After a long, long, long time, I am listening to music today. Really, properly listening, and not the sort of hurried-hearing-while-doing-chores kind of listening. And I am loving it.
I am playing my personal favourites from the past couple of years, and rediscovering the lyrics and the beauty of the music. I feel I have been stuck in a time warp or something, I don’t know many of the songs that are ruling the roost in 2012. Most of the ‘latest’ songs that I like are from 2009, 2010 and 2011. Please to excuse if you find that my playlist is not current. What you could do is send me a list your favourite ‘current’ songs. I would love to listen to them.
So, what’s on my playlist today?
Kuch toh hai tujh se raabta
I am tripping over this song, totally. LOVE it. Love the meaning of it, the music, the lyrics, everything.
I didn’t know what ‘Raabta’ was when I listened to this song for the first time, but it became clearer as the song progressed. I am assuming it means a ‘relationship’ or a ‘connection’.
I love the Sufi touch of this song. It makes me want to give up all my worries, and just…. be. I love the depth in this song. The song speaks to a part of me that is weary, listless, and wants to believe that there is magic in the world.
Again, I didn’t know what ‘Faya kun’ was. I googled up the phrase, and understood that it has to do with the creation of the world. When God first thought of creating the world, he just said ‘Be!’, and the world was.
I love this song for its simplistic beauty and the innocence of love. This song, I feel, is light as a feather, yet pretty enough to catch your heart.
Tu na jaane aas paas hai khuda
Another song with a spiritual feel, I love this for its profound meaning. I love the way I can think of this song and come up with so many, different meanings.
This one is fun, bubbly, laughing, teasing. Reason enough to love it.
‘Chai mein dooba biskut ho gaya’ has become one of my favourite expressions. It becomes my status message when I am having a ‘chai-mein-dooba-biskut’ kind of day.
I find this one magical, light-hearted, and lovely. I’m intoxicated by the loveliness of the phrase ‘Te amo’.
Tera hone laga hoon
This has been a favourite ever since I heard it a couple of years back. It is not spectacular or anything, but the simple and love-filled lyrics appeal to the mush lover in me.
Tu hi haqueeqat
Mush galore! I love the lyrics of this one.
Aadha ishq aadha hai
I love the way the ‘about to fall in love’ stage is portrayed in this song. Sweet!
I like the pair that Anushka and Ranveer make in the movie, too. They seem to fit together.
LOVE. I am in love with the beautiful imagery that this song creates in my head – of the music of an ‘iktara’ playing in the background, while a lady and a gentleman meet against the backdrop of a beach, and their eyes soundlessly meet. The Indian equivalent of ‘violins playing in the background when you meet your true love’, eh?
This song always takes me back to our visit to Lonavala and Khandala in the peak of monsoon. This song takes on an entirely new meaning when played at a moderate volume inside a cosy shed in the middle of the mountains, when rain is pouring outside, washing the mountains.
That’s that for now people. While I rediscover music and fall in love with it all over again, do you have any suggestions for me? What is on your playlist?