Thursday, January 4, 2007

My favorite touching songs (GAMMA)

On the line of this post (songs that I find energizing), this post is to list those songs that I find touching. Out of our 5 senses (Vision, Hearing, Taste, Smell & Touch), how on earth can an audio song be touching? Oh yes, I do feel these songs actually touch me, something beyond the understanding of conventional science. Perhaps there exist mental senses (apart from the physical senses that we already know about) that are invoked by non-physical entities (for example an audio song), but cause a feeling equivalent of a physical sense. After all, even physical senses are merely a state of mind, and it should be possible to cause them artificially/non-conventionally.
  1. U2 - Electrical Storm
  2. Judaai (from the movie "Jannat")
  3. Andrea Bocelli & Sarah Brightman - Time to Say Goodbye
  4. Takin' Back My Love (Enrique Iglesias) - I'm taking back my love from her...
  5. Mere sapno ki rani (Aradhana) - I sometimes feel that this song will be cherished even 1,000 years from now...
  6. Jaane Kyun (Dostana) - This song always reminds me of my trip to Bangalore.
  7. Alvida (Life in a... Metro)
  8. Yaadein (By Roxen) - This song will forever remind me of my college days
  9. Beete Lamhein (The Train) - This song will forever remind me of my college days
  10. Mitran Di Chatri (Babbu Mann) - One of my all-time favorite songs. It's a timeless song that is much, much deeper than what is visible at the first sight. My favorite paragraph is

    Kande raakhi karde reh gaye
    Haye bhore nazara le gaye....
    London ton aaye bapari
    Nath pa sone di le gaye....
    Pata ni karazy kyun valait layi?
    Pata ni karazy kyun valait layi
    Saariyan Punjab di kawaariyan...
    Mitran di chhatri...

  11. Chaaha to bahut (Imtihaan) - So beautiful!
  12. KK - Pal (reminds me of my college's farewell night...)
  13. KK - Yaaron
  14. Westlife - If I Let You Go (I first heard this song while watching Miss World 1999)
  15. Lucky Boy; Khuda Jaane (both from 'Bachna Ae Haseeno') and Kabhi Kabhi Aditi (Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na) - These songs (and some others) always refresh the painful feelings of August 2008, when I was in a devastated state, trying to hold myself together, struggling to cope with the catastrophe in my personal life and also meet the high expectations from me at my newly-joined job. I remember how every morning I would drive from Ghaziabad to Noida (a two-hour drive), with my eyes full of tears
  16. Yeh Jo Des Hai Tera (Swades) - Today (16-Jan-10), I was on my way from from Sandton to Riviera, when this song was playing in the car. Tears flowed from my eyes when the song said

    तुझ से जिंदगी, हैं ये कह रही
    सब तो पा लिया, अब हैं क्या कमीं
    यूँ तो सारे सुख हैं बरसे, पर दूर तू हैं अपने घर से
    आ लौट चल तू अब दीवाने
    जहा कोई तो तुझे अपना माने
    आवाज दे तुझे बुलाने वो ही देस

  17. Kagaz Ki Kashti (Jagjit Singh)
  18. Latika's Theme (Slumdog Millionaire) - So touching, just like theme music of Titanic
  19. Truly Madly Deeply (Savage Garden - 1997)
  20. My Dil Goes Mmmm (Salaam Namaste)
  21. Disco 82 (DJ Aqeel)
  22. Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You (Glenn Medeiros - 1988)
  23. I Want It That Way (Backstreet Boys - From the 1999 album "Millennium")
  24. Careless Whisper (George Michael - 1984)
  25. Kuch Is Tarah (Atif Aslam)
  26. A Kaleidoscope of Mathematics (From 'A Beautiful Mind' - Download a portion of it extracted from the movie from here)
  27. Pyar Ko Ho Jane Do (From the movie "Dushman")
  28. Yeh Haseen Vadiyan (Roja)
  29. Jashn-E-Bahaara (Jodhaa Akbar) - This song always reminds me of my 2008 trip to Agra with my brother Kapil
  30. Layi Ve Na Gaye (Chalte Chalte)
  31. Haan Tu Hai (From the movie "Jannat")
  32. Zara Sa (Jannat)
  33. Tum Se Hi - Remix (Jab We Met)
  34. Soldier Soldier (Soldier) - Reminds me of my childhood... my teenage :)
  35. Saat Samundar Paar (Vishwatma - 1992)
  36. Kabhi Shaam Dhale (Sur)


  1. Hi Rishabh.
    Nice list of songs.
    Among these the 2 songs which I feel very touching are,
    -> Pyar ko ho jaane do (very sweet)
    -> Tum se hi (Pure love song)
    -> Kabhie shaam dhale (shows the hope and unending wait for the loved one)


  2. Agree that although these are near the bottom of my list (which doesn't mean much), these are very good songs