While surfing through the Facebook Page of ‘The idealist’, I came across a quote that would have many a music lover nod their head in agreement.
“I can’t explain what I feel, but I will find a song that can!”
Being in love with music of almost every genre, I often turn to songs for help – to motivate me, to cheer me up, to keep me company when I feel lovey-dovey, or when I am overcome with melancholy, and also when I need to know what exactly it is that I feel! Not once do my songs go wrong.
I have my own lists of songs to play according to my varied moods, as well as occasions when a particular kind of songs are what I need to add some zest to my day.
In the first part of my MUSIC SERIES, I am sharing 10 peppy songs to drive away your blues. I play them at a high volume to shut out all the needless noise that threatens to ruin my peace of mind. It’s a medley of English and Hindi songs.
The first on the list has to be, ‘Feeling Good’, by Michael Buble. You may have heard it being played in the Jockey advert. That’s where I heard it first, and decided I just had to listen to the entire number! Enjoy!
The next on the list is again by Michael Buble – SWAY – which also features in my favourite Richard Gere movie, ‘Shall we dance?” I couldn’t find the official video of this song, so enjoy the lyrics as well as the music!
This one is by Sia, which I am sure you have heard and danced along with it, too! “Cheap thrills”…this one keeps me company on most of my Friday and Saturday evenings. Love the video!
The next is from the movie, ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’. Girls sure like to swing, if the music is as kinda swing-y! Isn’t it?
This next song is from the same movie. I simply love the energy here. Ranveer SIngh, Anil Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar , and the rest of the cast must have gone crazy filming this high-octane number!
You don’t need to look far for cheery beats when you have a musician like A. R. Rehman to entertain you! This song from the Mani Ratnam movie, Bombay, starring one of my favourite Arvind Swamy and Manisha Koirala has been an old favourite. I remember how I would drool watching this guy from South (What IS it about guys from the South?) What a cool combo – Super-hot Swamy and super cool music by A. R. Rehman! Perfect peppy songs to drive away your blues!
A. R. Rehman again for the next song on my list. The song – “Dil se”, the music – awesome, the screen – set on fire by the passionate SRK and MK!
Continuing with A. R. Rehman…I simply love this one, though I don’t follow some of the lyrics, but the music – now that doesn’t need a language. It can take your breath away whatever language you speak!
One word to describe this song – HOT!
Dil Chahta Hai. Remember the ‘cult film’ status it had received? Each song from the movie feels evergreen. But, for now, the high-energy, ‘Koi Kahey’…next on my list.
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. A film I watch when I miss being with my friends; the music I play when I want to hear some meaningful lyrics by Javed Akhtar and music by the genius trio – Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy…the same guys who made the above song! Paint the world red!
So, that’s it guys! These are some of the songs that lift my spirits, pep up my mood and leave me feeling effervescent all day long. Did you enjoy listening to these? Which are your ‘go-to’ songs to charge your batteries? Do share with me…I would love to add those to my list!