Sufi Rock is a genre that was popularised in Pakistan by legendary band Junoon. Sufi Rock is basically a fusion of Sufiana Kalam sung over melodies which are performed by eastern instruments such as Tabla and Dholak but also western influence such as lead and bass guitars, drums and keyboards.
Sufi Rock is now an established genre, popularised by the most admired artists across Pakistan and India. Following the trend set by Junoon, there have been many songs by rock and pop artists who used Sufiana and Arfana Kalam, some notables include Mekaal Hassan Band, Quratulain Baloch [QB] and Atif Aslam.
Below is our compilation of the greatest of Sufi Rock ever ranked in order 20 – 1.
20. Ab to Jaag (Bulleh Shah) – Junoon
19. Ya Rab Dil-e-Muslim ko Woh Zinda Tamanna De [Kalam Allama Iqbal] – By Shehzad Roy
18. Tere Hundiya Sundiya Mehbooba – Mohsin Abbas Haider sings Nusrat Fateh Ali
17. Mein Kaun Hoon– Junoon
16. Mitti (Aag The Band’s cover of Junoon song)
15. Allah Mere Dil Ke Andar – Jawaad Ahmed
14. Bulleya – Junoon
13. Husn-e-Haqiqi – Arieb Azhar
12. A.R.Rahman – Rockstar Soundtrack – Kun Faya Kun
11. Aleph or Alif – Junoon (Bulleh Shah)
10. Rabba – Mekaal Hassan Band
9. Charkha [featuring Asad Abbas] – Unplugged at Reubin Mueseum, New York
8. Maye Main Kinnu Akhaan [Kalam Shah Hussain ] – Atif Aslam
7. Zikr by A.R.Rahman and others
6. Ghoom – Junoon
5. Mera Ishq Khuda – Quratulain Baloch [QB]
4. Sanwal – Mekaal Hassan Band
3. Sweet Pain [Ni Saiyyo Assan Naina De Akhay Laggay ]: Peter Gabriel + Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
2. Bulleh Ki Jaana – Rabbi Shergill
No.1. Saeen – Junoon
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