April 25th, 2015

Me

Magic In Tunes: 04/14/2015 – Flute Melody / Mohabbat Yeh Mohabbat

Hero was the 1983 hit Hindi blockbuster that made the lead actors Jackie Shroff and the 1981 Miss India Meenakshi Sheshadri overnight sensations. A love story with a twist, some powerful lines and beautiful music were a few reasons for the movie to be a hit. Incidentally Hero was NOT Jackie Shroff’s debut movie, but it was his first hit.

There was this haunting flute melody that Jackie Shroff played all thru the movie that I believe hadn’t left my brain even now.  Here’s that tune, listen for yourself.




I remember almost all of the songs, but when browsing for this post I came across this Qawwali from the movie, which I don’t remember at all. It was Sung by Suresh Wadkar and Lata Mangeshkar. Music composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal and Lyrics penned by Anand Bakshi.



Lyrics in Romanized Hindi:

(Kayamat Hain Yeh, Najakat Hain Yeh
 Shararat Hain Yeh, Shikayat Hain Yeh) - (2)
 (Sharafat Hain Yeh, Adawat Hain Yeh
 Inayat Hain Yeh, Ibadat Hain Yeh) - (2)
 Shikayat Sharafat Adawat Inayat Ibadat Bagawat
 Mohabbat Yeh Mohabbat - (4)
 Mohabbat - (4)
 Mohabbat Yeh Mohabbat - (2)

Jindagee Kee Shan Hai Yeh -2, Aadmee Kee Jan Hai
 Mohabbat Yeh Mohabbat - (2)
 Kehne Ko Shabnam Kaa Katra, Katre Me Tufan Hain
 Mohabbat Yeh Mohabbat - (2)

Isse Jo Takrayega - (2)
 Woh Bahut Pachhtayega -2, Tut Kar Reh Jayega Reh Jayega
 Rasta Iska Jo Roke -2, Woh Bada Nadan Hain
 Mohabbat Yeh Mohabbat - (2)

 Dil Kaa Matlab Ishk Hai -2
 Kuchh Nahee Sab Ishk Hai -2, Rab Hai Kya Rab Ishk Hai Rab Ishk Hai
 Bas Woh Dil Ghar Hai Khuda Kaa - (2)
 Jisame Yeh Mehman Hai - (2)
 Mohabbat Yeh Mohabbat - (2)

 Koyee Kitna Ho Garib - (2)
 Pyar Jisko Hai Nasib -2, Woh Bada Hai Khushnasib
 Jisakee Kismat Me Nahee -2, Khak Woh Insan Hain
 Mohabbat Yeh Mohabbat - (2)
 Jindagee Kee Shan Hai Yeh, Aadmee Kee Jan Hai
 Mohabbat Yeh Mohabbat - (2)
Me

Magic In Tunes: 04/15/2015 – Thank You For Being A Friend

I watched the re-runs of the series Golden Girls a few times on TV and felt it charming. However, never could place the title song. On a random search for good music on my car radio one day I came across the original version of the title song. I think I love the original version better. The original version was Sung by Andrew Gold for his album All This And Heaven Too in 1978.



And here is the Golden Girls version. This was sung by Cynthia Fee.



Lyrics in English:

Thank You For Being A Friend, Traveled Down The Road And Back Again
Your Heart Is True, You're A Pal And A Confidant
I'm Not Ashamed To Say, I Hope It Always Will Stay This Way
My Hat Is Off Won't You Stand Up And Take A Bow

And If You Threw A Party, Invited Everyone You Knew
Well You Would See The Biggest Gift Would Be From Me
And The Card Attached Would Say

Thank You For Being A Friend
Thank You For Being A Friend
Thank You For Being A Friend
Thank You For Being A Friend

If It's A Car You Lack, I'd Surely Buy You A Cadillac
Whatever You Need Any Time Of The Day And Night
I'm Not Ashamed To Say, I Hope It Always Will Stay This Way
My Hat Is Off, Won't You Stand Up And Take A Bow

And When We Both Get Older
With Walking Canes And Hair Of Gray
Have No Fear Even Though It's Hard To Hear
I Will Stand Real Close And Say

Thank You For Being A Friend
Thank You For Being A Friend
Thank You For Being A Friend
Thank You For Being A Friend

Let Me Tell About A Friend
Thank You For Being A Friend
Thank You For Being A Friend
Thank You For Being A Friend
Thank You For Being A Friend

And When We Die And Float Away
Into The Night, The Milky Way
You'll Hear Me Call As We Ascend
I'll Say Your Name, Then Once Again
Thank You For Being A

Thank You For Being A
Thank You For Being A Friend
Thank You For Being A Friend
Thank You For Being A Friend
Thank You For Being A Friend

People Let Me Tell About A Friend
Thank You For Being A Friend
Thank You For Being A Friend
Thank You For Being A Friend

Tell About A Friend
Thank You For Being A Friend
Thank You For Being A Friend
Thank You For Being A Friend