It is Valentine’s Day today and whatever your current situation, I know that a lot of you will enjoy listening to love songs. Not only do these songs often give us a sense of familiarity, but they also represent situations that we have been in over the years which is why we love them so much.
I have decided to switch over to Bollywood for this, and have selected 5 of my favourite Bollywood love songs which not only have a Romeo and Juliet vibe to them, but will certainly get you in the mood to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Enjoy my selection below, and let me know if they match your favourites too.
Nahin Ye Ho Nahin Sakta – Barsaat
Barsaat featuring Bobby Deol and Twinkle Khanna has always been one of my favourite films. I love its full soundtrack but selected Nahin Ye Ho Nahin Sakta for its happy ending and extreme romantic vibes.
Teri Meri Prem Kahani – Bodyguard
There is not a lot that needs to be said about the next song in this list! Composed by my favourite Bollywood musician Himesh Reshammiya, it is truly self explanatory why Teri Meri Prem Kahani from Bodyguard, is included 😉
In this week’s New Music Monday we have a brand new rendition from India’s fab four SANAM, and it is their version of the evergreen Bollywood retro classic Kahin Door from the film Anand.
The band have covered quite a few songs that have been featured on yesteryear actor Rajesh Khanna (O Mere Dil Ke Chain, Roop Tera Mastana, Mere Sapno Ki Rani to name a few) and due to popular demand by their fans, Kahin Door has now been added to the list.
The new year has started on a great note music wise, as the reunion of Irish boyband Westlife, also saw them release a brand new single called Hello My Love after almost 10 years.
With the single has been performing well since it’s release, the band recently treated fans with a special acoustic version of the song. This kind of double release of one song is rare in today’s music scene, and so it’s no surprise, that the release of the acoustic version also boosted sales of the original song.
This week my new music Monday features a brand new release from Arya Entertainment – Ab Ke Jo Raath.
I had previously shared the posters of the song here when it was announced last month and I am pleased to share the video of the song which released on 24th Jan. The song has been written and composed by Viraal (who has previously composed the songs Albeliya, Pehlo Prem for Arya Entertainment) and the song has been described as being a Bollywood lounge fusion song.
It has been a long time since I uploaded my last piano solo, and I am very happy to upload my latest one which is the romantic and melodious love song Runaway by The Corrs.
Long time readers of Jem Girl at the Piano will know that The Corrs are one of my favourite bands (I have talked about some of their songs before, which you can read here) and I chose to learn Runaway from a properly published music book which I have had in my collection, for a very long time.
For the month of January, I have chosen a song which has been another re-discovery of mine, from December last year, and it is Madonna’s Don’tTell Me which is from her album Music.
There is so much to love about this song, starting from its catchy country style guitar rift, to M’s attitude, to the music video featuring the cowboys. The lyrics of Don’t Tell Me essentially tell the story of a woman telling her lover not to ‘control her’ “Don’t tell me to stop Tell the rain not to drop Tell the wind not to blow
‘Cause you said so…” and at a time where the entire world is finally waking up to #MeToo movements etc, it couldn’t be a better time to remember a song like this, and also remember the fact that Madonna has always been at the forefront of supporting and promoting female empowerment.
We are still in the first month of the year, and what a better way to start the new year than with a brand new New Music Monday which features a release from one of my favourite bands who recently reunited: Westlife!
Westlife are my first and favourite boyband, and they are not only back together, but have recently released a brand new single titled Hello My Love. To celebrate their reunion, I had shared some of their hit songs throughout November in a mini series called Westlife Wednesday, and now, I am so happy to share their brand new single. Hello My Love has already crossed 1 million views at YouTube in just 2 days, and is also already number 1 in the charts! What a comeback boys!
My favourite Bollywood musician and multi-talented artist Himesh Reshammiya recently completed mentoring on another successful reality show Love Me India Kids. Since the completion of the show, Himesh has performed almost back to back shows in India and internationally in Tanzania.
Himesh’s first concert was the day before Christmas in Berhampore, India where he enthralled crowds with his unique performances of his super hit songs. Check out the highlight below, from the concert, which he shared at his Instagram:
This week’s new music Monday is the latest SANAM rendition which is also their latest Christmas offering, and, it also features a medley of three Christmas carols: The First Noel, Gloria in Excelsis Deo and Angels We Have Heard on High. They have performed the song along with singer Lisa Mishra.
Singer Lisa Mishra shot to fame after her cover of the song Tareefan from Veere di Wedding was appreciated by Rhea Kapoor (sister of Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor) and she has continued to gain success ever since. It is wonderful to see her singing with SANAM in this latest release, and her voice compliments both singers Sanam Puri and Venky S very well.
Ever since Bollywood rapper Arya Acharya launched his own music company Arya Entertainment, things have been looking good for the Hindi independent music scene.
There have been a total of four single releases so far (Albeliya, Pehlo Prem, Piya reprise and Keh Do Naa) all of which have been composed and written by Viraal and now as the year draws to a close, Arya Entertainment have recently announced their next offering which is titled Ab Ke Jo Raath. This single has once again been composed and written by Viraal, and the first look posters give the feeling that the song may have a Rajasthani vibe to it.