Unavoidable melody, unimaginable combos and unbearable passion for music, that’s the way you can describe Coke Studio. No one can resist watching that red-stage with bright stars overs it. Folk, desi, pop, rock- music of every genre is here for the listeners. The magic Coke Studio has brought into the music is memorable, their priority of remembering the forgotten music of Pakistan is really appreciating. With every beat which you can feel the music in your veins, with the lyrics even in an unknown language have the power to force you to hum with the melodious singers on board. That is what you feel about Coke Studio. The combination of legends and the young successors of the Pakistani music industry shows that music has no limits.
Coke Studio started its journey in 2008 under the direction of Rohail Hayat followed by Strings after Season 7. People consider it to be as a risky replacement. From Abida Parveen, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Fareeda Khanam to Atif Aslam, Ali Zafar, Abrar ul Haq, they have presented many musical gems of Pakistan to the world. One after another, Coke Studio has given hit musical pieces that it becomes quite difficult to decide which one is your favorite.
So here’s a list of the top ten songs from Coke Studio decided on their views.
Tajdar-e-Haram – Coke Studio Season 8
The Season 8 was started with a tribute to Sabri Brothers which shows that Strings know exactly which strings to pluck.
Jugni – Coke Studio Season 3
It was the first appearance of Meesha Shafi in Coke Studio and her debut with Arif Lohar created the unexpected magic which everyone enjoyed. Jugni still remains in the hearts and minds of many Pakistani music enthusiasts as one of the best production by Coke Studio.
Sammi Meri Waar – Coke Studio Season 8
With great criticism on Umair Jaswal’s mismatched dance moves, the melodious number of Season 8 got a a lot of appreciation as well.
Ishq Aap Bhe Awalla – Coke Studio Season 5
The collaboration of Meesha and Chakwal group fascinated the listeners.
Aik Alif – Coke Studio Season 2
The classical one but yet very popular hold position 5 in the top ten list!
Chaap Tilak – Coke Studio Season 7
The beautiful singing of the great kalam by the legends left the listeners speechless!
Daanah Pah Daanah – Coke Studio Season 4
The all time favorite of DJs in the traditional marriage ceremonies, Dannah Pah Daanah was given a new feel to it by Komal Rizvi and Akhtar Zahri
Chori Chori – Coke Studio Season 3
When I first heard that song in the supernatural vocals of Meesha I was just as entranced by it as I was by the original.
Lambi Judai – Coke Studio Season 4
Another one of Reshma’s but by Komal Rizvi this time.
Dastan e Ishq – Coke Studio Season 2
Ali Zafar showed the versatility in his singing with this one.
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