Jal - Aadat | आदत | Atif Aslam | Album - Aadat (2004)

Actually it is Jal's song. Atif Aslam, along with Gohar Mumtaz and Ali Zafar started Jal in 1998 and for their first album they composed and recorded Aadat and Woh Lamhe. However, later Atif had a conflict with the band and he left. Gohar Mumtaz became the lead vocalist and Jal re-recorded Atif's songs in Gohar Mumtaz's voice. Thus we now see two different versions- Jal version and Atif version of both songs.

Backstreet Boys - I want it that way | Millennium (1999)

This album went diamond. It sold 10 million albums, and at that time this was the biggest album of the year. One of my all time favorite BSB songs! 

Mohit Chauhan / Silk Route : Dooba Dooba Rahta Hoon | डूबा डूबा रहता हूँ | Boondhein (1998)

When I see these 90's pop songs I can remember childhood days so sweet memories. Such a beautiful song. Love this song for its simplicity. I just cannot stop myself from singing the song aloud, when its playing in the background.

Joshila (1973) - Kiska Rasta Dekhe | किसका रस्ता देखे | Kishore Kumar

Love the song.....superb composition by musical maestro Pancham Da,sung wholeheartedly by Kishore Da and heart touching magical words by legend Sahir Ludhyanvi saab makes this song immortal. One of the best conversation of sad person with his heart.

Bryan Adams - Cuts Like A Knife | Album - Cuts Like a Knife (1983)

This song has been  Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance. Adams and Vallance jammed on the chord progression for a while Adams sang "it cuts like a knife" over and over again.Vallance eventually responded with "but it feels so right." As Vallance described it, "There's a long tradition in pop music of songs that employ "na-na-na" choruses: "Hey Jude" by The Beatles, "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" by Steam, "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'" by Journey, and more recently "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)" by Train. Adams and I tapped into that tradition for the out-choruses of 'Cuts Like A Knife'." (Source : Wiki)

Agnee - Ujale Baaz | उजले बाज़ | Album - Agnee (2007) | Mohan Kanan

“You become excellent when you fly at a level that creates a wide gap between where you were before and where you are now. Fly like the eagle; the eagle flies as if it never remembered it was once an egg!” 
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Barfi (2012) - Kyon | क्यूँ | Papon | Sunidhi Chauhan

Heavenly lyrics.. Hats off to Neelesh Mishra. It cannot get any better. The music by Pritam and the delightfully old-world voice of Papon in this song is just too amazing. No need to say the picturization of this song is also amazing and adorable. Its shows the real happiness of life is in small joys when you have a companion. 

CityLights (2014) - Muskurane Ki Wajah | मुस्कुराने की वजह

You are the reason for my smile. The one who makes my life worthwhile. I wonder what would I be doing without having you in my life. I am glad I never have to worry about that. Vishesh Films has great sense of music for their films. Every time you gets one or two wonderful songs from their movies. Love this track from a very good movie of this year in voice of Arijit Singh.

Justin Timberlake - Like I Love You | Album - Justified (2002)

 The song's drums were an ode to the funk era according to producer Pharrell Williams, who came up with the music loop. This track received a nomination at the Grammy Awards of 2003 for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. (Source: Wikipedia)

Chupke Chupke (1975) - Ab Ke Sajan Sawan Mein | अब के सजन सावन में | Lata Mangeshkar

What a great combination in yester years film industry!! Perhaps those were the finest days where the creative people gave their best. This is really a fabulous song with full of simplicity. And no need to mentions this is the best comedy ever made in bollywood.

Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola (2013) - Khamakha | खामखां | Vishal Bhradwaj

No one can better describe the love other than Gulzar saab. Vishal Bharadwaj sung it beautifully with emotions.  He is a genius. His compositions are so gorgeous. Also love the way that he has woven African and Haryanvi folk into this song. Folk songs always strike a chord in heart, last part is beautiful and Bhardvwaj's music flows well , very well with the lyrics, bolo Ram Ram Ram :) 

Guns N' Roses - November Rain | Album - Use Your Illusion I (1991)

The reason why this song is so epic is because it appeals to most people and a lot of us can relate to it in our own ways. The song was  written by lead singer Axl Rose.

Amar Prem (1971) - Kuch To Log Kahenge | कुछ तो लोग कहेंगे | Kishore Kumar

Kishore Da you still rule on heart and perhaps will rule in future for long time until love phenomena prevail in love world. Great composition of R.D.Burman and amazing lyrics by Anand Bakshi, such meaningful songs are so rare today.

Ijaazat (1987) - Khaali Haath Shaam Aayi Hai | खाली हाथ शाम आयी है | Asha Bhosle

A silent dark evening progressing into still and inert night. Hats off to Gulzar saab and Pacncham Da for such wonderful songs and wonderful film. Ijaazat is an acclaimed 1987 Indian Hindi film directed by Gulzar. One of the best drama depicting feelings, emotions through mediums of songs and imaginations. 

Kabhi Kabhi (1976) - Main Pal Do Pal Ka Shayar Hoon | मैं पल दो पल का शायर हूँ | Mukesh

Amazing poetry, flawless singing and melodious music. This song is a simply classic in every sense. I personally love all the poems of this movie in deep voice of Amitabh Bachchan. Love this music and this era of Indian music.

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Otherside | Album - Californication (1999)

"Otherside" has remained a constant staple on the band's tours since 1999 making it one of their top ten most performed songs. Love the use of guitar and bass in this song and no need to say the catchy video makes it more interesting.

New Delhi (1956) - Nakhrewali | नखरेवाली | Kishore Kumar

This is one of very few song Kishore Kumar performed for Sanker-Jaikishan. Those amazing instruments by Shankar - Jaikishan and fabulous singing by Kishore Da makes this song cult classic. Simple, teasing and amazing.

Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010) - Pee Loon | पी लूं | Mohit Chauhan

Beautiful rhythm, romantic lyrics, emotional theme, melodious voice of Mohit Chauhan and beautiful touch of 70's music by Pritam to do justice with the plot of the movie. Little bit of sufi music touch with the corus add on awesomeness to this track. Simply Superb.

Bryan Adams - Let's Make A Night To Remember | Album - 18 til I Die (1996)

This beautiful track has been written by Bryan Adams, and Robert John "Mutt" Lange. I feel the video is little weird but this song is beautiful in every way it could be.

Jagjit Singh - Tere Baare Mein Jab Socha Nahin Tha | तेरे बारें में जब सोचा नहीं था | Album - Saher (2000)

"It hurts to let go. Sometimes it seems the harder you try to hold on to something or someone the more it wants to get away. You feel like some kind of criminal for having felt, for having wanted. For having wanted to be wanted. It confuses you, because you think that your feelings were wrong and it makes you feel so small because it's so hard to keep it inside when you let it out and it doesn't coma back. You're left so alone that you can't explain. Damn, there's nothing like that, is there? I've been there and you have too. You're nodding your head." Henry Rollins (The Portable Henry Rollins)

Yes Boss (1997) - Bas Itna Sa Khawab Hai | बस इतना सा ख्वाब है | Abhijeet

“Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream.” Lao Tzu

Owl City - Fireflies | Album - Ocean Eyes (2009)

Adam Young described the song as "A little song about bugs and not being able to fall asleep at night."[3] The song is built around a "bleepy" 1980s-influenced synthline and includes lyrics about insomnia, fireflies and summer. I like this because it touches the child inside me.

My Name Is Khan (2010) - Tere Naina | तेरे नैना | Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan

“From women's eyes this doctrine I derive:
They sparkle still the right Promethean fire;
They are the books, the arts, the academes,
That show, contain and nourish all the world.” 
William Shakespeare, Love's Labour's Lost

Lucky Ali - Tere Mere Saath | तेरे मेरे साथ | Album - Aks (2000)

This is what is called music that lifts your spirits and make you feel happy. The picturisation of this song, the cuban flavour is so well captured. I am huge fan of Lucky Ali and his music because of the pleasure and feel you get when you listen his songs. 

Travis - Driftwood | Album - The Man Who (1999)

Fran Healy, lead singer of the band, has said: “Driftwood is a song for the person in your life who has so much potential and, yet, doesn’t use it because they’re afraid of falling on their backside, you know, they’re afraid of making a fool of themselves. But, yet, if they put their minds to it and just threw their plate out the window, they would actually do a lot with it and make themselves happy and other people happy.” (Source : Wikipedia)

Ek Villain (2014) - Galliyan | गलियाँ | Ankit Tiwari

Beautiful melody, lyrics, and composition! There is something about this song... very simple... yet very leaves a lasting impact. Nice rendition of music composer Ankit Tiwari. Sweet & Simple.

Agneepath (2012) - Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin | अभी मुझमें कहीं | Sonu Nigam

This song is a love ballad that serenades and caresses the senses and lingers on even after it ends. This song is a milestone in singing career of Sonu Nigam. Hats of to him for bringing such emotions in his voice while singing this song to do justice with lyrics and story of the film. Love it.

Aashiqui (1990) - Saanso Ki Jarurat Hai Jaise | साँसों की ज़रूरत है जैसे | Kumar Sanu

This film was huge success only because of its amazingly beautiful songs. This films starts the era of Nadeem - Shravan, Alka Yagnik & Kumar Sanu. Beautiful and simple melody with simple lyrics made this song timeless classic. One of the sweet memories from 90's.

Paul Young – Love Of The Common People | Album - No Parlez (1983)

"Love of the Common People" is a folk ballad written and composed by John Hurley and Ronnie Wilkins, eventually released in 1970 on Hurley's album John Hurley Sings about People, but first covered in January 1967 by The Four Preps. It had been covered  by soul group The Winstons, reggae singer Nicky Thomas, country singer Waylon Jennings in 1967, The Simple Image in 1968, The Gosdin Brothers, The Everly Brothers, John Denver in his 1969 Rhymes & Reason album, Stiff Little Fingers in 1982 and English pop singer Paul Young. In 2007 Bruce Springsteen covered it as part of his Seeger Sessions tour, releasing a live version of it as a bonus track on his Live in Dublin album. It was also a hit in Ireland for showband star Joe Dolan. (Source : Wikipedia)

2 States (2014) - Chaandaniya | चाँदनियाँ | Mohan Kanan | Yashita Sharma

The hardest thing about someone being gone isn't missing them so very much. It's noticing how different life is without them. I love you, even through the miles. Falling in love is the single most expressive feeling a person can have. Losing that love suddenly, can be the most painful feeling a person can have.

Junglee (1961) - Ehsaan Tera Hoga Mujh Par | एहसान तेरा होगा मुझ पर | Lata Mangeshkar (Female Version)

This is the female version of the song which sung by Mohd Rafi Sahab. Enjoy this female vesion of this very popular song from 60's in melodious voice of Legend Lata Mangeshkar.

Junglee (1961) - Ehsaan Tera Hoga Mujh Par | एहसान तेरा होगा मुझ पर | Mohammed Rafi (Male Version)

Rafi Sahab's sweet romantic voice in this classic melody by SJ was done justice by Shammi Kapoor. This romantic song brings flash-back of love that has remained unfulfilled but eternal. This film was remade into Telugu as "Saradaa Ramudu" (1980) starring N.T. Rama Rao and Jayasudha.

Green Day - Last Of The American Girls | Album - 21st Century Breakdown (2009)

In its album review, Rolling Stone wrote: "'Last of the American Girls' comes on as a fabulous left-wing love song to a rebel girl — when Armstrong sings, 'She won't cooperate,' he's giving her the highest compliment he can imagine." (Source : Wikipedia)

Highway (2014) - Tu Kuja Mann Kuja | तू कुजा, मन कुजा | Sunidhi Chauhan

Mind blowing and ultimate composition.. What a great combo of AR and Sunidhi !! Its rare surprising combo of both the talent in spite of co exist in Bollywood for more than  15 years !! Its a tribute to Nusarat saab of his Quawaali Tu Kuja man kuja.. Also surprising and out of box element is being a quawaali format Irshaad used totally Hindi / Sanskrit based words and almost avoided Urdu.


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