Kids of today’s generation have a life that revolves around gadgets and technology. They can get things done with just a click of a button. While today’s life might be easy because of technology, there is something amazing that kids of today’s generation will never experience. And, that’s the simple, heartwarming music of the 90s.
During the 90s, we may not have had the fascinating technology like today, but we definitely had music that was way better than today’s era. Today’s generation may have easy access to music because of apps like youtube, but we definitely had soulful music with lyrics and deep meaning.
Don’t get us wrong but sadly today’s music could be easily divided into three types – one is Arijit Sing’s heartbroken love category songs, the second is ‘trying hard to rap category’ dominated by Badshah/Raftaar/Honey Singh, and the third, a category where makers pick up a classic and turn into a remix that no one ever asked for.
While the kids of today have such limited options in Indian music, our generation has grown up listening to varied types of songs. Other than Bollywood music, we have grown up listening to Hindi pop from the ‘90s and early 2000s.
While we had Bombay Vikings singing Kya Soorat Hai, we also had Pankaj Udhas singing – Aahista Kijiye Baatein! Thankfully, our generation’s singers didn’t have to compare a girl to tandoori chicken to appreciate her!
While today’s generation has Badshah calling out the DJ to play a certain song, we had Lucky Ali calling out his Sanam as he wandered in Egypt. While today’s generation enjoys the Gagas or the Justin Biebers of the world, they haven’t witnessed the aura of Indian bands, as we did.
And, how could we forget to mention the unparalleled melodies of Euphoria and Junoon? Does this generation even have a single singer whose songs are at par with the intensity of Maeri and Sayyoni?
While talking about diversity in the type of music that our generation enjoyed, how could we forget about Falguni Pathak, who gave us the timeless songs that still play on every Garba night?
So, on one side, we had Silk Route’s Dooba Dooba, which would calm our nerves down instantly. On the other hand, we had ‘party songs’ like Gud naal ishq mitha, Bijuria, and Ishq tera tadpave. And, to make the party extra-special, we had Daler Mehendi too! Nothing beats these songs. Period!
With Alisha Chinai’s Made in India, Ila Arun’s Nigoodi Kaisi Jawani Hai, Suneeta Rao’s Paree Hoon Main, we never missed the Madonnas and the Taylor Swifts!
It is quite amazing how we were blessed to have songs with deep meanings. How every video has a story to tell. Even after so many years, those music videos are so relatable. Sorry but electronic fusion, rapped sentences, and old songs remix will never make you feel the same magic. We just wish today’s generation gets a chance to discover the same magic as we did!