Sunday, April 03, 2005

Songs For A Lifetime

Yesterday I was reading a book called 'Songbook' by Nick Hornby. It is about, as the title suggests, a collection of the author's favourite songs. Favourite in the true sense i.e. by virtue of music & not by any time, place or person connection. So if u like a song cos it reminds u of your first date or break up or any specific memory then that can't be included in the list but if u love a song & now I quote, "love it enough for it to accompany you throughout the different stages of your life ..." then that can be added to the list. So after finishing the book I decided to compile my own list. I am not sure why I shortlisted these songs but just that I love them & can listen to them anytime of the day & in any kinda mood. So, here I list (in random order) my "Songs For A Lifetime":

1.) Sultan's of Swing - Dire Straits (Live version with a 7 minute guitar piece)
2.) Crocodile Rock - Elton John (Cool Rhythym - so unlike Sacrifice, Candle in the wind & the likes)
3.) Layla - Eric Clapton
4.) Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head - B.J. Thomas
5.) Wish U Were Here - Pink Floyd
6.) Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
7.) Hysteria - Def Leppard
8.) Across the Universe - Beatles
9.) Sound of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel
10.) New Kid In Town - Eagles
11.) Come Undone - Duran Duran
12.) Stars - Simply Red
13.) Breathless - The Corrs
14.) Smooth Operator - Sade
15.) If it makes U Happy - Sheryl Crow
16.) Dancing in the Dark - Bruce Springsteen
17.) I've had the Time of my Life - Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
18.) Black Magic Woman - Santana
19.) Horse with no Name - America
20.) Who the F*** is Alice - Smokie (For the sheer pleasure of saying F*** so many times :)

More can definitely be added to this list but enough for the time being. So, what about your "Songs For A Lifetime"?

Hazaar Raahen ...

Unhe Yeh Zidd Thi Ki Hum Bulaate
Hamen Yeh Ummeed Woh Pukaaren

Hai Naam Hotho Pe Ab Bhi Lekin
Aawaaz Mein Pad Gayi Daraaren

Hazaar Raahen Mudke Dekhin
Kahin Se Koyi Sada Na Aayi...

I have been playing this song in my head in continuous mode since yesterday ... I just had to put it down somewhere.