The year 2015 saw the renaissance of Pakistani cinema and music industry. While Coke Studio Season 8 dominated everybody’s playlist with its mystical to peppy renditions, movie songs ranging from lyrical love duets to leg shaking party numbers weren’t far behind either.
Perhaps for the first time in a long while, Pakistanis decided to make room for their own movie songs along with Bollywood and Hollywood hits. Below is the compilation of the most popular Pakistani songs of the year 2015. These songs not only went viral on social media but were played and sung in every nook and corner of the country.
These superhit tracks made it to the top 10 list because of their immense popularity, the number of views, virality on social media and of course, distinctive composition.
Tajdar e Haram by Atif Aslam – Coke Studio Season 8
Literally taking the music industry by storm, Coke Studio season 8’s debut performance by Atif Aslam was enthralling to say the least. A tribute to Sabri brothers and produced in collaboration with Strings, Atif Aslam’s rendition of Tajdar-e-Haram is without any doubt the most played track of the year 2015.
Sammi Meri Waar by Umair Jaswal and Quratulain Baloch – Coke Studio Season 8
Sammi Meri Waar was one of the most popular numbers in the latest offering of Coke Studio. The young singing sensations, Umair Jaswal and Quratulain Baloch gave new life to the famous folk Punjabi wedding melody with their powerful voices.
Rockstar by Ali Zafar – Coke studio Season 8
Proving himself as the true rockstar that he is, Ali Zafar debuted his appearance in Coke Studio Season 8 with an original song, Rockstar, an incredible fusion of jazz, blues, pop and rock.
Tutti Fruity by Ayesha Omar – Karachi se Lahore
With her seductive moves, Ayesha Omar took the industry by storm in her catchy item song, Tutti Fruity from the movie, Karachi se Lahore. Needless to say, the song made it to every wedding function due to its peppy tone and Bollywood inspired lyrics.
Tumhein dillagi Bhul jani paregi – Dekh magar pyaar se
A difficult job done well! Adnan Dhool’s rendition of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s classic ghazal turned out to be the perfect mix between old school and contemporary.
Ballay Ballay – Bin Roye
Mahira Khan danced to the tunes of Ballay Ballay, a hip dance number from Pakistani blockbuster movie, Bin Roye and stole everyone’s heart. Ballay Ballay is a fun mehndi number, sung by Shiraz Uppal and Indian playback singer, Harshdeep Kaur.
Shakar Wandaan – Ho Mann Jahan
Sung by Asrar, this song owes its success to the countless Dubsmash videos created by celebrities and fans alike.
Fair and Lovely ka jalwa – Jawani phir nahin ani
Dubbed as ‘The Wedding Song of the Year’, Jalwa had all the right ingredients of a hit track. Extravagant sets, ensemble cast, a lot of extras and a cute love story to go with the whole situation, the song featured Sohai Ali Abro, Humayun Saeed and Hamza Ali Abbasi shaking a leg together.
Dosti – Ho Mann Jahan
The contemporary version of Nazia Hassan’s Dosti by Zoheb Hassan & Zebunnisa Bangash rightfully compliments the theme of the upcoming movie, Ho Mann Jahan starring Mahira Khan, Adeel Hussain and Shehreyar Munawar.
Hina ki khushbu by Samra Khan and Asim Azhar – Coke studio season 8
Originally sung by Noor Jehan, the tune serves to be a great intro for Samra Khan’s debut performance with her soulful voice.
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