Musically Tagged!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Thank you Nancy..Love you for this tag!

Since you wanted me to post something to make you feel less terrible...this is the one! I dedicate each song in this list to you...Nancy!!!

I am an old hindi songs freak! I literally grew up on them. My father had a huge collection of lovely rare songs. On his frequent trips to Delhi and Bombay, he used to bring back such gems! So there is absolutely no way I can restrict myself to just 10 favourite songs. But I will try. But only after officially placing on record that I love all the masterpieces by Roshan, Naushad, S D Burman, Madan Mohan... and any song that Mukesh has lent his soulful voice to..

To reduce the number I shall not list the ones that are global favourites..that are definitely acknowledged masterpieces..like Duniya ke rakhwale...mere mahboob... etc. I shall list the one that affect me personally....

So here goes.. in no particular order...and with aplogies to the ones I have failed to list here.....

Old Hindi songs
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1. Lag ja Gale: I just love this song and can hear it any number of times...Could be the despair and the 'no tomorrow' feel in it....

2. Baharon ne mera chaman lootkar: I don't know why I love this song..but I do... It is saaaad and Mukesh is great...

3. Abhi na jao chodkar: Just lovely...It was kind of our hostel anthem!

4. sawan aaye ya na aaye: This is a lovely duet...from dil diya dard liya

5. Yeh shaam ki tanhaiyan: Pathetic...beautiful...I heard the song long before I got to watch the movie..and I must say the picturisation in my imagination was better...

6. Unko yeh shikayat hai... I love the ghazals in movies..and this one is a classic..(I have to mention two more here...I really do!!! ...yun hasraton ki daagh...and hai isi mein pyar ki aabroo from anpadh though a friend says the latter one is too 'doormat'ish for the girl to sing!

7. beeti na bitayi raina... I cannot resist anything semi classical...Hindustani classical music is so lovely...(and also raina beeti jaye)

8. Then the soft melodious ones by Talat Mahmood...Jalte hain jiske liye... and also humse aaya na gaya... How romantic can one get!!!!

9. Then the dancer in me...and the songs that make my heart and feet dance....Madhuban mein Radhika... Also the lovely Garjat Barsat saawan...And Manna Dey's 'hato..kahe ko jhooti..banao batiyaan'

10. Ankhiyon ke jharokon se.. Though I had heard it before, it became a favourite only recently....


I must also just mention my husband's masterpieces 'Jab deep jale aana'..'jeevan se bhari teri aankhen'...

And there is this song which I heard my husband sing first before listening to the original...and just loved it...'chehre se apni'...from the movie Palki...

Other languages, namely Tamil and malayalam. I again have several favourites... just listing a few...very very few....

Tamil
1. Kalyana Then nilaaa - I can listen just any number of times to this one...
2. Nee Katru Naan maram - Amazing lyrics and the inimitable Hariharan!
3. Malare mounamaa... needs no explanation
4. Konjam neram Konjam neram
5. Raa .. Raa
The last two might be better heard than watched!

Malayalam

1. pinneyum pinneyum aaro kinavinte music, lyrics, picturization...just lovely
2. aaro viralmeetti manassil
3. varamanjalaadiya...
4. Chentharmizhi...Poonthenmozhi - It could be the fact that Vineeth acts in it that makes this my favourite! ;)
5. arikil nee undaayirunnengil - Oh! What a song!!!

All these songs are available on Music India Online as well.. I put you tube links just because it is easier... My advice is not to let the visuals distract you and listen to JUST the music!!! What bliss!!!

oops! Forgot that I need to tag people....

I tag

Colours... I know you are busy..still you'll love doing it..come on!
Tys? .. You said something about downloading and listening to songs...didn't you? Wanna try?
Bins.... Interested?
RustyNeurons... How about you?
Onlooker... Come on.. people from Trichy have to be music lovers!!!

18 other wanderers:

Agnes said...

The YouTube videos put me right back to India.

A couple of years ago we were staying in this huge hotel in Madras/Chennai. There was a TV in the restaurant and it was ALWAYS on and it was ALWAYS the same song :-))) After a few weeks I basically knew the lyrics, except of course I didn't understand any of it.

Great memories :-)

Reflections said...

Hah...tht was the fastest Tag ever put up.
I'm pathetically gratified & as they say in Hindi "Dil ko thandak pahunch gayi".

All is forgiven!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reflections said...

With the nicety's out of the way......
Lets discuss the music

Absolutely wonderful collection of songs...except for the dharmender song[#2] & tht Nargis song I knew all the rest & just enjoy listening to most of them.
Ur H's favourite Jeevan se bhari is my favourite too....dunno how I missed tht one out;-(.

Do u know this song by Lata Mangeshkar "Jaa re, jaa re udd ja re panchi"[an old 1]....I absolutely adore tht song. Tho I dont have it with me now:-(.

Tamil I have no clue except for some fast numbers like humma humma types;-S...so I'll just not show my ignorance.

Malayalam.....I dont thk I know even 1%.....I had to search hard for the one's I knew itself...but since u put up all links I recognised most of them.

I thk u shdn't have stopped urself with 5 ....u shd have just put up 10-10 of each language.

Enjoyed reading ur Tag very much:-))!!!

Reflections said...

LOL at agnes' comment;-D!!!!!!

Was just imagining Agnes singing a tamil song;-D.

@Agnes- When u come to Dubai, we'll have good fun coaxing U to sing tht song for us;-D.

colours said...

ahhhhhhhhhhh... darn... I want those songs now and am in a mood for it. I was wondering whether you would mention Abhi Na Jaoooo!!! Actually I cannot threaten to do what I said I would - some of those I do not remember.

Agnes said...

@Nancy: How will I recognize you? I wouldn't want to sing to the wrong person...

Reflections said...

@Agnes: U've got the wrong idea here.....u see I have no problems meeting U face to face, it just tht I feel my photographs turn out lousier than I look;-S..hence the hesitation to post a pic.
When we meet face to face I'll wear one of those red t-shirts with white hearts or polka dots...u'll have no problems recognising me;-D

Agnes said...

@Nancy: LOL

WannabeWriter said...

@Agnes:Oh dear! Really??? What song was that??? I'm so curious to know!!! Tell me if you remember!You know some Tamil songs have terrible lyrics with double meaning...so you are probably lucky you did not understand any of it! ;) Aww...you are making me miss Chennai! :(

@Nance: Forgiven? Phew! Thanks! ;) Great songs, aren't they? I was surprised myself to find almost all of them on youtube...thanks to your tag! :)

@Colours: Where's the tag, girl! All those Arth - SaathSaath songs that we used to go crazy about in hostel...and sing at midnight...I still remember how we used to take the tape recorder to the bathroom and play these songs and have bath at the same time singing the songs loudly and chatting across the partition!!! boohoo...miss those days!
@Agnes: When are you coming to Dubai?????? We'll have fun! You can teach me and Nancy some stuff about dressing up and make up!! ;)

mindspace said...

Hey,
landed here bloghopping from Nancy's. Loved listening to all the songs you mentioned above... Thanks for collectively putting them..

~Tara

Agnes said...

Oh I have no idea what song it was.... it was a woman dressed in a bright colored sari with lots of little bells dancing around and singing......

Bins said...

Sorry buddy, I will have to forego this tag. Simply bcos, I will have to think too much. And then after I put it up, I would be really bugged bcoz I missed of my "real" favorites.
Thanks for tagging me.
P.S: Just bcos I did not do this tag, does not mean I will not do another one. :D

Winnie the poohi said...

Amazing list! Full of all my fav songs!! I am a freak for old songs too :D

Gotta listen to tamil songs.. :D

colours said...

21-2 = 19!!!!! time to blog.

Shails said...

Good list. I love these songs

onlooker said...

did it....finally! :)

colours said...

Happy 10-th wedding anniversary...

Reflections said...

Seriously I dont knw who is worse...U or ISH;-/

 
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