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Words with a twist – The Humma and the Tamma of it all!

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Have you come across words which really don’t mean anything (or at least you don’t know the meaning of it) but you like it because it sounds nice? Oh yes, there must be plenty. And you probably must have guessed where this article is going. We’re talking about the Tamma Tammas and the Humma Hummas of Bollywood.

These words have a rhythm of their own, easy to remember and they remain in our memory for a very long time. It’d be a lyricist’s dream or a nightmare both, when she or he is presented with such an opportunity. Whatever the case is, the songs have made a mark on the listeners to all extent that some of them were remixed and used in a completely different context with a twist of style to it.

Agreed that some of these words might have a meaning or denote an expression in some or the other language, but let’s keep the technicalities aside for a little while and just enjoy such songs.

Though we’ve tried our best to create a mix of old and new songs, there might be a few which we couldn’t remember and this is where the inputs of our readers comes into play. We would love to hear from you, not just about the songs but what else you would like to see featured on our site. Your appreciation and critique helps us march forward.

So what are you waiting for! Rack your brains and let the Aiyya and Maayyaa songs come out!


1. Humma Humma – Bombay (1995)
Humma Humma is a hindi song from the 1995 movie Bombay. The song is sung by A.R. Rahman, Remo Fernandes and Swarnalatha. The song is composed by A.R. Rahman. The lyrics are penned by Mehboob. The video features Arvind Swamy and Manisha Koirala.


2. Chamma Chamma – China Gate (1998)

Chamma Chamma is a hindi song from the 1998 movie China Gate. The song is sung by Sapna Awasthi Singh and Anu Malik. The song is composed by Anu Malik. The lyrics are penned by Sameer. The video features Urmila Matondkar and Samir Soni, Om Puri, Amrish Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, Danny Denzongpa, Mamta Kulkarni, Gaurav Purohit, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Tinu Anand.


3. Chal Chaiyya Chaiyya – Dil Se… (1998)

Chal Chaiyya Chaiyya is a hindi song from the 1998 movie Dil Se… The song is sung by Sapna Awasthi Singh and Sukhwinder Singh. The song is composed by A.R. Rahman. The lyrics are penned by Gulzar. The video features Malaika Arora and Shah Rukh Khan.


4. Auva Auva – Disco Dancer (1982)

Auva Auva Koi Yahaan Nache is a hindi song from the 1982 movie Disco Dancer. The song is sung by Bappi Lahiri and Usha Uthup.
The song is composed by Bappi Lahiri. The lyrics are penned by Farooq Qaiser. The video features Kasonu lpana Iyer and Mithun Chakraborty.


5. Ole Ole – Yeh Dillagi (1994)

Ole Ole is a hindi song from the 1994 movie Yeh Dillagi. The song is sung by Abhijeet Bhattacharya. The song is composed by Dilip Sen – Sameer Sen. The lyrics are penned by Sameer. The video features Saif Ali Khan.


6. Koi Ladki Hai – Dil To Pagal Hai (1997)

Koi Ladki Hai is a hindi song from the 1997 movie Dil To Pagal Hai. The song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Udit Narayan. The song is composed by Uttam Singh. The lyrics are penned by Anand Bakshi. The video features Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Karisma Kapoor.


7. Yamma Yamma – Shaan (1980)

Yamma Yamma is a hindi song from the 1980 movie Shaan. The song is sung by Mohammed Rafi, Rahul Dev Burman. The song is composed by Rahul Dev Burman. The lyrics are penned by Anand Bakshi. The video features Shashi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan.


8. Tamma Tamma – Thanedaar (1990)

Tamma Tamma Loge is a hindi song from the 1990 movie Thanedaar. The song is sung by Anuradha Paudwal, Bappi Lahiri. The song is composed by Bappi Lahiri. The lyrics are penned by Indeevar. The video features Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit.


9. Mayya – Guru (2006)

Mayya is a hindi song from the 2006 movie Guru. The song is sung by Chinmayi Sripada, Keerthi Sagathia and Maryem Tollar. The song is composed by A.R. Rahman. The lyrics are penned by Gulzar. The video features Mallika Sherawat.


10. Aiyo Aiyo Rama – Jungle. (2000)

Aiyo Aiyo Rama is a hindi song from the 2000 movie Jungle. The song is sung by Sonu Nigam and Sunidhi Chauhan. The song is composed by Sandeep Chowta. The lyrics are penned by Anand Bakshi. The video features Fardeen Khan and Urmila Matondkar.

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