Oct. 11, 2020
Something mysterious happened around the start of 1988 - Bollywood music took a quantum leap from the parallel-cinema-oriented boring and slow tunes to highly exalted and exhilarating tunes!
This trend continued up to the mid 90's at least. But the tremendous burst of melody was in full bloom till the end of 1990.
On a side note, free-hand inspiration coming from English and other western albums helped as well 😉!
Presenting some of the dearest songs from that era.
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Dance Songs for Children (1987)
Did I mention 1988-90? Whatever. Cannot leave this one out. Who else but Bappi Lahiri could have set the precedence for the transition to 90's, by delivering this awesome set of compositions, each and every song of which was pure gold! Listen and judge.
Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988)
Chahat (Ali Haider) 1989
Maine Pyar Kiya (1989)
Lal Dupatta Malmal Ka (1989)
This was the time when Kumar Sanu sang in Kishore Kumar's style - with the same throw and vigor. And that is how I've always liked him. His "Dil Ka Aalam" was to become every lad's anthem for at least a dozen years to come. Udit Narayan had a duet in this album which was classy. Overall, this was a such a musical treat!
Bahaar Aane Tak (1990)