All Things Pop

Published on May 6th, 2015 | by hotarabic

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Duets On The Mediterranean: When The Egyptains Met The Greek

Amr Diab for a very long time wanted to be an international pop star. But he had one condition, he only will sing in Arabic. So in the late 90s, he chose to collaborate with a popular Greek pop star Angela Dimitriou. he two released a powerful duet that was an instant hit and decades later, it remains the first international pop hit the Arab world has met.

Needless to say, the second was so fresh and so upbeat that many of us thought it was the greatest song ever. It was the best thing on cassettes and it was the life of the party. We had no internet then, but radio kept playing this song every ten minutes (exaggeration!) The song kept up as many of these songs end up being corny years after their release, not this one.

You see and hear the Greek artist singing in Arabic and living it up in the music video. It was a perfect song that Amr Diab has to his name forever.

Bahebak Aktar – Amr Diab بحبك أكتر – عمرو دياب

Angela Dimitriou ft. Amr Diab – Elleos (Greek, Arabic)

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