Remember the era when pop albums meant short videos with a meaningful story and the remixes were pleasant to listen to! That era gave us some really awesome music videos that gave rise to some of our crushes. Here are some special crushes, who still hold a special place in our hearts.
1. Milind Soman in Made In India
One of our all-time favorites, Alisha Chinai’s Made In India not only introduced us to amazing beats, but also to the country’s crush Milind Soman. Watch the video here.
2. Reema Sen in Chandni Raatein
The beautiful song Chandni Raatein introduced us to Reema Sen. Later, she was seen in various movies and song videos. Watch the video here.
3. Ayesha Takia and Santino Morea in Meri Chunar Udd Udd Jaaye
No one can deny that Falguni Pathak’s songs and videos make up some of the fondest memories of our childhood. But, this song is special as it introduced us to newcomers (at the time) like Ayesha Takia! Watch the video here.
4. Suneeta Rao in Pari Hun Main and Kesariya Hai Roop Maro
With her amazing dance moves and melodious voice, Suneeta Rao created a special place in our hearts!
5. Jas Arora and Malaika Aroa in Gud Naal Ishq Mitha
With their desi moves on the famous song Gud Naal Ishq Mitha, stylish and charming Jas Arora and Malaika Arora made their place in our hearts forever! Watch the video here.
6. Preeti Jhangiani in Chui Mui Si Tum
Much before her debut movie Mohabbatein, Preeti made us her fan, when we saw her in this sweetly innocent number by Milind Ingle. Watch the video here.
7. Nauheed Cyrusi and Donovan – Piya Basanti Re
Chithra and Sultan Khan’s classic was all the rage when it was released. Starring Nauheed Cyrusi and Donovan Wodehouse this music video was a complete love story in itself. We were lucky that a follow-up video happened. Watch the video here.
8. Varun Toorkey and Nina Sarkar in Leja Leja Re
This beautiful song by Shreya Ghoshal and Ustad Sultan Khan introduced us to Varun Toorkey, who made our teenage hearts miss a beat. And, with Nina Sarkar’s amazing dance moves, you just can’t stop yourself from tapping your foot. Watch the video here.
9. Vivan Bhatena in Maine Payal Hai Chankai
Much before he became a TV star, Vivan Bhatena already made a place in our hearts with his intense stares. Thanks to Falguni Pathak’s amazing song Maine Payal Hai Chankai. Watch the video here.
10. Iqbal Khan in Falguni Pathak’s Indhana Winva
Falguni Pathak gave us some great crushes via her music videos. Iqbal Khan was one of the finest. Watch the video here.
11. Kiran Janjani and Riya Sen in Yaad Piya Ki Aane Lagi
Yes, Falguni Pathak’s songs certainly ruled our hearts! This amazing Dandiya song introduced us to Kiran Janjani and Riya Sen. Watch the video here.
12. Tarun Raghawan in Deewana Tera
Many of us waited for Sonu Nigam’s pop albums eagerly. Remember his popular pop song, Deewana Tera, that introduced us to Tarun Raghawan. And then he again charmed us in Bally Sagoo’s Aaja Nachle. Watch the video here.
13. Samir Soni, Arjan Bajwa and Sharbani Mukherjee in Ghar Aaja Soniya
Shazia Manzoor’s popular Punjabi song was the debut album for Samir Soni, Arjan Bajwa, and Sharbani Mukherjee! Watching the video, we couldn’t stop humming the song. Watch the video here.
14. Bikram Saluja in Tere Bin Jeena Nahin
Not just this beautiful song, but also Bikram Saluja’s emotive eyes spoke straight to our hearts. Watch the video here.
Additionally, there have been some famous names like Shahid Kapoor (Aaryans’ track Aankhon Mein Tera Hi Chehra) and Sameera Reddy (Pankaj Udhas’ Aahista) who were first introduced to us through awesome music videos. No one can deny that the memories of these songs and videos are irreplaceable.
*All images are screengrabs from respective videos.