Freaky Friday Playlist Feb-25-2011

Song: Padariyen
Album: Sindhu Bhairavi
Type: Koliwood
Singers: Chitra
Music Director: Illaiyaraja
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Rating: 5.0
An amazingly simple and beautiful composition. Chitra's fresh and innocent voice would move a mountain.
Song: Dill Hoom Hoom Kare
Album: Rudaali
Type: Bollywood
Singers: Lata Mangeshkar
Music Director: Bhupen Hazarika
Lyricist: Gulzar
Rating: 3.9
Nice and mellow. Music of Assam for Dummies, like myself.
Song: A Whiter Shade of Pale
Album: Procol Harum - Greatest Hits
Type: Pop/Rock
Artist: Procol Harum
Rating: 3.9
A haunting, Bach-inspired melody. The organ piece will put you in a trance if you let it.
Song: Njattuvela Killiye
Album: Midhunam
Type: Mollywood
Singers: Chitra
Music Director: M.G. Radhakrishnan
Lyricist: O.N.V. Kurup
Rating: 3.9
A nice song with a delightful ensemble cast of instruments.
Song: Radha Kaise Na Jale
Album: Lagaan
Type: Bollywood
Singers: Udit Narayan, Asha Bhonsle
Music Director: A.R. Rahman
Lyricist: Javed Akhtar
Rating: 4.0
A nice, simple song that goes back to basics, except in the last 30 seconds where the ARR flourish is evident.
Song: Fooling Yourself (The Angry Yound Man)
Album: The Grand Illusion
Type: Rock
Artist: Styx
Rating: 4.0
Cool, kick-ass anthem song. Man, the Styx were intense!
Song: Hawa Sun Hawa
Album: Ada
Type: Bollywood
Singers: Sonu Nigam, Alka Yagnik
Music Director: A.R. Rahman
Lyricist: Nusrat Badr
Rating: 4.2
Lovely ARR composition. Sonu at his "stylish" best and Alka at her sweetest.
Song: Humse Hai Sara Jahan
Album: Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar
Type: Bollywood
Singers: Jatin, Sadhna Sargam
Music Director: Jatin-Lalit
Lyricist: Majrooh Sultanpuri
Rating: 4.1
This would have been amazing song, except for Jatin's singing. He should have let Udit sing this one also. Still - a solid voice-of-the-youth song. And to think it was written by a 71 year old man!
Song: Bombay Dreams
Album: Bombay Dreams
Type: Theater
Singers: Dalip Tahil
Music Director: A.R. Rahman
Lyricist: Don Black
Rating: 3.0
The song is a bit of a hotch-potch by itself but it sounded good in the play. ARR uses a bit of "Ishq Bina" from Taal in this song.
Song: Gham Ka Fasana
Album: Manchali
Type: Bollywood
Singers: Kishore Kumar
Music Director: Laxmikant-Pyarelal
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi
Rating: 3.2
OK song but just. Why does the music and KK sound gloomy when Leena Chandavarkar is giggling away to glory?

One thought on “Freaky Friday Playlist Feb-25-2011

  1. Manju

    i think Jatin-Lalit duo has composed some of the memorable songs. too bad they split ! did not realize that munni-badnaam was lalit’s composition until the recent bollywood award ceremonies.

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