Freaky Friday Playlist March-25-2011

Song: Salaam-E-Ishq
Album: Muqaddar Ka Sikandar
Type: Bollywood
Singers: Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
Music Director: Kalyanji-Anandji
Lyricist: Anjaan
Rating: 4.7
This is lot more than just the mujra song. For me this song's highlight is Kishore Kumar's entry alaap - intense soul packed in ten seconds.
Song: Vellai Pura Ondru
Album: Puthu Kavithai
Type: Koliwood
Singers: Yesudas
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Rating: 5.0
One of my all-time favorites. Someone I know wondered why many participants in Mallu talent shows try to sound like Yesudas. Valid question.... for someone who did not grow up listening to gems like this. For those who did, Yesduas' voice is perfection and pursuing perfection isn't such a bad thing.
Song: Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Album: Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Type: Bollywood
Singers: Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik
Music Director: Jatin-Lalit
Lyricist: Sameer
Rating: 4.4
THE love ballad of the late 90s.
Song: Kattadi
Album: Classmates
Type: Mollywood
Singers: Vidhu Prathap, Reju Joseph, Ramesh Babu, Cicily
Music Director: Alex Paul
Lyricist: Vayalar Chandravarma
Rating: 4.4
The ultimate friendship song. Mellow, hummable, feel-good.
Song: Cryin'
Album: Big Ones
Type: Rock
Artist: Aerosmith
Rating: 4.3
Hot song, hotter video. I miss MTV!
Song: Jannat Jahan
Album: Jannat
Type: Bollywood
Singers: Rupam Islam
Music Director: Pritam
Lyricist: Sayeed Quadri
Rating: 3.7
Nice rock ballad. The short keyboard piece reminds of Manfred Mann.
Song: Fat Man
Album: Aqua Lung
Type: Rock
Artist: Jethro Tull
Rating: 3.3
An unsual but interesting song. Listen to it for some neat percussions and of course, Ian Anderson's flute.
Song: Tu Is Tarah Se
Album: Aap To Aise Na The
Type: Bollywood
Singers: Mohd Rafi
Music Director: Usha Khanna
Lyricist: Nida Fazil
Rating: 3.9
The song launches almost (but not quite) like a rock number and transitions into a mellow ghazal. Interesting instrumentals.
Song: Main Hoon Don
Album: Don - The Chase Begins
Type: Bollywood
Singers: Shaan
Music Director: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Lyricist: Javed Akhtar
Rating: 3.3
OK song with a Mission Impossible inspired guitar riff
Song: Sham-E Firaq
Album: The Very Best Of Abida Parveen
Type: Sufi
Singers: Abida Parveen
Lyricist: Faiz Ahmad Faiz
Rating: 4.1
A pretty long song at 8 plus minutes. Spend time with it when you're feeling down and need something to massage your soul.