Do names like Nancy Ajram, Amr Diab, Wael Kfoury also make you feel excited? Or have you once listened to Arab music, liked it, but don’t really know many artists? Do you want to grow your Arab Music Playlist? Then definitely keep on reading!

I’m a huge sucker for Arab music. I love the romantic lyrics, how it can put me in a dreamy mood, and the pure sound of the Arabic language. Growing up in a Moroccan family, I’ve always had Arab music around, but I started really listening to it when I was sixteen years old (yes I was listening to Elissa, Haifa Wehbe and Wael Kfoury whilst everybody was listening to Usher, Beyoncé and Rihanna). That’s when I discovered different artists and really enjoyed listening to the lyrics.

Arab songs make me think about weddings. It’s played a lot at Moroccan weddings, and because of the romantic lyrics, often used as opening dance.

Nancy Ajram Arab music - Grow your playlist

I always like to discover new artists and perhaps you like to grow your playlist as well. That’s why I decided to share some of my idols + favorite songs, divided into three groups.

ICONS

These are artists that are true icons in the Arab culture, you simply should have listened to them at least once. 🙂

Sabah
(Yana Yana, Dalouaa, Allo Beyrouth, …)
Fairuz
(Kifak Inta, …)
Umm Kulthum
(Alf Leila wa Leila, Anta Oumri, Amal Hayate, …) – my all time fave!!

LOVE

These artists are all about love and all the good and bad feelings that come with it. They bring love to the highest place it can ever be and sometimes like to give it a fun twist.

Myriam Fares
(Mosh Ananeya, Ana Wel Shog, Haklak Rahtak, …)
Haifa Wehbe
(80 Million Ehsas, Yabn El Halal, Matolch Li Had, Khayna, …)Wael Kfoury (Bahebak Ana, El Gharam El Moustahil, Khodnie Leek, Qarabe Laya, …)
Carole Samaha
(A’oul Ansak, Esma’ny, Yama Layaly, Adwaa’ El Sohra, Aaool Ansak, …)
Marwan Khoury (Ya Rabb, …)
Nancy Ajram
(Ah W Noss, Inta Eyh, Mashy Haddy, Ya Tab Tab, Meen Dah Elly Nseik, Lawn Oyounak, Ehsas Gedeid, …)
Amr Diab
(Tamly Maak, Lealy Nahary, Nour El Ein, Amarain, We Maloh, …)
Tamer Hosny
(Bahebek Bkol Al Lahagat, Ana Wala Aref, Enaia Bethebak, Baeish, Mayehrmnish Menak, Ana Mosh Aref Atghayar, …)
Hussein El Jasmi
(Ya Rabbi, Bahebek Wahashtini, …)

DANCE

These tracks will give you a true Arab Party Mood! (think lots of dabke and belly dance!) 🙂

Fares Karam
(Khetyar Al Akkaze, Al Eyn Molayten, El Gherbi, El Tanoura, …)
Assi El Helani
(Saalouni, Al Howarah, Sawt El Heda, …)
Amr Diab
(Ma’ak Bartaah, Ne’oul Aih, Lealy Nahary, Habibi Ya Nour El Ain, …)
Nancy Ajram
(Habibi Ya Einy, Ya Tabtab, Oul Tani Keda, Akhasmak Ah, …)
Tamer Hosny
(Ana Wala Araf, Ya Bent El Eih, Kol Mara, …)
Hossam Habib
(Gowa El Alb, Shoft B’einaya, …)
Hassan Abou Seoud
(Shik Shak Shok, …)
Ali Al Deek
(Layak Layak, …)
Hossam Ramzy
(Wuh Ya Booy, Eskandarany, Serr Makshoof, …)

Voila, a few of my faves. My lists could go on and on and on … If you want me to write a “part 2”, then just let me know!
What are your favorite arab singers/songs?

Xx Amal