Bappi Lahiri was born in the family of music, his mother was a classical singer and his father a musician. He learned classical music from his parents. He still holds the record for being the youngest music director to give music in a Bollywood music. He gave music to Daadu , a Bengali film released in 1972, at a very young age, 14. He began with classical music but has emerged as the king of disco. Let’s have a look at the best songs of Bappi Lahiri.
Yaar Bina Chain Kahan Re
Arguably the best disco number from Bappi’s factory of Disco. The song’s opening piece of music has been used at a lot of places. Bappi Da’s improvisation on Boney M and ABBA’s tunes was marvelous. The song is great because of the energy in the song. He used himself as the singer along with the legendary S. Janaki from south to create this masterpiece.
Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi
One of the best duets of all time, this song is a perfect example of how cute a chhed-chhad between two lovers can be. It is a different kind of song from Bappi’s catelogue. It had different rhythm, different singers etc. and the result came out as one of the best duets. Interesting isn’t it?
I am a disco Dancer<./h2>
The film tells the rags-to-riches story of a young street performer. It is especially known for its filmi disco songs composed by Bappi Lahari, including “I am a Disco Dancer”, “Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Aaja”, and Yaad Aa Raha Hai. The soundtracks of this film are very peppy, energetic and fun, each out beating the other. I am a disco dancer still somehow managed to win the race.
Raat Baki Baat Baki
The song is a trademark of Amitabh Bachchan. If you ask anyone to sing three songs of Amitabh Bachchan, the odds are very high in favor of this song to be in the list. This song started a new kind of music in the starting 80s, it was fast dance numbers based on both drums and tablas. Even at a very old age, Kishore Kumar imparted his energy to the fullest to this song. Definitely a trend-setter song.
Mumbai Se Aya Mera Dost
One of Kishore Kumar’s all time greatest song. The song was an instant hit. This credit should go to the excellent composition of Bappi Da. The experiments are melodious and this makes it a winner.