90s are Back: Top 10 Recreated Soundtracks from the Decade

By Neha Jha

Feb 12, 2018

It’s the season of remakes. The 90s is back in vogue again, much to the joy of the 90s kids who are filled with nostalgia as the songs, once played in cassettes, appears on music streaming apps. We are having an over surge of 90s songs being remade or recreated. Here’s a look at top 10 90s soundtracks recreated.

1.Tamma Tamma

The foot-tapping number, originally from the movie Thanedaar (1990) where Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt grooved to the beats in a tough choreography, had won people’s hearts back in the day. 27 years later, the song was recreated for Varun Dhawan-Alia Bhatt starrer Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017) and has been on the charts ever since.


2.Cheez Badi

The song has been a party number and is from the Abbas-Mastan movie Machine stars Mustafa Burmawalla, son of Abbas, and Kiara Advani. The rehashed version has been sung by Neha Kakkar and Udit Narayan though it is nowhere as close to the original song from Mohra (1994). This song had elevated Raveena Tandon back in the day to the tag “Mast Mast girl”.


3.Humma Humma

This rehashed version was done on Karan Johar’s demand. Though it was initially viewed with skepticism because of the influx of Badshah’s rap in the middle, the song remained on charts for a long time. In fact, the movie Ok Jaanu starring Aditya Roy Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor is remembered for its album than the plot. Originally from the film Bombay (1995), the song was dubbed in Hindi from Tamil as Ek Ho Gaye Hum Aur Tum.


4.Tumhe Apna Banane Ka Junoon

From the movie Hate Story 3, the song was recreated by Armaan Malik and sung by him as well with Neeti Mohan. The original track Tumhe Apna Banane Ki Kasam was from the movie Sadak (1991) starring Sanjay Dutt and Pooja Bhatt, sung by Kumar Sanu and Anuradha Paudwal. Though the recreated version worked with the audience, music director Nadeem of Nadeem-Shravan duo stated his displeasure at not being credited and at distorting the lyrics.


5.Dheere Dheere Se

Another soundtrack from the Bhatt camp, the song was the hallmark of the 90s when Aashiqui released in 1990. This rehashed version was a single released by Yo Yo Honey Singh where the rapper included raps in between lines too. A video of the song featuring Sonam Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan released was a hit for some time before fizzling out.


6.Albela Sajan

Sanjay Leela Bhansali recreated this song from his 1999 film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam in his 2015 release Bajirao Mastani. The classical song was recreated with new lyrics and edgier classical tunes portraying arrival of Bajirao (Ranveer Singh) and his welcome by his wife Kashibai (Priyanka Chopra).


7.Dholi Taro

Though not as popular as the rest of the soundtracks in the list, this song from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam was rehashed in the 2015 film Ek Paheli Leela starring Sunny Leone.


8.Lift Teri Bandh Hai

Originally from David Dhawan’s Judwa starring Salman Khan and Karisma Kapoor, the song has simply been remixed and reproduced in Judwa2. Not just the lyrics, many moves from the original song have also been kept in the remixed version. The old one was sung by Anu Malik and composed by him.


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From the movie Judwa2, this song was called Tan Tana Tan back in the original film. The song was sung by Abhijeet Bhattacharya and filmed on Salman Khan and Karisma Kapoor. Both the songs were a huge hit then and are now.


10.Oye Oye

Recreated completely for Emraan Hashmi’s Azhar, the song became a raging party number. It was part of the album of Tridev (1989) where the song was named as Oye Oye (Tirchi Topiwale). Sapna Mukherjee had received the award for Best Playback singer for this song. However, apart from the “Oye Oye” nothing is common between the two songs.



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