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It may have been 18 years since Pakistan’s pop music icon, Nazia Hassan, passed away, but there’s not a day that goes without her countless fans remembering her eternal vocals. Whether it was her upbeat disco vibes with Aap Jaisa Koi or her melancholic number Lekin Mera Dil, the singer gave the country their first true-blue female singing superstar.

Today, we remember the singer who once sold 60 million records worldwide through her most iconic songs that made the world fall in love with her…


Disco Deewane

No list remembering Nazia Hassan could be complete without mentioning the super-popular, Disco Deewane. Often coined as Nazia’s pièce de résistance, the 1981 song went on to become a chartbuster throughout the world. So much so, that after 30 years of its release, it was reworked into Bollywood’s Student of the Year!


Boom Boom

A track from her mega-hit album of the same name, Boom Boom, became the voice of the 80s Pepsi Generation. Where in the west singers like Michael Jackson had taken the limelight, in Pakistan, it had to be Nazia Hassan with this track. Can one ever end up not singing the catchy chorus?


Aap Jaisa Koi

A song which made Nazia Hassan a household name in India, Aap Jaisa Koi, went on to become the singer’s first ever Filmfare award in Bollywood. The song till date is probably how people remember the film, Qurbaani and Zeenat Aman’s iconic dance moves.



If there’s one song that made us fall in love with the sibling duo, Zoheb and Nazia Hassan, it has to be Dosti. A melodious song that went on to become the anthem for the budding pop scene in Pakistan, the song is still one of the most iconic songs by the two.


Dum Dum Dee Dee

Probably the most psychedelic song from Nazia Hassan ever, Dum Dum Dee Dee’s Alice in Wonderland theme was every Pakistani youth’s favourite music video growing up! We’re not responsible if the catchy tunes get stuck in your head!


Which song of Nazia Hassan’s is your favourite? Tell us in the comments section below.