Favourite Golden Oldie: Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty

This month’s favourite golden oldie is a song that is close to my heart, and it also features one of my favourite areas of London, Baker Street!

The song Baker Street is a highly underrated track by composer Gerry Rafferty. Baker Street talks about a relationship gone wrong and is set against the backdrop of a famous saxophone solo with some amazing electric guitar rifts. The song has been sung by the late Gerry Rafferty himself and its video is an almost true representation of life in London in the 1970’s.

Enjoy this month’s favourite golden oldie and let me know if you have previously heard this amazing song!

Favourite Golden Oldie: Ye Tera Mera Milna from Aap kaa Suroor movie

This month’s favourite golden oldie song is a Bollywood one and I have chosen Tera Mera Milna from Aap kaa Surroor movie, which released in 2007.

Aap Kaa Surroor the movie was almost the beginning of my fandom, of my favourite Bollywood composer Himesh Reshammiya. Not only was this his debut movie as an actor, but he really surprised everyone by achieving immense success at the box office. I was lucky enough to watch the very first viewing of the film’s trailer, which Himesh showcased at his Wembley Arena concert in 2006.

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Favourite Golden Oldie: Can’t Get You Out of My Head – Kylie Minogue

This months favourite golden oldie song is a Western music choice of mine and to mark Kylie Minogue’s return to the music scene with her latest album Golden, I have decided to revisit one of her biggest hits Can’t Get You Out of My Head from the album Live in Sydney.

A heavy dance based track, Can’t Get You Out of My Head was a big chartbuster back in the day (2001), and with its strong hookline and Kylie’s power packed vocals, managed to capture everyones attention instantly. It is a real summer tune and one that you would most enjoy on a sunny day, on a drive with your window down.

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My favourite Golden Oldie song: Naam Hai Tera from Aap Kaa Surroor

9This months favourite golden oldie song is a Bollywood choice, and I have chosen Naam Hai Tera from my favourite Bollywood musician Himesh Reshammiya’s highly successful private album Aap Kaa Surroor.

Naam Hai Tera is not only my favourite song from the album, but is one of my favourite all-time songs from Himesh. The song is my favourite because of the strong piano intro, Himeshji’s romantic and emotive vocals and its rock element. There are three versions of the song: original, remix and unplugged. The original has a stronger rock vibe, while the remix is much more dance appropriate and the unplugged has a strong piano base to it, making all three versions unique in their own way.

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My favourite Golden Oldie song: Stars by Simply Red

We have reached that time of the month, where I celebrate a favourite song of mine, here at Girl at the Piano. Last month’s choice was a Bollywood song which means this month will be a Western classic, and I have chosen Stars by Simply Red.

My close friend and family circle all know just how big a fan I am of the group Simply Red. I grew up listening to their music, and appreciating all of the many genres (soul/jazz/pop/rock) that they added to create their unique sound. The band’s leader and lead singer Mick Hucknall, is my first music idol and continues to be til this very day (yes, I do wish they were still making music!)

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My favourite Golden Oldie song Bollywood: Teri Chunariya from Hello Brother

For the month of January, my favourite golden oldie song is none other than the highly melodious Teri Chunariya from the Bollywood soundtrack Hello Brother.

Teri Chunariya has been composed by my favourite Bollywood musician and multi-talented artist Himesh Reshammiya, and is one of his fairly earlier tracks as a Music Director. The song has been picturised on Bollywood actors Salman Khan and Rani Mukherjee, who have done a wonderful job in the picturisation of the song. The main reason why I love the track, is that it is infectiously melodious, whilst being romantic at the same time. The melody simply flows from start to finish, and there are some very strong music arrangements in the song.

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My Favourite Golden Oldie song: Crazy by Seal

This month’s favourite Golden Oldie is a song from the 90’s, and quite literally nostalgia from my childhood: Crazy by Seal.

Being born and bought up in London UK, I have been exposed to a lot Western Music much more than Bollywood music during my early years, and Crazy by Seal is one such track which has never left my mind. The entire melody and lyrics are an extremely powerful combination with Seal’s epic vocals, and this definitely makes you sing a long with it “Well we’re Never gonna survive, unless, we get a lil Crazy…!” The song talks about the state of the human race, the problems it faces and also the prediction of the future “In a World full of people, only some want to fly, now isn’t that crazy…”

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My Favourite Golden Oldie: Haareya ~ Meri Pyari Bindu

This months favourite golden oldie song is technically still a new one (roughly 6 months old), but I have decided to include it, as it has emerged as one of my favourite Bollywood songs of this year, and I have a feeling it will stay in my playlists for quite sometime. The song is the melodious Haareya from Meri Pyari Bindu.

Haareya – Meri Pyari Bindu
Composers: Sachin-Jigar
Lyrics: Priya Saraiya

While I don’t consider myself to be a die hard Arijit Singh fan, I do occasionally like his releases and Haareya is one of them. It is a very simple song, but has a strong melody with meaningful, romantic lyrics and this combination is extremely rare to find these days in Bollywood Music. Sachin-Jigar excel in this genre as composers (as previously heard in their songs like Jeena Jeena, Badlapur and Toota Jo Kabhi Tara from Flying Jatt). I recently discovered that this song also has a rock version which has been sung by Ayushmann Khuarana. I am rather surprised that the creators decided to create a rock version of Haareya, as it is not a Rock song in the first place. They would have been better of releasing a B side of the track, with Ayushmann’s vocals.

Did you like Haareya from Meri Pyari Bindu? Let me know in the comments!

My favourite Golden Oldie song: Truly Madly Deeply by Savage Garden

Its that time where I share my favourite golden oldie song of the month! This month, I have chosen a Western song which is most probably, one of my favourite love songs of all time. It is Truly Madly Deeply by Savage Garden.

Truly Madly Deeply by Savage Garden

This song was hugely popular while I was growing up in the late 90’s, and has a beautiful melody plus lyrics, which have been composed by Savage Garden. Lead singer Darren Hayes croons the track, and it is definitely one of those songs, which you will hear every Valentine’s day!

Let me know if this track features in your favourites list too!

My favourite golden oldie: Vaada Raha Sanam from Khiladi

This month’s golden oldie song is a Bollywood one, and has been composed by Music director duo Jatin-Lalit. The song is the melodious 90’s classic Vaada Raha Sanam from Khiladi!

Vaada Raha Sanam – Khiladi

The reason behind choosing this song, is that I personally feel it represents the romantic era of the 90’s very well, has a beautiful melody and meaningful lyrics – all of which are missing in today’s Music! It is the most memorable song from the Akshay Kumar starrer Khiladi, and has a duet version, as well as a male solo. The duet has decent picturisation and has been sung by Alka Yagnik and Abhijit Bhattacharya. I am currently trying to learn this timeless melody on the piano, and if I manage to, then you can be sure to expect a piano solo of the song soon!

If Vaada Raha Sanam from Khiladi also features in your Bollywood classic list, do tell me why in the comments!