This picture was taken in Chitrakoot, Chattisgarh.


Sing a Song of Sixpence

Songs. Songs sum up all sorts of emotions, ranging from love to heartbreak, joy to sorrow, excitement to depression.

All of us have been affected by songs one way or the other. Some make s laugh, some make us cry. Some make us glad, while some others make us very, very sad. Some make us sing and dance and just simply enjoy life, while some make us just sink in depression.

Al of us have a certain set of songs that affect us. Though it took me a pretty long time in choosing, here are the top three songs that completely affect my mood:

3) Kabira :  From the Bollywood blockbuster, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, the music was composed by Pritam. The song was sung by Tochi Raina and Rekha Bharadwaj.

For those who don’t understand Hindi, here’s a quick briefing on the song. The song urges the listener to think about their past, of auld lang syne, the good old days, whatever.

It tries to imply that our origins, however small it may be, always holds a special place in our heart. In our endeavor to be modern, we try to forget our humble origins, which the singers consider incredibly selfish.The Sufi-type of music makes the listener feel reminiscent too. A full translation is available here.

2ii) Without You : By the Canadian band, My Darkest Days, this hit single is a romantic one sung by Matt Walst. The beauty of the song is in the sincerity with which the singer sings.

The beautiful guitar chords, of course, add to the brilliance of the song. Just listen to the wonderful lyrics! This song makes everybody wish for such a lover who will ‘stay right here, right now’.

2i) Discombobulate : The number second place was a tie between Without You and this brilliant score by Hans Zimmer in the movie, Sherlock Holmes.

The thrills and the chills the listener receives from the ‘quirky old piano’ cannot be matched anywhere. This song is just one example of Hans Zimmer’s brilliance.

1) Tum Hi Ho : Aha! Time for the best! From the film, Aashiqui 2, this superb love song just makes the listener melt. Though all the songs (almost all sung by Arijit Singh) from this film are brilliant, this one stands out along with Sunn Raha Hai .

Incidentally, while all the songs were compsed by Jeet Ganguli, chart toppers Tum Hi Ho and Sunn Raha Hai were composed by Mohit Tiwari and the latter was sung by his brother, Ankit Tiwari. Sung in the soulful voice of Arijit Singh, Tum Hi Ho (which means ‘you are the one’), is the perfect song for your true love.

For Writing 101, Day Three