Already on ArticleSlash?

Forgot your password? Sign Up

Indian Pop Music


Visitors: 733
 2 votes

Indian pop, indi pop or Hindi pop prevails in many names in the over 1 billion Indian population. With Hindi as the main language there are many other languages where pop music entertains the masses and classes.

It was introduced in the 80s by Nazia Hassan a Pakistani singer who gave India áap jaisa koi meri zindagi mein aaye’ with music by Biddu that rocked the country and made pop viable in a nation based on classical music. The youth embraced it and the adults gave it a listening ear and from then pop entered the bloodstream of Indian music. Suddenly it was everywhere Mithun Chakravorthy had all pop songs, like disco dancer, and Rishi Kapoor danced on songs like ‘sara zamana hasino ka diwana, paise ye paisa. Since then at least one song in a movie is made the pop style if not then a remix does happen so the song can penetrate to a wider audience.

Famous pop singers in the 90s include Usha Utup, Sharon Prabhakar and Peenaz Masani. Then the main stage was grabbed by Baba Sehgal, Alisha Chenai, Sagarika, Shaan, Lucky Ali and Colonial Cousins (Leslie Lewis and Hariharan). In more recent times Sunidhi Chauhan has rocked the Indian pop screen with songs like Krazy Kiya Re, Sonu Nigam with dil ye dil, Asha Bhosle, Bombay Vikings, Juggy D and Sanober.

Not only has Indian pop intrigued Indians but it has also captivated people around the world. Moulin Rouge had the song Chamma Chamma by Alka Yagnik. Jay Z mixes Punjabi with his songs in England and Rishi Rich of Indian origin works with Britney Spears. Bombay Rockers is a duo an Indian Danish duo who sings English and Hindi and are have sold more albums then they can believe.

Punjabi rap and Hindi rap are growing in popularity and has more and more listeners today. No doubt the Indian music industry is one of the biggest in the world churning out new and more albums of movies, self-videos, dance videos and gaining a high sell rate too. Movie songs are released before the movie to build hype around the movie and this promotional tactic does work profitable. With an ever growing demand by the youth and today's modern Indians pop music is in demand than ever before.

Latest hindi songs have mainly evolved from the old classical songs that still beat the floors with hindi songs lyrics and music echoing deep inside the roots. Even the old instrumental songs are heart touching.


Article Source:

Rate this Article: 
What Does Indian Cuisine Consist Of? Difference Between Various Indian Dishes ..
Rated 1.0 / 5
based on 2 votes

Related Articles:

Imagination in Indian Classical Music

by: Shilpa Rao (February 08, 2007) 
(Arts and Entertainment)

Introduction to Indian Classical Music 101

by: Shilpa Rao (February 08, 2007) 
(Arts and Entertainment)

Indian Music Director A. R. Rahman And His Accomplishments

by: Suhaina Mazhar (March 23, 2012) 
(Arts and Entertainment/Movies TV)

Indian Classical Music School System

by: Shilpa Rao (February 08, 2007) 
(Arts and Entertainment)

The Merger Of Indian Airlines And Air India Opens New Horizons For Indian ..

by: Shakti Deen (September 22, 2010) 
(Travel and Leisure/Airline Travel)

Indian Railways – Rediscover the Charm and Glory of Indian Culture and History

by: Lisa Kelly (March 16, 2012) 
(Travel and Leisure/Adventure Travel)

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel Has Indian Cuisine and Traditional Indian ..

by: Jennifer McInerney (February 24, 2010) 

Indian Restaurants in Milton Keynes - Choosing An Indian Restaurant

by: Elaine Hatton (February 21, 2008) 
(Food and Drink/Restaurant Reviews)

Indian Marriage Starts With Indian Wedding Invitation Cards

by: Mike Selvon (September 20, 2008) 

What Does Indian Cuisine Consist Of? Difference Between Various Indian Dishes ..

by: Rohan Ravi (July 07, 2008) 
(Food and Drink/Recipes)