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PHOTO CREDIT: Above photo by John Rickman Photography, San Jose, California.

Lists of Music Recordings for Belly Dancers

 

Compiled by Shira

 

 

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Table of Contents

 

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Introduction

I have posted several pages on my web site that are intended to help belly dancers find recordings of specific songs they want to use in performances and classes.

For each song, each page includes:

  • Composer (if I know it)
  • Original artist (if I know it)
  • A link to the page on my web site with the translation for that song's lyrics (if I have it)
  • A list of music albums that were produced for the needs of dancers that contain a version of the song.

Over 500 music tracks are included in these pages!

You might not know who the original artist was for your favorite song, and therefore you might not know which of my song list pages to look at. For that reason, I've created this page to show all the song titles in one place and link to where you can find its track listing.

These pages are not a complete list of every dance album out there. They include only albums in my personal collection, and may even be missing some of those. It is possible there could be some errors that crept in at the time of data entry.

On this page you'll also find my answers to frequently-asked questions about my song lists.

ABOUT THE PHOTO: This photo shows the musicians in Dina's band in Cairo, Egypt, playing for her show.

 

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Index to Songs

 

Song Title

Page Where Listed

Tracks

Abart Al Shat Iraqi Songs 1
Abdo Habib Ghandoura Fairouz  1
Aheb Masr Mejance Music 1
Ahleflak, Ahleflak Mohamed Abdel Wahab 4
Ahwak Abdel Halim Hafez  1
Al Amoura Mejance Music 1
Al Houriyah Mejance Music 1
Al Molaya See "Ya Ein Moulayetten" below.  
Al Rabia Farid al-Atrache 3
Al Radwa Mejance Music 1
Al Ward Gamil Oum Kalthoum 1
Ala Aad al Shooq Abdel Halim Hafez  1
Ala Balad El Mahboub Oum Kalthoum 1
Ala Hesbi Wedad Albi Abdel Halim Hafez  5
Alf Leyla wa Leyla Oum Kalthoum 14
Amal Hayati Oum Kalthoum 1

 

Song Title

Page Where Listed

Tracks

Amar 14 Mejance Music 3
Ammi Ya Bayaa Al Warid Iraqi Songs 1
Ana El Meskeena Iraqi Songs 1
Ana fi Inte Zarak Oum Kalthoum 15
Ana Koulli Magul El Toba Abdel Halim Hafez  2
Ana We Habibi Mohamed Abdel Wahab 2
Angham El Shabab Mohamed Abdel Wahab 1
Ansak Ya Salam Oum Kalthoum 8
Arouh Li Min Oum Kalthoum 2
Asmar Ya Asmarani Abdel Halim Hafez  2
Awazel Falfilu See "Me Alli We Oltelu" below.  
Awel Marra Taheb Ya Albi Abdel Halim Hafez  3
Ay Damet Hozn Abdel Halim Hafez  2
Aziza Mohamed Abdel Wahab 13

 

Song Title

Page Where Listed

Tracks

Bahlam Beek Abdel Halim Hafez  2
Balad El Mahboub Mohamed Abdel Wahab 1
Banadi Aleik Farid al-Atrache 1
Bektub Esmuk Ya Habibi Fairouz 1
Ben el Asser Iraqi Songs 1
Betlomouny Leih Abdel Halim Hafez  1
Bint El Balad Mohamed Abdel Wahab 1
Bint el Shalabiah Fairouz 2
Chiftetelli Taqasim & Drum Solos  11
Cleopatra Mohamed Abdel Wahab 3
Daret al Ayam We Marret el Ayam Oum Kalthoum 17
Drum Solos Taqasim & Drum Solos  Over 200

 

Song Title

Page Where Listed

Tracks

Ech El Bolbol Mohamed Abdel Wahab 1
Eini Betref Mohamed Abdel Wahab 1
El Alb Yashaq Koulli Gamil Oum Kalthoum 4
El Atlal Oum Kalthoum 7
El Falaha Farid al-Atrache 1
El Fen Mohamed Abdel Wahab 1
El Hawa Hawaya Abdel Halim Hafez 2
El Hayah Helwa Farid al-Atrache 2
El Henna Mohamed Abdel Wahab 1
El Hob Kidda Oum Kalthoum 3
El Hobbi Kulu Oum Kalthoum 3
El Maddi Mohamed Abdel Wahab 2
El Nar El Khaled Mohamed Abdel Wahab 1
Enta el-Hob Oum Kalthoum 2
Enta Fen wa Hobbi Fen Oum Kalthoum 2
Enta Omri Oum Kalthoum 23
Esel Ruhek Oum Kalthoum 1
Eshtaktillak Farid al-Atrache 5

 

Song Title

Page Where Listed

Tracks

Fakkarouni Oum Kalthoum 3
Fi Youm Wa Leyla Mohamed Abdel Wahab 4
Fog al Nakhel Iraqi Songs 4
Gamil Gamal Farid al-Atrache 3
Gana el Hawa Abdel Halim Hafez 8
Ghanilli Shwaya Shwaya Oum Kalthoum 8
Ghazal El Banat Mohamed Abdel Wahab 1
Habbena Farid al-Atrache 5
Habib el-Omr Farid al-Atrache 1
Habibi El Asmar Mohamed Abdel Wahab 2
Habitak Bel Saif Fairouz 2
Hadiyat el Eid Mohamed Abdel Wahab 1
Hani Mejance Music 3
Hawel Teftekerni Abdel Halim Hafez 1
Hayyarti Albi Oum Kalthoum 4
Helm el-Raqs Mejance Music 1
Hizzy Ya Nawaem Farid al-Atrache 4
Howwa Sahih El Hawa Oum Kalthoum 3
Hymn to Hathor Mejance Music 2

 

Song Title

Page Where Listed

Tracks

Ibn El Balad Mohamed Abdel Wahab 1
Ishtaktillak See "Eshtaktillak" above. 2
Kahramana Farid al-Atrache 2
Kamel el Awsaf Abdel Halim Hafez 1
Kariat al Finjan Abdel Halim Hafez 7
Khai Khai Mohamed Abdel Wahab 1
Khatwet Habibi Mohamed Abdel Wahab 1
Khosara, Khosara Abdel Halim Hafez 1
La Gardienne des Cl├ęs Fairouz 2
Lahn el-Khouloud Farid al-Atrache 1
Layali Lubnan Mohamed Abdel Wahab 2
Layali Ramadan Mohamed Abdel Wahab 1
Layali Rouqash Mejance Music 1
Layali Yasmina Mejance Music 1
Leila Music Oriental Mejance Music 1
Leyla's Music Mejance Music 1
Leylet Hob Oum Kalthoum 14
Lissa Fakir Oum Kalthoum 8

 

Song Title

Page Where Listed

Tracks

Maalima Mejance Music 1
Maddah el Amar Abdel Halim Hafez 2
Mashaal Mejance Music 3
Mawkib El Nour Mohamed Abdel Wahab 2
Mawoud Abdel Halim Hafez 3
Mawwal Taqasim & Drum Solos  13
Me Alli We Oltelu Farid al-Atrache 12
Men Gheir Leh Mohamed Abdel Wahab 1
Menharemsh Farid al-Atrache 1
Meyanse Saba Mejance Music 1
Min El Sharq Mohamed Abdel Wahab 1
Music of Soheir Zaki Mejance Music 2
Nagwa Music Mejance Music 2
Nassam Alaynal Hawa Fairouz 2
Nawaem Mejance Music 1
Nesma Mejance Music 1
Nibtidi Mneen al-Hikaya Abdel Halim Hafez 12
Nihna Wil Amar Jiraan Fairouz 2
Nougoum el-Leyl Farid al-Atrache 1
Nourya Ya Nourya Farid al-Atrache 6
Ooli Amallak Eih Albi Mohamed Abdel Wahab 2
Oolooloo Abdel Halim Hafez 3

 

Song Title

Page Where Listed

Tracks

Princess of Cairo Mejance Music 3
Qariat al Finjan Abdel Halim Hafez 7
Raqs Gamal Farid al-Atrache 1
Raqs Kahramana See "Kahramana" above.  
Raqs Layalina Mejance Music 2
Raqs Leyla Farid al-Atrache 5
Raqs Verona Mejance Music 1
Raqset el-Jawari Farid al-Atrache 1
Reda's Flower Mejance Music 1
Rihlat el Ghawzia Mejance Music 1
Sahra Saeeda Mejance Music 1
Salamtak Biad Allah Iraqi Songs 1
Samara's Entrance Mejance Music 1
Sawwah Abdel Halim Hafez 7
Se'aa Bi Kurb al-Habib Farid al-Atrache 2
Sekhmet Rising Mejance Music 1
Set el Habayib Ya Habiba Mohamed Abdel Wahab 1
Set el-Hosen Mejance Music 2
Shaghalouny Abdel Halim Hafez 1
Shatti Ya Dunya Fairouz 6
Shlonak Eyni Shlonak Iraqi Songs 4
Sirt el Hob Oum Kalthoum 2
Souk el-Abid Farid al-Atrache 1
Stella Zahir Mejance Mejance Music 1

 

Song Title

Page Where Listed

Tracks

Tair al Warwar Fairouz 2
Taqsim (accordion, nay, oud, qanoun, and many others) Taqasim & Drum Solos  Over 150
Talaa Min Beyt Abouha Iraqi Songs 3
Talat Ya Mahla Nourha Fairouz 3
Tales of the Sahara Mejance Music 1
Tool Omri Ahebak Mohamed Abdel Wahab 1
Touta Farid al-Atrache 7
Wa Marret El Ayam See "Daret Al Ayam" above.  
Ya Awazel Falfilu See "Me Alli We Oltelu" above.  
Ya Ein Moulayetten Iraqi Songs 6
Ya Gamil Farid al-Atrache 4
Ya Habibi Ya Ghaybin Farid al-Atrache 3
Ya Msafer Wahdak Mohamed Abdel Wahab 5
Ya Msaharni Oum Kalthoum 6
Ya Wahishny Rod Allaya Farid al-Atrache 1
Ya Zahratan Fi Khayali Farid al-Atrache 1
Yahliw Farid al-Atrache 1
Zay al Hawa Abdel Halim Hafez 12
Zeina (the one composed by Farid al-Atrache) Farid al-Atrache 3
Zeina (the one composed by Mohamed Abdel Wahab) Mohamed Abdel Wahab 7
Zenouba Farid al-Atrache 1
Zikrayat Oum Kalthoum 1
Zourouni Fairouz 1

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How many music albums were used to compile these lists?

A: At the time the lists were compiled, the data set used to generate them included 234 unique music albums that were intended for use by belly dancers.

Q: How many music tracks were used to compile these lists?

A: The albums that were used to generate these lists contained a total of 2,954 music tracks.

Q: Why can't I find all of the albums through my favorite site for purchasing music?

A: Some of the albums listed may have been originally released long ago on LP vinyl records or cassette tapes, and might never have been re-released in digital form (compact disk or download). Today, the only way to obtain some of those may be through used-music sources that sell old LP records or cassette tapes.

Q: Why is the music listed primarily from Egypt and Lebanon? Why not Turkey or other places?

A: I have a vast music collection. I chose the music from Egypt and Lebanon to start creating my spreadsheet because that was the part of my collection I wanted to index first, for my own personal use. I have many wonderful albums in my personal collection that have not yet been indexed at all, including ones with Turkish, Greek, and Armenian music. It's possible I might post that music online too someday, but I can't promise that.

Q: Will additional songs be added?

A: Possibly. It depends on how much activity the songs I've already posted get. If my web statistics show low usage of the pages I have already posted, then I won't make more. But if my statistics show a large amount of usage levels, then maybe I will add more. The best way to encourage me to add more is to "like" and share my posts on social media when I announce or promote these pages, post links to these pages on your own social media, visit the pages yourself, and tell other dancers about them.

Q: How can I find out when additional songs are added?

A: One option is to follow me on social media. I will announce new song lists when I create them. Another option is to periodically return to this page and look at the list here. I will maintain this page as an index to all the song lists.

Q: Is it possible to request specific songs to be added?

A: At this time, I'm not taking requests. If I decide to take requests, I'll post an invitation via social media.

Q: Is it possible to send in track lists from other albums to be merged into these pages?

A: No. These lists are based on data in a spreadsheet that documents my personal music collection for my personal use. On these pages, I have simply made available to you the same data I'd already collected for my personal use, because it was something I could easily do. At this time, I want to keep my spreadsheet focused on albums that reside in my personal collection.

Q: Have you considered creating a searchable database or a wiki that users could add tracks to?

A: No. I'm not interested in doing that. A database or wiki would add a lot of issues with cost, complexity, security, and quality control that I'm not prepared to deal with.

 

 

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