Bollywood music over the years has undergone significant change. From Pancham Da’s electronic jazz music to Amit Trivedi’s soulful compositions, music has come a long way. However, retro music has a certain kind of enigma.
Retro music is like old wine that keeps getting better with passing age. And therefore, these songs never lose their charm. With the advent of independent artists and their retro reprises on YouTube, the current generation has a chance to enjoy those long gone tracks yet again.
If you want to take a break from Bollywood’s current obsession with producing remixes of old Hindi songs, take a look at these soothing reprises sung by independent artists on YouTube. We bet the magic of the great retro era will exhilarate your senses.
Kajra Mohabbat Wala by Sachet Tandon
Sachet Tandon’s version of this O.P. Nayyar creation will immediately strike a chord with lovers of soothing music. Sachet is the finalist on the show Voice India season 1.
In Aankhon Ki Masti by Soujanya Madabhushi This song eternally belongs to the evergreen Rekha and this video just proves it. The entire video is a rendition to the ethereal beauty and legacy of Rekha. An amazing piece of work by Being Indian Music, a YouTube channel with over 160000 subscribers.
Abhi Na Jao by Bhavya Pandit & Abhay JodhpurkarThese two (along with the one playing flute in the video) will just mesmerize you with their powerful performance of this Asha Bhosle–Mohammed Rafi duet.
Kishore Kumar Mashup by Sandeep Kulkarni
Kishore Kumar ruled the Indian music scene for a long time. His songs have become legends today and we won’t ask why. Sandeep Kulkarni offers a perfect tribute to the great artist through a mash up of all his famous songs in this video. The orchestra will just make your heart sing with joy.
Pyar Deewana Hota Hai by Timir Biswas, Kunal Biswas and Chayan Chakraborty Rajesh Khanna epitomized romance in Bollywood and so did the songs filmed on him. Reinvent the magic of romance and love in the adaptation of this Kishore Kumar track by three talented singers from Kolkata Videos, an online news and media production brand.
Chukar Mere Mann Ko by Mohammed IrfanThe modern adaptation of this classic Kishore Kumar song by Mohammed Irfan will simply touch your heart.
Ek Pyaar Ka Nagma by IMX UnpluggedThe lyrics of this evergreen song will move you to tears but here, IMX Studios gives you a fresh yet riveting version of the classic.
Mann Kyu Behka by Shashaa Tirupati and Prajakta Shukre
Filmed on the beautiful Rekha, the original featured the two legends Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhonsle in a rare duet. This modern version though not as magical as the original will surely delight music lovers with its uniqueness.
Raat Akeli Hai by Sophie Choudry- Raghav Sachar featThis fresh version of the seductive Raat Akeli Hai from the film Jewel Thief features Sophie Choudry on vocals with the music arrangement done by Raghav Sachar. It is catchy, groovy with a lot of jazz influences throughout.
Aap Ki Nazron Ne Samjha by Vandana SrinivasanThis one stays close to the original work and retains the same aura and mood. If you have ears for calm romantic melodies of the 1960s, then this one is for you.
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