Some songs and memories associated with them

Tomake chai: A song by Suman that changed bangla music scene in the early nineties. It literally means "I want you", but the entire song is about wanting a cigarette, without mentioning it once. It's part of my growing up years.

Country roads: Another part of my growing up. Listening to it a thousand times and thinking about how to get a voice like John Denver.

Hum dil de chuke sanam: That was the summer of 99... my first job, and most of my colleagues made this a quasi theme song, and sang it in various tunes every day. There was also this teasing me about a friend, but that's another story.

Leaving on a Jet plane: My favorite airport / railway station / bus stand song.

Jab koi baat bigad jaye: I sang it once and the listener cried.

Comfortably numb: Well, my favorite "comfortably numb" song.

Bidhir badhon: A subtle yet strong patriotic bangla song by Rabindranath Thakur. Used brilliantly by Satyajit Ray in his film "Ghare Baire". Sung by Kishore Kumar with no background music.

Wish you were here: Another Pink Floyd favorite. Just plain soul.

Zindagi mil ke bitayenge: The seven of us in a team made this our theme song, especially for the lines: "Hum to saat rang hai, ye jahan rangeen banayenge". And boy, did we make our life colorful or what?

Everybody hurts: Hope! Eternal hope!

I am sure you have your songs and memories attached to them. Please share, if you wish.

8 comments:

Rohit Talwar said...

Someone cried? Possibly because you were singing.

Anyway, moving on. Some songs for me:
Sad but True by Metallica;
Something Better by Tantric;
All You Need is Love and Hey Jude by The Beatles;
Almost Honest by Megadeth (post break-up situations. Ha.);
Tomorrow's World by Ugly Kid Joe;
Conceiving You by Riverside;
Schism by Tool;

And many more.

Rohit Talwar said...

And hey, MF man. Long time.

Muhahahahaa.

Butterfly said...

Tomake chai sounds interesting. Never heard it though...
If the listener cried, I think you must have sung pretty well. You must be a good singer then!:-)

B. O'Hemian said...

@RT
YF :)
Precisely! Because I was singing :P

@Butterfly
I guess the reason was as Rohit says.
You must have heard some Sumon (or as he is known now - Kabir Suman) song.

~ ॐ ~ said...

One of my affairs started with "Tu Hai Aasman mein, teri ye zameen hai"

:P

Aqui78 said...

i guess best songs are those ones which takes us to nostalgic memories or ones we relate to.... my list is endless, pretty filmy. but i liked your list of songs...

B. O'Hemian said...

@Om
He he... it started with that song? Or the affair made you feel like "Tu hai asmaan mein"?

@Aqui78
Thanks. Songs evoking nostalgia... so true!

Rhapsody said...

Maan gaye...matlab itna bura gaatey ho aap..ki sunney wala roh pada? :P
tch!tch!

Nice post.:)
And I'll post my songs on my blog :P