Monday, April 9, 2012

The Godfather of Arabic Self-Pity Romance

When it comes to falling in love, many find is easy. But when it comes to surviving a damaged relationship, few can say it was easy. For those folks, there has always been an Arab voice who has been around for the past 40 years, rocking the romance worlds with his self pity songs. His name is Hani Shaker.

His formula is easy. I loved you, I was crazy about you, then something bad happened and now I no longer have you! This mantra that stops many world's and undermines people trying to live their life to the fullest. Self-pity is very unattractive, but this guys actually makes you look forward to the dark hours.

Do a quick YouTube search, and you will see the many user generated songs slideshow with this man's songs. While it's true that most people in Arabia listen to Hani, few would admit it....he has become a guilty pleasure. Sure some of his songs can be cheesy at times, which is ideal for self-pity, only those who are feeling it, can understand it and them alone.

I have put three clips for some of his saddest songs...

Hani Shaker Garhi Ana هاني شاكر - جرحي انا

هانى شاكر - غلطة ندمان عليها - على منتديات ذهبيات

يا رتني - هاني شاكر - ya retni - hani chaker


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