Thursday 10 November 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


  1. More Bappi Lahiri, great cheers PC

  2. 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.

  3. 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

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