By Khaya Ahmed:Do you remember the last time you cried while watching a movie? The last time you laughed uncontrollably while your friends tried, and failed to shush you? Or the last time you hid under the covers because you thought the creepy little girl on television was going to come and get you? In a movie, the actors and director may breathe life into such a scene but it’s the soundtrack’s job to push it a little further and truly set the tone. So go ahead; smile, giggle, and laugh till you cry as you listen to Taazi’s top ten most streamed and shared Original Soundtracks on Taazi.
10. Jawani Phir Nahi Ani – Ahmad Ali Butt Ft Faiza Mujahid & Noor Jehan
Jawani Phir Nahi Ani captured the attention of audiences in Pakistan and worldwide with an ensemble cast, witty script, and its laugh out loud humor. The title track of the movie invokes all of that in a fun, upbeat, and downright funny song. Ahmad Ali Butt, the renowned rapper of EP carries the song which will take you back to the days of Rubber Band, while the addition of Noor Jehan’s Mundeya is the cherry on the top of a tune that has all the makings of a fun, dance track.
09. Mehram Dilaan De – Meesha Shafi
Manto, a biopic on the legendary and prolific author Saadat Hassan Manto is a film that invokes a raw and haunting feeling as it explores the life and psyche of one of South Asia’s icons. The soundtrack of the film has had critics raving and with good reason too. Mehram Dilaan De, sung by the gorgeous and multi-talented Meesha Shafi (we still can’t forget her and Arif Lohar’s rendition of Alif Allah Chambay De Booty) will leave you with goose-bumps on your skin. A traditional sounding song which has an essence of rock infused into it, it is Meesha’s echoing vocals mingling with the chorus and the tabla are what truly sets this track apart from the rest.
08. Kya Ho Ga – Ali Sethi & Zeb Bangash
Another track off of Manto’s soundtrack and coming in at number 8 is the fun and quirky; Kya Ho Ga. A complete one eighty from the haunting track that was Mehram Dilaan De, Kya Ho Ga is a fun and flirty track complete with quirky whistles and guitar solos. Zeb and Ali make the perfect combination bringing a flair to the song that reminds one of films from the early sixties, bringing out a fun jazzy beat to it.
07. Move Your Body- Adeel Ch
Coming in at number seven is the only Bollywood track on our list and one that is tailor-made for the dance floor. Move your body is taken from the 2008 summer hit, Kismat Konnection starring Shahid Kapoor and Vidya Balan which focuses on luck, romance, and fate. This particular version of the song is a hip-hop heavy remix of the original, and reflective of the time it was released in; warm, youthful, naughty, and full of fun.
06. Jee raha- Umair Jaswal
A film that can be best described as a crime caper, one that focuses around a complicated and twisted tale of two childhoods, and is named after one of our favorite desserts; three things that make Jalaibee a pretty interesting flick. Jee Raha is the headlining track to this movie and it is no surprise that it also made our list of top ten rock songs. Umair Jaswal truly shines in this powerful, emotional, and yet subdued track which displays the rocker’s control over his vocal power.
05. Dance the Party – Ali Gul Pir & Shuja Hyder
Another track off of Jawani Phir Nahi Ani’s album comes in at number five and just like its predecessor, the track captures the essence of this fun, comedy ridden “bromance” flick. Dance the Party, is all about the friendship between a group of guys complete with an energetic beat and quirky lyrics that have been executed perfectly by Ali and Shuja. Rest assured you’ll be blaring this entertaining song out of the car while hanging out with your closest friends.
04. Darbadar- Sara Raza Khan
Na Maloom Afraad can be best described as a rollercoaster ride through the streets of Karachi as we follow our protagonist and his two friends struggling to earn a quick buck through questionable needs. This romantic comedy has a soundtrack filled with some fun numbers but Darbadar falls on the romantic end of the scale. Helmed by Sara Raza Khan, the song starts off slow but builds up into this epic tale of love; enhanced only by those powerful electric guitar riffs along with an underlying Pushto feel to it. Don’t confuse this track for some mundane item number because it is anything but; which is why it places fourth on our list.
03. Khul Jaye Botal – Mika Singh, Tehreem Muniba & Shani Arshad
Spoilers; this is the last song on our list from Jawani Phir Nahi Ani’s album, a testament to how popular the film and its soundtrack have become over such a short period of time. Khul Jaye Botal pulls you in from the beginning with its intoxicating (no pun intended) beat and will have you on your feet in no time, swaying to the beat of the night. Taazi’s listeners have definitely felt the effects of this addictive track which is why it’s third on our list.
02. Neray Neray Vas – Soch
Dekh Magar Pyar Se is, at its essence, a romantic flick which centers on a rickshaw driver who falls in love with a fascinating young woman, thus changing his life forever. It comes as no surprise that the film’s soundtrack is heavily influenced by a powerhouse track which bands such as Soch providing four tracks to the album. Neray Neray Vas is an intense ballad that was actually composed by the band last year and picked up by the director who felt that it fit his vision for the movie; he was not wrong.
01. Jogiya – Javed Bashir
Moor was one of the definitive hits of the year, focusing on the humane aspects of the people in our country and the problems that they face. A movie that was unpredictable yet well-conceived at the same time, it is deep, moving, and truly a force to be reckoned with. Helming the soundtrack for this film is Strings, a band that needs no introduction. The duo have allowed the artists to evolve and grow, producing some truly magical music. Jogiya is one of those tracks. Sung by the former front-man of the Mekaal Hasan Band, the song invokes a sense of sorrow yet at the same time doesn’t go overboard. The perfect combination of the haunting flute, combined with the soft guitars invokes simplicity but will have you reaching for the tissues, which is why is places first on our list!