Continuing with the Music Series.
In my last post, I shared some peppy numbers that help drive away the blues. But, there are times, when the gloom refuses to leave you in peace.. Heartbreak, loss of someone special, or, maybe just life and her mysterious ways take over our emotional space and leave us feeling fragile. And, at such times, all we need are words that act as a balm on our tortured souls, offering us the assurance that we aren’t alone, that someone out there understands what we go through.
I find that solace in poetry that tugs at the heartstrings and helps me tide over the rough moments. Here’s my list of some very emotional songs written, directed and sung by the maestros of our Hindi film industry. The lyrics, the moving tunes and the atmosphere the song tries to capture…all of it makes me feel how well those artists know the pain of every human heart!
Most of the songs belong to the Golden Era of the Hindi FIlm Industry. That was the period when creativity was at its best. The meaningful lyrics by the best lyricists of our country, the lilting tunes by gifted music directors and the golden voices behind the songs are ethereal, and appealing to every soul. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do.
These first few songs have been penned by the great Gulzar Saab. I don’t want to comment on his work for the simple reason that the man is too great to be spoken about by an insignificant like yours truly!
I can listen to this song by Lata Mangeshkar endlessly. Lag ja galey…
As well as this song…Na jaaney kyun…
And, this one, too! Jiya lagey na…!
This one’s dedicated to all my friends, with lots of love!
Life is a riddle, isn’t it? ZIndagi kaisi hai paheli…
Lata Mangeshkar, the melody queen of India..no other words will describe her better…
I get blown away by Sonu Nigam’s renditions of any soulful numbers. He sings from his soul, or maybe it’s his soul that sings the song!
As well as this…I wish it would never come to an end!
I don’t find the present day tunes as lilting and sentimental, but there are a rare few which find a place in my list. This song from,’Yeh Jawaani hai diwani’, is one that touched my heart.
Adnan Sami is another artist from the present generation, who has magic in his voice as well as his fingers that dance on the keyboard. If you have seen his videos, you will know what I mean.
These are just some of the songs that move my heart and help me wade through the sombre moments that life brings along with her. There really are a hundred such songs I would love to share, but one post won’t be enough for them all! The emotion we experience in the deep longing for someone, or in the release of unshed tears, is something that can only be felt much more than expressed. Don’t you agree?
What are some of your favourite soulful songs? Do share with me…this list of mine could do with more such gems!