Album: Muqaddar Ka Sikandar
Singers: Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
Music Director: Kalyanji-Anandji
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
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
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
Singers: Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik
Music Director: Jatin-Lalit
THE love ballad of the late 90s.
Singers: Vidhu Prathap, Reju Joseph, Ramesh Babu, Cicily
Music Director: Alex Paul
Lyricist: Vayalar Chandravarma
The ultimate friendship song. Mellow, hummable, feel-good.
Album: Big Ones
Hot song, hotter video. I miss MTV!
|Song: Jannat Jahan
Singers: Rupam Islam
Music Director: Pritam
Lyricist: Sayeed Quadri
Nice rock ballad. The short keyboard piece reminds of Manfred Mann.
|Song: Fat Man
Album: Aqua Lung
Artist: Jethro Tull
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
Singers: Mohd Rafi
Music Director: Usha Khanna
Lyricist: Nida Fazil
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
Music Director: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Lyricist: Javed Akhtar
OK song with a Mission Impossible inspired guitar riff
|Song: Sham-E Firaq
Album: The Very Best Of Abida Parveen
Singers: Abida Parveen
Lyricist: Faiz Ahmad Faiz
A pretty long song at 8 plus minutes. Spend time with it when you're feeling down and need something to massage your soul.