Even if you can't name the artist playing in the background of your favourite restaurant, you'll be surprised by how many songs have been inspired by Indian beats. However, for decades there has been a continental shift with Indian music being adopted by Western musicians in a crossover style, which has produced some of the most entrancing and hypnotic music committed to record. To give you a flavour of this musical phenomenon during India Week, here are 15 of the best times East met West and sang a song together. Indian musician A. Rahman composed Jai Ho for the blockbuster Slumdog Millionaire, but the Bollywood-style tune with Hindi and Spanish lyrics proceeded to take on a life of its own. In addition to winning an Academy Award and a Grammy, it went to number one on the charts in five different countries.
1. Awara Hoon
2. Mundian To Bach Ke
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A Twitter user tweeted the a viral video of the song to Kimmel, asking if he had heard it. Today, the incredibly catchy tune has clocked millions of views on YouTube, making it the most watched Malayalam song ever. Estonians are singing along to it and Russians are dancing to its beats, though they have no idea what the words mean. In fact when Raj Kapoor went to Moscow for a special screening of the movie, his car that was parked outside the theatre never left the curb. The massive crowd of fans simply picked the car up with the actor in it and carried it off! Sung in Punjabi, the fusion hip-hop groove went on to sell an estimated 10 million copies worldwide. The record also reached the number one spot in Italy and Belgium, and number two spot in Germany where it sold over , units in two days!
It was the first Hindi film to be successful in Russia. There was no welcome committee for him because he landed unannounced. So he got outside and waited for a taxi, By then people started recognizing that Raj Kapoor is in Moscow. His taxi came and he sat in. The massive crowd of fans simply picked the car up with the actor in it and carried it off! Sung in Punjabi, the fusion hip-hop groove went on to sell an estimated 10 million copies worldwide.