‘Etymology’ of Baba Sehgal’s Thanda Thanda Paani.

Remember Baba Sehgal, the pop “star” who had a handful of hits in the 1990s? His first hit, which put him on the map, so to say, was the song “Thanda Thanda Paani” (which I personally didn’t really like). Well, here’s the ‘etymology’ of the song:

Baba Sehgal sang ‘Thanda Thanda Paani’,

after he copied the entire premise from Vanilla Ice,

who copied their baseline theme from Queen!

Amazing how so much of India’s ‘hit’ music is directly or indirectly derived from copying someone else. (Note that Vanilla Ice took Queen’s baseline theme, and made a new song; Baba simply copied Vanilla Ice, baseline theme and all.)

P.S.: I’m not saying he isn’t talented—he certainly had his place in the industry. It’s just that—why can’t people make their own songs?!

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