Guwahati: As a 90’s kid we all grooved to the songs of Bollywood music Director Himesh Reshammiya. To paraphrase the old adage, love Himesh Reshammiya or hate him, but you can’t ignore him. For many, his inimitable nasal singing might be his signature, but one cannot take away that it’s his distinct style that’s kept him away from the herd for years now.
An accomplished music composer-turned-singer, Himesh debuted as a music director in Bollywood with longtime friend Salman Khan’s Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya (1998). Rest, as they say, is history.
Reshammiya’s music might have been the tracks that we publicly dissed but they were also the same songs that we would secretly rock out to.
Since Himesh has played an undeniable role in our love for Bollywood, especially in the glorious 2000s, we had to reminisce by listening to his music. While Emraan Hashmi needs to send him a ‘thank you’ note for providing the background score to his ‘serial kisser persona.
On his birthday we’re adding his best songs for a quick trip back to nostalgia avenue!
Aashiq Banaya Aapne
Still making the nineties kids squirm, Aashiq Banaya Aapne had the makings of getting you expelled if you were ever caught watching the accompanying video. Desi parents were not amused.
When Reshammiya brings on the magic wearing his signature cap, how can you not sing along?
Jhalak Dikhla Ja
This 2010s party number will get you in the mood for some weekend partying. This song is from ‘Aksar’ starring Emraan Hashmi, Udita Goswami, Dino Morea.
Mujhko Yaad Sataye Teri
We’re sure you remember this romantic number from the hit comedy film ‘Phir Hera Pheri’ starring Paresh Rawal, Suniel Shetty, Akshay Kumar, Bipasha Basu and Rimi Sen. It’s definitely a great song to relax to with your partner.
Aap Ki Kashish
This song instantly became the theme song for any girl named Kashish. How can you resist singing ‘Sarfarosh hai’ after the first line?
Aashiqui Mein Teri
*AH-AH Aashiqui mein teri, JUH-JUH jayegi jaan meri* Don’t pretend you did not just sing that out loud in your head! With emphasis and everything!
‘Naam Hai Tera’
Watching Deepika Padukone in this very 2000s music video will give you all sorts of nostalgia. It feels like just yesterday we were watching the superstar and wondering, “Haan, must be some new model.”
This Namastey London track is perhaps one of Himesh’s more melodious singles. The song is quite soothing for a broken heart.
How can someone forget the bizarre lyrics of Hookah Bar yet we have always find ourselves to be grooving on the song.