We’ve had nothing but painfully cheesy, corny, angsty, mushy posts and I am terrified of Meira losing patience and giving me a yell instead of sweetly suggesting positivity. So here’s music to kick off my week of happy posts. A few old songs that I love. How could I possibly be happy without music?
Pyaar manga hai tumhi se. I love this song because its so openly naked in its want. And then there is Kishore Kumar. What more could one want?
Next up, is Mana ho tum behad haseen. For just the opposite reason. The absolute lack of grovelling. Unfortunately I couldn’t find the original video but Yesudas sure rocks.
I also love this song, Wada karo nahi chhodoge tum mera saath. Obviously there’s a pattern emerging. Kishore, Kishore, Kishore!
I was never a big fan of Chalte Chalte even though I heard it often enough. And then one evening before I left for college this friend was strumming a guitar and idly singing it. He has a brilliant voice and it was a combination of leaving home and friends and the beautiful lyrics and I started sniffing. In about ten minutes it was full scale sobbing with 6-7 friends worriedly clustered around me, begging me to stop crying. I’ve never again been able to listen to the song without sobbing – for times gone by, people who drifted away and for those who have moved on never to return and for innocence lost. The poor friend refused to sing it again because I’d beg to hear it and be sobbing before he completed the first verse.
And finally, Roz roz aankhon tale, for the sheer beauty of the lyrics. I have yet to come across a more besotted line than Jabse tumhari naam ki misri, honth lagayi hai… Now all I need to do is ignore the video.
Your turn now, readers. Remind me of some of your old favourites. Add to the positives in my day today.