Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Magic of 80's

I have always loved or rather enjoyed listening to old Bollywood songs. The ever lasting melodies..specially those of the Kishore Kumar era. Yes! :) And today my day began with few such songs. I am a true nocturnal by heart and soul and to wake up early in the morning (when there is no college) is like a serious punishment for me and it is all the more torturing when I have to wake up early just to pass through a real BAD traffic jam during a journey of four hours to reach a place which is not even of my interest. But thanks to Kishore Kumar. His voice made the today's mind fuck journey a lot bearable.

Anyway, if you listen to a song of 70's or 80's era and compare it with any latest song, what difference would you notice? Okay, please don't give me the lyrical difference because I know that these days 'Chammak Challo' or 'Munni Badnaam Hui' type songs are a hit and that is a different story. (And I so want to dedicate a separate post to highlight this grave issue. But I'm still having second thoughts whether or not to pollute my space with this poignant genre of music that has the capacity to make me lose my senses and run here and there doing ninja and shouting HELP! HELP!) The difference that I am talking about is how I am or we are able to identify that so and so song is of 80's even if it is for the first time we listen? What is it in its music? Or if the technology has shown some advancement then how could the voice of today's singers doesn't at all match with those of our mummy-papa time? I once asked this question to a friend of mine and she got confused regarding the inexplicable change in voice quality of singers and we changed the topic.

Though today, it was definitely a refuge listening to Kishore Da songs, this question kept ringing in my head. I still don't know the logical answer behind. May be you can help! :)

The following song was the one which made me go all chiggy wiggy in the car. But thank god my parents didn't notice.


  1. I have the whole fuckin' collection of Kishore Kumar n Mukesh. And also R.D. Burman!

    its simply magical.

  2. Hey, same here! :)
    But I don't have a collection of Mukesh.

  3. I have Kishore da's CDs too, though I admit its more of a mom thing than me thing :D
    BTW if i could, i'd have 'Main Zindagi ka saath .." as my life's anthem :D

  4. Ahaaa...lovely song! :)

    Hehe..but the mommy thing has its own feel good factor. <3

  5. Dont hate me when I say this...I dont like the 80's music or the 90's music or the 2000's music of our land. But yes some songs do leave a mark and they are beautiful!

  6. Vinati, so good that you like the real music and not the random noise being generated now! :)

  7. @ Red

    Hey, that's alright. We all have different choices. What matters is the music which suits our own ears. Nothing else! :)

  8. @ Rahul Sir

    Haha...random noise! Loved this phrase. It is so apt to describe most of the songs we have today.

    And thank you so much! :)