Disco Deewane

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Disco Deewane
Studio album by Nazia Hassan & Zoheb Hassan
Released April 3, 1981
Genre Pakistani pop, Indi-pop, disco
Producer Biddu
Nazia Hassan & Zoheb Hassan chronology
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Disco Deewane (Urdu: ڈسکو دیوانے‎) 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 Indian synth-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, and achieved Platinum status in three weeks.[3] Disco Deewane went on to sell 14 million units worldwide.[4]

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.[5] Nazia Hassan was the first girl who introduced pop music in Asia.

Track listing[edit]

Back cover of album "Disco Deewane"
# Song Singer(s) Music Lyrics Length
1 Aao Na Nazia Hassan Hassans 04:07
2 Disco Deewane - I Nazia Hassan Anwar Khalid 04:00
3 Leykin Mera Dil Nazia Hassan Hassans 04:02
4 Mujhay Chahay Nazia Hassan, Zoheb Hassan Zoheb Hassan Hassans 03:43
5 Komal Nazia Hassan Arshad Mehmood/Farooq Qaiser Zoheb Hassan/Arshad Mehmood 03:43
6 Teray Qadmon Ko Nazia Hassan, Zoheb Hassan Zoheb Hassan/Arshad Mehmood Nigar Sebhai 03:30
7 Dil Mera Nazia Hassan Zoheb Hassan Hassans 04:24
8 Dhundli Raat Nazia Hassan Zoheb Hassan/Arshad Mehmood Meeraji
9 Gaein Milkar Nazia Hassan Zoheb Hassan/Arshad Mehmood Anwar Khalid
10 Disco Deewane - II Nazia Hassan 4:03


Music directors[edit]


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.[6]

Student of the Year[edit]

In 2012, a revamped cover version of the title song "Disco Deewane" was incorporated into the Indian Bollywood film Student of the Year.[7] 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. The music video has received over 66 million views on YouTube, as of November 2017.[8]

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.


  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. ^ "Disco Deewane, Nazia Hassan with Biddu and His Orchestra". La Pelanga. 19 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Nazia-Biddu Team - 'Disco Deewane': Hit In Hindu". Billboard. 93 (28): 70. 18 July 1981. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 2011-06-24. 
  6. ^ Abjorensen, Norman (2017). Historical Dictionary of Popular Music. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 23. ISBN 9781538102152. 
  7. ^ "Nazia's 'Disco Deewane' in KJo's Student of the Year". Express Tribune. 6 September 2012. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  8. ^ The Disco Song - SOTY on YouTube