Best of Atif Aslam: Experience Myriad Emotions in the Voice of the Maverick

He is a singer-songwriter with looks to die for! We give you the best of Atif Aslam

By Neha Jha

May 14, 2018

Atif Aslam, the amazing voice from across the border, has been mesmerizing the listeners for a long time now. The singer, who shot to fame when a song from his album ‘Woh Lamhe’ was featured in Mahesh Bhatt’s ‘Zeher’, attained cult status in Bollywood in a very short time. In fact, Atif is one of the few singers to have had successful innings in Bollywood for so long despite burgeoning Indo-Pak tensions.

His Magic

From his voice belting techniques to his amazing looks which also landed him movie offers, the singer-songwriter has given a lot to Bollywood and also cherishes the love from his Indian fans, much like Adnan Sami. Despite new breed of singers coming in, Atif Aslam remains a much sought-after artist.

We give you the top songs of Atif Aslam in this curated list. Check out what the bard from across the border has for us.

Dil Diyan Gallan (Tiger Zinda Hai) -

Atif Aslam and his songs have such power that many of them have remained on top of the charts for the longest time. This song is one such where Atif has charmed the people with his magic. The song continues to be on top of charts for months at a stretch now! Talk of quality and longevity.

O Saathi (Baaghi 2) –

This love song is different from most other love songs because of the voice belting technique Atif has used. No wonder people appreciated it so much that it still retains its place in the chartbusters. This song becomes a succeeding hit of Atif in a span of a few months.

Tere Sang Yaara (Rustom) –

One of the most favorite songs from the film, this brought Atif back to the public consciousness like no other. We have seen loads of young singing talent come into the industry in the recent years. Yet, Atif turns out to be a veteran when it comes to being sought-after for songs by top music directors.

Woh Lamhe (Zeher) –

The debut song of Atif in Bollywood, it was part of his album which released in Pakistan. Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt loved the song and decided to request Atif to allow it to be used in his film. The song reached astonishing levels of popularity and continues to be the most sought-after number of Atif more than a decade after its release. He won the Filmfare Award for Best Playback Singer.

Tu Jaane Na (Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani) –

An out and out comedy film, the song was one of the major hits of Atif. A long song compared to most songs of his, the listeners loved it and it remains one of his most popular songs. Laced with happiness and sadness tangled together, the film was perfectly filmed on Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif.

Jeene Laga Hoon (Ramaiya Vastavaiya) –

This song contains lots of elements which were found in songs from the 90s. Maybe the nostalgia was the reason why it was appreciated by listeners. A kind of duet with Shreya Ghoshal, the song remains one of the best romantic numbers of his.  

Pehli Nazar Mein (Race) –

This one remained the number one song for the longest time, almost half of the year 2008 in which it released. A perfect romantic song, especially if you are on a date, listeners loved it to the core. Even after a decade, it remains one of the most in-demand songs of Atif.

Tera Hone Laga Hoon (Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani) –

A romantic number and a popular hit, Atif gave the perfect feel to this happy number. Sung along with Alisha Chinai, this song can give you the feeling of happiness which come when you realize you are in love.

Piya O Re Priya (Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya) –

Atif also starred in a video of the song even though it was part of a film starring real-life couple Genelia D’ Souza and Ritesh Deshmukh. Well, with those looks and that confidence in front of the camera, no wonder people loved it. That was a sumptuous treat to his fans.

Jab Koi Baat – DJ Chetas –

A recreated version of the original 80s track, this one also featured singer Shirley Setia and DJ Chetas who rocked it with this music. The video features them planning to gatecrash a wedding and is fun to watch. Since this is the age of recreations, the song offers you the same in a much-refined way.

Jeena Jeena (Badlapur) –

A simple, soft yet carrying tonnes of strong memories and feelings, this song also featured Atif in the video. A remix version of the song was also made featuring the actor in the movie Varun Dhawan. Hum this song or sing it with an acoustic guitar and you are sure to mesmerize people.

Tere Bin (Bas Ek Pal) –

The movie is forgetful but the song is not! A sad song depicting longing and heartbreak, it will soothe you during trying times. This song comes under the category of songs people tucked in their playlist and bring out when they need it in times of emotional distress. Maybe you would too!

Kuch Iss Tarah (Doorie) –

A sad, reflecting song which can uplift you and also make you happy, this romantic number should be on your playlist. The lyrics are deep and Atif’s voice creates the necessary magic required. Doorie was one of the most successful albums of Atif and remains one of the most popular albums of any singer.

Aa Raha Hoon Main Zindagi –

This one does not belong to any film. The video features Tiger Shroff in his amazing dance moves with Atif’s voice. But, before you could take your eyes off Tiger, Atif comes into the frame, looking dashing as ever and complementing the actor. A dance number with hope and spirit written all over it, the song has the energy to make your day. Groove to this song and feel all energized for your future endeavors.

Which of these Atif Aslam tracks are your all-time favorites? Let us know.

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