Why Ten? Cos Apar says so!

Apar tagged me a couple of weeks back asking me to link up ten of my favorite songs in my native tongue, Hindi and English. At least that is how I understood it. I am most definitely not going to list 30 here but thought I will take this up so I can look back on the songs that have touched me in different ways.

Mere Khwabo Mein Jo Aaye – DDLJ

Yes. Really. This song personified my life around the time I was eager to be in love. I loved the song and the lyrics because it made sense to me in that phase of my life.

Ay Ajnabi – Dil Se

I was blown away when I heard its lyrics because I was so in love with the idea of love. It was like I was just waiting for someone to walk into my life so I could put a face to all that I had imagined my partner was going to be.

Inside Out – Bryan Adams

I realized what a die hard romantic I was when I heard this song. I really did want to know some one this way. šŸ™‚

Careless Whispers – George Michael

This song is from a time in my life when my best friend was my headset and my walkman and casettes borrowed from friends. I have never seen the video of this song but I always imagined it to be very nice.

Ale Ale – Boyz

Loved this song the very first time I saw it. The picturization, peppy music and the fresh faces made this one of my all time faves.

Mundinam Parthen – Varanam Ayiram

My current favorite. I love the haunting music and the melody of the score

Don’t you know you are beautiful – Kelli Pickler

I know this now. Wish I did years back.

Aathaankarai Marame – Kizhakku Cheemaiyile

A song I have listened to many, many times and appeals to me just like that.

Thoda thoda Malarendhenna – Indira

One of those songs that made an impression the first time I saw it.

Affirmation – Savage Garden

Love, love, love this song for the lyrics.

I guess I could go on and this might not even be indicative of my true favorites. My faves change based on my current mood and the list I have here is what crossed my mind at the time I started typing this up.

What I realized doing this is that most songs that stay with me do for its lyrics rather than the music. I have to understand what the song is about before I enjoy it. While I am not tagging anyone, if you do decide to take this up, leave me a comment. I’d love to see what you come up with.

Have a fun week ahead everyone!

9 comments

  1. I think my all time favorite will be “munbe vaa en anbe vaa” from Jillendru Oru Kadhal. There’s something to that music, it moves me and makes me feel very young and brings back memories of past crushes.

  2. Surprised to see NO Illayaraja songs in the list. Hmm, maybe, if you had listed the top 20, there might have been one.

  3. Lol! at the title!!! I did not list just 10! šŸ™‚ Could not stick to that number. Lovely collection you have mentioned here. It was tough for me to come up with favourites cos mine changes ever so often!!

  4. Hmm…Laksh we do have many songs in common that we love…all the hindi and Tamil songs u have mentioned..i just looooooove them! u r right abt many of these songs being so unique in their own way…music has its way of relaxing me and taking the stress out of life….and i love to sing too…

    loved this post!

  5. @Madhu: I like that song too. Past crushes? :p
    @Nandini: Lucky you! For now, it is my fave. At least till I start listening to the other CDs K brought from India
    @Nikhil: Really? šŸ˜‰
    @Villageboy: See, the problem is growing up, any songs that would play in our home would be those that I bought. The phase in my life when music really made a difference was in late teens and early 20s so its not surprising to see ARR and not Illayaraja. Now, after being married to K, Illayaraja has become a huge part of my life.
    @Apar: This list here is by no means static. It just means that among the songs I like these were the ones I could find a link for.
    @aarthi: Welcome here. I know! Love that song from Kizhakku Cheemaiylae
    @Veena: You sing too? Now, when are you visiting your bro did you say? šŸ™‚
    @Arun: Super! See. Objective achieved.

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