Rewinding The Golden Era Of IndiPop

Let’s look at the time when it was 90’s and listen to rulers of the 90s IndiPop era. Sit back, relax and play these Peppy songs from our old playlist…

If you are a music freak you will definitely know how Indian music was in the 90s. After a dull and static phase in the 80s music in India got a new life. Pop music emerged and independent artists got new opportunities.  

Pop music in India got its own identity and started to be known as IndiPop. This very eclectic genre, often borrows elements from other music styles such as urban, dance, rock, Latin and country. IndiPop pepped up the music industry all together. The lyrics are very basic with common employment of repeated choruses, melodic tunes, and catchy hooks.

The IndiPop compositions are mainly made using eclectic guitars, drums and bas. The reason why IndiPop got popularised because it is pleasurable to listen to. Interestingly, the commercial value of music in the 90s increased because of IndiPop. In fact according to various media reports, the sales of music cassettes were at the peak during this time.

We thought why not rewind our playlist and list down few artists who we think are the rulers of the 90s IndiPop era. Sit back, relax, play these songs and go back to the time when music was Poppy!

The made in India girl, Alisha Chinai

Aisha Chinai went ahead to be a well-known name in the IndiPop genre because of her dynamic voice. With many successful hits under her belt, she has earned herself a great reputation as India’s ‘Pop Princess’. Her first solo album Made in India went on to become one of the highest selling pop albums of its time.

The dynamic, Remo Fernandes

Remo Fernandes was one of the first music independent artists who was signed up for an endorsement deal. The ads for Leher Pepsi made him extremely famous but his song Humma Humma which was composed by A R Rahman for the film Bombay made him a star. Remo is also one of the leading flutists in India.

The ever melodious, Lucky Ali

Lucky Ali is supposed to one the finest artist from the 90s. He released his first album Sunoh in 1996. This album made him very popular and he won many awards for it including the Best Pop Male Vocalist in the 1996 Screen Awards and the Channel V Viewers Choice Award (1997). It stayed on the MTV Asia Charts for 60 weeks.

The actor turned singer, Suchitra Krishnamoorthi

Suchitra Krishnamoorthi is always remembered for the lead character that she had played in Chunauti, a hit television series in India in the 1980s. Suchitra then went ahead to act in films and is always remembered as Anna from the film Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa. Suchitra at the same time started her music career. She is always known as a multi talented artist who impressed many by her voice and acting skills.

The Deewana guy, Sonu Nigam

Sonu Nigam became a household name as soon as he started hosting the popular television show, Sa Re Ga Ma, in 1995. The singing talent competition soon became one of the most popular shows on Indian television. This fetched him his first break and he was signed up by T Series for a solo album called Deewana in year 1999. The song Deewana Tera from the same alum remains one of the most successful Indian pop songs of the Indian music industry and is very popular to this day.

The brother – sister duo, Shaan-Sagarika

Shaan and his sister Sagarika began their career together when they were signed up with Magnasound recording company. The brother – sister duo launched few successful albums such Naujawan and Q – Funk, which sold a million copies. They entered the pop scene by singing Biddu’s melodies and doing re-mixes.

The bubby, Raageshwari Loomba

Raageshwari Loomba started her career in films as a child artist. She later forayed into television, acting as VJ for the popular countdown shows, BPL Oye. In a later version of the show, she also wrote her own scripts and won innumerable awards. Raageshwari then decided to enter into the music Industry. Her album Pyar Ke Rang became extremely popular amongst the teen then. After which she was signed by Coco Cola to do concerts across the country.

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