In the early 2000s, we entered a new era. We knew life had changed forever when we started to constantly hear that familiar sound… of our parents complaining. Remixes had arrived! We assumed it was just a phase. But it stood the test of time and stuck to Bollywood and the music industry like the Kanta Laga girl’s tattoo to her arm.
I had made peace with the industry’s incessant need to remix my parents’ favourites. But one day Humma Humma (Ok Janu) happened! It was going okay. The song seemed fine. And then bam! Badshah’s weird AF rap came in like a boss’s email on a Sunday.
Little did I know that this was just the beginning of a relentless trend of Honey Singh or Badshah Texas Chainsaw Massacring a perfectly good song and ruining our beloved memories with it. I now knew exactly how my parents felt when they first heard Keh Doon Tumhe and felt their childhood getting butchered in front of their eyes.
Soon the Pandora’s box of 90s music was opened and it went from Aankh Mare to frikkin’ Maahi Ve. Come on, Bollywood. Maahi Ve (Kaantey) was literally yesterday.
Before we get to a point where we're in 2037 listening to a remixed London Thumakda all I want to say is, Stop! Please.
In case you don't know where to stop, here's a handy list of songs that you are BANNED from touching.
We asked people what is the one song they don't want remixed AT ALL, and these were the top results among many many more.
You've had your fun with Tamma Tamma and Humma Humma, ab ho gaya haan, bas. Please, Bollywood, 90s kids ke khaatir inn gaano ko chhod do.
1. Dil Se Re - Dil Se
2. Nahin Samne - Taal
3. Chaiya Chaiya - Dil Se
4. Dhak Dhak Karne Laga - Beta
5. Haye Rama Ye Kya Hua - Rangeela
6. Jhanjhariya Uski Chhanak Gayi - Krishna
7. Koi Mil Gaya - Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.
8. Mitwa - Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna
9. Bumro Bumro - Mission Kashmir
10. Jhonka Hawa Ka Aaj Bhi - Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
11. Mai Koi Aisa Geet Gaoon - Yes Boss
12. Humko Hami Se Chura Lo - Mohabbatein
13. Tu Hi Re - Bombay
14. Zara Zara - Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein
15. Yeh Kaali Kkaali Aankhein - Baazigar
16. Tanha Tanha - Rangeela
17. Saat Samundar Paar - Vishwatma
18. Ek Pal Ka Jeena - Kaho Na Pyaar Hai
19. Jadu Teri Nazar - Darr
20. Mehboob Mere - Fiza
21. Humdum Suniyo Re - Saathiya
22. Oh Oh Jaane Jaana - Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya
23. Mehbooba Mehbooba - Ajnabee
24. Jaati Hun Main - Karan Arjun
25. Yeh Dil Deewana - Pardes
26. Le Gayi Le Gayi - Dil Toh Pagal hai
27. Main Toh Raste Se Ja Raha Tha - Coolie No. 1
28. Mere Khayalon Ki Malika - Josh
29. Tumse Milke Dil Ka hai Jo Haal - Main Hoon Na
30. Jo Haal Dil Ka - Sarfarosh
Thanks in advance Bollywood. Please, at least, leave these favourites alone.