Abdel Halim Hafez is one of Egypt’s greatest singers. Almost 60 years later, we are still using some of his most popular tunes in our performances. Some of his songs were quite long, over an hour in length, and we are most familiar with them as individual movements of the same song. Here is my top 10 list of songs performed by him. Where possible, I will post the full and shorter versions.
Note: You will be able to find classic, contemporary, long, and short versions of all these songs.
Gana El Hawa (Love Has Come Our Way)
Qareat Al Fengan (The Coffee Cup Reader)
Mawood (I’ve Been Promised (Destined))
Zay El Hawa (Like the Wind)
Nebtadi Menin El Hikaya (Where Should We Start the Story)
Toba (Never Again)
Bahlam Beek (I Saw You in My Dream)
Ouloulou (Tell Him)