Day 25. A song you would like to slow dance to

I confess to have heard this song for a number of times I can’t count. I feel in love with this song the moment I heard it. I love Ed Sheeran for writing songs with simple and uncomplicated lyrics yet ones with profound emotions. If at all, just 1 song has to be played for a slow dance, I would definitely go with this one!

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Day 24. A song that reminds you of rain

Rain and music is such a perfect combination. This year I released a medley of songs to celebrate the rains. And this one tops my list of songs that come to my mind when I think of rain! It was hard to sing just one song, so I tried to combine them into a medley! Have you heard this one?

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Day 23. A Kid’s song (baalgeet) that you like

This list is huuuuge! I am an admirer of people who manage to keep the child in them alive! I genuinely feel songs/films made for kids can be enjoyed at any age, provided you keep the innocence and the ability to accept new things alive!

I have grown up listening to so many baalgeets! My most favourite is the one below – I got attracted to it as a kid because of the world that was created in it and continued to love it for so many years due to its melody! Can you believe, Shreenivas Khale kaka is the same person who composed Shravanat Ghanneela and Kilbil kilbil!??

Which is your song for today? Let me know in the comments!

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Day 22. A song that comforts your soul/gives you sukoon

The overall feel of this song always comforts me. Though this is meant to be a romantic song, it ascends the mere emotion of romance for me and makes me smile every time I listen to it. I think this time, it is more about the melody than the lyrics for me. And of course, Bombay Jayashree ji’s mellifluous voice! I experience sukoon with this song!

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Day 21. A song from the year you were born

It is so hard to believe that I love a song form when I was 0 years old. This is a true test of times for music to be able to survive decades of revolution and be in the list of favourites of so many people. Mera Kuch Saman is a unique expression of emotion through a perfect combination of music, lyrics and voice! What an experience this one is!

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Day 20. A song that motivates you

I had Aanewala Pal in my list before I wrote this song in 2020 for this prompt. I wrote this song in the pandemic and this has given me so much strength personally that I always look up to this song whenever I am feeling low. Choti si hai ye raina, man ke suraj se tu kehna – these lines mean a lot to me!

जब लगे सब थम गया ऐसे
तेरे मन से तू करना गुज़ारिशें

कहना उसको की सुन ले जरा
दिन तो आना है ये सुनहरा

ये जज़्बा तेरा, ये जज्बा तेरा
तुझे कह रहा
छोटी सी है ये रैना
मन के सूरज से तू कहना
छोटी सी है ये रैना
मन के सूरज से तू कहना

लगे क्यों तुझे
के सब कुछ बुझे

जलाना है तुझे ही
ये दिया आशा का, खुशियॉं का
छोटी सी है ये रैना
मन के सूरज से तू कहना

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Day 19. A song that sends you in deep thought

There are a lot of songs for this prompt but the first one that comes to my mind is this masterpiece written by Bha Ra Tambe. It is the biggest truth in life and no matter what, one can’t change this. Life is a blessing to us and how we live it defines our existence on this planet. No-one is above nature and no amount of money or fame earned can help when the time has come! This song is a perfect melange of science and spiritualism for me personally and this makes me think deep every single time I listen to it!

जन पळभर म्हणतील ‘हाय हाय’ !
मी जाता राहिल कार्य काय ?

सूर्य तळपतील, चंद्र झळकतील,
तारे अपुला क्रम आचरतील,
असेच वारे पुढे वाहतील,
होईल काहि का अंतराय ?

मेघ वर्षतील, शेते पिकतील,
गर्वाने या नद्या वाहतील,
कुणा काळजी की न उमटतील,
पुन्हा तटावर हेच पाय ?

सखेसोयरे डोळे पुसतील,
पुन्हा आपुल्या कामि लागतील,
उठतिल, बसतील, हसुनि खिदळतील
मी जाता त्यांचे काय जाय ?

अशा जगास्तव काय कुढावे !
मोहि कुणाच्या का गुंतावे ?
हरिदूता का विन्मुख व्हावे ?
का जिरवु नये शांतीत काय ?

गीत – भा. रा. तांबे
संगीत – वसंत प्रभू
स्वर – लता मंगेशकर

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Day 18. A song which you HAVE to play loud

There are multiple songs in this list but I’ll share the first one that came to my mind. I am absolutely blessed to have had an exposure to multiple genres of music and to be able to understand and enjoy each one of them. My brothers introduced me to this gem from the band Imagine Dragons and I am torn if I am not able to listen to this loud. I stop this song and restart it only when I can listen to this on a sensible volume. I also made an acoustic cover of this one with my friends half a decade ago!

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Day 17. A song which was your favourite this time last year

I was introduced to the world of South Korean Dramas in the pandemic and my life has not been the same ever since. Amongst all the things that I like in them, music is one of the most important aspect. I hadn’t ever imagined that I would listen to songs on loop in a language that I don’t understand a single word of. I have written a few songs in hindi form my favourite OSTs and this one from the list was my favourite-est last year (It still is but last year this time, there was not a single day that I didn’t listen to this song) I am sharing the hindi version for all those who are new to this phenomenon of Korean Dramas!

Which is your song for today? Let me know in the comments!

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Day 16. A song from your childhood with 1 distinct memory

My mom-dad were gazal enthusiasts and I remember listening so many gazals in the childhood. But this particular one was special because Aai Baba used to sing this in our colony events. And the distinct memory I have is – I remember making my kaagaz ki kashti while listening to this gazal one rainy day in July in the ninetees – innocently unaware of the intensely beautiful meaning of this song.

Today, I have goosbumps everytime I listen to this song and I wish to try and sing it someday!

Which is your song for today? Let me know in the comments!

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