Music Meme

Officially tagged Meme by Sulz

Sulz tagged me for the following meme. Again I am late on this one. I am not much into music and stick to ones that my ear likes. Most of the songs I listed here are ones those are commonly known. Only some will not know the Hindi songs.

Think of THE song that most inspires you to write, whether it gives you an idea for a story, script or just puts you into a better frame of mind AND/OR peek into the lyrics and find a verse that sums up the theme of whatever project it is you’re working on.

If possible, post a video of the song to convey to readers the full context of the song and the mood it puts you into. Finally, send the assignment to five other writers to do as well.

Boulevard Of Broken Dreams by GreendayI like Green Day music but I do not always like their lyrics. 😦

Khoya hai jo tune E dil by besura Lucky Ali from movie Sur – The Melody of Life In fact, I like all the songs from this movie. I could not find a free video web site for this. If you know the song and happen to find the video, let me know. πŸ™‚

Country Roads, Take Me Home by John Denver But I still haven’t found what to replace “West Virginia” in the song with. But it reminds me of my birthplace. πŸ™‚

Summer of 69 by Bryan Adams This classic always sits in my phone (the phone I dropped in water is irreparable, its official now 😦 ). I have pissed off several people by forcing them to listen to this continually when I had just started working.

Don’t be cruel to a heart thats true by Elvis Presley It is one of the oldest. The lyrics may sound pleading which is something that I dislike yet it has music that appeals to my ear.

Tadap Tadap ke is dil se aah ikalti hai from Bhansali’s Hum Dil De chuke Sanam It does hit some chords in my heart every time I listen to it.

Jara jara behakta hai mehakta hai from Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein A song about desire of a woman in love

Now I tag Amit, Amyth, Kpowerinfinity (hoping he would resume blogging), Pr3rna, shuz (if she has time to write with Bruno around).

Coming soon another Meme ripped off Sulz’s blog πŸ™‚

21 Responses to “Music Meme”

  1. 1 sulz May 23, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    that green day song is probably their biggest hit. i remember when it was all the rage on the radio… bryan adams has some great songs, but for the life of me i just don’t like him. πŸ˜›

    thanks for doing the meme! πŸ™‚

  2. 2 Ashish May 23, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    You can forget about lyrics if you’re ever listening to Rock music… the “music” matters more… more so in metal where the guitar riff is all powerful. As an aside, Whastername from the same album of Green Day is one of my favourites as it rocks despite having “emoish” lyrics. πŸ˜€ Used to be obsessed with Boulevard too until I got sick of it. My favourite Green Day song has to be Jesus of Suburbia. πŸ˜€

    Why do most people think Lucky Ali is besura? He’s the only hindi artist I like and his songs are good too… :S

    Bryan Adams… 😐 😦 *runs off* [My brother tortured me for a week with this set as his alarm.]

    I recommend listening to John Lennon’s Imagine. Nice and beautiful. πŸ™‚

    Oh and I think Amit did this sometime ago with all hindi songs.

  3. 3 ish May 24, 2008 at 1:35 am

    Heh, you’ve become the Meme Queen now. πŸ˜›

    I won’t say anything about Greenday. Everyone knows I like that band. But yea, I’ve got to agree with you on that the lyrics aren’t always that great but every song of theirs has one particular thing that makes you like it. It could be a drum beat, a guitar solo, or even the piano’s and trumpets.

    I’m the last person who should comment about Sur’s. My music teacher would’ve committed suicide if I had gone on with my Sa Re Ga Ma’s for another year. But I like Lucky Ali. He’s old, he can’t act but he can sing well. O Sanam from his first album and Ek Pal Ka Jeena from Kaho Naa..Pyaar Hai are two of my favorites.

    Country Roads is a great song. But sadly I haven’t managed to find anyone who listens to John Denver nowadays..well..except my dad that is. That’s where I started with John Denver. I like most of his songs. Leaving on A Jet Plane is pretty nice too.

    Summer of ’69 is wicked! There was this Bryan Adams phase in my life during which I listened to a lot of songs by him. The guy is good. He’s got a very different voice. It’s not sweet or clear, it’s more like raw and grainy but still it appeals. I think I managed to play Everything I do..I do it for you on the keyboard once.

    Tadap Tadap is a nice song. I remember that I used to hate it when I bought the album because I was a kid then and this song was sad and slow. All the others were nice and chirpy. But then I grew up and this one became a favorite too. This song precisely made KK.

  4. 4 praneshachar May 24, 2008 at 4:07 am

    i enjoy music but poor in most of what you have quoted except hindi ones but I say music is one thing that gives you soothing effect by hearing a song or instrumental or anything one likes. It is purely likes and may it be hidustani or karnatak or light music. I dont know ragas or talas but I like the music and enjoy it meme queen all hindi songs quoted by you are superb.
    sonu nigam has rendered some songs in kannada films and simply marvellous he has sung with so mucl clarity in lyrics you can not imagine he does know the language.

  5. 5 vimal May 24, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    now thats something that excites me – music.

    But I always the prefer the desi songs to the videsi ones. and even in the videsi ones, I dont listen to those where they create noise pollution and also shaking their heads, behaving like drug addicts..oh oh…and it seems they call it rock music !!! except this genre of music, I listen ’em all. I consider music to be another element (sixth??) of nature.

    btw, ur choice of songs are gud, especially the tadap tadap song. but being a movie maniac, how come u dont have an inclination towards music??

    and blogmate, I have also changed the look of my blog(remember? u once asked me to!). Its now new and blue πŸ™‚

  6. 6 Falcon May 24, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    Music wusic.. bahut acche!!!

  7. 7 Poonam Sharma May 26, 2008 at 10:24 am

    @sulz: yes it is! Jesus of Suburbia is their another big hit. Bryan Adams is too overhyped. πŸ™‚

    @Ashish: Actually you are right. You have to make a choice between lyrics and music when it comes to most English songs. I like Green Day only for their music. I like Jesus of Sub, I didn’t list as the lyrics didnt seem befitting. πŸ™‚

    People call Lucky Ali ‘besura’ because he doesn’t always sing in tume with music conventions. I wrote ‘besura’ just to put this reminder, otherwise I like him.

    I have heard John Lennon, but not this one. I will listen to it today.

    oh, Amit did…If you have not done it, why don’t you do it?

    @Ish: See, you have inspired me to do the memes. I like Green Day music, no or about it. Lyrics are questionable for most English songs. Sometimes it is embarrassing to hear a song with nice music but full of graphic sexual details. 😦

    I like both O Sanam and Leaving on a Jet on a Jet Plane. Hey, you played Bryan Adams, why don’t you do it again. Record it, preserve it and share it. What say? It should bring a different kind of change in your life.

    @praneshachar: I am quite ignorant of carnatic music. I don’t know if I have ear for it. And I never knew Sonu Nigam has sung in Kannad. Thanks for telling me.

    @Vimal: yes, I know how big a music fan you are. Why don’t you do this meme. I would like to read yours. Why don’t you sing your favorite songs. That would be more cooler!

    I have a problem with music, it just doesn’t get into my ear sometimes. I am too lost in my thoughts to hear the lyrics and appreciate the music. That is why I discover my favorite songs with excruciate slowness.

    @falcon: kyun? Aapko music pasand nahi?

  8. 8 Ashish May 26, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    Heh. Sulz tagged me too so I have already done this. πŸ˜›

  9. 9 Amit May 26, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    You are turning into a Meme monster. πŸ˜›
    Well…errr…I don’t like Lucky Ali much. I think he has a very different voice which is soothing at times, but his “sur” really go bad as soon as the pitch goes high. On a low pitch his voice is amazing.
    As far as Bryan goes, I consider cloud number 9 as his best.
    And, no, I have not done this meme. That was another one. That was put-your-ipod-and-answer-the-questions. πŸ˜›
    I’ll do this soon. Need to do another one too. Hrrruummffff
    And in the last few months, I have heard so much of GreenDay that I am gonna download all of their songs and listen to them. And they better be good. πŸ‘Ώ

  10. 10 Poonam Sharma May 26, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    @Ashish:Actually that was why I did not tage you. While responding to comments, I forgot about it. πŸ™‚

    @Amit: yes, listen to Green day and would look forward to reading your meme. You can do other memes from this meme queen’s blog. πŸ˜›

  11. 11 i_HATE _PINKU May 26, 2008 at 7:39 pm


    maine aisa to nahin kaha!!!!

  12. 12 ish May 26, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    Hehe, I inspired you to do the meme’s? Badhiya hai. πŸ˜€

    Yes, I know what you mean. A perfect example of that could be Bryan Adams’ Let’s Make a Night To Remember. It’s got terrific music but the lyrics, well, they’re all about the things done in the night. But Greenday don’t write songs like that do they? As far as I know, Greenday has always been this rebel kind of music and that’s what Punk Rock is about I guess.

    And I used to play the keyboard long back. Ab toh bhool gaya sab kuch and ab us mein kuch khaas interest bhi nahi raha. Baaki mera kuch pata nahi, kabhi bhi kisi bhi cheez mein interest jaag sakta hai.

  13. 13 Harsha May 26, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    Cool list.. Summer 69 unplugged version is awesome track. I used to like tadap tadap earlier but not really now.. well depends on mood anyway.. πŸ™‚

  14. 14 Poonam Sharma May 27, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    @Ish: No, Green Day does not have sexual detail only rebelliously ****ing use of language… πŸ˜›

    Arre, koshish karo..hit the key board, it could be soothing and art-inspiring πŸ™‚

    @Harsh: yes, unplugged version is nice! And yes, we all like songs according to the mood.

  15. 15 ish May 27, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Abhi keyboard ka time nahi hai. Naya craze chadha hai guitar ka so trying to do something on that right now.

  16. 16 Poonam Sharma May 27, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    I actually thought that there was something up with guitar for I read your comment in Ashish’s blog. or was it someone else’s blog? It is such a close community these days. πŸ™‚

  17. 17 vimal May 28, 2008 at 3:29 am

    I would love to do this meme one day and I surely will. and it would be very tough picking out my favs, the list will be endless. Probably, I should try it in a different perspective. and with me rendering them, will be even tougher to include in the writeup :). and I already have some of my favs uploaded in my blogs; btw, did u get a chance to listen to any of ’em?

  18. 18 Poonam Sharma May 28, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    yes, I did listen to your favorites in malyali. Except the title I could not understand much. But yes, Rahman’s music was nice. I could not listen to Mahiri sung by you are even after several reloads of the web page the file is not showing up in my browser. Don’t worry, I have not given up. I will soon listen and let you know.

  19. 19 Voracious Blog Reader June 8, 2008 at 3:04 am


    Here you go.

    I got the link for the song from “Sur”.

    By the way, jumped here from Visceral Observations.

    Voracious Blog Reader

    Poonam: Thank you, Voracious Reader

    You jumped here from Visceral Observations. But this is Visceral Observations πŸ˜€

  20. 20 Voracious Blog Reader June 11, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    Hee hee.

    Noticed the mistake. But didn’t give the effort to correct it. Thanks for pointing it out but. πŸ™‚

    Voracious Blog Reader

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