Fifteen songs by the sensation, KK that will always have a place in our hearts
The industry deeply mourns the loss of one of Bollywood’s greatest singers, KK. With his soulful and magnetic voice, KK created iconic hits that topped the music charts. It is rightly said that an artist never dies but lives by his art.
KK debuted his song Pal in 1999. Pal was also the last song the artist performed at a concert, hours before his tragic and painful death. The sensation has made a huge contribution to the music industry.
He died on Tuesday evening in Kolkata. We pray that his soul rests in peace and glory.
These are fifteen KK songs that have etched a permanent place in our hearts.
KK debuted as a singer with the song Pyaar Ke Pal from the 1999 album Pal. The song became a major hit, especially as a farewell to school or college is incomplete without her. This song also marks the last song the singer sang on stage during his last concert in Kolkata.
Yaaron is also a song from KK’s debut solo album, Studio Album Pal. The song was a huge hit in India and garnered him immense popularity among young people. He won various accolades and wide recognition for the album. Yaaron was one of the most popular songs from this album.
This song from the 2008 romantic comedy film Bachna Ae Haseeno stars Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone. The album got the first 3 places in all music charts. Khuda Jaane is the most popular song on the album and it is a melodious love song. It was later recognized as a popular love anthem in Bollywood. KK adds his own magic touch to the song with his powerful voice.
Emraan Hashmi and KK are popular duos in Bollywood. One of the most popular songs that shows their collaboration is Crook’s song Mere Bina. The song plays in the background as Emraan Hashmi proposes to his beloved and spends romantic moments with her in the film. When it comes to love songs, KK sings them best with his soulful voice. Emraan and KK also teamed up for other songs such as Zara Sa by Jannat and Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai by Gangster.
Kya Mujhe Pyaar Hai
Kya Mujhe Pyaar Hai sung by KK is a popular song from the 2006 film Woh Lamhe. The song captures the love story between an aspiring actress who suffers from suicidal tendencies and a filmmaker who wants to save her. The characters are played by Shiney Ahuja and Kangana Ranaut. KK lent his beautiful voice to the album which boosted sales. The song became a super hit and was also remixed several times.
Ankhon Mein Teri
Aankhon Mein Teri is a popular Om Shanti Om love song featuring Shah Rukh Khan and debutante Deepika Padukone. The song plays in the background as Shah Rukh Khan’s character lays eyes on popular actress Shanti played by Deepika Padukone. The song captures how starstruck he is and shares a moment with the popular heroine. KK wonderfully portrayed the feeling of newly blossomed love with his magnetic voice.
New York’s popular song captures the spirit of friendship. The song features Katrina Kaif, John Abraham, and Neil Nitin Mukesh who play college students who share a strong bond of friendship. The song also reflects how they fully live their lives as young adults. KK also lent his voice to other songs which today have become a hymn to friendship. These songs include cult hits Yaaron and Pyaar Ke Pal.
Grant Maari Entriyaan
This popular Gunday dance number has gained recognition and popularity for its catchy lyrics. The song features actors Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Arjun Kapoor as they perform the hit song’s hooks. It depicts a love triangle formed between two brothers Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor as they fall in love with the same girl played by Priyanka Chopra. KK adds a burst of energy with his powerful voice to this beautiful song. The melodious song made its way to every club and party as massive crowds sang along in chorus.
Koi Kahe Kehta Rahe
Koi Kahe Kehta Rahe is a song with a strong message about the close bond of friendship between men. The popular dance number was one of the biggest hits of the year and worked its way to the top charts. The song features Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna as they walk into a club and dance to this song from the movie Dil Chahta Hai. KK adds a touch of liveliness felt by young men and their nonchalance with this song. The fusion of powerful lyrics and KK’s magical vocals made this song a hit that defined a generation.
Dil Kyun Yeh Mera
Dil Kyun Yeh Mera Shor Kare is a popular love anthem from the 2010 film Kites. The song captures Hrithik Roshan and Barbara Mori as their characters fall in love in the film. Along with Dil Kyun Yeh Mera, the singer also sang Zindagi Do Pal Ki from the film. Both songs raged through the charts after its release. KK has always added his personal touch to love songs with his soulful voice.
Jaise Hawayein Shawl
Chale Jaise Hawayein is a popular song from the hit movie Main Hoon Na. The song features Amrita Rao, Zayed Khan and Shah Rukh Khan. KK’s voice captures the good mood of students in a school setting. Amrita Rao and Zayed Khan can be seen performing with a huge group of dancers as Shah Rukh Khan enters the school. KK has largely contributed to making this album a huge success. Besides Chale Jaise Hawayein, he also sang Ye Fizaein and Gori Gori, both of which are popular songs from the movie.
The song Dus Bahane from the film Dus features vocals from KK. This song was said to be the most played song of 2015. The song featured popular dance moves by Abhishek Bachchan, Zayed Khan, Sunil Shetty and Sanjay Dutt. KK lent his otherworldly vocals to the song which made it a big hit. The song gained immense popularity and was also recreated as Dus Bahane 2.0 in the movie Baaghi 3 starring Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor.
Tu Aashiqui Hai
Tu Aashiqui Hai is a popular song from the musical Jhankaar Beats, a 2013 movie. It is one of the career defining songs of KK. The song plays as Neel, the protagonist confesses his love for Preeti at the Sunday mass she attends. KK’s soulful voice adds reverence to the song played in church.
Aashayein is a song from sports drama Iqbal, a 2005 sports drama film. The song became one of KK’s biggest hits. Besides Aashayein, KK also sang Mutthi Mein Aasman, a popular song from the movie. This song is a beacon of hope and inspiration with its powerful lyrics and moving vocals.
One of KK’s most popular songs is Alvida from the movie Life in a… Metro. The film received critical acclaim for its soundtracks, the most popular being Alvida. KK also sang Alvida from the movie which was a big hit.