The singer passed away in Kolkata hours after a live concert
Last Updated: 09.18 PM, May 31, 2022
KK emerged as one of the most powerful youth icons in ’90s. Ever since his first album Pal, he offered hit numbers for more than two decamed. His versatility and soulful voice kept the audience glued to his music. From Pal and Yaaron Dosti from his debut album to the hit Bollywood playbacks like Alvida, Aankhon Mein Teri and many others – OTTPlay picks KK’s top 10 favourite songs of all time.
In 1999, KK released his first album Pal, in which the songs were composed by Lesle Lewis. In no time, the title track Pal became a major hit among the music enthusiasts, especially the youngsters. Ever since, Pal has become a must on farewell playlists across the country.
This number is also from his first album and one of the major hits of all time. The song that delves into the nuances of friendship has remained a favourite among the college goers till today. The song was also used in Nagesh Kukunoor's film, Rockford.
KK forayed into Bollywood with Tadap Tadap, from the film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam in 1999 and it instantly became an anthem for the broken-hearted youngsters in India.
Koi Kahe Kehta Rahe
The song that perfectly encapsulates the flavour of Dil Chahta Hai changed the language of party songs in 2001. Along with KK, Shankar Mahadevan and Shaan also sang the song.
Tu Hi Mera Shab Hai
This is one of the most defining songs of Emran Hashmi-Kangna Ranaut and Shiney Ahuja-starrer Gangster. The song was dropped in 2006 and is still one of the most sought after numbers on a romantic playlist.
The song from Jism is one of the most passionate songs of all time. In 2003, John Abraham debuted in Bollywood with this film. Along with Jaadu Hai Nasha Hai, this song topped the chart for months.
Kya Mujhe Pyar Hai
His next hit with Shiney Ahuja and Kangna Ranaut came from Woh Lamhe in 2006.
Aankhon Mein Teri
The song that made Deepika Padukone’s wave a rage in India is from her Bollywood debut, Om Shanti Om, with Shah Rukh Khan.
With Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapur, this song from Bachna Ae Haseeno topped the chart for weeks.
Soon after his death, KK’s Alvida from Life In A Metro became a rage on social media on Tuesday. The romantic song encapsulates the pain of separation.