Wajid Khan Tribute: His 7 Best Songs

I’m really sad and tired of writing tributes. It’s honestly disheartening when people we love, people who have given us joy during tough times, who have entertained us for years, meet untimely deaths. And it’s absolutely heartbreaking when they go too soon. Wajid Khan, of the Sajid-Wajid brothers, passed away early this morning because of health complications and a suspected covid infection.

Wajid Khan has, along with his brother, contributed to some of the most fun, happiest, dance-worthy Bollywood songs. He has brought to life some iconic characters, including Chulbul Pandey and Rowdy Rathore, because of songs that sum up all their adaa and suave. He was a singer, composer, and fantastic musician. For more than 20 years, Wajid Khan has kept us on our feet and never missed a beat. For making us dance and forget our troubles, we decided to honour him through some of his best songs.

Soni De Nakhre from Partner

One of the biggest party songs that defined the next two decades, Soni De Nakhre features Wajid Khan as the singer. This song is just plain fun, easy to dance to, and everybody’s favourite. Only the coolest brothers in town, Sajid-Wajid, could have made this hit number.

Love Me Love Me from Wanted

The song we all dedicated to our 8th standard crushes, Love Me Love Me combines desperation in love with pure innocence. Again set to tune with Wajid Khan’s melodious voice, this song has all the heart and all the pomp.

Hud Hud from Dabangg

Only one of the most iconic songs throughout the 2010s, it culminated into a huge, hit number in 2020 through Dabangg 3. Sajid-Wajid knew exactly how to sum up the lovable Chulbul Pandey in a song. Hud Hud has all the adaa, joy, and badass-ness of the Dabangg cop. Hats of to Wajid & Sajid Khan for this super fun song.

Chinta Ta Ta Chita Chita from Rowdy Rathore

I remember when I was watching this movie in theatres and Chinta Ta Ta Chita Chita came on. Everybody started cheering, tons of people got up to dance, and it became everyone’s favourite Antakshari song at school. Again, only Sajid-Wajid could have made us dance so much, and only Wajid’s voice would fit so well with Mika Singh’s for this number.

Mashallah from Ek Tha Tiger

This song is special because the Khan brothers were able to make a love song such a dhamakedaar dance hit. Wajid Khan sang this song as a romantic one with a happy beat. One of our favourites, hands down.

Jai Jai Jai Jai Ho from Jai Ho

Full of passion, pomp and pride, Jai Jai Jai Jai Ho is iconic for Wajid Khan’s duet with Armaan Mallik. They brought to life a song so heart-racing and full of energy, that it’s fitting for both a morning run and nostalgia for India when you’re abroad. Or when you miss the idea of India you grew up with. All that aside, what stands out is Wajid Khan’s kickass voice that can clearly sing all genres.

Baaki Sab First Class Hai from Jai Ho

The OG First Class song, Wajid Khan really hit the roof with this song, along with his brother, Sajid. This song is the most YOLO one there is, telling us to just dance, live in the moment, and fuck the rest. Also, many truths were dropped in the lyrics, such as “Ye desh Tha veer jawano ka, ab reh gaya beymano ka. Kehte Hai India great Hai, Yaha betiyan unsafe Hai”.

It’s been a really sad year, and Wajid Khan’s passing at such a young age is absolutely heartbreaking. However, we must remember him through his music, his brother’s legacy, and be grateful that he has made us sing and dance and enjoy for 20 years.

Some people are irreplaceable, and Wajid Khan was one of them.

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