|Released 27 September 2004|
Genre Rock, pop rock
Label Sadaf Stereo, HOM
|Format CD single|
|Writer(s) Atif Aslam, Goher Mumtaz|
"Aadat" is originally a song of the album Aadat of the Pakistani band Jal. It was the first version released in 2004. Then it was released in several different versions later. It was also used in the films Kalyug as the title Juda hoke bhi/ Aadat, Chocolate as the title Zahreeli Raatein. In the first album, another song was there named Bikhra Hoon Main which is another version of Aadat.
The original version of the song was written by Atif Aslam, Music by the band Jal when Atif was the lead singer of Jal.
Atif recorded Aadat with his pocket money at the age of 17 and after leaving Jal, he released the song on the internet in 2003, which became a youth anthem very soon.
Different versions of the song
There are several official versions of the song sung by different singers.
After the release of the deep blue version of the song in Atif's single album Jal Pari, there were disputes between Atif and Jal about who held the copyright of the song. After the release of the film Chocolate, it was said that the Zahreeli Raatein song wasn't a version of the song, rather it was an illegal copy of the real version of Aadat.