With zest, fervour or resonating joy, Bappi Da's songs were a hit for all generations. As the nation remembers Bappi Lahiri, it becomes imperative to talk about the composer's great contribution to the Bollywood music industry. Bappi Da is one of those singers who introduced India to Disco and created melodies that became chartbusters during his industrious career.
While Bappi Da became a household name with his disco-style songs and techno beats, his work struck an emotional chord with Indian moviegoers. His career was also marked by numerous romantic numbers that have gained a special place in the hearts and minds of a billion music lovers. Whether it was Bappi Lahiri’s Chalte Chalte, Disco Dancer, or Sharaabi, each of these songs is evergreen and everyone’s favourite.
Take a look at some of Bappi Lahiri’s superhit songs:
Raat Baaki, Baat Baaki
Lahiri was the music director for this memorable song from the 1982 movie Namak Halal starring Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Parveen Babi and Waheeda Rehman. Lahiri also sang it alongside Asha Bhonsle.
Lahiri gave Hindi cinema its most iconic disco song I Am a Disco Dancer in 1982. The song, from the movie Disco Dancer starring Mithun Chakraborty, has been composed by Lahiri and sung by Vijay Benedict.
Inteha Ho Gayi
Lahiri was the music director for his song from the Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Prada-starrer Sharaabi (1984). It was sung by Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle Music Director. Anjaan was the lyricist for the song.
Naino Main Sapna
The song is considered to be one of the biggest hits in Bappi Da’s career. The song that got famous for the chemistry between Sridevi and Jitendra was widely appreciated by the audience. The song was sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar.
Yaad Aa Raha Hai Tera Pyar
The song from ‘Disco Dancer’ released in 1982 is among one of the most favourite romantic songs of the time. The song, essentially an electronic track, was noted for its minimalist and synthesized sounds. The song has been described as a disco anthem by many and critics have gone on to name it one of the best tracks by Bappi Da.
Aaj Rapat Jaye To Hamen Na Uthaiyo
The rain song pictured on Amitabh Bachchan and actress Smita Patil is an evergreen vibe with a separate fanbase. The songs by Bappi Da were the highlight of this highly successful comedy masala film.
The songs were the part of the movie Thanedaar (1991). Tamma Tamma was sung by Bappi Lahiri and Anuradha Paudwal and features Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt. Recently, a remake song was made for the movie Badrinath Ki Dulhania.