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This is from the 2004 album with the same name recorded by Bombay Rockers. This was playing on the stereo at the mid-week happy hour that I went to and was pleasantly surprised to hear it considering the party was at an American restaurant.



Lyrics in Romanized Hindi / Punjabi:

[Bridge:]
Teri To, Teri Ta, Hamesha Yaad Sataave (It's My Addiction To You, That Troubles Me)
I Don't Know What You're Saying But All I Know Is That I Came To Party
Teri To, Teri Ta, Hamesha Yaad Sataave (It's My Addiction To You, That Troubles Me)
I Don't Know What You're Saying But All I Know Is That I Came To Party

[Verse 1:]
There's A Party Goin' On
And They're Playin' Your Favourite Song
So Girl Get Your Ass On The Floor
I Don't Wanna Hear No More
I Don't Want No Excuse
You Got Rhythm, So Put It To Use, Hey
If You Really Want To Get Down
Take My Hand And Let Me Spin You Around

Round We Go, Round We Go; Round We Go, Round We Go
Round We Go, Round We Go; Round We Go, Round We Go

Teri To, Teri Ta, Hamesha Yaad Sataave (It's My Addiction To You, That Troubles Me)
I Don't Know What You're Saying But All I Know Is That I Came To Party
Teri To, Teri Ta, Hamesha Yaad Sataave (It's My Addiction To You, That Troubles Me)
I Don't Know What You're Saying But All I Know Is That I Came To Party

[Chorus:]
Rock Tha Party, Rock Tha Party
Oye Hoye Ni Kudiye Teri Jawani (Damn Girl, It's Your Body!)
Rock Tha Party, Rock Tha Party
Oye Hoye Jawani Aakh Mastani (Damn Your Body, It's Your Eyes!)
Shake Your Body, Shake Yor Body
Oye Hoye Jawani Teri Jawani (Damn Its Your Body!)
While We Rock Tha Party, Rock Tha Party

[Verse 2:]
Teri Yaad Satave, Tenu Dekh Dekh
Bas Ik Pal, Ik Vari Vekh Vekh
Mainu Neend Naa Aaveh Raat Raat (Neend Naa Aaveh Raat Raat)
Teri Yaad Sataave, Roz Rulaave
Neend Udaave, Jaan Lejaave
Hosh Udaave Raat Raat (Hosh Udaave Raat Raat)
Ik Vari Aaja, Ik Vari Aaja, Ik Vari Tu Aaja

Round We Go, Round We Go; Round We Go, Round We Go
Round We Go, Round We Go; Round We Go, Round We Go

Teri To, Teri Ta, Hamesha Yaad Sataave (It's My Addiction To You, That Troubles Me)
I Don't Know What You're Saying But All I Know Is That I Came To Party

Rock Tha Party, Rock Tha Party
Oye Hoye Ni Kudiye Teri Jawani (Damn Girl, It's Your Body!)
Rock Tha Party, Rock Tha Party
Oye Hoye Jawani Aakh Mastani (Damn Your Body, It's Your Eyes!)
Shake Your Body, Shake Yor Body
Oye Hoye Jawani Teri Jawani (Damn It's Your Body!)
While We Rock Tha Party, Rock Tha Party

Rock Tha Party, Rock Tha Party
Oye Hoye Ni Kudiye Teri Jawani (Damn Girl, It's Your Body!)
Rock Tha Party, Rock Tha Party
Oye Hoye Jawani Aakh Mastani (Damn Your Body, It's Your Eyes!)
Shake Your Body, Shake Yor Body
Oye Hoye Ni Kudiye Teri Jawani (Damn Girl, It's Your Body!)
While We Rock Tha Party, Rock Tha Party

Teri To, Teri Ta, Hamesha Yaad Sataave (It's My Addiction To You, That Troubles Me)
Teri To, Teri Ta, Hamesha Yaad Sataave (It's My Addiction To You, That Troubles Me)
Whenever I heard this song from the 2014 Hindi comedy-drama film Queen, it always made me think that this was based on a song from an older movie that was made perhaps in 70s. I really couldn’t place the original song or movie (yeah yeah, I should have googled…but was too lazy or too confident on myself that I could find it). Finally gave up and searched to find out that the song was indeed remixed with added vocals and tunes.

The original song was from the 1973 hit Hindi suspense thriller Anhonee ( = Impossible) Sung by Asha Bhosle. Music was composed by the duo Lasmikant Pyarelal and Lyrics penned by Verma Mallik.



Lyrics behind the cut....Collapse )


And here is the remixed version with added vocals by Arijith Singh and remixed tunes by Amit Trivedi. The song is mostly in background and played at end credits in the movie.



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I have heard this song (the Christine Aguilera’s version) several times but never understood a single word of it. However recently I saw Patty LaBelle perform this song and it felt lot different. True enough this was the original version sung by the all American Girl group Labelle in 1975 for their album Nightbirds. Wiki gave a litte explanation of the song, but this always intrigued me as I never understood what the words meant.

Here is the original song:



And here is the Christina Aguilera’s version…although this is pictured more sexier.



Lyrics in English:

Hey Sister, Go Sister, Soul Sister, Go Sister
Hey Sister, Go Sister, Soul Sister, Go Sister

He Met Marmalade Down In Old New Orleans
Struttin' Her Stuff On The Street
She Said "Hello,
Hey Joe, You Wanna Give It A Go?" Mmm, Mmm

Itchi Gitchi Ya Ya Da Da, Itchi Gitchi Ya Ya Here
Mocha-Choca-Lata Ya Ya, Creole Lady Marmalade

Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi Ce Soir?
Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi?

He Sat In Her Boudoir While She Freshened Up
The Boy Drank All Her Magnolia-Wine
On The Black Satin Sheets Oh I Swear He Started To Freak

Itchi Gitchi Ya Ya Da Da, Itchi Gitchi Ya Ya Here
Mocha-Choca-Lata Ya Ya, Creole Lady Marmalade

Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi Ce Soir?
Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi?

Hey, Hey, Hey
Touching Her Skin Feelin' Silky Smooth
The Colour Of Cafe Au Lait
Made The Savage Beast Inside
Roar Until It Cried, More, More, More

Now He's Back Home Doing Nine To Five
Living His Grey Flannel Life
But When He Turns Off To Sleep
Old Memories Creep, More, More, More

Itchi Gitchi Ya Ya Da Da Da, Itchi Gitchi Ya Ya Here
Mocha-Choco-Lata Ya Ya, Creole Lady Marmalade

Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi Ce Soir?
Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi?
Voulez-Vous Couchez Avec Moi Ce Soir?
Creole Lady Marmalade

Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi Ce Soir?
Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi?
Voulez-Vous Couchez Avec Moi Ce Soir?
Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi?
Voulez-Vous Couchez Avec Moi Ce Soir?
Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi?
Voulez-Vous Couchez Avec Moi Ce Soir?
Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi?

Itchi Gitchi Ya Ya Da Da, Itchi Gitchi Ya Ya Here
Mocha-Choco-Lata Ya Ya, Itchi Gitchi Ya Ya Here
From the 1977 Hindi film Kitaab ( = Book) Sung by Rajkumari. Music composed by R. D. Burman and Lyrics penned by Gulzar. I am picking this song for R. D. Burman’s birth anniversary simply to show how master of a musician he is. With simple instruments and also non-instruments (like actual benches that he used in this song), he created a cheerful kid’s melody that any naughty kid would relate to. Although a master in creating new music, he is also a master in plagiarizing tunes. :P Nonetheless every single piece is still craved by everone to listen to.



Lyrics in Romanized Hindi:

Din Taak Taak Din, Din Taak Taak Din
A A I Ee, A A I I; Maastarji Ki A Gayi Chitthi
Chitthi Mein Se Nikli Billi; Chitthi Mein Se Nikli Billi
Billi Khaaye Zarda Paan; Kaala Chashma Peeli Kaan
Billi Khaaye Zarda Paan; Kaala Chashma Peeli Kaan
A A I Ee, A A I I; Maastarji Ki A Gayi Chitthi
Chitthi Mein Se Nikli Billi; Chitthi Mein Se Nikli Billi

Din Taak Taak Din, Din Taak Taak Din

Kaan Mein Jhumkaa, Naak Mein Batti; Kaan Mein Jhumkaa, Naak Mein Batti
Haath Mein Jaise Agarbatti
Nahi Magarbatti, Agarbatti, Magarbatti, Agar Agarbatti
Agar Ho Batti Kachhua Chaap, Aag Pe Baitha Paani Taap
Agar Ho Batti Kachhua Chaap, Aag Pe Baitha Paani Taap
Taap Chadhe To Kambal Taan
Vip, Vip Underwear Baniyaan; Vip Underwear Baniyaan;

Din Taak Taak Din, Din Taak Taak Din
A A I Ee, A A I I; Maastarji Ki A Gayi Chitthi
Chitthi Mein Se Nikli Billi; Chitthi Mein Se Nikli Machar
A A I Ee, A A I I; Maastarji Ki A Gayi Chitthi
Chitthi Mein Se Nikli Billi; Chitthi Mein Se Nikli Machar

Machhar Ki Do Lambi Moonchhein; Moonch Pe Baandhe Do Do Patthar
Machhar Ki Do Lambi Moonchhein; Moonch Pe Baandhe Do Do Patthar
Patthar Pe Ek Aam Ka Jhaad, Moonch Pe Lekar Chala Pahaad
Pahaad Pe Baitha Boodha Jogi, Jogi Ki Ek Jogan Hogi
Gathari Mein Laaga Chor, Musafir Dekh Chaand Ki Aur
Pahaad Pe Baitha Boodha Jogi, Jogi Ki Ek Jogan Hogi
Jogan Koote Kacha Dhaan
Vip, Vip Underwear Baniyaan; Vip Underwear Baniyaan

Din Taak Taak Din, Din Taak Taak Din
A A I Ee, A A I I; Maastarji Ki A Gayi Chitthi
Chitthi Mein Se Nikli Billi; Chitthi Mein Se Nikli Cheetah
A A I Ee, A A I I; Maastarji Ki A Gayi Chitthi
Chitthi Mein Se Nikli Billi; Chitthi Mein Se Nikli Cheetah

Thoda Kaala Thoda Peela, Cheeta Nikla Hai Sharmeela
Thoda-Thoda Kaala Thoda-Thoda Peela, Cheeta Nikla Hai Sharmeela
Are Wa Wa Chaal Dekho
Ghunghat Daal Ke Chalta Hai, Maang Mein Sindoor Bharta Hai
Maathe Roz Lagaaye Bindi, English Bole Matlab Hindi
If Agar Is Hai But Par What Matalab Kya
Maathe Roz Lagaaye Bindi, English Bole Matalab Hindi
Hindi Mein Algebra Chaan
Vip, Vip Underwear Baniyaan; Vip Underwear Baniyaan;
Saawadhaan!!
Manasantha Nuvve ( = You Are In My Heart) was the first movie of Uday Kiran that I had seen and had marveled at his acting capability. He had talent for acting, dancing, comedy and a bit of action as needed. And could have perhaps risen to a very bright star if not for his untimely death. A star lost to the unfair politics of the film world pushing him over the edge and eventually snuffed off.

In his memory here is the song from the same movie made in 2001. Sung by R. P. Patnaik and Usha. Music composed by R. P. Patnaik and Lyrics penned by Sirivennela Sitaramasastry.



Lyrics in Romanized Telugu:

Cheppana Prema Chelimi Chirunama
Madiloni Bommani Eduta Undani Thelusukomma
Cheppana Prema Chelimi Chirunama
Madiloni Bommani Eduta Undani Thelusukomma
Manasantha Nuvve Manasantha Nuvve
Manasantha Nuvve Naa Manasantha Nuvve
Hey Hey Hey Hey, Hey Hey Hey Heyy

Vayasuke Theliyade Innallu Gadichindani
Parikini Bommaki Paita Chuduthundani
Doorame Cheppade Nee Roopu Maarindani
Snehame Premaga Perigi Peddaindani
Ikapai Mana Kougilinthaki Chali Cheekati Kanta Padadani
Epudu Mana Janta Gadapaki Kalathannadi Cherukodani
Kothaga... Thelusukunnananee

Cheppana Prema Chelimi Chirunama
Madiloni Bommani Eduta Undani Thelusukomma
Cheppana Prema Chelimi Chirunama
Madiloni Bommani Eduta Undani Thelusukomma

Rekkale Alisina Nee Gundelo Vaalaga
Ekkada Agaka Egiri Vachanuga
Pakkane Undaga Kennethi Nanu Chudaka
Dikkule Tiruguthu Vethikavule Vinthaga
Prananiki Roopamundani Adi Nuvvai Eduraindani
Pranayaniki Chupu Undani Hrudayannadi Naduputhundani
Virahame Thelusuvalanee

Cheppana Prema Chelimi Chirunama
Madiloni Bommani Eduta Undani Thelusukomma
Manasantha Nuvve Manasantha Nuvve
Manasantha Nuvve Naa Manasantha Nuvve
Hey Hey Hey Hey, Hey Hey Hey Heyy
I saw this new commercial by Behr with this song in the background that caught me. It is so true that colors are really beautiful and something that suits you, the true hue is always inspiring.

On a quick search I came to that the original song was Sung by Nina Simone for her 1982 album Fodder on My Wings. And it was sung in three languages by her at the same time. How interesting and unique…languages are also like different colors that convey the same sentiment no matter what verbiage is used.

Here’s the commercial:



And now the original song:



Lyrics in English, Romanized French and German:

[English Verse:]
Color Is A Beautiful Thing; I Know, I Know
Color Is A Beautiful Thing; I Know, Oh Yes, I Know
Color Is The E Ching Ching; For Sure, Ding-Dang
Color Is A Beautiful Thing, I Know

[French Verse:]
La Coleur Est Une Belle Chose; Je Sais, Je Sais
La Coleur Est Une Belle Chose; Je Sais, Oh Oui, Je Sais
La Coleur Est Le Ching Ching; Sais Doute, Ding-Dang
La Coleur Est Une Belle Chose, Je Sais

[English Verse]
Color Is A Beautiful Thing; I Know, I Know
Color Is A Beautiful Thing; I Know, Oh Yes, I Know
Color Is The E Ching Ching; For Sure, Ding-Dang
Color Is A Beautiful Thing, I Know

[German Verse:]
Farbe Ist Eine Wundershone Sache; Ich Weiss, Ich Weiss
Farbe Ist Eine Wundershone Sache; Ich Weiss, Oh Ja, Ich Weiss
Farbe Is Eine I Ching Ching; Sicher, Ding-Dang
Farbe Est Eine Wundershone Sache; Ich Weiss, Ich Weiss!
On this Mid-Summers Day, enjoy this beautiful meody from the 1961 hit Hindi film Jhumroo ( = Wanderer) that brings you the feel cool summer winds on a beautiful lit night that calls one to feel nothing but enjoy the moment. Sung and Music composed by Kishore Kumar, Lyrics penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri.



Lyrics in Romanized Hindi:

Thandi Hawa Yeh Chandni Suhani, Aye Mere Dil Suna Koi Kahani
Lambi Si Ek Dagar Hai Zindagani, Aye Mere Dil Suna Koi Kahani

Saare Haseen Nazare, Sapno Mein Kho Gaye
Sar Rakhkhe Aasmaan Pe, Parbat Bhi So Gaye
Saare Haseen Nazare, Sapno Mein Kho Gaye
Sar Rakhkhe Aasmaan Pe, Parbat Bhi So Gaye
Mere Dil Tu Suna Koi Aisi Daastaan
Jisko Sunkar Milein Chain Mujhe Meri Jaan
Manzil Hain Anjani
Thandi Hawa Yeh Chandni Suhani, Aye Mere Dil Suna Koi Kahani

Aise Main Chal Raha Hoon, Pedon Ki Chhaon Mein
Jaise Koi Sitara, Badal Ke Gaaon Mein
Aise Main Chal Raha Hoon, Pedon Ki Chhaon Mein
Jaise Koi Sitara, Badal Ke Gaaon Mein
Mere Dil Tu Suna Koi Aisi Daastaan
Jisko Sunkar Milein Chain Mujhe Meri Jaan
Manzil Hain Anjani
Thandi Hawa Yeh Chandni Suhani, Aye Mere Dil Suna Koi Kahani
I posted about the 1983 Hindi movie Hero a while ago here. This movie was later remade in Telugu in the year 1986 as Vikram ( = Name a Boy) which went on to be a hit as well. However I remember only one song from the movie that was melodious…so definitely not a musical hit but nonetheless a hit movie. The song in question was Sung by S. P. Balasubrahmanyam and P. Susheela, Music penned by Chakravarthy and Lyrics penned by Veuri Sundararama Murthy.



Lyrics in Romanized Telugu:

Neeve Raagam Nene Geetham, Sruthi Chesindi Anuragame
Evaremanna Eduredaina, Na Lo Raagalanni Neeke Ankitam
Na Lo Raagalanni Neeke Ankitam
Neeve Raagam Nene Geetham, Sruthi Chesindi Anuragame
Evaremanna Eduredaina, Na Lo Raagalanni Neeke Ankitam
Na Lo Raagalanni Neeke Ankitam

Kaalalatho Adi Taragadule, Daivalake Adi Bedaradule
Nadi Vesaviki Vasivaadadule, Sudi Gaalulake Ila Raaladule
Khareedinche Sharaabedi, Gareebaina Bharistundi
Ade Prema Ade Anuraagam Anubandam

Neeve Raagam Nene Geetham, Sruthi Chesindi Anuragame
Evaremanna Eduredaina, Na Lo Raagalanni Neeke Ankitam
Na Lo Raagalanni Neeke Ankitam

Oka Jwaalaga Adu Ragulunule, Priajyothi Ga Adi Migulunule
Adi Eruganidi Bhayam Okatele, Manaserugani Nee Bratukendukule
Ade Satyam Ade Nityam Ade Praanam Ade Sarwam
Ade Prema Ade Anuraagam Anubandham

Neeve Raagam Nene Geetham, Sruthi Chesindi Anuragame
Evaremanna Eduredaina, Na Lo Raagalanni Neeke Ankitam
Na Lo Raagalanni Neeke Ankitam

Magic In Tunes: 06/22/2015 – Awakenings

June 21st marked the first International Yoga Day. Have you done Yoga that day? I know I did. :) One of the song that plays in the Yoga class at the gym I go to is Awakenings by Sarah Mclachlan. She sang it for her 2010 album Laws of Illusion and Lyrics were penned by herself.



Lyrics in English:

When We First Met The Well Was Dry
A Long Dark Winter Passed Us By
With Shooting Stars And Hopeful Hearts Our Worlds Collide
And So We Rushed To Fill Each Other In

Quick To Feed Our Hungry Hopes
A Feast Of Our Affections We Were Born Anew
With Open Eyes We Tried To Make It Work
And For A While The Magic Took
But Cracks Began To Show As Soon As Things Got Hard

Like Paper Walls Our Feelings Tore
We Threw Our Backs Against The Door
Unwilling To Bear Witness To The Other Side

Oh, The Games We Play To Hide The Tangled Dread Inside
The Fear That We Are Going Nowhere Fast
So We Point The Finger Out, The Anger Gets So Loud
It Drowns Out All The Sorrow, At Least Until Tomorrow...What Then?

I Took A Good Hard Look At How I Loved
Years I Squandered Falling Fast
For Any Boy Who'd Have Me Was So Insecure
I'd Lie Awake Alone At Night
Full Of Loathing, Compromised
And Wondering How The Hell Did I End Up Like This

Oh, The Tears Of Rage I Cried, When Nowhere Could I Find
An Answer That Made Any Kind Of Sense To Me
I Point The Finger Out, The Anger Gets So Loud
It Drowns Out All The Sorrow, At Least Until Tomorrow...What Then?

Oh I Wanna Learn, I Wanna Know
Will Our History Crush Us Or Can We Let It Go?
I'm Not The Girl I Was But What Have I Become?
I'm Not So Willing Anymore To Bend
Still Pleasing And Conceding
But I'm Not Gonna Lose Myself Again
Wishing the father’s in my family and all over a very Happy Father’s Day with this wonderful melody (Yeah! I am late by a few days… :P). From the 1969 hit Hindi film Ek Phool Do Mali ( = One Flower Two Gardeners) Sung by Manna Dey. Music composed by Ravi and Lyrics penned by Prem Dhawan. I am sure very father would be proud to have their kids shine their name. That is the very essence of the song, where the father is saying that no matter what I call you, you will make my name fame.



Lyrics in Romanized Hindi:

Mm Mm Mm Mm Mm.........
(Tujhe Suraj Kahu Ya Chanda, Tujhe Dip Kahu Ya Tara
Meraa Nam Karega Roshan, Jag Me Meraa Raj Dulara) - (2)
Mai Kab Se Taras Raha Tha, Mere Aangan Me Koyee Khele
Nanhee See Hansee Ke Badle, Meree Saree Duniya Le Le
Tere Sang Jhul Raha Hai, Meree Baho Me Jag Sara
Meraa Nam Karega Roshan, Jag Me Meraa Raj Dulara
Tujhe Suraj Kahu Ya Chanda, Tujhe Dip Kahu Ya Tara
Meraa Nam Karega Roshan, Jag Me Meraa Raj Dulara

Aaj Ungli Thamke Teree, Tujhe Mai Chalna Sikh Lau
Kal Hath Pakadna Meraa, Jab Mai Buddha Ho Jau
Tu Mila Toh Maine Paya, Jina Ka Naya Sahara
Meraa Nam Karega Roshan, Jag Me Meraa Raj Dulara
Tujhe Suraj Kahu Ya Chanda, Tujhe Dip Kahu Ya Tara
Meraa Nam Karega Roshan, Jag Me Meraa Raj Dulara
Mere Bad Bhee Is Duniya Me, Jinda Meraa Nam Rahega
Jo Bhee Tujhko Dekhega, Tujhe Meraa Lal Kahega
Tere Rup Me Mil Jayega, Mujhko Jivan Do Bara
Meraa Nam Karega Roshan, Jag Me Meraa Raj Dulara
Tujhe Suraj Kahu Ya Chanda, Tujhe Dip Kahu Ya Tara
Meraa Nam Karega Roshan, Jag Me Meraa Raj Dulara

Quinoa Idli

Idli is something I rarely ate back home. But now I try making varieties of idlis and enjoy them. How ironic, isn’t it! **silly grin**. Well this time I tried Quinoa Idli. A friend of mine added a cup of Quinoa to her Idli batter and made them. I figured why not try it. And here’s the recipe.

Ingredients:

1 cup Quinoa
1 cup Idli Rice
½ cup Urad Dal / Black Gram
1 tsp Fenugreek Seeds / Methi
Salt per your taste

Procedure:

1) Wash and soak Quinoa and Idli Rice for 4 hours and Urad Dal for 1.5 hrs, all separately.

2) In a blender, grind Quinoa, Idli Rice and Urad Dal into light and smooth batter, all separately.
3) Soak Fenugreek Seeds for 15 minutes.
4) Blend them along with Idli Rice.

5) Transfer all into a bowl, add Salt, mix and store in a cool place for 8 hrs (or overnight) to ferment.

6) Apply Ghee on the Idli plates and add a ladle full of the batter in each mold.
7) Steam cook them in Idli cooker for 15 mins. Once done, remove the lid and let them cool for a few minutes before removing them from the molds.


8) Serve hot with Sambar, Coconut Chutney (I didn’t prepare it this time), Chutney Powder or any Idli Powder.

Summer Solstice, a celebration of the longest day on earth, welcomes sunshine, soft breezes, warm rains, explosion of colors and long pleasant nights. Here’s a summer song that I love the most honoring this day.

This song is titled All Summer Long (how apt, isn’t it! :P) Sung by Kid Rock for his 2008 album Rock N Roll Jesus. The song is a mashup of the 1970s hit songs, Warren Zevon's "Werewolves of London", and Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama" (per Wiki).



Lyrics in English:

It Was 1989, My Thoughts Were Short My Hair Was Long
Caught Somewhere Between A Boy And Man
She Was Seventeen And She Was Far From In-Between
It Was Summertime In Northern Michigan
Ahh Ahh Ahh
Ahh Ahh Ahh

Splashing Through The Sand Bar
Talking By The Campfire
It's The Simple Things In Life, Like When And Where
We Didn't Have No Internet
But Man I Never Will Forget
The Way The Moonlight Shined Upon Her Hair

[Chorus:]
And We Were Trying Different Things
We Were Smoking Funny Things
Making Love Out By The Lake To Our Favorite Song
Sipping Whiskey Out The Bottle, Not Thinking 'Bout Tomorrow
Singing Sweet Home Alabama All Summer Long
Singing Sweet Home Alabama All Summer Long

Catching Walleye From The Dock
Watching The Waves Roll Off The Rocks
She'll Forever Hold A Spot Inside My Soul
We'd Blister In The Sun
We Couldn't Wait For Night To Come
To Hit That Sand And Play Some Rock And Roll

While We Were Trying Different Things
And We Were Smoking Funny Things
Making Love Out By The Lake To Our Favorite Song
Sipping Whiskey Out The Bottle, Not Thinking 'Bout Tomorrow
Singing Sweet Home Alabama All Summer Long
Singing Sweet Home Alabama All Summer Long

Now Nothing Seems As Strange As When The Leaves Began To Change
Or How We Thought Those Days Would Never End
Sometimes I'll Hear That Song And I'll Start To Sing Along
And Think Man I'd Love To See That Girl Again

[Repeat Chorus X2]
Singing Sweet Home Alabama All Summer Long
Singing Sweet Home Alabama All Summer Long
Singing Sweet Home Alabama All Summer Long
Singing Sweet Home Alabama All Summer Long
For my parents who are on another trip having time of their life.  From the 1968 Hindi film Aashirwad ( = Blessings) Sung by the legendery actor Ashok Kumar. Music composed by Vasant Desai and Lyrics penned by Harindranath Chattopadhyay.

This is a Rap song which I believe pretty unique for Indian music in the 60s. Harindranath has written the lyrics so well that covered the stations names and so did Ashok Kumar rapped them including all the sounds of a train. However, the song is not pictured on a train at all. It is pictured on little children playing a game of train (by holding each other and running around). Not sure if kids still played this game, but I remember playing this a a lot my siblings and cousins as a kid.




Lyrics in Romanized Hindi:

Rel Gaadi Rel Gaadi
Whistle Sound
Rel Gaadi Rel Gaadi
Chhuk-Chhuk Chhuk-Chhuk, Chhuk-Chhuk Chhuk-Chhuk
Bich Waale Station Bolein
Ruk-Ruk Ruk-Ruk Ruk-Ruk Ruk-Ruk
Dhadak-Bhadak Lohe Ki Sadak, Dhadak-Bhadak Lohe Ki Sadak
Yahaan Se Vahaan Vahaan Se Yahaan
Yahaan Se Vahaan Vahaan Se Vahaan
Chhuk-Chhuk Chhuk-Chhuk, Chhuk-Chhuk Chhuk-Chhuk
Chhuk-Chhuk Chhuk-Chhuk, Chhuk-Chhuk Chhuk-Chhuk

Phulaaye Chhaati Paar Kar Jaati, Baalu Ret Aalu Ke Khet
Baajara Dhaan Buddha Kisaan, Hara Maidaam Mandir Makaan
Chaay Ki Dukaan

Pul Pagdandi x`Tile Pe Jhandi, Paani Ke Kund Panchhi Ke Jhund
Jhopadi Jhaadi Kheti Baadi, Baadal Dhuaan Moth Kunwaan
Kunwein Ke Pichhe Baag Bagiche, Dhobi Ka Ghaat Mangal Ki Haat
Gaanv Mein Mela Bheed Jhamela, Tuuti Diwaar Tattu Sawaar

Rel Gaadi Rel Gaadi
Chhuk-Chhuk Chhuk-Chhuk, Chhuk-Chhuk Chhuk-Chhuk
Bich Waale Station Bolein
Ruk-Ruk Ruk-Ruk Ruk-Ruk Ruk-Ruk

Dharamapur Bharamapur Bharamapur Dharamapur
Maingalor Baingalor Baingalor Maingalor
Maandawa Khaandawa Khaandawa Maandawa
Raayapur Jayapur Jayapur Raayapur
Taalegaanv Maalegaanv Maalegaanv Taalegaanv
Bellur Vellur Vellur Bellur
Sholaapur Kolhaapur Kolhaapur Sholaapur
Kukkal Dindigul, Dindigul Kukkal
Machhlipatnam Bimblipatnam, Bimblipatnam Machhlipatnam
Oongol Nandigol, Nandigol Oongol
Koregaanv Goregaanv Goregaanv Koregaanv
Mamadaabaad Amadaabaad Amadaabaad Mamadaabaad
Shollur Konnur Shollur Konnur

Chhuk-Chhuk Chhuk, Chhuk-Chhuk Chhuk
Bich Waale Station Bolein
Ruk-Ruk Ruk-Ruk Ruk-Ruk Ruk-Ruk
Dhadak-Bhadak Lohe Ki Sadak, Dhadak-Bhadak Lohe Ki Sadak
Yahaan Se Vahaan Vahaan Se Yahaan
Yahaan Se Vahaan Vahaan Se Vahaan
Chhuk-Chhuk Chhuk-Chhuk, Chhuk-Chhuk Chhuk-Chhuk
Earlier this year when I was vacationing in my home town, I saw a new movie that was released then titled Chinnadana Neekosam ( = For You, My Dear). But the title of the movie reminded me of another song with the same words and had been stuck in my brain for so long. And past week during one of my rune, I came across that song playing on my iPod with the same lines as the title of the movie; which I was searching for so many months.

So here it is, from the 2012 hit Telugu movie Ishq ( = Love) Sung by Raj Hasan, Anoop Rubens and Sravani. Music composed by Anoop Rubens and Lyrics penned by Krishna Chaitanya.



Lyrics in Romanized Telugu:

Hoo Tere bin Jaana Kuchu Bhi Nahi Main, Ishq Me Mai Deewanaa
Aailebaaa….. Aailebaa, Aaile Aaile Aaile Aailebaa
Nannanana Aailebaa, Nannanana Aailebaa
Nannanana Nanana Tandanatanana
Nanana Tandanatanana
Ooo Adire Adire Ne Nallani Kaatuka Kalladire
Adire Adire Na Manase Eduru Chuse
Chinnadana Neekosam, O Chinnadana Neekosam
Chinadana Neekosamm, O Chinadana Neekosamm
Nachave Nachave Antondi Manase Nimisham
Eedaina Eemaina Vechunna Nenu
Chinnavada Neekosam, Chinnavada Neekosamm
Matalanni Neekosam…Mounam Antha Neekosam

Ooo Kuvane Koiyila Undade Raayila Kotha Paata Paaduthondilaa
Teeyani Haiyilo Teelani Gaaliloo Pellidaka Parichayam Elaa
Heyy Etuvaipellina Nee Ninne Cheeranaa
Melipeduthu Ela Mudipadiponaa
Oo Jaji Komme Na Chelli Jaavalilee Padenuroo
Prema Ante Anthe Roo Anni Vinthe Roo
Veekuvantha Neekosam, Vennelantha Neekosamm
Uusulanni Neekosam, Uupirundi Neekosamm

Ooo Prema Pusthakalalo Lene Leni Poolika Raayatam Kadu Teelika
Maatale Ravu Ga Mouname Haayiga Bhavamaithe Booledundigaaa
Nee Navve Suutiga Telipinde Raayikaa
Challe Tikamaka Alluku Poovee
Hoo Galilone Raasina Mana Prema Ithe Chedaradulee
Alala Aduguna Munigina Teeram Cheerunulee
Khadal Ina Neekosam Neekosam, Prema Ina Neekosam Neekosam
Love You Ina Nekosam Neekosam, Ishq Ina Neekosam Neekosammm
Sitting in a two day training made me think of this 2009 hit Hindi movie titled 3 Idiots, that showed a new twist to the education system. A sytem, be it in any country, concentrates mainly on mainstream subjects than any other aspect like sports and art. Although it’s a little differnet in countries like US and UK when it comes to sports but again with other streams it’s the same history everywhere. And often we realize that we study is not what we implement in real life.

Here’s a lovely melody title Give Me Some Sunshine from the movie that actually speaks what I just said above. Sung by Suraj Jagan and Sharman Joshi. Music composed by Shantanu Moitra and Lyrics penned by Swanand Kirkire.




Lyrics in Romanized Hindi / English:

Saari Umar Hum, Mar Mar Ke Jee Liye
Ek Pal To Ab Humein Jeene Do, Jeene Do
Saari Umar Hum, Mar Mar Ke Jee Liye
Ek Pal To Ab Humein Jeene Do, Jeene Do
Saari Umar Hum, Mar Mar Ke Jee Liye
Ek Pal To Ab Humein Jeene Do, Jeene Do
Na Na Na….Na Na Na….Na Na Na….Na Na Nana Na….

Give Me Some Sunshine, Give Me Some Rain
Give Me Another Chance, I Wanna Grow Up Once Again
Give Me Some Sunshine, Give Me Some Rain
Give Me Another Chance, I Wanna Grow Up Once Again

Kandhon Ko Kitabon, Ke Bojh Ne Jhukaya
Rishvat Dena To Khud, Papa Ne Sikhaya
99% Marks Laaoge To Ghadi, Varna Chhadi

Likh Likh Kar Pada Hatheli Par, Alpha, Beta, Gamma Ka Chaala
Concentrated H2SO4 Ne Poora, Poora Bachpan Jalaa Daala

Bachpan To Gaya, Jawani Bhi Gayi
Ek Pal To Ab Humein, Jeene Do Jeene Do
Bachpan To Gaya, Jawani Bhi Gayi
Ek Pal To Ab Humein, Jeene Do Jeene Do

Saari Umar Hum, Mar Mar Ke Jee Liye
Ek Pal To Ab Humein Jeene Do, Jeene Do
Na Na Na….Na Na Na….Na Na Na….Na Na Nana Na….

Give Me Some Sunshine, Give Me Some Rain
Give Me Another Chance, I Wanna Grow Up Once Again
Give Me Some Sunshine, Give Me Some Rain
Give Me Another Chance, I Wanna Grow Up Once Again
Na Na Na….Na Na Na….Na Na Na….Na Na Nana Na….
Na Na Na….Na Na Na….Na Na Na….Na Na Nana Na….
Hemanta Kumar had such a soulful voice that whenever I listened to his songs it made me feel that he was singing from within his spirit and soul together rather than just through his heart and voice. No wonder he had been a successful singer, music composer and producer in both Hindi and Bengali language. On his birth anniversary, here is one of his soulful number from the 1964 hit Hindi horror thriller Kohraa ( = The Fog) that he Sang and Composed. Lyrics were penned by Kaifi Azmi.



Lyrics in Romanized Hindi:

Yeh Nayan Dare Dare, Yeh Jaam Bhare Bhare
Zara Peene Do
Kal Ki Kisko Khabar, Ik Raat Hoke Nidar
Mujhe Jeene Do

Raat Haseen Yeh Chand Haseen, Tu Sabse Haseen Mere Dilbar
Raat Haseen Yeh Chand Haseen, Tu Sabse Haseen Mere Dilbar
Aur Tujhse Haseen, Aur Tujhse Haseen Tera Pyaar
Tu Jaane Na
Yeh Nayan Dare Dare, Yeh Jaam Bhare Bhare
Zara Peene Do, Yeh Nayan Dare Dare

Pyaar Mein Hai Jeevan Ki Khushi, Deti Hai Khushi Kai Gam Bhi
Pyaar Mein Hai Jeevan Ki Khushi, Deti Hai Khushi Kai Gam Bhi
Main Maan Bhi Loon, Main Maan Bhi Loon Kabhi Haar
Tu Maane Na
Yeh Nayan Dare Dare, Yeh Jaam Bhare Bhare
Zara Peene Do
Kal Ki Kisko Khabar, Ik Raat Hoke Nidar
Mujhe Jeene Do
My youngest brother Sudheer and my oldest nephew Srithan (Suren’s son) celebrated their birthdays on June 15th. Wishing them a happy birthday and may they have many more wonderful years ahead with this rock and roll Birthday song by Beatles. Song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Beatles performed this song for their 1968 album The Beatles. I picked this song since both my brother and nephew are celebrating on the same day and almost makes me feel that one of them is singing this song to the other. :)



Lyrics in English:

They Say It's Your Birthday
It's My Birthday Too, Yeah
They Say It's Your Birthday
We're Gonna Have A Good Time
I'm Glad It's Your Birthday
Happy Birthday To You

Ah
Ah
Ah
Come On
Come On

Yes We're Going To A Party Party
Yes We're Going To A Party Party
Yes We're Going To A Party Party

I Would Like You To Dance (Birthday)
Take A Cha-Cha-Cha-Chance (Birthday)
I Would Like You To Dance (Birthday)
Dance Yeah

Oh
Come On

I Would Like You To Dance (Birthday)
Take A Cha-Cha-Cha-Chance (Birthday)
I Would Like You To Dance (Birthday)
Oh Dance! Dance

They Say It's Your Birthday
Well It's My Birthday Too, Yeah
They Say It's Your Birthday
We're Gonna Have A Good Time
I'm Glad It's Your Birthday
Happy Birthday To You
The Hindi film world celebrated the birth anniversary of Bharat Bhushan on this day. He was one the famous second-tier actors (After the Dev Anand – Raj Kapoor – Dilip Kumar Trio) who had a great success in playing lead roles for historical characters involved with music. For ex as Mirza Ghalib in the 1954 Miza Ghalib, obsessive singer in 1952 Baiju Bawra or as Tansen in the 1962 Sangeet Samrat Tansen. Unfortunately he didn’t have a great success in 70s and eventually phased out of major movies and played only a few roles in later movies. Yet, he is remembered till today for his musical numbers that uplifted careers of many famous people like Mohd Rafi and Meena Kumari.

This song title Aa Laut Ke Aaja Mere Meet is from the 1957 hit Hindi historical film Rani Roopmati Sung by Mukesh. Music composed by S. N. Tripathi and Lyrics penned by Bharat Vyas. The first time I heard this song was a remixed version sung by Sonu Nigam and Anuradha Paudhwal. As always the remix can never beat the original.



Lyrics in Romanized Hindi:

Laut Ke Aa, Laut Ke Aa, Laut Ke Aa
Aa Laut Ke Aaja Mere Meet
Aa Laut Ke Aaja Mere Meet, Tujhe Mere Geet Bulate Hain
Aa Laut Ke Aaja Mere Meet, Tujhe Mere Geet Bulate Hain
Mera Soona Padha Re Sangeet
Mera Soona Padha Re Sangeet, Tujhe Mere Geet Bulate Hain
Aa Laut Ke Aaja Mere Meet

Barse Gagan Mere Barse Nayan, Dekho Tarse Hai Man Ab To Aaja
Barse Gagan Mere Barse Nayan, Dekho Tarse Hai Man Ab To Aaja
Sheetal Pavan Yeh Lagaye Agan, O Sajan Ab To Mukhada Dikha Ja
Toone Bhali Re Nibhai Preet
Toone Bhali Re Nibhai Preet, Tujhe Mere Geet Bulate Hain
Aa Laut Ke Aaja Mere Meet

Ek Pal Hai Hasna Ek Pal Hai Rona, Kaisa Hai Jeevan Ka Khela
Ek Pal Hai Hasna Ek Pal Hai Rona, Kaisa Hai Jeevan Ka Khela
Ek Pal Hai Milna Ek Pal Bichhadna, Duniya Hai Do Din Ka Mela
Yeh Ghadi Na Jaye Beet
Yeh Ghadi Na Jaye Beet, Tujhe Mere Geet Bulate Hain

Aa Laut Ke Aaja Mere Meet, Tujhe Mere Geet Bulate Hain
Mera Soona Padha Re Sangeet
Mera Soona Padha Re Sangeet, Tujhe Mere Geet Bulate Hain
Aa Laut Ke Aaja Mere Meet
In continuation with the series I started (here) a few weeks ago, here is the second song titled “Vaana Vaana Velluvaaye”, which Ram Charan used that was originally pictured on his father Chiranjeevi. This time I am posting the Father’s version first since I liked that better than the son’s. Both are romantic mixed with sensuality in it. However, the moves in the son’s song tend towards concentrating on the steps while the moves in the father’s song shows true chemistry between the two actors making one feel as though they are for real in love. Son’s song was more similar to any other dance number while the father’s song was more filled feelings. That was what nailed my pick.

First up, the original song from the 1991 hit Telugu film Gang Leader Sung by S. P. Balasubrahmanyam and Chitra. Music composed by Bappi Lahiri and Lyrics penned by Bhuvanachandra.



And here is the remix version from the 2012 hit Telugu film Rachcha ( = Uproar / Commotion) Sung by Rahul Nambiar and Chaitra. Music composed by Mani Sharma and Lyrics penned by Bhuvanachandra.



Lyrics in Romanized Telugu:

Vaana Vaana Velluvaye, Konda Kona Tullipoye
Cheliya Chupule Chilipi Jallulai Menu Takaga
Yedo Yedo Yedo Haayi
Vaana Vaana Velluvaye, Konda Kona Tullipoye
Priyuni Shwasale Pillagalulai Momu Takaga
Yedo Yedo Yedo Haayi

Chakkani Chekkili Chinde Andapu Gandham
Pakkana Cherina Maga Maharajuki Sontham
Tolakari Chitapata Chinukulalo Makarandam
Chittadi Puttadi Nelakade Anandam
Chivurutakulaa Chaliki Vanukutu Cheliya Cheragaa
Yedo Yedo Yedo Haayi
Vaana Vaana Velluvaye, Konda Kona Tullipoye

Okariki Okarai Hattuku Poyina Vela
Odilo Regenu Yedo Teliyani Jwala
Musirina Cheekatilo Chirugalula Gola
Bigisina Kougita Kariginchenu Paruvaala
Palavarintale Palakarimpulai Padunu Meeragaa
Yedo Yedo Yedo Haayi

Vaana Vaana Velluvaye, Konda Kona Tullipoye
Cheliya Chupule Chilipi Jallulai Menu Takaga
Yedo Yedo Yedo Haayi
Vaana Vaana Velluvaye, Konda Kona Tullipoye
Priyuni Shwasale Pillagalulai Momu Takaga
Yedo Yedo Yedo Haayi
From the 2015 Hindi film Dil Dhadakne Do ( = Let The Heart Beat) Sung by Sunidhi Chauhan. Music composed by Shankar – Ehsaan – Loy and Lyrics penned by Javed Akhtar.

The movie has good timing in comedy, and some heavh-lifting dialogues. But overall I felt it was a movie worth watching one-time. I am suggesting one-time cause somewhere in there you will see yourselves in one of the character at least or may be your family that is also odd in its own way and yet survive in the end.  And like any other movie of such kind it dragged a bit in between but towards the end that is forgotten. Good music, some pumping and some classy, definitely worth adding to your list. This particular song that I am posting charmed me because of its jazzy moves, snazzy lines and ofcourse Anushka – Priyanka dance duo. Set in the 50s and 60s but having a flair of the 2010s. A number definitely to hum all day.



Lyrics in Romanized Hindi:

Jagmagaati Ladkiyaan, Yeh Jhilmilaati Ladkiyaan
Jinke Deewane Tum Bhi To Ho
Um… Hasti Gaati Ladkiyaan, Yeh Khilkhilaati Ladkiyaan
Chaahti Sab Kya Hai Yeh Suno

Inn Sab Ke Hai Mann Mein Kya, Inn Ki Dhadkan Mein Kya
Suno Zara Sapney Kya Hai, Inn Aankhon Mein Dil Mein Hai Kya Armaan

I Hear My Body Talk To Me, Some Soul Shake It Off Boggie Answer Me
Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah, Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah
I Hear My Body Talk To Me, Some Soul Shake It Off Boggie Answer Me
Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah, Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah

Girls Like To Swing
Swing Zara Aage Nikal Ke, Swing Naye Rango Mein Dhal Ke
Swing Andaaz Badal Ke, Yaani Hichkichana Nahi Hai
Swing Masti Mein Hai Jeena, Swing Jeevan Ras Peena
Swing Yeh Baat Hui Na! Yaani Ab Sharmaana Nahi Hai

Har Ghadi Jashn Ho, Geeton Ki Barsaat Ho
Gaaye Pal Pal Yeh Zindagi
Pighle Pighle Tan-Badan, Khoya Khoya Sa Ho Ye Mann
Chaayi Chaayi Ho Dilkashi.. Aa..

Ho Tharrtharahat Hi, Ho Sannsanahat Si
Ki Saans-Saans Mein Ghula Ho Ajeeb Sa Nasha..

I Hear My Body Talk To Me, Some Soul Shake It Off Boggie Answer Me
Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah, Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah
I Hear My Body Talk To Me, Some Soul Shake It Off Boggie Answer Me
Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah, Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah
Girls Like To Swing
Swing Zara Aage Nikal Ke, Swing Naye Rango Mein Dhal Ke
Swing Andaaz Badal Ke, Yaani Hichkichana Nahi Hai
Swing Masti Mein Hai Jeena, Swing Jeevan Ras Peena
Swing Yeh Baat Hui Na! Yaani Ab Sharmaana Nahi Hai
It was a sad day to lose a legend such as Sir Christopher Lee who gave us countless memorable moments on the Silver Screen. Yet, it doesn’t feel very sad at all considering his fully lived life and that at 93 he was still in prime of his acting career. I like to think that he is perhaps either playing with his multiple characters up above in a different world out there or creating one of his own works.

I will always remember him as Saruman. However, how can forget his intimidating role as Count Dracula in the Hammer Horror films or as dreadful Man with Golden Gun or Count Dooku in the final Star Wars series. An impressive man with a sensational career. Someone made a video of his many faces and I thought it was apt for this post. Enjoy!!!

Sung by Judy Garland in the 1939 classic movie Wizard of Oz, has become an inspirational song for many people and has been sung by many singers too. No wonder this classical ballad went on to win an Academy Award. Music was composed by Harold Arlen and Lyrics were penned by E. Y. Harburg. Somedays we really want that place where there are no troubles and dreams really do come true.



Lyrics in English:

Somewhere Over The Rainbow Way Up High
There's A Land That I Heard Of Once In A Lullaby
Somewhere Over The Rainbow Skies Are Blue
And The Dreams That You Dare To Dream Really Do Come True

Someday I'll Wish Upon A Star
And Wake Up Where The Clouds Are Far
Behind Me
Where Troubles Melt Like Lemon Drops
Away Above The Chimney Tops
That's Where You'll Find Me

Somewhere Over The Rainbow Bluebirds Fly
Birds Fly Over The Rainbow. Why Then, Oh, Why Can't I?

If Happy Little Bluebirds Fly
Beyond The Rainbow Why, Oh, Why Can't I?
Wishing you both a Happy Anniversary with this beautiful song. May you have many more wonderful years ahead.

From the 1991 Telugu movie Bangaru Kutumbam ( = Golden Family) Sung by S. P. Balasubrahmanyam and Chitra. Music composed by Koti and Lyrics penned by Veturi.




Lyrics in Romanized Telugu:

Ammante Premaku Roopam, Nannante Aameku Deepam
Sati Ante Sahakaram, Magadante Mamakaram
Illu Swargaseema Intiperu Prema, Illu Swargaseema Intiperu Prema
Ennatido Anubandham, Edaninda Mamakaram
Ammante Premaku Roopam, Nannante Aameku Deepam

Thodu Needa Thotalo Thotamaali Sevalo, Puvvularabosukunna Yavvanalalo
Muddu Challarabettukunna Siggu, Illu Tellarabettukunna Muggu
Vancha Rettimpu Chesukunna Vaddu, Kotta Dampatya Bhavala Diddu
Paala Meeda Mallepoolu Panchukunna Jeevitaalu Premalo
Ennatido Anubandham, Edaninda Mamakaram
Ammante Premaku Roopam, Nannante Aameku Deepam

Baatasaari Yatralo Baarasala E Dinam, Kokilamma Paadutunna Jolapaatalu
Pulla Maavillu Cheeke Tenekanna, Malle Poolemo Mullapakka Lona
Kalpavrikshaanni Ninnu Kattukunna, Vamshavrikshanni Nenu Penchukunna
Jantalaina Paavuraalu Kalaluganna Kaapurala Jorulo
Ennatido Anubandham, Edaninda Mamakaram

Ammante Premaku Roopam, Nannante Aameku Deepam
Sati Ante Sahakaram, Magadante Mamakaram
Illu Swargaseema Intiperu Prema, Illu Swargaseema Intiperu Prema
Ennatido Anubandham, Edaninda Mamakaram
Ammante Premaku Roopam, Nannante Aameku Deepam
It was a sad day for Telugu film world when the death of Aarti Agarwal, a lead actress, was announced. She passed away on June 6th. At a very young age she had become a famous actress, acting with all the leading actors and making a name for herself. However, she did have a few controversies too – suicide attempt beacause of her broken affair with another lead actor Tarun (allegedely) that landed her in hospital on ventilator support; her divorce two years after her marriage. However, her death also seems to be a controversy – did she die of lipsuction procedure gone bad or she had heart failure for other reasons. Whatever the reason, a talended light was snuffed off that day forever.

Here are a couple songs in her memory from her first two movies that went on to become blockbusters. First Na Chupe Ninu Vethikinadi from the 2001 hit Telugu film Nuvvu Naaku Nachav ( = I ike You) Sung by Sriram Prabhu and Chithra. Music composed by Koti and Lyrics penned by Sirivennela Sitaramasastri.



Lyrics of the song"Naa Choope Ninu"....Collapse )



Second one titled Nindu Godari Prema from 2002 hit Telugu film Nuvvu Leka Nenu Lenu ( = Without You There Is No Me) Sung by R. P. Patnaik and Kousalya. Music composed by R. P. Patnaik and Lyrics penned by Kulashekar.



Lyrics for the song "Nindu Godari Kada"...Collapse )
This past Sunday we had a Summer Picnic sponsored by the company I represent. I was part of the organizing committee as well, with quite a bit of pre-work in the months preceeding the event, prep-work on the morning of the event and moving the activiites that I was part of in a successful manner. Another full day filled with fun, frolic, food, games and prizes.

Here’s a picnic number from the 1967 Hindi film Hare Kanch Ki Chooriyan ( = Green Glass Bangles) where everyone is grooving to the music and having fun. Something to remember my day too since we had similar fun. Of course the romance part hidden behind like any normal Hindi movie. :P Sung by Mohd. Rafi, Music composed by Shankar Jaikishan and Lyrics penned by Hasrat Jaipuri. Video is really not clear, but you can get the essence of fun.



Lyrics in Romanized Hindi:

Pehli Nazar Mein Dil Meraa Imaan Se Gayaa
Aankhon Mein Rang Aa Gayaa, Is Shaan Se Gayaa
Teri Adaa Ki Baat Bhi Ithni Si Baat Hai
Jo Koyee Tujhko Jaan Gaya, Jaan Se Gayaa, Jaan Se Gayaa
Aye Jaanemann Aye Jaanemann, Le Gayaa Dil Ko Woh Teraa Bholaapan
Aye Jaanemann Aye Jaanemann, Le Gayaa Dil Ko Woh Teraa Bholaapan
Aye Jaanemann

Pehli Mohabbat Pehla Ishaara, Jaise Zameen Par Nikla Sitaara
Tujh Pe Haseena Dil Maine Haara, Sharmaa Ke Tone Haaye Mujhe Maara
Aye Jaanemann Aye Jaanemann, Le Gayaa Dil Ko Woh Teraa Bholaapan
Aye Jaanemann Aye Jaanemann, Le Gayaa Dil Ko Woh Teraa Bholaapan
Aye Jaanemann

Baatein Nasheeli Aankhein Sharaabi, Khilta Kamal Hai Chehra Ghulaabi
Zulfein Yeh Kaali Jaise Ghata Ho, Mere Chaman Ki Baade Sabaah Ho
Aye Jaanemann Aye Jaanemann, Le Gayaa Dil Ko Woh Teraa Bholaapan
Aye Jaanemann Aye Jaanemann, Le Gayaa Dil Ko Woh Teraa Bholaapan
Aye Jaanemann

Jab Takraaye Dil Ke Nageene, Phir Tumhein Aaye Thande Paseene
Tum Muskuraye Main Muskuraya, Ha Ha Bada Maza Aaya Bada Maza Aaya
Aye Jaanemann Aye Jaanemann, Le Gayaa Dil Ko Woh Teraa Bholaapan
Aye Jaanemann Aye Jaanemann, Le Gayaa Dil Ko Woh Teraa Bholaapan
Aye Jaanemann
My friend’s son Rehan turned 1 today. However, we celebrated his birthday a day before due to various reasons. We had a picnic kind of part for him. What a day it was, filled with fun, games, food and music.

From the 2006 Hindi supernatural film Bhoot Unkle ( = Ghost Uncle) Sung by Tarannum Malik. Music composed and Lyrics penned by Baba Sehgal. First time getting to know that Baba Sehagal composed Music as well. I remember him for his famous song Thanda Thanda Pani which would be for another post though. J

Here’s wishing Rehan a wonderful Happy Birthday again with this song. May he have a beautiful and healthy life ahead.




Lyrics in Romanized Hindi / English:

Happy Birthday Happy Birthday Happy Birthday To You
Happy Birthday Happy Birthday To You, Happy Birthday Happy Birthday To You
Happy Birthday Happy Birthday To You, Happy Birthday Happy Birthday To You
Tum Ho Jag Ka Wo Sitara Jo Hamara Sabka Hai Pyara
Let Forever Let Forever All About You, Lets The Hand Clap
Happy Birthday Happy Birthday To You, Happy Birthday Happy Birthday To You
Happy Birthday Happy Birthday To You, Happy Birthday Happy Birthday To You

Nahin Kisi Se Jhagadna Hai, Apne Mummy Daddy Ko Sunna Hai
Sach Ki Jeet Ho Hoti Hai, Bas Isi Bat Ko Samjhana Hai
Nahin Kisi Se Jhagadna Hai, Apne Mummy Daddy Ko Sunna Hai
Sach Ki Jeet Ho Hoti Hai, Bas Isi Bat Ko Samjhana Hai
Aankhon Mein Base Hai Chote Chote Sapne, Kabhi Na Kabhi Na To Honge Wo Bhi Apne
Aankhon Mein Base Hai Chote Chote Sapne, Kabhi Na Kabhi Na To Honge Wo Bhi Apne
Happy Birthday Happy Birthday To You, Happy Birthday Happy Birthday To You
Happy Birthday Happy Birthday To You, Happy Birthday Happy Birthday To You

Kadam Tumhare Badte Rahe, Har Pal Har Pal Sambhalte Rahe
Khusboo Ho Tum Us Phool Ki, Jo Har Dam Dam Mahkata Rahe
Kadam Tumhare Badte Rahe, Har Pal Har Pal Sambhalte Rahe
Khusboo Ho Tum Us Phool Ki, Jo Har Dam Dam Mahkata Rahe
Aankhon Mein Base Hai Chote Chote Sapne, Kabhi Na Kabhi Na To Honge Wo Bhi Apne
Aankhon Mein Base Hai Chote Chote Sapne, Kabhi Na Kabhi Na To Honge Wo Bhi Apne
Happy Birthday Happy Birthday To You, Happy Birthday Happy Birthday To You
Happy Birthday Happy Birthday To You, Happy Birthday Happy Birthday To You

Tum Ho Jag Ka Wo Tara Jo Hamara Sabka Hai Pyara
Let Forever Let Forever All About You, Lets The Hand Clap
Happy Birthday Happy Birthday To You, Happy Birthday Happy Birthday To You
Happy Birthday Happy Birthday To You, Happy Birthday Happy Birthday To You
From the 1981 Hindi film Kudrat ( = Nature) Sung by Parveen Sultana. Music composed by R. D. Burman and Myrics penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri. The song is portrayed twice in the movie, one Sung by Parveen Sultana and the second one Sung by Kishore Kumar.

Beguma Parveen Sultana is a Hindustani Classical Singer of the Patiala Gharana. She has been awarded Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan. She has given her voice to beautiful melodies in some of the notable Hindi films. She won Filmfare Best Female Playback Award for this song. Two songs expressing the same emotion but such a contrast of words in each. One says

Koi Jo Dare Tumpe Nayanva, Dekha Na Jaye Moh Se Sajanva
Jale Mora Manva, Jale Mora Manva

While the other says

Tumhe Koyi Aur Dekhe To Jalta Hai Dil, Badi Mushkilon Se Phir Sambhalta Hai Dil
Kya Kya Jatan Karte Hai Tumhe Kya Pataa

While the female version evokes pure jealousy from her heart when someone even glances at her lover, the male version evokes frustration for the same situation. This contrast is perhaps made both the songs unique in themselves. Here's the Parveen Sultana version.



Lyrics in Romanized Hindi:

Hamein Tumse Pyar Kitna, Yeh Hum Nahin Jante, Magar Jee Nahin Sakte Tumhare Bina
Hume Tumse Pyar Kitna
Hamein Tumse Pyar Kitna, Yeh Hum Nahin Jante, Magar Jee Nahin Sakte Tumhare Bina
Hamein Tumse Pyar Kitna, Yeh Hum Nahin Jante, Magar Jee Nahin Sakte Tumhare Bina

Main To Sada Ki Tumhari Diwani
Main To Sada Ki Tumhari Diwani, Bhool Gaye Saiyyan Preet Purani
Kadar Na Jani, Kadar Na Jani
Hamein Tumse Pyar Kitna, Yeh Hum Nahin Jante, Magar Jee Nahin Sakte Tumhare Bina
Hamein Tumse Pyar

Koi Jo Dare Tumpe Nayanva
Koi Jo Dare Tumpe Nayanva, Dekha Na Jaye Moh Se Sajanva
Jale Mora Manva, Jale Mora Manva
Hamein Tumse Pyar Kitna, Yeh Hum Nahin Jante, Magar Jee Nahin Sakte Tumhare Bina
Hamein Tumse Pyar Kitna, Yeh Hum Nahin Jante, Magar Jee Nahin Sakte Tumhare Bina

And here’s the Kishore Kumar version.



Lyrics in Romanized Hindi:

Hamein Tumse Pyar Kitna, Yeh Hum Nahin Jante, Magar Jee Nahin Sakte Tumhare Bina
Hamein Tumse Pyar Kitna, Yeh Hum Nahin Jante, Magar Jee Nahin Sakte Tumhare Bina
Hamein Tumse Pyar

Suna Gham Judaai Ka Uthaate Hai Log, Jaane Zindagi Kaise Bitaate Hai Log
Din Bhi Yahaan To Lage Baras Ke Samaan
Hamein Tumse Pyar Kitna, Yeh Hum Nahin Jante, Magar Jee Nahin Sakte Tumhare Bina
Hamein Tumse Pyar

Tumhe Koyi Aur Dekhe To Jalta Hai Dil, Badi Mushkilon Se Phir Sambhalta Hai Dil
Kya Kya Jatan Karte Hai Tumhe Kya Pataa
Yeh Dil Beqraar Kitna Yeh Hum Nahin Jaante, Magar Jee Nahin Sakte Tumhaare Bina
Hamein Tumse Pyar Kitna, Yeh Hum Nahin Jante, Magar Jee Nahin Sakte Tumhare Bina
Hamein Tumse Pyar
I was invited to the Pre-Kindergarten Graduation ceremony of my dear friend’s daughter Sammo (Samara) two days ago. It was such a sweet ceremony. She was amazing, not a moment she was nervous. She stood on the stage and introduced her class. She lead one song titled “Pre-Kindergarten Cadence”, remembered all her lines and sang them along so beautifully. She had so much fun and we had fun watching her walk the line to pick her diploma. It was so cute. Congratulation Sammo!

Unfortunately the video of her song that she lead did not store on my iphone. :( I posted the lyrics though below. However, here is one of the song that they sang along and danced to as a finale. Shake It Off by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift from her 2014 album 1989. This pop song was Written by Taylor Swift, Max Martin and Shellback. I think some of the lyrics may have been fine tuned for the kids though.



Lyrics for Shake It Off in English:

I Stay Up Too Late
Got Nothing In My Brain
That's What People Say
That's What People Say
I Go On Too Many Dates
But I Can't Make Them Stay
At Least That's What People Say
That's What People Say
But I Keep Cruising
Can't Stop, Won't Stop Moving
It's Like I Got This Music
In My Mind, Saying It's Gonna Be Alright
Cause The Players Gonna Play, Play, Play
And The Haters Gonna Hate, Hate, Hate
Baby I'm Just Gonna Shake, Shake, Shake
Shake It Off
Heartbreakers Gonna Break, Break, Break
And The Fakers Gonna Fake, Fake, Fake
Baby I'm Just Gonna Shake, Shake, Shake
Shake It Off, Shake It Off

I Never Miss A Beat
I'm Lighting Up My Feet
And That's What They Don't See
That's What They Don't See
I'm Dancing On My Own
I Make The Moves As I Go
And That's What They Don't Know
That's What They Don't Know
But I Keep Cruising
Can't Stop, Won't Stop Grooving
It's Like I Got This Music
In My Mind, Saying It's Gonna Be Alright
Cause The Players Gonna Play, Play, Play
And The Haters Gonna Hate, Hate, Hate
Baby I'm Just Gonna Shake, Shake, Shake
Shake It Off
Heartbreakers Gonna Break, Break, Break
And The Fakers Gonna Fake, Fake, Fake
Baby I'm Just Gonna Shake, Shake, Shake
Shake It Off, Shake It Off

Hey, Hey, Hey
Just Think While You Been Getting Down And Out About The Liars
And The Dirty Dirty Cheats Of The World
You Could Have Been Getting Down To This Sick Beat

My Ex Man Brought His New Girlfriend
She's Like Oh My God
But I'm Just Gonna Shake
And To The Fella Over There With The Hella Good Hair
Won't You Come On Over Baby We Could Shake, Shake

Cause The Players Gonna Play, Play, Play
And The Haters Gonna Hate, Hate, Hate
Baby I'm Just Gonna Shake, Shake, Shake
Shake It Off. Shake It Off
Heartbreakers Gonna Break, Break, Break
And The Fakers Gonna Fake, Fake, Fake
Baby I'm Just Gonna Shake, Shake, Shake
Shake It Off, Shake It Off
Shake It Off
Shake It Off
Shake It Off
Shake It Off


Lyrics for Pre-Kindergarten Cadence in English:

I Don't Know But I've Been Told...
Pre-Kindergarten Made Us Grow.
We Learned To Count, Write & Read...
Raise Our Hands Before We Speak.
ABC's & 123's...
Good Behavior Got Us Treats.
We've Tried So Hard To Make You Proud...
We're Through With Pre-Kindergarten...
SHOUT IT OUT!
For all the runners out there, wishing a wonderful and Happy Running Day. Hope you have run a few miles at least. If not, here’s one melody that can push you to sprint those miles in future.

Zindagi Ek Daud Hai from the 2001 Hindi film Ehsaas ( = Feeling) Sung by Shankar Mahadevan. Music composed by Anand – Milind and Lyrics penned by Praveen Bhardwaj. I have only recently come across this movie when I was searching for running songs. Guess one of those lost movies in the huge lot.



Lyrics in Romanized Hindi:

Zindagi Ek Daud Hai
Zindagi Ek Daud Hai
Daud Daud Yeh Daud Jeetni Hai Tujhko
Zindagi Ek Daud Hai
Daud Daud Yeh Daud Jeetni Hai Tujhko
Daud Daud Yeh Daud Jeetni Hai Tujhko

Saas Jab Talak Chalegi Chalte Hi Rehna
Waqt Ka Harik Vaar Has Ke Tu Sehna
Ho Saas Jab Talak Chalegi Chalte Hi Rehna
Waqt Ka Harik Vaar Has Ke Tu Sehna
Jung Hai Yeh Zindagi Keh Rahi Hai Yeh Zameen
Choo Le Tu Aasmaan Ko
Daud Daud Yeh Daud Jeetni Hai Tujhko
Daud Daud Yeh Daud Jeetni Hai Tujhko

Seene Mein Bhar Le Tu Himmat Ki Saasein
Rok Na Sakenge Tujhko Raahon Ke Kaaten
Ho Seene Mein Bhar Le Tu Himmat Ki Saasein
Rok Na Sakenge Tujhko Raahon Ke Kaaten
Saamne Hai Manzilen Chod Nahin Hosle
Kar Le Jawan Hosle Ko
Daud Daud Yeh Daud Jeetni Hai Tujhko
Daud Daud Yeh Daud Jeetni Hai Tujhko
Zindagi Ek Daud Hai
Daud Daud Yeh Daud Jeetni Hai Tujhko
Zindagi Ek Daud Hai
Daud Daud Yeh Daud Jeetni Hai Tujhko
Daud Daud Yeh Daud Jeetni Hai Tujhko
Daud Daud Yeh Daud Jeetni Hai Tujhko
It is a milestone anniversary for my brother and SIL this year. So, posting a wedding song to mark the milestone. Happy Anniversary Suren and Swetha. May you have many more wonderful years ahead and build your memories along.

Alanati Ramachandrudu from the 2001 hit Telugu supernatural thriller film Murari ( = Name of a Boy / Alternate name for Lord Krishna). Sung by Jikki, Sunitha and Sandhya, Music composed by Mani Sharma and Lyrics penned by Sirivennela Seetaramasastry. The song is tailor-made for the lead actors Mahesh Babu and Sonali Bendre. And I feel it tailor-made for my brother and SIL too. :)



Lyrics in Romanized Telugu:

Alanaati Raamachandrudi Kanninta Saati
Aa Palanaati Baalachandrudi Kannaa Annita Meti
Alanaati Raamachandrudi Kanninta Saati
Aa Palanaati Baalachandrudi Kannaa Annita Meti
Anipinche Arudaina Abbaayiki Manuvandi

Teluginti Paalasandramu Kanipenchina Koona
Sreehari Inti Deepamalle Kanipinchina Jaana
Teluginti Paalasandramu Kanipenchina Koona
Sreehari Inti Deepamalle Kanipinchina Jaana
Atuvanti Aparanji Ammaayini Kanarandi

Chandamaama Chandamaama Kindiki Choodammaa
Ee Nelameedi Nelaraajuni Choosi Nivverabovammaa
Vennelamma Vennelamma Vannelu Chaalammaa
Maa Annula Minnaku Sarigaalevani Velavela Bovammaa

Puttadi Bommaku Pustelu Kadutu Purushudi Munivellu
Pachchani Medapai Vechchaga Raasenu Chilipi Rahasyaalu
Nelaku Jaarina Taarakalai Mutyaala Talambraalu
Iddari Talupulu Muddaga Tadipina Tuntari Jalakaalu
Andaala Janta Andari Kantiki Vindulu Chese Samayaana
Andaala Janta Andari Kantiki Vindulu Chese Samayaana
Kalalaku Dorakani Kalakala Jantani Padimandi Choodandi
Talatala Merisina Aanadapu Tadi Choopula Akshithaleyyandi

Chandamaama Chandamaama Kindiki Choodammaa
Ee Nelameedi Nelaraajuni Choosi Nivverabovammaa
Vennelamma Vennelamma Vannelu Chaalammaa
Maa Annula Minnaku Sarigaalevani Velavela Bovammaa

Seetaaraamula Kalyaanamlaa Kanipistoo Unnaa
Viragaledu Aa Sivuni Villu Ee Pelli Mandapaana
Gowreesankarulekamaina Sumuhoortamalle Unnaa
Maragaledu Manmadhuni Ollu Ee Challani Samayaana
Devulla Pelli Vedukalaina Inta Ghanangaa Jarigenaa
Devulla Pelli Vedukalaina Inta Ghanangaa Jarigenaa
Anukoni Kanivini Erugani Pelliki Janamantaa Raarandi
Tadupari Kaburula Vivaramuladagaka Bandhuvulantaa Kadalandi

Chandamaama Chandamaama Kindiki Choodammaa
Ee Nelameedi Nelaraajuni Choosi Nivverabovammaa
Vennelamma Vennelamma Vannelu Chaalammaa
Maa Annula Minnaku Sarigaalevani Velavela Bovammaa

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