Dil Dil Pakistan

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"Dil Dil Pakistan"
Single by Vital Signs
from the album Vital Signs 1
Released August 14, 1987
Genre Pop/Patriotic
Length 4:28
Producer(s) Shoaib Mansoor
Vital Signs singles chronology
Samina (Instrumental) Dil Dil Pakistan Samjhana

Dil Dil Pakistan (Urdu: دل دل پاکستان) is a patriotic song from Pakistan. It was released in 1987 by the Pakistani pop band, Vital Signs. It was included in the band's debut album Vital Signs 1 in 1989.[1][2]

Popularity[edit]

Dil Dil Pakistan became popular after its release giving it the status of a Pop Anthem or Second National Anthem of Pakistan.[2]

In the 2003, BBC World Service international poll of the ten most famous songs of all time, Dil Dil Pakistan was third.[3]

Music video[edit]

The song's music video was filmed in Pakistani capital, Islamabad and was one of the first Pakistani pop videos. Compared to its contemporary videos, it is quite simple and less elaborate.

In most scenes of the video, the members of Vital Signs are riding bicycles or driving a jeep around the city. In one scene, the group is performing on the slope of a small hill. At the end, all of the band members appear in a rather simplistic studio and the video ends after a few seconds.[4][5]

Lyrics[edit]

Lyrics of Dil Dil Pakistan are also very simple and do not contain exaggeration.[4]

The lyricist of the song is disputed as many poets have claimed to have written this song. However, the most important and undisputed person in the creation of this song is its producer Shoaib Mansoor who is given most of the credit for the production.[6] The artwork of this album was designed by Jaffer Hussain.[citation needed]

Lead singer of Vital Signs, Junaid Jamshed tells that the band and the producer were working on a love song but all efforts seemed to be unsuccessful. At last, Shoaib Mansoor abandoned the idea of love song and decided to work on a patriotic one, and as a result Dil Dil Pakistan was created.[2][7]

Even after the break-up of Vital Signs, Junaid Jamshed is still requested to sing Dil Dil Pakistan.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Patriotic partners – The Express Tribune". Tribune.com.pk. Retrieved 2012-01-01. 
  2. ^ a b c d Anis, Ema. "Video of the day: Junaid Jamshed can still sing – The Express Tribune". Tribune.com.pk. Retrieved 2012-01-01. 
  3. ^ "The Worlds Top Ten". BBC World Service. Retrieved 2012-01-01. 
  4. ^ a b "Vital Signs - Dil Dil Pakistan [Rҝs". YouTube. 2011-08-14. Retrieved 2012-01-01. 
  5. ^ "DIL DIL PAKISTAN by Vital Signs". YouTube. 2007-04-01. Retrieved 2012-01-01. 
  6. ^ Madeeha Syed (July 26, 2009). "Exclusive: The life and times of Rohail Hyatt". Dawn. Retrieved January 1, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Dil Dil Pakistan — jazz style | Metropolitan". Dawn.Com. 2011-09-17. Retrieved 2012-01-01. 

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