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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Naachne Rani

From the liner notes of the 1981 release Salma & Sabina Sing The Hits Of ABBa In Hindi:

"This cassette contains the Hindi versions of the melodies of the World's Number One Pop group - ABBA. Their melodies are magic and their reproduction in any other language is a challenge which only the most talented and versatile musicians and singers can accept. This challenge was accepted by a group of people from the Indian Sub-Continent and Europe. Amit Khanna, the writer of numerous Indian hits is the author of the Hindi lyrics on this cassette. he has not only managed to totally preserve the feel and atmosphere of ABBA but also given a new " Indo dimension " to the lyrics, which are undoubtedly the most beautiful songs ever written... The two Agha sisters, Salma and Sabina have put their voices to these lyrics... With their stunning personalities, looks and voices, the Agha sisters are sure to become a phenomenon on the musical scene."

How can you argue with that?

MP3: Salma & Sabina – Toba Toba (Mamma Mia)
MP3: Salma & Sabina – Kabhi Kabhi (Honey Honey)
MP3: Salma & Sabina – Abhilasha (Chiquitita)
MP3: Salma & Sabina – Pehli Pehli Preet (Super Trooper)
MP3: Salma & Sabina – Ho Jayegi Badnami (Money Money Money)
MP3: Salma & Sabina – Hum Rahi (Fernando)
MP3: Salma & Sabina – Hai Ye Pyar Ghazab (The Name Of The Game)
MP3: Salma & Sabina – Mitha Maze Dar (Dancing Queen)

Zip: Salma & Sabina Sing The Hits Of Abba In Hindi

13 Comments:

Anonymous Gugu said...

Absolutely absolutely beautiful, I had heard the Agha sisters' version when I was little, and was never able to find out anything else about it, and am so glad I found the info on your site, I have so many memories from the time I heard these songs.

August 31, 2006 7:01 am

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dude, the most amazing, and possible the gayest thing ever recording. Do you suppose you could arrange for me to marry both sisters?

September 07, 2006 5:53 am

 
Blogger kusala said...

I can't imagine anything more fabulous. The perfect combination of my Abba- and Bollywood-manias. Thanks for making my day! You're site is also going to become required daily reading!

September 11, 2006 5:27 pm

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for putting up the whole album. I have been a fan of Dancing Queen for ages but didn't realise there was so much more ...

Love it - any more gold like this??

September 26, 2006 2:05 am

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More kitch like this please!!!

September 29, 2006 10:11 am

 
Anonymous shazeda said...

Meherbani !! merci !! Thanks a lot !!! Danke schön !! Gracias !!
Shukriya... :)

October 21, 2006 12:56 pm

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks I have been looking for them fro some time. Its marvelous. I like it.

January 22, 2007 11:20 pm

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been looking for this album for years now! Thank you so much for making it available!

February 12, 2007 6:26 am

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have been trying to track this down for about five years. Have Dancing Queen and Super Trouper from John Peel which is where I came to know about this. Thank you very much :)

February 24, 2007 11:32 pm

 
Anonymous RAHIM said...

pleaz can you send me the lyrics of abhilasha, kabhi kabhi, hum rahi,mitha maze! i love singing thank you so much

EMAIL: kandjee@hotmail.com

March 05, 2007 1:51 pm

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you, thank you for this. I knew I wasn't going crazy and had heard ABBA's Hindi/Urdu versions before.
After leaving Afghanistan in 1981, we settled in Pakistan for a few months and then had to move on to India. On the last day in Islamabad, my brother bought some tapes. One was Nazia Hassan hits, the other ABBA and of course this album by Agha sisters. On the train from Amritsar to New Delhi we kept playing these tapes loud on the cassette player.
Today after 25 years and lots of searching, I found your site and found the songs that take me back to being 14-years-old, thinking of the war at home, the time in Pakistan, the prospects of living in India and what the future held.
Thanks again.
I just relived my 12-hour train ride by listening to these songs.

Kamran - San Francisco, CA

April 21, 2007 2:28 am

 
Anonymous Amit Sen, India. said...

This is absolutely gr888 album..
thnx a ton 4 uploading the whole album...
used to hear these songs when i was 5yrs old... on gramaphone....
was looking 4 these songs for 5yrs now...
cheers cheers...

July 19, 2007 7:37 pm

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re-up please. I have to hear this again...

Many thanks.

August 09, 2009 2:42 pm

 

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