Punjabi and Sufi song have touched our hearts over and over throughout the years. Songs have played an important part in Indian culture and Punjabi folk songs have had a huge impact across the globe. The much loved Coke Studio have also covered various revered Punjabi singers. They also featured covers of many Punjabi folk and contemporary songs creating magic to move anyone’s heart.
We decided to curate a list of Punjabi songs from Coke Studio. If you are an old soul who loves classic and sufi songs, you will definitely love this list.
Afreen Afreen – Rahat Fateh Ali Khan & Momina Mustehsan
Originally sung by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Afreen Afreen was reformed by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan & Momina Mustehsan for Coke studio and it became one of the most successful episode of the series. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s soulful voice and Momina Mustehsan’s delicate notes made this track a favourite of all. People world over enjoy this song as it continues to capture hearts and spread love.
Tu Maane Ya Na Maane – Wadali Brothers
A soulful sufi song that is dedicated to the beloved of the poet. The poet says that whether or not the beloved agrees, I have made you my God. The song has beautiful music and composition by Wadali Brothers is beyond remarkable. It is enjoyed by millions of people world wide.
Ki Banu Duniya Da – Gurdas Maan feat. Diljit Dosanjh & Jatinder Shah
This beautiful composition by revered Punjabi folk singer Gurdas Maan along with Diljit Dosanjh and Jatinder Shah captured the hearts of people when it released. The song laments on the changing times and the loss of tradition and culture of Punjab and questioning of what will happen to our society, only God knows. The lyrics are introspective and the music is upbeat making it a perfect composition.
Jugni -Alif Allah, Arif Lohar & Meesha
Jugni is a popular Punjabi sufi song that was composed and sung by Arif Lohar and Meesha Shafi in Coke Studio Pakistan. The lyrics of the song were based on the works of 17th century Sufi poet Sultan Bahu. It is an adaptation of Punjabi folk “Jugni” in a Sufi version. Alif Allah (Jugni) rose to popularity after being sung by Lohar and Shafi on Coke Studio.
Aaya Laariye – Meesha Shafi & Naeem Abbas Rufi
This is a traditional Punjabi song which is sung at Punjabi weddings for the Bride. The lyrics translate as, ‘O darling bride, Your handsome bridegroom has come to wed you. It is through good fortune, That we get to see such blessed moments.’
Allah Hoo – Hitesh Sonik feat Jyoti Nooran & Sultana Nooran
Allah Hoo was originally sung by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, the much reverted Pakistani vocalist and musician, primarily a singer of Qawwali, a form of Sufi Islamic devotional music. Coke studio version of this song sung by Jyoti and Sultana Nooran who bring a fresh perspective to this much loved song.
Tell us what is your favourite song from Coke Studio? Leave in comments.
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