10 evergreen songs by KK
KK's soulful voice and romantic melodies are etched into the hearts of his fans, especially from songs like "Tadap Tadap Ke" to "Pyar Ke Pal". On May 31, Indian singer Krishnakumar Kunnath (KK) passed away at the age of 53, after he began feeling sick during a live performance at Nazrul Manch in Kolkata. On his first death anniversary, let us remember the popular musician for his timeless hits, which are still fresh in our hearts.
Here is a list of 10 iconic songs by KK which will forever stay in our hearts.
The ultimate anthem about friendship. KK's enticing voice and its sweet melody made it one of the most iconic songs of the 90's generation. It was one of the last songs that he performed at his last concert in Kolkata.
2. Tadap Tadap Ke
KK got his biggest break in Bollywood through Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam". The singer voiced the anthem of the wounded hearts with varied emotions and tones with the powerful rendition of "Tadap Tadap Ke". KK expressed the pain so beautifully through his voice that it brought tears into the eyes of Bhansali who listened to the songs 9 times in one go.
3. Pyar Ke Pal
"Hum Rahe Ya Na Rahe Kal, Kal Yaad Aayenge ke yeh pal"- This heartwarming is something that has the power to move you to tears. The lyrics of the songs narrate the emotion that we are all going through right now. KK might have left us, but his songs and legacy will forever remain in our hearts.
4. Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai
"Gangstar" remains a classic for its romantic songs and one of the songs that clearly resonates in the hearts of budding lovers is "Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai". KK's silky smooth vocal along with Pritam's composition makes it a favourite among his fans.
5. Aankhon Mein Teri
The feeling of seeing your crush for the first time and being enamoured by her beautiful eyes was something that you can feel instantly with this song. The Vishal-Shekhar tuned song from the movie "Om Shanti Om" seamlessly latch to the acoustic rhythm, becoming one and solely with the music of the song.
6. Tu Jo Mila
"Tu Jo Mila" from "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" is a wonderful track with a heartwarming composition that resonates with the crucial plot of the film.
7. O Meri Jaan
"O Meri Jaan" from 'Life in a Metro' is a sweet but soft ballad that has the power to move even the hardest soul. Another superb duo with Pritam, KK's rocking vocal made it one of his best works.
8. Awaarapan Banjarapan
Fans got to see a different side of KK through "Awaarapan Banjarapan" in "Jism". KK simply steals the show with his somber yet emotional rendition of a wrecked lover through M.M Kreem's composition.
9. Such Keh Raha Hai
This emotional song from "Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein" will literally bring tears into your eyes. KK brings life into the song with this tale of a heart-breaking rendition of an angst lover. His emphatic singing coupled with the musical arrangement of Harris Jayraj makes it an all-time favourite.
10. Kya Mujhe Pyaar Hai
"Kyun Aajkal Neend Kam Khwaab Jyada Hai, Lagta Khuda Ka Koi Nek Iraada Hain" from the movie "Wo Lamhe" makes you want to fall in love immediately with the song. The way he brings passion and spirit and with Pritom's composition makes it a great song to listen to.