Dil Dil Pakistan – Vital Signs
Dil Dil Pakistan is undoubtedly the most famous patriotic song of the country. Its’ unique melody, lyrics and music have inspired young and old alike. The song is often referred to as the Second National Anthem of Pakistan. Sung by Vital Signs, the song got the 3rd place in BBC’s Best Songs in the World contest.
Jazba – Junoon
Jazba-e-Junoon is one of the most popular songs by the Pakistani rock band, Junoon. It is the thirteenth and final track from the band’s third album, Inquilaab. Written by lead vocalist and guitarist Salman Ahmad, the song features a blend of rock guitars and bluesy vocals with eastern elements like the use of tablas, raga-inspired melodies and traditional Pakistani folk music.
Disco Deewane – Nazia Hassan
Nazia Hassan was an iconic Pakistani pop singer. Her song Disco Deewane from the album of the same name made her a legend not only in Pakistan but all of South Asia in the 80s, where she is admired and loved even today, several years after her death. This is truly a classic hit that never fails to resurface in the music industry.
Hawa Hawa – Hassan Jahangir
Hassan Jahangir gained fame in the 80s with his hit single Hawa Hawa. His music went on to be acclaimed all over South Asia, most notably Pakistan and India. The song sold approximately 15 million copies in India alone. Young artists are seen covering the song in concerts and music shows even today.
Billo De Ghar – Abrar-ul-Haq
There are always just a handful of lucky singers whose debut numbers become instant hits, and Abrarul Haq’s Billo De Ghar is one such track. To date, more than 16 million copies of this song have been sold. It can safely be called one of the most famous songs ever produced in Pakistan.
Aitebaar – Vital Signs
Aitebaar is counted among some of the most famous hits produced by Vital Signs. The band hasn’t covered love songs much, but this song is flooded with exceptional lyrics and melody. If you are going through a hard phase in your love life, then this is one track that will perfectly describe your emotions to your loved one.
Dum Mast Qalandar – Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Dum Mast Qalandar is a Punjabi Qawwali by the legendary Pakistani Qawwali singer, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. The song went on to receive world-wide recognition. Extending the 600-year old Qawwali tradition of his family, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is widely credited with introducing Qawwali music to international audiences with Dum Mast Qalandar being the all-time favorite track by the artist.
Zara Chehra Tou – Zohaib Hassan
The soft music of the song reflects an eternal appeal. The voice of Zohaib Hassan adds to the beauty of the song. If your life has become special because of someone, then this track is great to let them know how you feel. The soft and soulful melody of the hit number has contributed to its overwhelming success.
Tere Ishq Main (Allah Allah Kar Bhaiyya) – Allan Faqir and Mohammad Ali Shaiki
One of the most famous songs produced in Pakistan is a duet of Allan Faqir with Muhammad Ali Shehki called Tere Ishq Main. The song became a big hit overnight. But the characteristic which distinguishes the track from many other folk songs is the depth and expression of the music. The song was among the first few fusions of sufi and pop music in Pakistan.
Afreen Afreen – Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Written by Javed Akhtar, Afreen Afreen is a popular Pakistani ghazal, especially in the renditions by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. It can safely be included in the list of evergreen Pakistani songs as the track is loved even today, not only in Pakistan but all over the world.