Coke studio has given us back-to-back super hits. It is one of the first things that comes to our mind when we talk about music.
Coke Studio has now become synonymous with good music and with the idea of bringing different artists together on one platform to create music. It has crossed all the barriers of language and given us a playlist of hits songs.
The coke studio songs have been successful in engaging both the national and international audience as it has series in India, Pakistan, Africa, Middle East, and North Africa. But what we love most about it are the collaborations between artists from India and Pakistan. Coke studio songs include folk, qawwali, Sufi, etc.
Each of the Coke Studio songs at MTV will overwhelm you with its strong essence and emotions. But where to start from when you have 16 seasons 12 from Pakistan and 4 from India.
Here’s a list of the best coke studio songs that are a must in your playlist.
1. Aaya Laariye:
An epic collaboration of Meesha Shafi and Naeem Abbas Rufi. Coke studio songs-Pakistan gave another reason to love our neighbor. ‘Aaya Laariye’ is A perfect fusion of funk and rock with a traditional feel of a wedding song.
2. Chaap Tilak:
Qawwali king Rahat Fateh Ali Khan with Abida Parveen together make the song unexplainable. Well, the song was recorded as rehearsal but Bilal Maqsood and Faisal were so stunned by this subliminal live performance that they made it the final version and released it. ‘Chaap Tilak' is a gem .
A very peaceful and melodious creation of the original 1982 qawwali by the Sabri Brothers. This Atif Aslam version is a beautiful song in praise of the Prophet. When Atif starts with " Kismat me meri Chain se Jeena likh de, doobe Na Kabhi Mera, Safina likh de" - this will carry you somewhere else.
4. Latthay Di Chaadar:
Farhan's voice and singing give the old-school classic vibes. Qurat-ul-Ain Balouch is unbelievable. It seems like they are celebrating music, lyrics, voice, singing and with a powerful and authentic voice, it fills the air with positive energy.
The Sayyonee and Saaeen Mashup song is capable enough to stop anyone's heartbeats. The jugalbandi of guitar and violin gives you goosebumps. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's voice is very sharp & touchy. It takes you to a different world and gives you a very high feeling.
6. Tera Woh Pyaar:
This beautiful song will give soothing to both your mind and soul. Momina Mustehsan’s graceful singing and Asim Azhar’s passionate voice and therefore the soft melody from the sitar and piano make this an amazingly tremendous enchanting number.
7. Afreen Afreen:
A song that has received over 300+ million views is sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. Momina Mustehsan made her debut with this song on Coke Studio and therefore the rest became history. The lyrics are so beautiful that it calms your soul.
8. Aaj Jane Ki Zid Na Karo:
A living legend Farida Khanum and whatever she sings becomes iconic. Aaj Jaane ki zid na Karo is vintage stuff no exception. Thanks to Coke Studio Pakistan for this masterpiece. It is an honor to listen to this evergreen classic from the maestro herself!
9. Bibi Sanam:
One of the most ‘viral’ songs of Zeb Bangash and Haniya Aslam, Bibi Sanam is a traditional Afghan folk song. With its Pashto language and the unique pairing of the rubab with a solid bass groove, it caught everyone’s attention. An Afghani song, which sang for praising the glamour of the beloved compared to the natural beauty of northern Afghanistan.
The intense voice of Nabeel Shaukat Ali makes this song a must for everyone who has suffered heartbreak. It depicts the heartbreak and longing of a person.‘Bewajah' will tug at your heartstrings and take you back to those times when you spent sleepless nights thinking about a long-lost lover.
Husna was written and composed by Piyush Mishra 15 years before this song was featured on Coke Studio. It depicts the turmoil and uproar experienced by two lovers, as well as India and Pakistan after the partition.
Bringing together a Nepalese Buddhist Nun and a Jordanian Singer together during this song, A. R. Rahman truly brings together diverse cultures and musical genres. A.R. Rahman adds his magic to Zariya is unmatched. The song is all about complete happiness, compassion, and motherhood, and is sure to give you an unforgettable experience.
One of the most fascinating and creatively diverse collaborations by Ram Sampath, Hard Kaur, and Bhanwari Devi. Sampath transforms this timeless Rajasthani folk song into a glorious modern blockbuster with the vocal talents of Bhanvari Devi and rap verses of Hard Kaur.
14. Tu Mane Ya Na Mane:
Tu Mane Ya Na Mane is one famous classic song by Coke Studio to date. The song will create a place in your heart. This pure and soulful music with Punjabi lyrics will remind you of love and devotion. A popular Sufi love song where the poet talks about how loving one is as sacred as worshipping the Lord.
Coke Studio’s song of all times is Laadki by Taniskha Sanghvi, Kirtidan Gadhvi, Rekha Bhardwaj composed by Sachin-Jigar.
The song represents a conversation between a daughter and her father and shows their special bond as the girl grows up to be a woman.
16. Sawan Mein:
Sawan Mein' a composition by Sachin-Jigar is a song written for heartbroken people. The song is written by Mayur Puri which speaks about the fear in love. Jasmine Sandlas and Divya Kumar did a phenomenal job on this track.
Sachin-Jigar attempted crossing various genres and styles, from angsty rock to dubstep, with a good amount of dhol thrown in.
The duo Salim-Sulaiman has composed many Indi-pop songs and presents the music culture of India in a form the youth of today can identify with. The soothing and impressive vocals of Munawar Masoom Khan with Irfan Siddiqui’s Urdu lyrics will get you transported into a heavenly world!
This melodious composition by Amit Trivedi, Shalmali Kholgade, and Karthik shows the beautiful chemistry between a boy and a girl. Well, this song is not going to leave your mind soon.
Gawky gestures and youthful enthusiasm and earnestness from the guy and almost coyness from the girl. The song by Harshdeep Kaur and Devender Singh carries the emotion of young love.
20. O Majhi Re:
A mixture of Hindi and Bengali languages sung by Shaan & Saurav Moni. O Majhi Re is a version of ‘Bhatiali’ an ancient Bengali song.
21. Kadi Aao Ni:
Complimenting each other Atif Aslam and Mai Dhai’s collaboration turns out to be the best. Mai’s melodious voice and Atif Aslam's high notes turn the lyrics into pure music to one’s ears.
This intense melody is sung by Fareed Ayaz, Abu Muhammad & Brothers, and Natasha Baig. This version of ‘Shikwa/Jawab-e-Shikwa’ revives the poetry of Allama Iqbal. This version gained an outstanding response from across the nation.
23. Dam Mast Qalandar:
One of the greatest songs from Coke studio. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, a person who defined new boundaries for music, nobody has come close to him. Umair Jaswal’s textured vocal stylings make this song emotional and energetic.
The Most viewed song has already crossed 3 million views. The on-screen chemistry between Momina and Danyal Zafar makes the arrangement look phenomenal.
A duet between the late Amjad Sabri and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan sounds great. This melodic song which was recorded in the first take will create a sense of nostalgia carrying you off to somewhere else entirely.
Check out these best coke studio songs which you’ll surely be listening to on loop for the entire day.
Whether it’s from Pakistan or India the coke studio songs on this list will win your heart.
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