Thursday, November 10, 2011

Bappi Lahiri: Pasand Apni Apni (1983)

Pasand Apni Apni

I didn't plan on this one. I had presumptively pegged 'Pasand Apni Apni' as a dime-a-dozen, bland, mid-80s Bappi Lahiri soundtrack not really worth bothering with. And it was Sharon Prabhakar I was looking for YouTube clips of (having rather liked her on 'Qurbani In English) when I came across 'Ding Dong Ding Dong'. It took me by surprise that I couldn't stop playing it; that wasn't supposed to happen. But it's such a good track; funky, uplifting, and irresistibly infectious. I couldn't get it out of my head.

Additionally, since obtaining the LP, I've found myself humming 'Kiske Pyar Men' quite often. I realize it's a shameless rip-off from Ann Peebles' 'I Can't Stand The Rain', especially as covered by Eruption, but despite me usually being a bit critical of that sort of thing, I've let it pass this time. Simply because the result is lovely.

And it turns out, so is 'Aesa To Socha Na Tha'. I thought I already had all the Bappi Lahiri I needed...

Track listing:
1. Asha Bhosle: Kiske Pyar Men
2. Shailendra Singh, Shakti Thakur & Chorus: Are Woh Dene Wala
3. Asha Bhosle: Aesa To Socha Na Tha
4. Asha Bhosle: Gayi Kahe Ko Main
5. Asha Bhosle & Suresh Wadkar: Tum Jo Mile Ho
6. Sharon Prabhakar & Chorus: Ding Dong Ding Dong

6 comments:

  1. Much of my revulsion for 80s Bappi is really not his fault...but once you've watched Indian disco in all its vivid glory, you are scarred for life.

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  2. Thanks PC...this is a meldious movie soundtrack....I remember another one from Bappi Lahiri called "Paapi" which had multiple haunting tunes by Lata....Thnx anyway

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  3. I've heard a couple of the 'Paapi' songs, they're great. That album is definitely on my want list.

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