I , WE, THEY Songs


Why is that we always want to listen to our favorite songs? Why are these songs so special that we never get bored to listen to them? Don’t say that you don’t get bored because they are your favorite songs.  The mesmerising effect of “Churaliya hain tu ne jo dilko”  and many other oldies of Hindi on us is long lasting. Similarly “Masakali, Masakali ” from Delhi 6, “Ringa, Ringa ringa” from Slumdog Millionaire, or ” Surmaya Ankhiyon Mein”  from Sadma. ”  or “Sumam Prathi Sumam” (Telugu) from Maharshi , ” Prema entha Madhuram” Abhinandana or the romantic ” , “Evarainaa epudainaa” from Anandam. If you want shake a leg its ” Mayaadari Maisamma” or the “Markhazi Poove”( Tamil) from May Madham or ” Ilaya Nilaa”  and many more songs  stay with us for ever, dear and close to our heart.

WHY?

We always do or long to do what makes us or our dear ones happy. And generally there are three situations we are always in:

I – I am by myself enjoying by myself, dreaming, walking along the hillside, singing in the bathroom…..

WE – I am enjoying with my family, boozing with my friends, or laughing at the jokes of my funny colleague…….

THEY – I am listening to the same boring story of my colleague of how his girlfriend has dumped him……..

Similarly songs we listen can be classified as I, WE or THEY.I and WE songs connect with you and we become part of our evergreen playlist like-Tere bina Zindagi se koi shikwa to nahi.THEY songs force into you through the ears, try to reach your heart, but fall short.

For instance, And about “SHE” songs. Did I miss out?
For Instance, by listening to Ricky Martin’s “she bangs she bangs”  song if you really feel that she bangs, then thats a good song. If you feel that she bangs every time you listen to the song, or she keeps banging even after the song is over then that’s “I” song, truly the song for you. If you get bored and keep it aside then that is “THEY” song. Everything lies in the expression.

We always like to I and WE songs which makes us feel great, say what we want to say to our girlfriend/boyfriend, make us dance (Udhi Udhi haan udhi mein – Ittefaq se), soothe when in pain. These songs become part of our life and listening to them brings back the fond memories.

Music comes not just out of the knowledge of the Raagas, but also the mood, feelings, behavior, background, experiences of the  Music Director. It shows whether it came out of heart,  whether the song is self conscious, looking for attention. The song shows whether you did out of work pressure or inspired by other songs.

So when the song is released, it comes out with some of the traits. We like it if we connect with them.

Serious talk or did you connect with it.   And what is this post like (I, WE or THEY)?. Anyways you will not read it twice.. would be blessed if read this far!!

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2 thoughts on “I , WE, THEY Songs

  1. hmm, interesting analysis Karteek.

    I’ll try to find out if I have any such favorites. Guess there is another category to add, the WHAT songs. Most of rock music out there is about ‘what’ I feel, like Metallica – Master Of Puppets, Train – Drops Of Jupiter. Very few Indian numbers deal with it though, Colonial Cousins – Indian Rain for one, ARR -Hey Kaala Bandar from Delhi6.

    And there a huge number of ‘she’ songs too. Many kept explaining how ‘she’ looks, does etc.. like MJs – Billie Jean is not my lover, RikyMartin – she bangs she bangs, Shaggy – girl you’re my angel etc.

    Well, I’d say this post of yous has been thought provoking in a way and thanks to you because I’d a chance to reminisce quite a few of my favorites. Nice work dude. Write more.

    • May be the WHAT songs can be categorized as “I” if they make you feel you too are feeling the same or “WE” if that make you feel what you think of people, things around you. I liked the ARR -Hey Kaala Bandar but did not listen to others.

      And about “SHE” songs. Did I miss out? Ok lets put it like this. By listening to “she bangs she bangs” if you really feel that she bangs, then thats a good song. If you feel that she bangs every time you listen to the song, or she keeps banging even after the song is over then thats “I” song, truely the song for you. If you get bored and keep it aside then that is “THEY” song. Everything lies in the expression.

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