Some of us might be bemoaning the dearth of new national songs on our 68th Independence Day, but this trio of girls just did an ace job of paying tribute to Pakistani music over the years.

Inspired by the viral 'Mime through time' video, in which comedy trio #SketchShe lip-syncs iconic songs from different eras of music while sitting in a car. The Pakistani version absolutely nails it too.

Although their mash-up video is not not made with HD effects, it successfully makes us laugh as we take a trip down memory lane. The girls, Ayesha Haq, Aeraass Naeem and Amina Haq break into different dance routines for each song they perform, taking us through the years 1962 to 2015.

Kicking off the 60s with Mehdi Hasan's 'Ranjesh He Sahi' and Ahmed Rushdie's 'Ko Ko Korina' with a monochrome effect, the girls return to colour with Noor Jehan's 'Sun Vanjili Di Mithri Taan Way'.

Ranjesh He Sahi brings out the Mehdi Hasan in them. — Screenshot
Ranjesh He Sahi brings out the Mehdi Hasan in them. — Screenshot

Then comes the '80s with Nazia Hassan's 'Aap Jesa Koi', followed by Mussarat Nazir's 'Chitta Kukar Banay' and ending with none other than the beloved 'Dil Dil Pakistan' by Vital Signs.

Expressing love for Madam Noor Jahan's Sun Vanjili Di Mithri Taan Way'. — Screenshot
Expressing love for Madam Noor Jahan's Sun Vanjili Di Mithri Taan Way'. — Screenshot

Enter and exit the '90s with Ustaad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's 'Kitna Sohna Tenu', Abrarul Haq's 'Billo Day Ghar' and the nation's favourite 'Junoon Say' from Jinnah.

The leap into 2000 is slow as it begins with Abida Parveen's 'Yaar Ko Hum Ne', but then gets groovy with Ali Zafar's 'Channo', Ali Azmat's 'Pappu Yaar', Faakhir's 'Maahi Ve', Abrar's 'Preito', Call's 'Laari Chooti', Atif Aslam's 'Hangami Halaat', and giving a sense of despair with Khuda Kay Liye's 'Bandeya' and 'Allah Ho'.

The trio becomes Abida Parveen. — Screenshot
The trio becomes Abida Parveen. — Screenshot

But the tempo returns with Shehzad Roy's 'Qismet Apne Haath Me' and finally introducing the popular platform Coke Studio with 'Jugni'.

The trio in 'Jugni' mode. — Screenshot
The trio in 'Jugni' mode. — Screenshot

The girls don't forget the Internet sensation Tahir Shah and finally end with the current wave of film music by performing 'Ballay Ballay' from Bin Roye.

The video also has a desi ending to it as they suddenly get a call from their mother asking them to quit wasting their time, making it as Pakistani as it could get.

The video is spot-on because the each girl has given a wonderful performance and although many singers, bands have been left out, it is a great effort because it would have been impossible to squeeze all of them into one video. Kudos to the girls for taking us through out rich music history; we look forward to a sequel!

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