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28 Copied Bollywood Songs.

Nowadays, there is at least one song in every Bollywood movie, which is a remix of some previous hit songs. At first, we did enjoy the remix or the new version of the old hits, but now we are just tired! 

The recent incident where Dr. Zeus took on twitter to show his anger on the music team of the movie Bala for recreating his song 'Don't be shy' without his permission got everyone talking that it is high time the music industry of Bollywood should come up with something new and fresh. I mean, are they running out of originality? 


Copied songs you need to know about:

This isn't any recent drama, Bollywood has been copying songs from other sources since the black and white times.

Here are the top 10 Bolly wood songs that are copied from Hollywood:


1. Mehbooba Mehbooba (Sholay).



Oh yes! R.D. Burman's famous song Mehbooba Mehbooba from the movie Sholay (1975) is copied from Demis Roussos's song Say you Love Me, which was released in 1974 one year before the movie. 


2. Koi Yahan Nache Nache (Disco Dancer).



Yes, another classic! The song Koi Yahan Nache Nache from the movie Disco Dancer (1982) starring Mithun Chakraborty was copied from the song Video killed the radio star (1979) by Buggles. 


3. Laila Mai Laila (Qurbaani).



Two best friends falling in love with the same woman is a timeless plot. The movie Qurbaani (1980) was all about Amar and Rajesh, the ups and downs in their friendship and their love for the same woman. The song from this movie, Laila Mai Laila, that ages like a fine wine, is another copied hit!

It was copied from Chicano's song Black blood (1979)


4. Jab Koi Baat Bigad Jaye (Jurm).



Jab Koi Baat Bigad Jaye from the movie Jurm (1990), one of the famous songs that still a favorite and the fact that was the copied and Hindi version of the famous Hollywood song Five Hundred Miles by Peter, Paul and Mary were never hidden. 


5. Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha (Baaton Baaton Mein).



Baaton Baaton Mein is a 1979 movie, and one of its hit songs is Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha, which was copied from the song Johnny Comes Marching Home by Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore which was written in 1863.


6. Babuji Dheere Chalna.



The famous song Babuji Dheere Chalna was copied from the song Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps by Doris Day.


7. Yunhi Kat Jaega Safar Saath Chalne Mein (Hum Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke).



Hum Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke is a classic movie, and all of its songs were a hit, although one of its most-loved songs, Yuhi Kat Jaega Safar Saath Chalne Mein, was copied from another Demis Roussos song called Lovely Lady Of Arcadia.


8. Om Shanti Om (Karz).



The song Om Shanti Om from the movie Karz was copied from the song of the dame title 'Om Shanti Om' by Lord Shorty.


9. Tumse Milke (Parinda).



Tumse Milke from the movie Parinda (1989) is another classic, and unfortunately, it was also copied from Leo Sayer's hit song When I Need You (1977).


10. Tera Mujhse Hai Pehle Ka Naata Koi (Aa Gale Lag Jaa).



If you are an old Hollywood fan, then you probably know from which song this was copied.

Tere Mujhse Hai Pehle Ka Naata Koi of the movie Aa Gale Lag Jaa (1973) is copied from Elvis Presley's song Yellow Rose of Texas.


Few recent songs that are copied.

Enough of the old classics now let’s talk about the song of our generation, which is a complete rip off of some other famous songs.


1. Bulleya (Ae Dil Hai Mushkil).



The song Bulleya is originally a rip off from ‘Last Resort’ by Papa Roach.


2. Swag Se Swagat (Tiger Zinda Hai).



The song Swag Se Swagat which was quite a hit is originally rip off from ‘The Horns’ by DJ Katch.


3. Nashe Si Chad Gayi (Befikre).



The background music of this song has been taken music from Japanese Manga ‘Junjo Romantica'.


4. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil title track.



The title track of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is a copy of Brad Pitt's movie World War Z’s soundtrack called ‘Isolated System' by Muse.


5. Alizeh (Ae Dil Hai Mushkil).



Probably the third song from the movie Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, which is a copy of Cold play's song ‘Strawberry Swing.'


6. Thori Der (Half Girlfriend).



This song is a copy of Pakistani singer Farhan Saeed's original song from 2015 that Pritam, the music composer of the movie, adapted.


7. Naach Meri Jaan Naach (ABCD 2)



This song from the famous Indian dance musical movie ABCD 2 was copied from Conglomerate's 2014 song ‘808'.


8. Chaar Kadam (PK).



Ever wondered where you had heard the melodious tune of this song before?

Somewhere, I know. So go check the original soundtrack of the 2013 movie by Graham Reynolds called the ‘Before Midnight.'


10 Bonus Song.

1. Jeewan Ke Safar Mein of Munimji from Mexcian Hat Dance.

2. Aaja Sanam Madhur Chandni Mein Hum from Tarantella Napoletana, an Italian Folk Song.

3. Koi Mil Gaya of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai from Take That Look Off Your Face.

4. Hare Krishna Hare Ram of Bhool Bhulaiyya from My Lecon by JTL

5. Ek Hasina Thi of Karz from We As Love by George Benson.

6. Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo Dil Ko of Yaadon Ki Baaraat from If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium by Walter Scharf.

7. Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya of the movie with the same title Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya from The Heretic Theme of the movie Exorcist II. 

8. Yeh Hai Bombay Meri Jaan of C.I.D. (1956) from an American western folk ballad called "Oh My Darling, Clementine (1884)

9. Aye Dil Laha Hai Bahaar of the movie Kya Kahna from Oh! Carol by Neil Sedaka 

10. Tip Tip Barsa Paani of the movie Mohra from the song by Dr. Alban called Roll Down Di Rubber Man.



It is high time that Bollywood should stop copying, making a remix, or creating old songs in an entirely lame new version. We are bored, and they are destroying the classics.

The audience wants originality; we want something new. Maybe they should hire people who are creative enough, who can make a song out of scratch. 



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