If you are a ’90s kid, you would know what a sensation Devang Patel was! Singer, rapper, songwriter, dancer, performer – Devang has been a true entertainer. With the release of Gujarati film Grand Hali, he has also become an actor, director and producer. Those of you who aren’t aware of this talented artiste, you’re certainly missing out on a lot of fun. Let’s get into flashback mode and look at some of his popular songs. The parodies are bound to give you a hearty laugh!
1. Stop That and Meri Marzi
These two songs from the 1995-release Gambler are still fresh in our memories. As kids, we would learn these songs by heart to show our swag. ‘Meri Marzi’ was a parody of Dr Alban’s ‘It’s My Life’. Devang sang these peppy songs and made them his own with his distinct style. And, the rest is history!
2. Daddy Cool
Daddy Cool brings fond memories of our childhood. Both Devang Patel and Sudesh Bhosle sang this hilarious song and made it truly memorable. The track has reserved a permanent spot in our hearts. It was undoubtedly the most popular song of the movie Chaahat and of the year 1996.
3. Aayega To Modi Hi
Oh yes, this is a legit song sung by the ‘funny man of music’. Devang sang this ‘Chowkidaar Rap’ in support of the much-loved prime minister, Narendra Modi. The song was released during the 2019 election campaign. Not sure if the song helped the campaign, but it surely did entertain.
4. Amdavad No Heritage Garbo
This song has been dedicated to the city of Ahmedabad on being declared a World Heritage City by UNESCO. Devang – the King of Garba – recreated his famous Navratri song ‘Ek Laal Darvaaje’ to come up with this song. He, along with singer Shuchita Vyas, sang it in praise of the city and to invite people to visit its stunning locales.
5. Aye Raju and Chaloo Girl
‘Aye Raju’ and ‘Chaloo Girl’ are among the many parodies that entertained us in the early 2000s. ‘Aye Raju’ was a parody of ‘Alane’ by Wes Madiko. ‘Chaloo Girl’ was a spoof of the superhit song, ‘Barbie Girl’. These were some of the many gems from Devang’s album series, Patel Scope.