“If music be the food of love, play on…” says the great bard, Shakespeare. However, with the passage of time and with the oncoming of the “Gen Y”, we’re seldom put to question the quality of music. No, we’re not here to usher in any kind of nostalgia, but to open the gates of old, romantic songs of yesteryear Bollywood to these new kids on the block, and what’s better to subject them, but the songs of Romantic Badshah, Sahir Ludhianvi! Here are a list of songs which the new age kids are surely gonna admire!
8) Jeevan Ke Safar Mein Rahi—the song of life
Sung by the famous singer Kishore Kumar, the song, in a frolicking and jovial manner, tells us the story of life. That life is but a poignant journey where you make alliances and relationships only to leave everything behind one day, only to forget and be forgotten; however, the melodious cheery tone to it implies the verdure that is spread in bits and pieces throughout the entire pace of life.
7) Keh Du Tumhe Ya Chup Rahu
More than a generation might have passed since the song was first released, still the song’s vitality and vivacity engages every soul alike when it is played. The song doesn’t philosophize on love, but cherishes the whole notion of love and the teasing relationship that a couple shares—a must-listen song, if you still haven’t!
6) Mohabbat Bade Kaam Ki Cheez Hain—the new-age recipe to love!
If you go by date, yes this song is indeed quite old, but if you go by the poetry etched in it, there can’t be a better instance of a modern day song than this. We’ve seen people philosophize about love or romanticize love, but never before had we seen people actually weighing the pros and cons of love! Hail to thee, Sahir saab!
5) Sarr Jo Tera Chakraye
If it’s the Gen Y that we are talking about, then there cannot be a better song that this to devote to them. This song indeed acts like a notorious balm after listening to which you’re simply gonna get rid of (at least for the time being) all the headaches, confusions and dilemmas that have, err, become a part of your life—such is the genial power of this song!
4) Aye Meri Johrazabeen—the timeless celebration of love
Nope, this wasn’t picturized on the lead pair of the film, but nevertheless, this song went on to become a roaring hit, so much so that still now it’s been heard in the mouth of almost everyone! And, if you’re someone in love, then listening to this song, and singing it to your beloved, is mandatory! Along with the gentle and suave music, the archaic Hindi lyric is definitely going make you swoon in love all over again!
3) Main Pal Do Pal Ka Shayar Hoon
Unlike all the other songs in the list, this song is devoid of any loud music—it’s more like a poem recited with a tune! And, trust us, once you listen to it, it’s definitely going to feature among your favorite songs! The song is a saga of life that is going to remain it’s in verdurous glow for generations to follow!
2) Kabhi Kabhi—the song of love!
With the passage of years, the vitality of this song seems to be increasing numerous folds! With Kishore Kumar’s intense voice, the song, in its purest form, is a homage to love and lovers. Although it’s ways might seem absolutely “strange” to the youngsters (all puns intended), still the melody and lyric is surely going to make good listeners even out of them!
1) Main Zindagi Ka Saath Nibhata Chala Gaya—the perfect Mantra for life!
As always, the best is saved for the last. Okay, this song might not be one of the brilliant exemplifications of Sahir’s genius; still the clear wordings and the playful but unpretentious music make this song the mantra for life! Needless to say, for reasons galore, this is going be our foremost recommendation to the youngsters!
By: Priyanka Shah