Friday, February 25, 2011

Songs in a loop

The funny thing is..that music is very much an input to as well as output from, a person's mood.

Sometimes you listen to particular song or piece of music and changes your mood, drastically even. Then it's input.

Sometimes you are in a certain mood and create a song, a poem, a ghazal...or play an already created song on your guitar, harmonica, keyboard, piano or flute. Or maybe on your stereo. Then it's an output.

Sometimes without you realizing what's happening, it's both an input and an output!

Following are some of the songs that I have put in a loop at one time or another in my life. And I am talking about a single-song loop, not a playlist that I would play indefinitely..which I do. A lot.

Teri Ore from Singh is King

I have already posted before about the Goa to Poona journey when we played this in a loop. Even since then I have listened to this song in loop many times. Sometime to absorb it for the guitar learning at other times, just to enjoy it!

Jab dard nahin tha seene mein

Kishore Kumar's singing in this song is just superlative. I can't get enough of this. Incidently this is the song I was watching on my Tablet this morning that inspired this post.

Mujhko yaqeeN hai sach kehti thiiN jo bhi Ammi kehti thiiN

An amazingly beautiful ghazal sung by Jagjit Singh. Everything about this ghazal is awesome, including the fact that I can sing it without sounding horrible since it doesn't have any high notes.

several Laila Majnu songs

These I put in an exclusive playlist usually, but I have played each one of them also in a loop, sometimes by pressing the "Previous" button repeatedly for a long time!

- Tere Dar Pe Aaya Hoon

- Likh kar tera naam zameen par

- Yeh Dawa aaj duniya bhar se

Koi Chaudwi raat ka chaand bankar

A beautiful ghazal from Jagjit Singh's album. I looked for it for a long time before I found it and then the loop!

Haule haule - Rab ne bana di jodi

I heard it the first time when I was in my hotel in South Africa, and I got so taken with it, I downloaded the song, the video, and made the MP3 my ringtone. And then listened to it non-stop. Still love it.

Mozart's Symphony no. 25
I went crazy the day I heard that the first time. Still love it so much!
I probably have a few more, but I can't remember them offhand. Maybe I'll add later.

But I am sure it's a common thing. Don't you have some songs you just don't want to stop listening to?

P.S. Adding to the list:
Jaate ho jaane jaana - Parvarish


Always Happy said...

Sunil, Haule haule is one of my favourites too!! I listened to it earlier today....

Always Happy said...

some of the songs I listen to regularly:

Ajnabee mujhko itna bata de (pyaar tho hona hi tha)

humko humi se chura lo (mohabbatein)

Ae ajanabi (Dile Se)

Mere khwaabon mein(DDLJ)

Na jaane mere (DDLJ)

Ho gaya hai (DDLJ)

Tujhe dekha tho (DDLJ)

:) basically, all DDLJ songs..and many more.....

Sunil Goswami said...

Hehe, yes, it's just such a whacky tune and sentiment that it resonates with my innate craziness :D

Aw, I just realized I forgot to title the post, and now even though I fixed it, it won't change the URL :( and I can't delete and re-post because I'd lose the comments. Oh well :)

I like the DDLJ songs too, they aer so melodious. The first song I ever learnt to play on guitar (in single-string melody) was "Tujhe Dekha To.." I am still trying to learn the full rhythm version. :)

Always Happy said...

yes, i noticed the post was not titled. oh..can you not edit it??

Go ahead re post it. I shall re comment!

Always Happy said...

Ah! i see the post is titled now

Sunil Goswami said...

Once you post a that post gets its own URL that comes from the title, but this post had no title, its URL was based on the text of the post itself. So, the URL is And later even though I edited the post and put in a title, the URL doesn't change.

AH, you are so kind but it's also a lesson for me, "The moving finger writes and having writ..." you know? ;)

Always Happy said...


Whatever one does in one's life is one's own responsibility and cannot be changed.

have a good weekend.

Sagar Goswami said...

Hi Chachu,

I'm glad to know that you have some common songs in your loop, I liked them too. My playlists are categorized as different moods like, on bike, after office, before sleep, morning etc. Most of my favorite songs are based on "Realism" few songs I can't stop listening to in any mood:

1. Toota Toota ek parinda (Kailash Kher)_(You can try it's guitar chords, they are lovely)

2. School chalein hum (Ministry of Human Resource Development, India.)_(This is the song, jise Baba ke Radio mein subah subah sunte the, jab school ke liye taiyar hote the :) Lovely memories.)

2. Aazmaa ley (Taxi no. 9211)
3. Teri Ore (Singh is King)
4. Kal ho na ho (KHNH)
5. Yes Boss Movie's songs.

6. Kyu hawa aaj (Veer Zara)_(gives me morning attitude full of glory to do something new and creative today)

7. Yahi hota pyar (Namastey London) & Main jahan rahoon from the same movie.

And of course I also like few Religious songs, though I'm not religious at all, but I like them musically, they directly make their space in my heart. Some folk songs or you can say songs which I used to hear from my mom in childhood are still my favorites.

For example: Hey rom rom mein basney wale Ram(Neel Kamal) & Alla hoo (Nusrat Fateh ali khan) & "Badi der bhayi Nandlala" and of course "Yasho mati maiya se puche nandlala".

You may also please to know that below songs are in my heart I don't even tune in to any media I just sing them right there when I feel them:-

1.Hai Apna Dil to Awara (Solva Saal)
2.Kitni batein yaad ati hein (Lakshya)
3.Soniyo (Raaz-2)
4.Teri yadein (Love story [Serial])

Btw, I liked Mujhko yaqeeN hai sach kehti thiiN jo bhi Ammi kehti thiiN
I didn't hear that song before, but now it's in my playlist :) thanx for sharing.

Sunil Goswami said...

Hello mate,
Thanks for the long comment. I like long comments. :)

I don't usually like new songs all that much as most of the time their lyrics are totally meaningless, except sometime when the music and mood of the song compensates for the weak lyrics like Teri Ore.

I think KHNH is also a song that I have play in a loop, I know for sure that I have put it in a loop for guitar purposes, but maybe even before. Anyway, I love the song.

I already planned to do a separate post for religious songs. Since I have never put them in a loop, I still plan to do that other post.

Soniyo from Raaz-2 is also a song that's never earned loop status, but I like the song, I don't know why.

Thanks for bringing my attention to "Mujhko yaqeen hai" again. I am now thinking of learning this on guitar as this is one song (ghazal really) that I find okay to sing. I am glad you liked it. It is such a lovely ghazal.

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