Music, as we’ve said often, is the solace of our autumn years.
Here are some of the songs we’ve purchased from Apple iTunes over the last few months:
* Dil to Pagal Hai, Dil Diwana Hai (Hindi) – Yes, one of our favorite songs from the Akshay Kumar, Sharukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit film Dil to Pagal Hai.
As we wrote a few years back:
Like with most Bollywood blockbusters, fine music contributed to Dil To Pagal Hai’s success. The songs are a delight. Our favorites were Are Re Are, Koi Ladki Hai, Dil To Pagal Hai and Le Gayi Le Gayi.
* Ae Bhai Zara Daek Ke Chalo (Hindi) – This one is from Raj Kapoor’s most famous flop Mera Naam Joker.
The singer is Manna Dey. A lovely number that we first heard several decades back. By the way, we recollect the movie having two intervals.
* Tom Sawyer – From the Canadian band Rush.
A modern day warrior
Mean mean stride,
Today’s Tom Sawyer
Mean mean pride.
Though his mind is not for rent
Don’t put him down as arrogant
His reserve, a quiet …..
* Naalai Namathe (Tamil) – From the eponymous Tamil film (a remake of the Hindi blockbuster Yaadon Ki Baraat). T.M.Sounderarajan and S.P.Balasubramaniam are the singers.
oldie goldie that we never tire of listening to. Here’s the YouTube version (MGR looks positively like a clown).
* Sexy Back – From Justin Timberlake’s second album FutureSex/LoveSounds (2006).
Reviewing the song for The Observer, Cammilla Long wrote “Sexy Back” is an “urgent, pulsing track, a cocktail of soaring, distorted vocals and heavy, electronic chords threaded together with rap.”
Yes, Sexy Back is the song the Tollywood swines have ripped off for the Bangaram number in Pravarakyudu.
* Elliruve Manava Kaduva – A nice Kannada number by our S.P.Balasubramaniam from the movie Bayalu Dari. Music is by Rajan-Nagendra and the song is picturized on Anant Nag.
* Raghuvamsa Sudha – We purchased both the Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan violin and Yesudas vocal versions.