20 Bollywood Songs That Were Sneakily Copied, Of Which You Had No Idea Of!

Now we know, Pritam isn't the only one guilty of this act.

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We’ve known Pritam the longest for his act of composing songs “inspired” from some Hollywood, French and even Japanese tracks for that matter. More than the anticipation of his songs, it is the quest to know which original track inspired him, which grips us!

But but, did you guys know that Pritam isn’t the only one and that there are others in the party too?

Well, it started from the days when our very own Kalyanji-Anandji duo took a tune here, some words there and lo, a song was made! Then there was legendary R.D. Burman who too, tweaked an original tune to make a remixed new one. Others who make it to the list are Jatin-Lalit, Sandeep Chowta, O.P. Nayyar, Rajesh Roshan, Nadeem-Shravan etc.

These are some of the iconic names behind the iconic songs they gave us. Only for us to now realize that they were “inspired” *(coughs) copied*. Let’s find out which are the songs that we long thought we our own original but are otherwise.

Here goes the list:

1. Song: "Suniye To" - Yes Boss (1997); Copied from: "Ahla Ma Feki" - Hesham Abbas (1996)

2. Song: "Mehbooba Mehbooba" - Sholay (1975); Copied from: "Ta Rialia" - Mihalis Violaris (1973)

3. Song: "Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo Dil Ko" - Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973); Copied from: "If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium" - Walter Scharf, and covered by Bojoura (1969)

4. Song: "Koi Mil Gaya" - Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998); Copied from: "Take That Look Off Your Face" -Andrew Lloyd Webber (1978)

5. Song: "Tera Mujhse Hai Pehle" - Aa Gale Lag Jaa (1973); Copied from: "The Yellow Rose of Texas" - Mitch Miller (1955)

6. Song: “Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya” - Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya (2001); Copied from: "The Heretic Theme" - Exorcist II (1977)

7. Song: "Aye Dil Laya Hai Bahaar" - Kya Kehna (2000); Copied from: "Oh! Carol" -- Neil Sedaka (1959)

8. Song: “Tumse Milke Aisa Laga” – Parinda (1989); Copied "When I Need You" - Albert Hammond (1976)

9. Song: "Koi Na Koi Chahiye" – Deewana (1992); Copied from: "Bird Boy" - Naná Vasconcelos & The Bushdancers (1990)

10. Song: “Dheere Dheere Se Meri Zindagi” – Aashiqui (1990); Copied from: "Come into my life" - Joyce Sims (1987)

11. Song: “Mere Rang Mein”- Maine Pyar Kiya (1989); Copied from: "The Final Countdown" - Europe (1989) and "Where Do I Begin?" - Love Story (1970)

 

12. "Uthe Sab Ke Kadam" - Baton Baton Mein (1979); Copied from: "Polly Wolly Doodle" - The Littlest Rebel (1935)

13. Song: "Koi Yahan Nache Nache" - Disco Dancer (1982); Copied from: "Video Killed The Radio Star" - Buggles (1979)

14. Song: "Na Jaane Ne" – ChaalBaaz (1989); Copied from: "Part Time Lover" - Stevie Wonder (1985)

15. Song: "Kambakht Ishq" - Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya (2001); Copied from: "Eireann" - Afro Celt Sound System (1999)

16. Song: "Pehli Pehli Baar" - Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai (1998); Copied from: "Born To Be Alive" - Patrick Hernandez (1979)

17. Song: "Inteha Ho Gai" - Sharaabi (1984); Copied from: "The Runner" - The Three Degrees (1979)

18. Song: "Laila O Laila" – Qurbani (1980); Copied from: "Chicano" - Black Blood (1975)

19. Song: "Jab Koi Baat Bigad Jaye" - Jurm (1990); Copied from: "Hear The Whistle Blow A Hundred Miles" - Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs (1967)

20. Song: "Yoonhi Kat Jaayega Safar" - Hum Hai Rahi Pyaar Ke (1993); Copied from: "Lovely Lady Of Arcadia" - Demis Roussos (1978)

 

Information source: huffingtonpost

Title image source: maharashtratimes, alchetron


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