April 22, 2010

A thing of beauty is a joy forever!

Continuing with the tradition of a top ten post....the word of the week is "Chand"! Since eons, the beauty of the moon has been incomparable except perhaps with that of a woman's ! It is also a symbol of romantic mood and bollywood songs have fully exploited this epitome of beauty to the hilt! Here are my top dozen picks for the songs with the word "chand" :

1. A true masterpiece from Rafi.... Images of Waheeda’s exquisite beauty and a besotted Guru Dutt singing praises of her on their wedding night remain etched in cinema lovers’ memories forever!

2. Another immortal song! A perfect combination of enchanting music, superbly sung by Rafi and Lata, and of course the timeless romance of Meena Kumari and Raaj Kumar!

3. A quintessential Dev Anand song- those swinging arms and yearning-for-your-love lyrics! Rafi’s magical voice elevated the song to another level.

4. Soft and of Sachin Dev Burman's best compositions! Of course the ethereal beauty of Madhubala mesmerises me every time I see her onscreen!

5. Shammi Kapoor’s amazingly energetic dance, Sharmila’s innocent charm, OP Nayyar’s musical genius, Rafi’s awesome voice and Kashmir’s heavenly beauty all combine together to create magic onscreen in this electrifying number!

6. Another classic song from the superb team of Kalyanji-Anandji and Mukesh!

7. This song from the movie Hum kisi se kum nahin became a rage with the youngsters. Pancham Da and Rafi combination again creates magic...awesome lyrics by Majrooh!

8. A brilliant romantic number beautifully rendered by Kishore Kumar….A guitarist’s delight….this one is a personal favorite of mine!

9. For all the SRK and Madz fans...this one’s for you!

10. A dazzling duet by Udit Narayan and Alk Yagnik…..this album is clearly Ismail Darbar’s best work till date.

11. The poetic lyrics sung in Shaan’s sweet voice resulted in this chartbuster number. Highlight of the song-its whistling melody!

12. This one made the cut purely due to Hrithik :-) Roshan’s music and Kumar Sanu’s voice didnt really amount to anything spectacular, but as i said earlier, this is for Hrithik fans!

Enjoy...and post your faves!!