Eye to Eye (Taher Shah song)

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"Eye to Eye"
Song by Taher Shah
Released April 2013
Format Digital download
Recorded 2013
Length 4:58
Songwriter(s) Taher Shah
Producer(s) Taher Shah
Music video
"Eye to Eye" on YouTube

"Eye to Eye" is a 2013 song and music video written, produced by and starring Pakistani singer-songwriter Taher Shah. It was released in April 2013 and aired on various music channels in Pakistan and on YouTube. In June 2013 the song became viral on social media.[1][2]

Lyrics[edit]

According to Taher Shah, the song is about expressing and conveying feelings of love "eye to eye".[1][2] The video of "Eye to Eye" features Taher Shah, with his long curly hair locks, dressed in a white suit with matching white shoes, in a white background with white furniture, where he sings about "sensational eyes, emotional eyes, colourful eyes, exciting eyes, fabulous eyes, spectrum eyes, human eyes, my eyes, your eyes...".[1][2]

Music video[edit]

The music video, which gained notoriety for its absurd and nonsensical[citation needed] English lyrics, shows Taher Shah swaying side to side to the song while singing and blinking coyly at the screen. A duplicate of Shah, dressed in black with sleek hair, is also seen in the video singing and swaying alongside the white-clad Shah. At one point in the video, the two give a short message: "Eye to eye, makes happy killer love, lifetime, once in a life. Substantial love is heaven for the size eyes. Spectacular eyes, our eyes, my eyes and your eyes, eye to eye, eye to eye."

Reviews[edit]

Shah was sarcastically[citation needed] described as a "musical genius" in a tongue-in-cheek article in the Pakistani newspaper The Express Tribune.[3]

In popular culture[edit]

Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan dedicated the song to fellow actor Ranveer Singh on the latter's birthday in July 2015, posting a comment on Twitter: "One day I want you to outdo this!".[4] Ranveer accepted the challenge and put up a 10-second dubsmash clip, syncing the song in Taher Shah getup.[5] The clip garnered over 1.9 million views in just two days.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Watch: Taher Shah's sensational Eye to Eye". Indian Express. 26 June 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Taher Shah's Eye to Eye goes viral". India Today. 26 June 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Up, close and personal with musical 'genius' Taher Shah". The Express Tribune. July 5, 2013. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Best birthday present ever: Hrithik dedicates Taher Shah's Eye To Eye to Ranveer Singh". The Express Tribune. 8 July 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "Ranveer Singh takes on Tahir Shah's 'Eye For Eye'". Dawn. 13 July 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "Ranveer Singh's epic 'Eye to Eye' dubsmash video crosses 1.9 million views". First Post. 16 July 2015. Retrieved 18 July 2015. 

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