Taking Pakistan’s music industry to unparallel heights, Coke Studio Season 8 is ruling the charts, not just in Pakistan but worldwide too. The branded live music show has been the custodian of Pakistan’s very own music industry for eight years now.
The musical journey that started off with Rohail Hyatt, by Coca-Cola in 2008 is now a global phenomenon currently ongoing in various countries. Reliving the best of Coke Studio since its inception, we bring you the list of the most popular, memorable and famed songs sung by various artists.
- TAJDAR-E-HARAM BY ATIF ASLAM
A tribute to the legendary Qawwals, Sabri Brothers, Atif Aslam’s version of Tajdar-e-Haram has received an unprecedented response in a short time. Produced by Strings, the song raised the curtains and the bar for the ongoing Coke Studio Season 8.
- CHAAP TILAK BY ABIDA PARVEEN – RAHAT FATEH ALI KHAN
A beautiful rendition of Amir Khusro’s poetry, Chaap Tilak marked the highlight for Coke Studio season 7. The soulful amalgamation of two legendary voices was bound to result in magic and Chaap Tilak rose to every expectation.
- DASHT-E-TANHAI BY MEESHA SHAFI
Dasht-e-Tanhai, a heart-wrenching Urdu poetry, written by the Faiz Ahmed Faiz got its due credit in Meesha Shafi’s profound version in Coke Studio season 5.
- TUM NARAZ HO BY SAJJAD ALI
A regular at Coke Studio, Sajjad Ali did a phenomenal job with this soulful number that made it to every music aficionados’ playlist.
- NINDYA KE PAAR BY UZAIR JASWAL
A recent sensation across border, Uzair Jaswal’s reason to fame was his heartfelt romantic track, Nindiya Ke Paar from Coke Studio’s season 5. The song was later adapted in Bollywood movie, Leela only to rule the charts for a long time.
- BEWAJAH BY NABEEL SHAUKAT
Another winner from Coke Studio’s first episode of season 8, Bewajah by Nabeel Shaukat, with its stirring lyrics and composition strikes the cord with every soul in love.
- CHANNA BY ATIF ASLAM
‘Channa’ which means ‘Darling’, is a song that sees a progression of deep, almost heart tugging waves stringed by the Orchestra in Serbia that finds its calm in the ever present pulse that takes the song to its climactic transition into the world of disco funk. Conceptualized by Atif himself, the song is a declaration of love that every person in love just cant miss.
- KOI LABDA BY SANAM MARVI
An excellent representation of worldly reality, Koi Labda by Sanam Marvi is one of the first songs on Coke Studio that features a non-linear approach to recording. Sanam Marvi was recorded at a later date and her inclusion was decided after the main performance sessions.
- DAANAH PE DAANAH BY AKHTER CHANAL ZAHRI & KOMAL RIZVI
Our best selection would be incomplete without Komal Rizvi’s peppy version of Sindhi folk classic, Daanah Pe Dannah.
- JAL PARI BY ATIF ASLAM
A reminiscent of Atif’s early days, Jal Pari is a must have in the top 10 list.
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