Diab, Amr / Banadeek Ta'ala (I'm Calling You, Come)
Album:Banadeek Ta'ala (I'm Calling You, Come) Collection:World
Artist:Diab, Amr Added:Dec 2011

A-File Activity
Add Date:2012-01-08 Pull Date:2012-03-11 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Mar 11Mar 4Feb 26Feb 19Feb 12Feb 5Jan 29Jan 22

Recent Airplay
1.Feb 21, 2019:Cafe Nakhil
Halla Halla, Banadeek Ta'ala (I'm Calling You, Come)
4.May 10, 2012:Arabology
Youm Ma 'itabelna (The Day We Met)
2.Oct 04, 2012:Arabology
Youm Ma 'itabelna (The Day We Met)
5.May 08, 2012:Mediterraneans
Ma'darsh Ana (I Can't)
3.Jun 07, 2012:Arabology
'aref Habibi (You Know My Love)
6.Apr 03, 2012:Mediterraneans
Banadeek Ta'ala (I'm Calling You, Come)

Album Review
Abu Ramses
Reviewed 2011-12-29 
Amr Diab, Banadeek Ta‘ala (I’m calling you, come)
(Rotana/Laser, 2011) – ALL TRACKS FCC CLEAN
Reviewed by Abu Ramses

Beloved Amr Diab, the king of Egyptian Geel-style pop, won the World Music Award for Best Selling Middle Eastern Artist in 1998, 2002, 2007 & 2009. He was the first Egyptian singer to appear in a music video. Tracks of this highly-hyped album leaked online before its release in Sept. 2011 - delayed due to the anti-Mubarak uprising, which Diab strongly supported. Mainly romantic lyrics & house-beat tunes with Diab backed by his “boys”; some more creative fusions depart from this baseline. Diab’s usual fare - successful in its own terms.

Try 1, 3, 11
1. Banadeek ta‘ala (I’m calling you, come) - Fuses a house beat with an electric oud – 3:15
2. Halla halla - Upbeat, romantic, lyrics about a great life-changing love – 3:25
3. Ma’darsh ana (I can’t) – Foregrounds Diab’s solo vocal with a more oriental melody, recalling Diab’s early sound – 3:52
4. Allumak leh (Why would I blame you?) mid-tempo; wailing guitar – 3:21
5. Ma‘ak bartah – (With you, I’m relaxed) – Electronica and house beat - 3:53
6. Ya rayt sinnak (But for your age) – nice percussion but otherwise un-notable; he falls for a girl who’s too young – a dicey theme in Egypt – 3:29
7. Ma’ali ‘Aynaya’ (She lifts my eyes) – upbeat dance tune with Klezmerish/ Balkan elements – 3:15
8. Hiya Hayati (She is my life) – 1 minute intro of house beat percussion solo; then with guitar intro; keeps a driving beat to the end with no break - 5:13
9. Yawm ma ‘itabilna (The day we met) - soft tone, smooth & romantic slow dance, nice solo guitar on breaks – 3:25
10. Aghla min ‘umri (More valuable than my life) – Electronica & house beat, 60s rock guitar solos – 4:46
11. ‘Arif habibi (Do you know my love) – Mid-tempo with Latin beat & guitar accompaniment – 3:25
12. Tagriba wa-‘adet – (Trial and Error) – Some electronica; beat shifts between house and traditional Egyptian maqsum; a bit too repetitive – 5:04

Track Listing
1.Banadeek Ta'ala (I'm Calling You, Come) 7.Mally 'eiynaya (Fill My Eyes)
2.Halla Halla 8.Hiya Hayati (She Is My Life)
3.Ma'darsh Ana (I Can't) 9.Youm Ma 'itabelna (The Day We Met)
4.Allumak Leh (Why Should I Blame You?) 10.Aghla Min 'umri (More Valuable Than My Life)
5.Ma'ak Bartah (With You I Relax) 11.'aref Habibi (You Know My Love)
6.Ya Rayt Sinnak (Except For Your Age) 12.Tagrua Wa-'addet (Trial And Error?)