AbdelHalim Hafez

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Abdelhalim Hafez (1929-1977) (Arabic: عبدالحليم حافظ) also known simply as Halim and sometimes as Al-Andaleeb Al-Asmar is one of Egypt's four all time top artists belonging to a league that includes Oum Kolthoum, Mohammed Abdelwahab and Farid Al Atrash.

Abdelhalim Hafez sat at the top of the Egyptian music and movie industry for more than 20 years. His soft and easy listening yet strong voice registered within the hearts of millions of Egyptians and Arabs gaining him widespread success. The music portfolio of Abdelhalim Hafez included more than 100 songs all of which were considered masterpieces among his fans. Abdlehalim Hafez starred in 16 motion pictures. His last movie project Lost Between The Heaven and The Earth never made it beyond pre-production.

Although Abdelhalim Hafez never got married, rumors of a secret marriage to a famous Egyptian star have always been circulated. In his younger days, Abdelhalim Hafez was about to marry, but his fiancee died shortly before the marriage. This tragic event would come to have much influence on his art.

Abdelhalim Hafez music career did not focus on recording albums, he was mostly a live performer. That is why most of his songs are available only from live recordings. Songs that were part of his movies were recorded in a studio, however, and were later released as separate albums after this death. In very rare occasions, Abdelhalim used live radio as means for first release of his songs. The song Samra was one of these songs released to the audience via live radio. Among his most popular songs are Qareat al-Fingan (The Fortune Teller) and Ahwak (I adore you).

AbdelHalim Hafez meant to Egyptians the same as Elvis meant to Americans. His story is one of great success yet full of sadness and pain. While he died in 1977 at a the age of 48, Abdelhalim Hafez continues to entertain Egyptians and the Arab world with his legacy of timeless music.

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Abdelhalim Songs

abdelhalim songs

No. Song Name Song Name (Arabic) Translation
1 Ahwak
أهواك
I Adore You
2 A'az El-Nass
أعز الناس
Dearest of People اعز الناس
3

Ahebek

أحبك
I Love You
4

Ahen Eleek

أحن اليك
I miss you
5

Ala Ad El-shoo'o

على أد الشوق
As much as I missed you
6

Ala Hezb Widad Alby

على حسب وداد
With Wedad I want to be
7

El-Touba

التوبه
The Repent
8

Ana Lak Alatool

انا لك على طول
I will always be yours
9

Ana Wi Enta Wi Ana

انا و انت و انا
Me, you and me !
10

Aoul Ma'oulsh

اقول ما قولش
Should I say ?
11

Ashanak Ya Amar

عشانك يا قمر
For you the "moon"
12

Asmar Ya Asmarany

أسمر يا أسمرانى
Oh you dark one
13

Awal Marah Teheb

اول مره تحب
First time in love
14

Ay Dame't Hozn

اى دعمة حزن
No tears of grief
15

Ba'ad Ehh

بعد ايه
After what
16

Bahlam Beek

بحلم بيك
I dream of you
17

Balash El-Etab

بلاش العتاب
Please no
18

Be Amr El-Hob

بأمر الحب
By the command of love
19

Bee'a Albak

بيع قلبك
Sell your heart
20

Beny Wi Ben Alby

بينى و بين قلبى
Between myself and my heart
21

Beny Wi Benak Eh

بينى و بينك ايه
What's between us
22

Bet'olly Bokrah

بتقولى بكره
You say tomorrow
23

Betlemoony Leeh

بتلومونى ليه
Why do you blame me
24

Betouly Eh

بتقولى ايه
What do you say
25

Bokrah Wi Ba'adooh

بكره و بعده
Tomorrow and after
26

Day El-Anadeel

ضى الاناديل
Light of lanterns
27

Dehk Wi Leeb Wi Gad

ضحك و لعب و جد و حب
Laughs, pleasure, and seriouness
28

Eh Zanby Eh

ايه ذنبى ايه
What's my fault
29

Ehna Kona Fein

احنا كنا فين
Where were we
30

Ehtar Khayaly

احتار خيالى
I am so confused
31

El-Gawab

الجواب
The Letter
32

El-Hawa Hawaya

الهوا هوايا
The passion is mine
33

El-Helwa

الحلوه
The lovely one
34

El-Helwa Hayaty

الحلوه حياتى
The lovely one is my life
35

El-Hob Be'yes'al

الحب بيسأل
Love is asking
36

El-Layaly

الليالى
The nights
37

El-Leil

الليل
The night
38

El-Neel

النيل
The nile
39

El-qouronful

القرنفل
Carnations
40

El-Tareek

الطريق
The road
41

El-Wai El-Wai

الواى الواى
The pain, the pain
42

Elly Enshaghalt

اللى انشغلت بيه
The one of whom I think
43

Esba'any Ya Alby Esba'any

اسبقنى يا قلبى
Race me my heart
44

Fi Youm Fi Shar Fi Sana

فى يوم فى شهر فى سنه
In a day, in a month, in a year
45

Fi Youm Min El-Ayam

فى يوم من الايام
One day
46

Fook El-Shook

فوق الشوك
Over the thorns
47

Gabar

جبار
Mighty
48

Gana El-Hawa

جانا الهوا
Passion has come to us
49

Habeeb Hayaty

حبيب حياتى
The love of my life
50

Habibaha

حبيبها
Her lover
51

Habibaty man Tekoon

حبيبتى من تكون
Who is my lover
52

Haga Ghareebah

حاجه غريبه
Something strange
53

Halefny

حلفنى
Swear to me
54

Haram Ya Nar

حرام يا نار
Its not fair the passion
55

Hawel Teftekerny

حاول تفتكرنى
Try to remember me
56

Hel wi Kadab

حلو و كداب
A beautiful liar
57

Heya Deeh Heya

هى دى هى
This is it
58

Kady El-Belaj

قاضى البلاج (دقوا الشماسى)
The beach jude (erect the umbrellas)
59

Kamel El-Awsaf

كامل الاوصاف
Complete perfection
60

Kar'et El-Fengan

قارئة الفنجان
The fortune teller
61

Kefayah Norak Alaya

كفايه نورك عليه
Your care is enough
62

Khaleek Ma'ayah

خليك معايا
Stay with me
64

Khayef Marah Aheb

خايف مره أحب
I fear to fall in love
65

Khosarah

خساره
Its a pitty
66

Kolly Haga

قوللى حاجه
Tell me something
67

Kont Feen

كنت فين
Where have you been
68

La Takzeby

لا تكذبى
Do not lie
69

La Talomny

لا تلومنى
Don not blame me
70

Lahn El-Wafa'a

لحن الوفاء
The score of
71

Lasto Adry

لست أدرى
I do not know
72

Lasto Kalby

لست قلبى
You are not my heart
73

Law Kont Youm Ansak

لو كنت يوم أنساك
If I forgot you one day
74

Layek Alik El-Khal

لايق عليك الخال
The bracelet fits your
75

Leeh Tehseb El Ayam

ليه تحسب الايام
Why count the days
76

Lehh Teshghel Balak Leeh

ليه تشغل بالك
Why worry too much
77

Lekaa

لقاء
A date
78

Madah El-Amar

مداح القمر
Beauty admirer
79

Maghroor

مغرور
Conceited
80

Malak Wi Maly

مالك و مالى
Stay away
81

Mashghool

مشغول
Worried
82

Mat Sad'aneesh

متصدقنيش
Do not believe
83

Mawood

موعود
Destined
84

Mesheet Ala El-Ashwak

مشيت على الاشواك
I walked over the thorns
85

Min Ana

مين انا
Who am I
86

Min Gheer Leeh

من غير ليه
Without Why
87

Na'am Ya Habeeby Na'am

نعم يا حبيبى نعم
Yes my love, yes
89

Nar Ya Habeeby

نار يا حبيبى
Passion my love, passion
90

Nebtedy Mineen El-Hekayah

نبتدى منين الحكايه
Where do we start our story
91

Neda'a El-Mady

نداء الماضى
The call of the past
92

Oukbalak Youm Meladak

عقبالك يوم ميلادك
Happy birthday
93

Rah

راح
Gone away
94

Resalah Min Taht El-Maa

رساله من تحت الماء
A letter from under the sea
95

Robama

ربما
Maybe
96

Rohy Hayaty

روحى حياتى
My soul, my life
97

Safeneeh Marah

صافينى مره
Forgive me once
98

Samra'a

سمراء
Dark beauty
99

Sawah

سواح
Traveler
100

Shaghaloony

شغلونى
Worried me
101

Sodfah

صدفه
Coincidence
102

Sohbet Ward

صحبة ورد
A bunch of flowers
103

Tekhenooh

تخونوه
Traitor
104

Toubah

توبه
Repent
105

Uololoh (Abo Eyoon Garee'ah)

قولوله (ابو عيون جريئه)
Tell him (the one with bold eyes)
106

Wi Heyat Alby Wi Afrahoh

و حياة قلبى و افراحه
In the name of my heart and its happiness
107

Ya Abo Alab Khaly

يابو قلب خالى
Empty heart
108

Ya Alby Khaby

يا قلبى خبى
Do not reveal my heart
109

Ya Alby Ya Khaly

يا قلبى يا خالى
My empty heart
110

Ya Ashe'een

يا عاشقين
O lovers
111

Ya Haly

يا هلى
Hello
112

Ya Khaley El-Alab

يا خلى القلب
My heart's friend
113

Ya Malekan Kalby

يا مالك قلبى
My heart owner
114

Ya Markebah Seereh

يا مركبه سيرى
Keep sailing little ship
115

Ya Mewa'aedny Bokrah

يا مواعدنى بكره
Gave me a date tomorrow
116

Ya Seedy Amrak

يا سيدى أمرك
Your wish is my command
117

Zalamooh

ظلموه
They were unfair to him
118

Zalim

ظالم
Unfair
119

Zay El-Hawa

زى الهوى
Like a breeze

Abdelhalim Movies

Abdelhalimhafez movies

No. Movie Title Movie Title (Arabic) Translation Year

1

Ayamna El-Helwa 
أيامنا الحلوه

Our Nice Days

1955

2

Lahn El Wafaa

لحن الوفاء

Theme of Faithfulness

1955

3

Ayam Wi Layaly

أيام و ليالى

Days and Nights

1955

Mawed Gharam

موعد غرام

A Love Date

1956

5

Daleelah

دليله

Daleelah (a name)

1956

6

Banat Al-Youm

بنات اليوم

Girls of Today

1957

7

Fata Ahlamy

فتى أحلامى

My Dream Boy

1957

8

Al-Wisadah Al-Khaleyah

الوساده الخاليه

The Empty Pillow

1957

9

Shara'a Al-Hob

شارع الحب

The Street of Love

1958

10

Hekayet Hob

حكايه حب

Love Story

1959

11

El-Banat Wi El-Seef

البنات و الصيف

Girls and Summer

1959

12

Youm min Oumry

يوم من عمرى

A Day of My Life

1961

13

Al-Khataya

الخطايا

The Misdeads

1962

14

Ma'abodet Al-Gamaheer

معبوده الجماهير

The People's Goddess

1967

15

Aby Fawk Al-Shagara

أبى فوق الشجره

My Father over the Tree

1969

16 

Ta'eh Beyn Al-Sam'a Wi El Ard

تائه بين السماء و الارض

Lost Between Heaven and Earth

1977

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