The 90s generation can count the names of their favorite singers at their fingertips and KK, Shaan, Sonu Nigam, Udit Narayan are a few in the list. Shaan carved a niche for himself with his soft voice, lending voice to various singers, especially Saif Ali Khan.
On his birthday, let’s take a look at some such evergreen songs that will surely make you miss him.
Wo Ladki Hai Kahan – Dil Chahta Hai
This delightful song from the hit movie Dil Chahta Hai is all about the quest for love and romance. Shain showcased his abilities to bring to life the charm of the old world with his singing prowess. To add to this, it acted as the perfect playback voice for Saif.
Musu Musu Hasi – Pyar Me Kabhi Kabhi
This was the year when Shaan successfully transitioned from pop to background vocals. His first Hindi song, Musu Musu Hasi, struck a chord with the younger audience and became a major hit at the time. In Nepali, Musu Musu Hasi means ‘smiling little’. Shaan can be seen smiling behind the microphone as he happily sings it.
Chand Shifrish – Fanna
This is one of Shaan’s finest songs where he gave excellent vocals, based on the melodious theme of love. Prasoon Joshi’s songs let Shaan dominate the sensual notes, emphasizing the bond between Aamir Khan and Kajol. Also, the air of playfulness in Shaan’s voice is a perfect fit for Aamir Khan’s role in the film.
Kuch To Hua Hai – Kal Ho Na Ho
Kuch To Hua Hai depicts the wave of excitement that occurs when two people fall in love. The track was composed by the legendary trio of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, while the lyrics were penned by Javed Akhtar. Shaan’s performance was a wonderful match for this melodious and lively tune.
So excuse – other
Though it’s a different style from Shaan’s usual fare, it’s worth a listen. Shaan firmly established his amazing voice in this duet with KK, which would go on to become one of his top songs.
Main Hoon Don – Don (2006)
This is another great song on which Shaan puts his unique touch. Don’s self-made and ‘boss’ nature is mastered in Shaan’s voice. In addition, he is the original Main Hoon Don from Don (1978.
Jab Se Tere Naina – Saawariya
Jab Se Tere Naina is a clear example of a soothing and calm song when you see your true love for the first time. As elements of innocence resonate with the characters on screen, Shaan takes the degree of purity in his voice to another level. The scenes depict Ranbir Kapoor’s character with joy and excitement after meeting Sonam Kapoor’s character. Shaan narrates his words in a poetic free-flowing manner, giving the impression that the character is in a state of bliss.
Aao Milo Chalein – Jab We Met
Come let’s go, but Shaan’s voice shines. Shaan shows great dedication towards his singing as he convinces the listener to go on a journey with him through Pritam Chakraborty’s music.