Disco Deewane

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Disco Deewane
The cover features Nazia Hassan holding a microphone.
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 3, 1981 (1981-04-03)
Genre
LabelHMV
ProducerBiddu
Nazia Hassan & Zoheb Hassan chronology
Disco Deewane
(1981)
Star/Boom Boom
(1982)

Disco Deewane is a 1981 best-selling Pakistani pop/disco album by the duo Nazia and Zoheb, consisting of Nazia Hassan and her brother Zoheb Hassan, with composition and production by Indi-pop producer Biddu.[1] It charted in fourteen countries worldwide and became the best-selling Asian pop record to-date.[2] It changed trends in music across South Asia, where it broke sales records. In India, it sold 100,000 records within a day of its release in Mumbai alone, went Platinum within three weeks,[3] and went Double-Platinum soon after.[4] Disco Deewane went on to sell 14 million units worldwide.[5]

In South Asia, where the music industry was previously dominated by filmi Bollywood soundtracks, Disco Deewaane was the first non-soundtrack album to become a major success across the region, paving the way for the emergence of independent Pakistani and Indian pop music scenes.[2][3] It was also the first South Asian pop album to top the charts in Brazil,[2] while also becoming a hit in Russia, South Africa, and Indonesia,[citation needed] and a success among the South Asian diaspora in regions such as Canada, the United Kingdom, United States, and West Indies.[6] Nazia Hassan was the first girl who introduced pop music in Asia.

Track listing[edit]

Back cover of album "Disco Deewane"
No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Aao Na"Nazia Hassan and Zoheb HassanBidduNazia Hassan4:07
2."Disco Deewane" (I)Anwar KhalidBidduNazia4:00
3."Leykin Mera Dil"Nazia and ZohebBidduNazia4:02
4."Mujhe Chahay"Nazia and ZohebBidduNazia and Zoheb3:43
5."Komal"Zoheb and Arshad MehmoodMehmood and Farooq QaiserNazia3:43
6."Teray Qadmon Ko"Nigar SebhaiBidduNazia and Zoheb3:30
7."Dil Mera"Nazia and ZohebBidduNazia4:24
8."Dhundli Raat"MeerajiZoheb and MehmoodNazia 
9."Gaein Milkar"KhalidZoheb and MehmoodNazia 
10."Disco Deewane" (II)  Nazia4:03

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Cover versions[edit]

Dreamer Deewane[edit]

Nazia Hassan performed a remixed cover version of title track "Disco Deewane" in the English language, called "Dreamer Deewane" (1983), which was released as a single. It became the first single by a Pakistani singer to enter the UK pop charts.[7]

The Disco Song[edit]

In 2012, a revamped cover version of the title song "Disco Deewane" was incorporated into the Indian Bollywood film Student of the Year.[8] Called "The Disco Song", it incorporates Nazia Hassan's vocals, along with the vocals of Sunidhi Chauhan and Benny Dayal, while the music video features actress Alia Bhatt and actors Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan.

Karan Johar used the song in his 2012 film Student of the Year after licensing the song from Sa Re Ga Ma. It has been contested by Nazia Hassan's family, as they claim that HMV doesn't own the album because it was financed by them in London.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Herald, Volume 38, Issues 7-9, 2007: "It would not be amiss to say that music was never the same again after "Aap Jaisa Koi..." Over the next several years Nazia and Zoheb continued to rock not just the Pakistani but also the Indian disco scene; Disco Deewane that broke sales records across the subcontinent was followed by four more albums - Boom Boom, Young Tarang, Hotline and Camera Camera - released between 1982 and 1992. They were also pioneering enough to release videos of their tracks — another first."
  2. ^ a b c Sangita Gopal & Sujata Moorti (2008). Global Bollywood: travels of Hindi song and dance. University of Minnesota Press. pp. 98–9. ISBN 0-8166-4579-5. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ a b Asiaweek, Volume 7. Asiaweek. 1981. p. 39. Retrieved 24 June 2011.
  4. ^ "India Today". India Today. Thomson Living Media India Limited. 7 (13–16): lvii. 1982. More importantly, Nazia Hasan's Disco Deewane last year broke the popular industry myth that only film sound-tracks sell when sales of the non-film record shot past four lakh to make a double platinum.
  5. ^ "Disco Deewane, Nazia Hassan with Biddu and His Orchestra". La Pelanga. 19 September 2010.
  6. ^ "Nazia-Biddu Team - 'Disco Deewane': Hit In Hindu". Billboard. 93 (28): 70. 18 July 1981. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 2011-06-24.
  7. ^ Abjorensen, Norman (2017). Historical Dictionary of Popular Music. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 23. ISBN 9781538102152.
  8. ^ "Nazia's 'Disco Deewane' in KJo's Student of the Year". Express Tribune. 6 September 2012. Retrieved 8 September 2012.