'Pasoori' ranks number three on Spotify's global chart — Ali Sethi says Xulfi predicted it would a year ago

Published 08 Mar, 2022 12:35pm

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The Coke Studio song has topped the Spotify Viral 50 chart in India as well.

Photo: Ali Sethi/Instagram
Photo: Ali Sethi/Instagram

'Pasoori' was released a month ago but people have not stopped playing it since. The Coke Studio song has been all the rage — it has spurred covers, fan art and a lot of TikToks. It only makes sense that the song that's been on replay in everyone's playlists has entered the global charts and landed itself high on Spotify's list. It has also topped Indian Spotify charts but none of this comes as a surprise to anyone — the spot is well deserved and everyone involved is celebrating.

Ali Sethi posted a screenshot of the global chart, sharing an anecdote in the caption that connected the inception of 'Pasoori' to the full-fledged song one year later, showing that Coke Studio producer Xulfi's prediction came true. "One year ago, when Zulfiqar J. Khan heard this tune I’d sent him on a voice note, he told me with enormous calm that it will enter the global charts. I laughed, drank my coffee and put it out of mind. Today I woke up to this… Insanely happy for Abdullah Siddiqui, Shae Gill, Sherry Khattak and Zulfiqar J. Khan — many many congratulations to us and a EDDA VADDA [really big] thanks to all you lovers — dildaars [beloveds] and sab yaars [all friends] — who are pow-ing this #pasoori at the GLOBAL LEVEL,"

Despite having predicted it, Xulfi was still blown away by the news and incredibly grateful. "Speechless. Even though it was part of our vision that our music, Pakistan’s music, reaches the global charts, this happening in reality has blown me away beautifully. Blown all of us away. Allah ka shukar hai [thank God]. Thank you people for the infinite love you’ve given to the music. Infinite. Well done team!"

Associate producer Abdullah Siddiqui was also in a state of shock and thankful for the love. "I’m running out of words. Thank you all for the love you’ve shown 'Pasoori'. I’m still in disbelief that these sounds that existed only on our devices a year ago are now echoing around the world. It just feels like a fantasy. Ali Sethi, Shae Gill and Zulfiqar J. Khan, it’s been a privilege to live this alongside you."

Sethi's comment section was flooded with well-wishers, congratulating the singer on such great success with 'Pasoori'. Strings singer Faisal Kapadia, visual artist Misha Japanwala, his sister and actor Mira Sethi and singer Hasan Raheem were quick to send their love.

Sethi also shared another chart on his Instagram Story where 'Pasoori' has topped the Indian Viral 50 chart on Spotify captioned, "Okay India you win."

We don't know about you but we're loving the border transcending 'Pasoori' craze. Coke Studio has dropped some bangers this season and 'Pasoori' definitely stands tall among them.