If you're a fan of Bollywood and have not heard Nazia Hassan's music, where have you been? Okay, I'll give newbies a pass. I know the 80s were a bad filmi era for most people. Not for me! I grew up in the 80s and loved so many films and music during that time.
Just reminiscing about about my childhood, I can now imagine every time I hear Nazia's music, I just want to be that little girl again just dancing to her music. Almost a decade ago in late 2000, I chatted with a Nazia fan online. During that time, the Internet was starting to become more familiar with people (nothing like it is now though) but not that much information on the World Wide Web yet. I did not know the name behind the "Aap Jaisa Koi" and "Dhoom Dhoom" song was. All I wanted to do was listen to more of her music since I love her voice.
To much sadness, I learn from the fan that Nazia passed away a few months ago in August 2000. Only 35-years-old and died of lung cancer leaving behind her 5-years-old son, Arez.
Another interesting tidbit was the male vocalist in the movie, Star, belonged to Nazia's brother, Zoheb. He's amazing as well! Since my brain starting absorbing all this knowledge, I was able to find a couple of Nazia's albums, such as Disco Deewana, Star/Boom Boom, and Young Tarang.
The following are her albums -
- Disco Deewana (1980)
- Star/Boom Boom (1982)
- Young Tarang (1984)
- Hotline (1987)
- Camera Camera (1992)
- Qurbani (1980)
- Dil Wala (1986)
- Ilzaam (1986)
- Main Balwaan(1986)
- Sheela (1987)
- Saaya (1989)
Singing solo or in a duo with her brother, Nazia has acclaim so much fame and love from Pakistanis and Indians. Till this day, her music still is popular, especially "Aap Jaisa Koi."
Well, can't conclude this post without YouTube links to share the love of Nazia.
"Aap Jaisa Koi" - Qurbani
Let's not forget this famous song. Come on, it has been remixed so many times. I remember hearing at least three versions.
"Boom Boom" - Star
Very popular song from the mediocre movie that I looove!! The music drove the movie. This song has been remixed as well. It's okay. I prefer the original...it's mainly cause I don't like the talking parts in the remix.
"Lekin Mere Dil" - Disco Deewane
This song has also been remixed. I have the Sophie version, who I am also a fan of -- yes, I know she's the music remix queen but her voice is nice, but not as great as Nazia's.
"Sun Mere Mehboob Sun"- Young Tarang
My favorite song of Nazia. Watching this video, she looks like she could be a filmi actress.
"Aankhein Milanay Walay" - Young Tarang
Another favorite. She looks so sweet and innocent in the video.
"Mera Dil Tota" - Young Tarang
Gosh, can't choose my favorite songs of hers! This one, I listen to a lot. She's so beautiful in the video and love her voice!