Music director Bappi Lahiri is known for introducing disco songs to India music industry. The celebrated composer was also recently feted by London's World Book of Records for his memorable track Jimmy Jimmy Aaja Aaja.
You would be wondering what's special about this song? Well, this song has a global approach. Jimmy Jimmy from 1982 film Disco Dancer featured Mithun Chakraborty and has been translated into Russian and Chinese. It has also been a part of the original score of Adam Sandler's You Don't Mess With the Zohan.
The popularity of this track was witnessed in Moscow when a band formed jointly by Indian Army, Navy and Air Force was specially asked to play Jimmy Jimmy. This is because the song is quite popular among youngsters in Russia. Watch the video of Indian band playing the tunes while marching at the Red Square.
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#bappilahri the great. His tunes are iconic and no wonder the works record has recognised his talent. Over to Moscow now. ‘Jimmy Jimmy’ is the most popular Indian song amongst the youngsters in Russia these days . A band formed jointly by the Indian army, navy and the IAF band was specially asked to play Jimmy Jimmy. Here is the tri services band marching at Red Square
Recently, after being honoured by London's World Book of Records, Bappi said: ''It has been one long journey with innumerable accolades over nearly five decades and over 600 films. But there is something special about 'Jimmy Jimmy'. It always has followers in every part of the globe. Such adulation brings tears to my eyes. It is the love of my fans that keeps me going.''
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