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.
I think it is “raghu vamsha sudha” 🙂
No Tamil song?? 🙁
1. You write: No Tamil song?? 🙁
Is Naalai Namathe (in the above list) from a Swahili film?
2. That’s a nice song from Mannvasanai. Haven’t seen the movie but love Revathi.
She looks quite seductive in the bathing scene from your video.
Oh well, rare is the gal who wouldn’t look alluring in a bathing scene. 😉
Btw, the link I sent you was from Revathi’s first movie Man Vasanai(1982)
Yes, we are aware of the movie but have yet to watch it.
SI Wrote: 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.
Wow, wasn’t this supposed to be SPB’s debut song.
By the way, I think this was the song where SPB even humbled TM Soundarajan. People who listened to this song were said to have commented that SPB’s lovely rendering of the song was spoilt by TM Soundarajan????
Unaware that this is SPB’s debut song (??) or of the negative comments against TMS.
Here’s the Hindi equivalent Yaadon Ki Baarat.
I believe SPB’s Tamil debut was in 1969 Adimai Penn
we can sniff some Gulti accent in that one 😉
The song is nice…acting awful.
Is maami JJ a.k.a Puratchi Thalaivi?
http://www.tfmpage.com/my/singer/spb.html also says so
Hard to imagine anyone’s sung more numbers, except maybe Lata.
clear leader in males.. don’t know who leads females.. asha is said to have overtaken lata.. but some sites say that lata has sung 26000 songs (ashalata tampaji, is that true?).. that is like
Interesting character, Wilt Chamberlain.
Nice quote, although we’re not sure we agree with it 😉
@SI: MGR looks positively like a clown
MGR like a clown huh? Thala – neenga unga foto vah podungulaen (Big Brother! pls upload your photo) – let our fellow visitors judge who is a clown. Can you ever raise to his position / money / anything – even now I have seen people celebrate his birthday and observe condolence during his death anniversary. Po “Soda Kudhi” (That’s how he used to tell someone to drink Soda – in other words to take a break!:)
You write: even now I have seen people celebrate his birthday and observe condolence during his death anniversary
The fact that there are a million clowns in Tamil Nadu who would jump at a chance to ‘rim’ Thalaivar doesn’t change the fact that he looks like a clown in that scene.
Soda would be Sodhaa in MGRian as a wise man(?) explained earlier
SI, you may want to watch the new season of “24”
Anil Kapoor is playing a big role in
1. The best MGR jokes we remember are the post-stroke MGR muttering TV Antenna mathu…and MGR’s minions went and changed Chief Secretary TV Antony and the ‘blade’ joke.
2. We’ll check the Fox listings for 24….Season 8 starts Jan 17.
have you listened to the Beatles..
Just try making sense of this song..
All I understood was “Hare Krishna”, “I am a walrus”
Another song that surprised me (pleasantly) was this Indian-sounding http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-Gq4LeBPgg
1. You write: have you listened to the Beatles..
Yes, we’ve listened to the Beatles….the famous songs like Let it Be and All You Need Is Love.
2. You write: All I understood was “Hare Krishna”, “I am a walrus”
No Hare Krishna, alas.
3. You write: Another song that surprised me (pleasantly) was this Indian-sounding ….
Yes, that one has a strong Indian ‘tone’ to it.
Here’s the explanation.
What do you mean by “No Hare Krishna”? If you are saying that it is not part of the song.. it is there near the end..
Lennon sings Elementary penguin singing Hare Krishna whatever that means..
“Hey Jude” and “A Day in the life” are two of my favorites.
Like tens of millions, we’ve listened to Let it Be the most.
The kids of today will probably recognize “Hello, Goodbye” (or rather “Hello, Goodbuy”) via
than “Let it Be”
You write: The kids of today will probably recognize “Hello, Goodbye” (or rather “Hello, Goodbuy”) ….than “Let it Be”
If you use iTunes as a proxy and check the 20 Beatles #1 Hit Songs album on iTunes, Let it Be (#3) is ahead of Hello Goodbye (#4) on the popularity scale.
All You Need is Love is #1.
The sorting I used showed up “Come Together” at the top. and All You Need is Love at #2.. doesn’t matter.. but what puzzles me is “A Day in the Life” is way down in the list.. people don’t know what they are missing..
Even Rice likes it 😉
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Across_the_Universe_(film) is a lovely film if you like musicals.. an absolute must-watch for a Beatlemaniac. I have watched this movie, but didn’t recognize “I am the Walrus”, the first time.. will rewatch and enjoy it better this time. It had polarized critics. Ebert and Holden loved it.
While the whole world is researching Telengana, I am researching the Beatles.
1. You write: The sorting I used showed up “Come Together” at the top. and All You Need is Love at #2..
True but we were talking of Let it Be and Hello Goodbye and the former is ahead of the latter. Unless, it’s old fogies like us buying Let it Be.
2. iTunes has it as A Day in Your Life instead of A Day in the Life. Just listened to it on YouTube…will listen a few more times and then decide on buying it.
3. If you ignore Indian movies, the only musical we can recollect watching in recent years is Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Lovely film.