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World Music Day: 10 Hit Songs Bollywood Copied From Abroad

  | June 21, 2014 09:50 IST (New Delhi)
Anu Malik

A still from the song Tirchi Topiwale from the movie Tridev.

If imitation is the best form of flattery, these international pop stars should be super-flattered by the copy artists in Bollywood. Here are just 10 (of the many, many, many) songs that 'inspired' desi hits.

If imitation is the best form of flattery, these international pop stars should be super-flattered by the copy artists in Bollywood. Here are just 10 (of the many, many, many) songs that 'inspired' desi hits. (Also read: Redfoo in Love With Indian Music, Chicken Curry)
Mein Teri Hoon Janam from Khoon Bhari Maang (1988). Composer: Rajesh Roshan
Original - Chariots of Fire theme music



Tirchi Topiwale from Tridev (1989). Composers: Kalyanji-Anandji
Original - Rhythm is Gonna Get You by Gloria Estefan


Koi Nahin Aisa Ki Jo Mujhko from Dillagi (1999). Composers: Jatin-Lalit
Original - Mony Mony by Billy Idol


Aate Jaate from Maine Pyar Kiya (1989). Composer: Raamlaxman
Original - I Just Called to Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder


Mil Gaya from Hum Kisise Kum Nahin (1977). Composer: R D Burman
Original - Mamma Mia by ABBA


Koi Yahan Nache Nache from Disco Dancer (1982). Composer: Bappi Lahiri
Original - Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles


Sachi Yeh Kahani Hai from Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (1994). Composers: Jatin-Lalit
Original - In Zaire by Johnny Wakelin, Rasutin by Boney M



O Meri Neendein Churane Wale from Chamatkar (1992). Composer: Anu Malik
Original - When You're in Love With a Beautiful Woman by Dr Hook


Dil Le Le Lena from Auzaar (1997). Composer: Anu Malik
Original - Macarena by Los del Rio


Hari Om Hari from Pyara Dushman (1980). Composer: Bappi Lahiri
Original - One Way Ticket by Eruption




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