Freaky Friday Playlist Jun-24-2011

Song: Nocturne
Album: Bloodywood
Type: Indie
Artist: Pentagram
Rating: 4.0
The electronica genre and its variations are not my favorite. Which means Bloodywood, in general, isn't on top of my playing lists. Nocturne is the exception. Probably because it's one of the mellower numbers and the only alt rock song in the album.

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Song: Saali Khushi Kaha Chali
Album: Dev D
Type: Bollywood
Singers: Amit Trivedi
Music Director: Amit Trivedi
Lyricist: Amitabh Bhattacharya
Rating: 3.6
Dark lyrics and a mellow tune go together very well in this track. Short but awesome song.

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Song: Dua
Album: Kurbaan
Type: Bollywood
Singers: Sukhwinder Singh, Kailash Kher, Marianne D'Cruz
Music Director: Salim-Sulaiman
Lyricist: Niranjan Iyengar
Rating: 4.0
The mandatory Sufi-Pop/Rock song that every movie must have these days. Leaving aside the fact that it tries to ride on an 'in' genre, it's a pretty good song. Don't like the pop chorus though.

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Song: Ladki Badi Anjani Hai
Album: Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Type: Bollywood
Singers: Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik
Music Director: Jatin-Lalit
Lyricist: Sameer
Rating: 3.7
A huge song in its time, but hasn't aged well over the years. The tune itself isn't too bad but the instrumentation is overdone.

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Song: Ocean
Album: Houses Of The Holy
Type: Rock
Artist: Led Zeppelin
Rating: 4.8
John Bonham starts the songs with "We've done four already, but now we're steady, and then they went 1, 2, 3, 4!" referring to the takes they did before this one. A song that keeps throwing surprises at you - the break in the middle of the song when the music stops and you can only hear Robert Plant humming "la la..." with no music, and the achingly beautiful, minute-long guitar solo at the end - one of my (many) favorite Jimmy Page solos.

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Song: Aao Milo Chale
Album: Jab We Met
Type: Bollywood
Singers: Shaan
Music Director: Pritam
Lyricist: Irshad Kamil
Rating: 3.6
I loved "Aao Milo Chale" till I heard this really awesome Indonesian song. Now I only like it. The reason I rate this songs relatively high is because Shaan sings with a lot of soul. His second best song in my book after "Tanha Dil".

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Song: Mess It Up
Album: Mumbai Mast Kallandar
Type: Bollywood
Singers: Shail Hada, Earl Edgar
Music Director: Anaamik Chauhan
Lyricist: Azeem Shirazi, Earl Edgar
Rating: 3.2
A well-intentioned, rock ballad type track. Cool chorus. But doesn't stick for some reason.

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Song: Karimizhi
Album: Meesa Madhavan
Type: Mollywood
Singers: Vidhu Pratap, Sujatha
Music Director: Vidyasagar
Lyricist: Girish Puthencheri
Rating: 4.7
A nice, clean, wholesome, no-frills melody with very good vocals.
Song: Thendral Varum
Album: Friends
Type: Koliwood
Singers: Hariharan, Bhavatharini
Music Director: Ilayaraja
Lyricist: Palani Bharathi
Rating: 3.9
A light, mellow song. Bhavatharini voice doesn't quite gel but Hariharan is brilliant. This song might be a great candidate for the Harmonize Projekt.
Song: Ke Bin Tere
Album: Aggar
Type: Bollywood
Singers: Mithoon
Music Director: Mithoon
Lyricist: Sayeed Quadri
Rating: 4.1
The songs has some cool acoustic guitar and good singing. But it's the harmony infused chorus (Hamza and Kshitij join Mithoon) that makes a lasting impact - it's very addictive and very hummable.

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2 thoughts on “Freaky Friday Playlist Jun-24-2011

  1. Manju

    Surprised and a bit disappointed to see the jab we met Shaan number rated below KKHH song. Even I think that is one of the soulful renditions by Shaan like Tanha and even Fanaa. jab we met is one of the few recent movies where I felt all songs very of good quality from all aspects including lyrics. My mostovav is the Mohit chauhan number…na hai yeh pana

    1. Param Post author

      One of the rating parameters is Originality. Aao Milo Chale rated very low on that parameter because it copied without giving credit to the original (I posted a link to the original Indonesian song. You should check it out.) Musically Ladki Badi Anjani rated lower but scored higher on originality.

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