Did You Know Your Favorite Bollywood Tracks Were Probably Copied From International Songs?

It’s hardly a surprise that most Bollywood songs are influenced by the music from other countries. We have been blatantly copying our songs for years now and the practice is not likely to stop anytime soon. Have a look at these nine popular songs of the last decade (they’ve definitely been on your playlist) that are a complete rip-off:

#1. Hare Krishna Hare Raam (2007) – My Lecon

The music of the title track of Bhool Bhulaiyaa is the same as JTL’s My Lecon. Listen to it here and prepare to be shocked:

#2. Yeh Ishq Hai (2007) – In Your Mind

Jab We Met was a great movie with amazing music, but most of its songs were copied, like this track from Anggun.

#3. Aao Milo Chale (2007) – Di Belakangku

Another gem from the above movie was this pleasant song inspired by Peterpan’s Di Belakangku, which, in contrast, is very dark.

#4. O Meri Jaan (2007) – Silent Lucidity

We loved the songs of Life In A… Metro, but this romantic number was influenced by Queensryche’s Silent Lucidity.

#5. Pehli Nazar Mein (2008) – Sarang Hae

Every romantic was singing this song when it released, but did you know it was inspired by South Korean singer, Kim Hyung-jun?

#6. Zara Zara Touch Me (2008) – Zhu Lin Shen Chu

Similarly, the item number from Race was also influenced by Chinese-American singer-songwriter, Wang Leehom.

#7. Hookah Bar (2012) – Turn Up The Music

You probably already know that Himesh Reshammiya’s song from Khiladi 786 was inspired by Chris Brown’s party track.

#8. Dedi (2016) – Didi

Ankit Tiwari’s track from Airlift was not only ‘lifted’ from this Arabic song, even the title is more or less the same.

#9. Laila Main Laila (2017) – Chicano

Laila was a remake of the 1980 song from Qurbani, who borrowed its music from the rock group, Black Blood.

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