Long before the internet got popular, piracy and autotune, there existed a golden period of music, enjoyed by the 90s kids who are no longer kids now, of course. Today's generation is oblivious to this musical extravaganza that dominated both the Indian and Western music industries then. Whether dance numbers that set the floor on fire or those with some soul-stirring rhythm, the period saw some glorious music being produced.
If you still do not have an idea what we are talking about, then you need to head to YouTube right now and listen to some of the best music from the 90s and early 2000s. You could also take a look at the following list that mentions some of the best bands and singers from that period.
Strings is an internationally acclaimed Pakistani pop rock band that created new waves in the Pakistani music industry. Their most famous numbers comprise Duur, Dhaani and Sar Kiye Yeh Pahar.
Just like the band's name, the music spread joy in the hearts of all their listeners. The band formed by a medical student, Palash Sen, is also noteworthy to have introduced one of Bollywood’s finest actors – Vidya Balan – in one of their music videos. Their most successful composition, Maeeri still remains an anthem.
An enigmatic girl pop band that gave rise to singing stars Neha Bhasin and Anushka Manchanda, Viva had a charm of its own. Their most famous numbers comprised the dance number Hum Naye Geet Sunaye and the soothing Jahan Ho Pyar Ka Mausam.
Most of the big brand singers today like Sonu Nigam, Shaan, Mohit Chauhan, Shafqat Amanat Ali, Lucky Ali etc. have their origins in the music of the 90s and 2000s. Shaan’s Tanha Dil, Sonu Nigam’s Ab Mujhe Raat Din, Shafqat’s Mora Saiyaan and Lucky Ali’s O Sanam are some of the jewels from that period.
A Eurodance group from Rotterdam, Vengaboys was quite a sensation in those days with hits like We Like to Party, Boom Boom Boom Boom, We’re Going to Ibiza and Shalala Lala driving their fans crazy.
Probably the biggest boy band in the history of pop music, Backstreet Boys ruled with innumerable hits like I Want It That Way, Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely, Quit Playin' Games With My Heart, As Long As You Love Me and many more.
Founded by a Romanian-German musician and producer Michael Cretu, Enigma is a New Age World Beat musical project. Their electronic music has tribal and ethnic influences as is evident from the use of Gregorian chants in their songs. Wanna try? Listen to some of their most popular albums like MCMXC a.D, The Cross of Changes and Le roi est mort, vive le Roi.
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