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    23 Fond Memories All True Indipop Fans Have

    "All I want is a song that's made in Indiaaa." ♪

    1. Let's start with the obvious: You've listened to Euphoria's "Maeri" a few hundred times.

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    Didn't we all want to fall in love on a train in the 90s?

    2. But Euphoria was life for some really great years, with hits like "Dhoom Pichak Dhoom."

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    Wear ALL the wooden beads and airy crinkled kurtas.

    3. Lucky Ali's "Oh Sanam" sent you to a different place.

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    4. And it didn't take you long to nail the chorus of Colonial Cousins' "Sa Ni Dha Pa."

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    You may never know the reason why.

    Speaking of choruses you've nailed...

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    OH HO HO HO.

    5. You remember how Alisha Chinai made patriotism super sexy with "Made in India".

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    And Milind Soman upped the hot desi boy game by several notches.

    6. And Shweta joined the party with some more fine Indian males in "Deewane Toh Deewane Hain".

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    This was the strange era of topless male love slaves.

    Please don't let the two songs above fool you; we had cute boys too.

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    A baby Shahid Kapoor appears!

    7. Shaan's "Tanha Dil" was on TV a lot.

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    If you could drive, you'd play this.

    8. And his "Bhool Ja" was the ultimate get-over-that-break-up song.

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    All you wanted to to was take a dance-walk in the park and not give a shit.

    9. Although you were good at all your subjects, Shaan's "Love-ology" was a hummable tune.

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    The graphics in this video..........

    10. Anaida's peppy "Oova Oova" was such was a hit.

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    Back then, they actually put effort into music videos.

    11. Folk fusion was made overwhelmingly hip by Suneeta Rao singing "Kesariya."

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    The bass in this song was sick. And if you were a girl, chances are you bought kilograms of tribal jewelry thanks to this video.

    12. Speaking of Rao, how mysteriously beautiful was "Pari Hoon Main"?

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    A lot of time was spent trying to decipher this video.

    13. Anamika's "Catwalk" was awful...ly catchy.

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    You know you want to dance to it but let's keep that a secret.

    14. And "Intezaar" was also a guilty jam.

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    Not even going to change the channel.

    (But blackface casually happened in both of videos above. Yup. Terrible times.)

    Looking back on things is never easy.

    15. Then Stereonation took over with "Don't Break My Heart" and "Nachangi Sari Raat."

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    16. Despite your many attempts to forget, you still remember whatever this was.

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    Ice Ice, Baba.

    17. The remix years were unavoidable.

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    DJ Aqeel was the devil.

    Bombay Vikings joined the party!

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    So many great tracks by these guys.

    18. And who can forget Bally Sagoo's tunes? ONLY NOBODY.

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    19. Any wedding function would be incomplete without "Gur Nal Ishq Mitha."

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    And it's still just as relevant.

    20. Mehndi functions without Falguni Pathak numbers? Impossible.

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    *preparing dupatta dance with friend*

    21. Ila Arun's "Nigodi" was as hilarious as it was sleazy.

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    The actual cougar.

    22. Silk Route's "Dooba Dooba" made you want to float on waves.

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    So soothing. Where did they go? Why did they go?

    23. And lastly, how wonderful this version of "Pehla Nasha was."

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    Despite the painful rap.

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