Some of my favorite oldies (note, I have not listed all)

October 9, 2009 at 7:34 pm (Bollywood Unlimited)

Some of my favorite oldies (note, I have not listed all) Since Alam Ara, so many movies came and went. So many music directors, list will go on forever. Plethora of songs ( I recall ‘indrasabha’ had 108 songs in the movie). Some leave life-long impressions and some are forgotten well before the new movie gets released. A.R.Rahman is the most popular music director now a days and no doubt he makes good tunes and music. I seem to get over it over the period of time. Music today is not something I want to hear again and again. I love to go back to oldies though. For some reason it is soothing. Is it because no digital recording, no electronic instrument, no/less editing….i do not know….but today I felt like listening to oldies and following are first few popped in mind. Again, like title I repeat, this is not the complete list. Also, I am kind of limiting to happy/romantic mood.

So many songs would have been picturised in the rain. As the year number got bigger, clothes got skimpier. With full clothes on, it is the most provoking rain-song, Even when I just listen and not watch, music beats does it all.

Fast musical rhythm, slow tune….just honey to my ears. And the pair does its magic again (actors and singers 🙂 ) ….I say no more….

Never heard of such a beautiful imagination from any lyricist…not even from Javed or Gulzar. And mukesh’s voice just adds right amount of romance with little flavor of seriousness. And I do not need to talk about the picturization, do i? Simply great!

    Kahe jhoom jhoom rat yeh suhani:</ul> So Dipika Padukone says “two flower bobbing days are gone, kiss is a new trend” but there is so much more romance in seeing flowers with such romantic words than watching real lip-locking. Just listen to Lata’s sweet voice and enjoy the calming effects.

    I have no reasoning….just love it

    Voice is so full of sadness and romance. What a unique combination. And the tune variation…omg, yet the harmony through out the song. And If you have seen the movie, it concludes the movie so well. A true masterpiece!
    ‘umango me jab na tuje pa saki, dhoondthi hu tumhe me gam ki tarngo me…’ words are so meaningful

    and the list will go on, I will stop here today, will pick it up some other time with other songs. But here is my new favorite, A.R.Rahman did it again…..he brought a new concept. folk-song wordings and tune, mixed with latest hip wording in back-ground…marvelous. But to make my point again, this song is truly amazing, new heights of imaginations in wording, in tune (have not seen it yet so not sure about picturization), unique in a way old music is mixed with new trend music…..marvelous singers – madhushree- Udit. all the good stuff in there yet not soothing….like an old song would be. Why?

    PS: I could not find two songs i was hoping to add
    1) Khoobsurat Haseena…Kishore Kumar and Kumkum (i think)
    2) Jadoogar mere saiya, dil jayega bachake kahan…Sanjeev Kumar and Vaheeda rahman

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6 Comments

  1. Ketan said,

    Hi!

    Nice list! I feel lucky to have listened to many old songs. Very few people from my generation, especially from cities, have taste for them. But fortunately for me, mom used to listen AIR a lot, and I seem to have picked up from her. 🙂

    I’ll list my favorites as I go through your list. You might have included a few, or missed a few as well:

    1. Pyaar hua iqraar hua hai…

    2. Tu Chhupi hai kahan–that is a Mohammed Rafi song, right? I like it. 🙂

    3. Pyaar kiya toh darana kya

    4. Teri aankhon ke siva duniya mein rakha kya hai…

    5. Jaane kahaan gaye woh din…

    6. Raha gardishon mein har dum mere ishq ka sitara…

    7. Sheesha ho ya dil ho…

    8. Satyam Shivam Sundaram–mostly for how it was sung by Lata

    9. Humein aur jeene ki chaahat na hoti…

    10. Dil ki nazar se, nazason ke dil se…

    11. Yaad na jaaye beetey dinon ki…

    12. Is mod se jaate hain… kuchh sust kadam rastey kuchh tez kadam raahein…

    13. Oh haseena zulfon waali…

    14. Chandan sa badan, chanchal chitvan…

    15. Kaun hai jo sapanon mein aaya, kaun hai jo dil mein samaya…

    16. Jahaan pe savera ho, basera wahin hai…

    17. Man tarpat hari darshan ko aaj (from movie–‘Baiju bawara’)

    18. Kya jaanoon sajan… 🙂

    19. Zindagi ke safar mein guzar jaate hain…

    20. Bhooli hui yaadon mujhe itna na sataao, ab chain se rehane do mere paas na aao…

    21. Aane waala kal jaane waala hai…

    But I’d have liked your post to be muuuuch longer. 😦

    Of the newer musicians you might also like Ismail Darbar’s who’d composed for ‘Hum dil de chuke sanam’ and ‘Devdas’.

    Waiting for your next installment of songs. 🙂

    TC.

    • indianworkingwoman said,

      yes, indeed you are lucky….i got in touch with oldies due to my parents only. And now my son- 5 yrs almost, due to me, he knows and can sing….’chahe koi muje jungli kahe’, ‘tu pyar ka sagar hai’, ‘gore gore, o banke chhore’ and there are few more.

      I will go through your list later and will comment.
      BTW, welcome back, hope ur exams went well

    • indianworkingwoman said,

      1. Pyaar hua iqraar hua hai…

      hmmm,yes it is a nice song, but so much popular and heard and sang so much in childhood that I am tired of it now

      2. Tu Chhupi hai kahan–that is a Mohammed Rafi song, right? I like it.
      yes, it is in my list, check the video. movie is nice to if you have not seen, very new concept about a love story

      3. Pyaar kiya toh darana kya

      yes, yes, love it. i was limiting my songs to happy romance mood with little fast pace in music

      4. Teri aankhon ke siva duniya mein rakha kya hai…
      yes, good one

      5. Jaane kahaan gaye woh din…
      hmmm, i like it but serious mood hence left it out

      6. Raha gardishon mein har dum mere ishq ka sitara…
      hmmm, i like it but serious mood hence left it out
      i always like manoj kumar, loved in this song

      7. Sheesha ho ya dil ho…
      yes, yes, very good, i like ‘aashao ke savan me…’ better than this one,. But compared to the listing I have, it is pretty new song. I was limiting songs to BnW though i ended up adding two colored ones

      8. Satyam Shivam Sundaram–mostly for how it was sung by Lata
      same as above. I like this one,. i love ‘chanchal, komal’

      9. Humein aur jeene ki chaahat na hoti…
      o, for some reason i never liked this song, i do not know why, simply can nto tolerate this song

      10. Dil ki nazar se, nazason ke dil se…
      yes, very good, love it and love nootan raj kappor, just bit slow for pace i was capturing

      11. Yaad na jaaye beetey dinon ki…
      serious mood, else i love all the songs from this movie

      12. Is mod se jaate hain… kuchh sust kadam rastey kuchh tez kadam raahein…
      very good one, but bit recent comapred to my songs

      13. Oh haseena zulfon waali…
      yes, very good one love it , But bit recent compared to my songs

      14. Chandan sa badan, chanchal chitvan…
      yes, yes, yes, good one

      15. Kaun hai jo sapanon mein aaya, kaun hai jo dil mein samaya…
      hmmmm, can listen to thsi one n numbers of time. But bit recent compared to my songs

      16. Jahaan pe savera ho, basera wahin hai…
      o, i am a BIG fan of this song. I just love it love it love it…but again not added in my list as not in the era i was capturing

      17. Man tarpat hari darshan ko aaj (from movie–’Baiju bawara’)
      yes, love it, ‘tu ganga ki mauj me’ is a good one too

      18. Kya jaanoon sajan…
      did not pay much attentiong to this before but after your post can not take my ears off of this one 🙂

      19. Zindagi ke safar mein guzar jaate hain…
      not so much

      20. Bhooli hui yaadon mujhe itna na sataao, ab chain se rehane do mere paas na aao…
      yes, but again serious mood

      21. Aane waala kal jaane waala hai…
      yes, but bit recent compared to my songs

      yes, i m going through toug patch in terms of time,. WIll add more as i go,

      my recent favorite from latest movie is
      http://www.lyricsmasti.com/song/7093/get_lyrics_of_Tera-Hone-Laga-Hoon.html
      enjoy

  2. Vimmuuu said,

    Thanks for sharing this. I dont think I have heard many in this !!! Bookmarking to listen to them when im in peace !

    • indianworkingwoman said,

      sure, anytime….

      you do not need peace to listen to them, you are supposed to listen to them when you need peace….:)

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