By Syeda Yousra Khalid: Over the past few decades, we have lost some amazing personalities with extraordinary voices.
Many musicians’ honor these greatest musical icons not only by woeful messages but also by singing songs for them because many believe that giving them the tribute is the best way to celebrate their legacy. These songs leave a great impact on us, especially if you had been a fan of the singer for whom it has been sung.
Talking about the songs, here are five must-listen Pakistani tributes, sung by extremely talented musicians:
1. Khwab By Salman Ahmed:
Junaid Jamshed was aboard the ill-fated flight which crashed in December 2016. The news left everyone in a state of shock.
All the people have been expressing their grief in their own ways since then.
Khwab was one the most beautiful songs which was first released in 1991 by the most amazing Pakistani sufi rock band Junoon. It was then sung by salman Ahmed as a tribute to his close friend, the legendary musician and an outstanding scholar, Junaid Jamshed.
The lyrics of this song will make you feel nostalgic.
2. Be Sabab by Shuja Haider
Amjad Sabri was a renowned Qawwal who was gunned down in 2016. No wonder how sad the last year was, seeing the most incredible singers leaving the world all of a sudden.
The lyrics of this song are saddening, perfectly describing the current situation of our country.
3. Uraan-e-Ishq by DJ Aishah
Uraan-e-Ishq was produced by DJ Aishah on International Women’s Day, which focuses on promoting women empowerment.
This song is a Tribute to six Pakistani Legends Noor Jehan, Reshma, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Nahid Akhter & Abida Parveen, sung in the voice of the living legends Bushra Ansari, Sanam Marvi, Saira Naseem and Naseebo Lal.
A tribute to Legends by The Legends; a reason enough to listen to UraanEIshq, eh?
4. Rafta Rafta by Mehak Ali
Mehdi Hassan, The King of Ghazal was an influential figure and a jewel of Pakistan Music Industry.
Mehak later sang her own creative version of ‘Rafta Rafta’ which was originally sung by Ustaad Mehdi Hassan, for the movie ‘Zeenat’.
The blend of his beautiful Urdu poetry and the powerful vocals of Mehak will make you discern the true feels of ghazal once again.
5. Tribute To Edhi by Bushra Bilal
Words aren’t enough to describe the greatness of the richest poor man ‘Abdul Sattar Edhi’, who preached the religion of humanity his entire life.
Bushra Bilal, who is famous for her drama OST’s released a track as a birthday gift for Edhi. This song in her beautiful voice is still being played while the distribution of ‘Langar’ at the Edhi Centre.