Atif Aslam, the amazingly talented singer who is recognized all over world has given enormous hit singles. Among his melodious work, below is the list of his 5 most popular collaborations with other musicians who mutually gave something worth listening to their fans.
1. Atif Aslam with Strings:
Strings reached the peaks of top charts with many of their songs. The band gained popularity with their single “Sar Kiye Ye Pahar” which led them to international recognition. The band was formed in 1988 and consisted of Rafiq Wazir Ali, Kareem Bashir Bhoy, Faisal Kapadia and Bilal Maqsood. In 2011 Atif Aslam collaborated with Strings and released “Ab Khud Kuch Karna Parega” which is an inspirational song. The song was intended to awake youngsters of Pakistan to play their role in reforming this society. The patrotic number was highly acclaimed by critics and audience.
2. Atif Aslam performed with Slash in LIVE Concert:
Well! Atif Aslam didn’t actually collaborate “Slash”, he performed with Slash in a concert. They performed the song “Wish You Were Here” originally sung by Pink Floyd. Atif gave the song a Sufi touch and rocked the concert. The event took place in 2010.
3. Atif Aslam’s collaboration with Todd Shea & Lanny Cordola:
Atif Aslam collaborated with two more former members of Guns n Roses Todd Shea and Lanny Cordola in 2010. They sang the song “We will rise again” which was dedicated to the flood victims of Pakistan.
4. Atif Aslam’s multiple collaborations with Hadiqa Kiani
Hona Tha Pyar:
Hona tha Pyar was featured in Shoaib Mansoor’s movie “Bol”. The duet was sung by Atif Aslam and Hadiqa Kiani. It became a hit and was liked by people within as well as outside the country.
Kaho was considered to be the most awaited song of the movie “Bol”. The song was released by Fire Records in Pakistan and by Tips in India. This collaboration raised the benchmark of Pakistani Movie Industry, by crossing charting nationally and internationally.
Mere Aas Paas:
This collaboration of Atif with Hadiqa was for a Pakistani Drama Serial “Mere Aaas Paas”. The drama featured Moammar Rana, Nadia Jamil and famous designer Deepak Perwani in lead roles.
And now comes the most appreciated collaboration of Atif Aslam “Charkha Nolakha” (collaboration with Qayaas band). The song was originally sung in Coke Studio Season 5 and featured two great artists; one from rock industry and one from pop. Sarmad Ghafoor, former member of Qayaas who has also done many concerts for Atif Aslam. The song “Charkha Nolakh” is a popular Qawwali sung originally by Ustaad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. The collaboration number was listened 1.5Million times on you tube and was equally popular on other digital mediums.