Sung by Bappi Lahiri and written by Shaily Shailender, this song is a trademark song of a happy event and occasion and is played at large gatherings and functions till date. The video features the handsome Vinod Khanna and Rekha.


6. Jile Le Jile Le – Tarzan (1985)

Enjoy this super hit song from the 1985 movie Tarzan starring Hemant Birje and Kimi Katkar. Sung by Bappi Lahiri and Alisha Chinai the happy song is a dance number shot at the campfire in a jungle. Written by Anjaan the song enjoys mass popularity till date.

7. Tamma Tamma – Thanedaar (1990)

Tamma Tamma Loge is a hindi song from the 1990 movie Thanedaar. Tamma Tamma Loge is a duet by Anuradha Paudwal and Bappi Lahiri. Composed by Bappi Lahiri, the song was arranged on a new age computer system and was very popular during the era. The dance number features Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit.


8. Asalaam-E-Ishqum – Gunday (2014)

The super hot song featuring Priyanka Chopra is from the movie Gunday. Sung by Neha Bhasin and Bappi Lahiri, the music is directed by Sohail Sen and the lyrics written by Irshad Kamil. The song also features Ranvir Singh and Arjun Kapoor.

9. Bombai Nagariya – Taxi No. 9 2 11 (2006)

Bombai Nagariya is a hindi song from the 2006 movie Taxi No. 9 2 11: Nau Do Gyarah. Sung by Bappi Lahiri, John Abraham and Nana Patekar, Bombai Nagariya is composer is Shekhar Ravjiani and Vishal Dadlani. The song has awesome lyrics by Dev Kohli relating the Mumbai City with the culture.

10. Ooh La La – The Dirty Picture (2011)

The song Ooh La La – Tu Hai Meri Fantas from the Bollywood movie The Dirty Picture.This song is sung by Bappi Lahiri & Shreya Ghoshal. Written by Rajat Arora, the video features Vidya Balan, Naseeruddin Shah, Tusshar Kapoor and Emraan Hashmi. The music is directed by Shekhar Ravjiani, Vishal Dadlani and follows the footsteps of Bappi Lahiri style of music since the film was set on the 80s era.

So that’s it from us, we hope you have enjoyed the collection. Please do not forget to mention your favorite ones in the comment section.

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