The year 2014 is almost about to end and all Bollywood movies including the ones to be released in this month have launched their soundtracks. It has been an exceptional year in Bollywood in terms of the music in the movies. Music directors as well as the singers have made sure that music lovers have plenty of good songs to hear and to choose as their favourite ones. Being an avid music lover, I weigh a Bollywood movie’s success by the quality of its songs, and this year, most of the movies I’ve liked had a fantastic soundtrack.
Initially, I planned to list my top 10 favourite Bollywood songs of 2014. However, I realized it’s easier said than done as a few more songs kept telling me to also include them in my list. After all, I have heard them so many times, often on loop. I had to honour their requests! I mostly like romantic tracks, the slow soft ones and occasionally, I listen to party songs and dance numbers.
Since I am not writing a music review, so I’ll skip the elaborate details about the songs. Unfortunately, I can’t embed audio links in my blog. I hope you would not mind about that.
So, I present you my top 20 favourite Bollywood songs of 2014. Tune in and enjoy! Continue reading →
Every time I hear the melodious Lata Mangeshkar number ‘Lag Jaa Gale’ from the yesteryear movie ‘Woh Kaun Thi’, I get goosebumps…literally! This song is so attached to my heart because I’ve heard it since I was a baby. (Yeah, my mother tells me that this song used to act as a lullaby for me during my toddler days) And I believed her, for this soft, sweet-sounding song has all the soothing elements.
When I found this video of Shreya Ghoshal rendering this song in a reality show, I watched it at once. And boy-oh-boy, this lady sings heavenly! I mean her rendition comes closest to the one sung by the legendary Lataji, for I have heard many other Indian singers attempting to sing this song in the similar way, but none could bring in the emotions and vibes that Shreya Ghoshal’s voice offered to me. Lataji was right to bless you, when you won the 75th Children’s Special episode of the Sa Re Ga Ma singing contest on Zee TV. Hats off Shreya…