Wednesday, July 13, 2011

10 Rainy Day Songs

It rained hard today in Hyderabad after a long time. Driving past Husainsagar lake in the afternoon rain I was reminded of the rainy day songs that I like hearing. Here is a list of 10 of those in no particular order.

1) Kabhi to nazar Milao: Adnan Sami's soulful song reminds me of an entire monsoon that we spent listening to the song. Soulful and lovely to play on the drive.

2) Downeaster Alexa: Billy Joel's number from Stormfront has been an all time favourite with me ever since a wonderful summer back in the early 199os when it rained and rained. How i loved listening to that song.

3) Rim Jhim Gire Sawan: Fantastic number by Kishore Kumar in Manzil. Sung as well as the original by my college mate Ramesh who excelled at the Kishore numbers. I remember a rainy evening being stranded at Paradise and borrowing Ramesh's bike. When I returned the bike I was drenched but there was some rum and Ramesh was singing this song and it was still raining outside. Heavenly.

4) Rain: Madonna's not too well-known number got to me in my Mumbai days. I would play this song and listen to it as the rain poured outside at my flat in Nerul. Or even at my desk at office or in the local on my walkman.

5) Everybody Hurts: REM's slow number has always been a great favourite ever since I heard it in Mumbai. Rainy evenings at Cafe Mondegar!

6) Words: Boyzone's take on the Beegees number is a must fantastic song and perfect to listen ton on a slow drive in rain.

7) Annie’s song: John Denver’s soulful ballad is another lovely slow number to listen to on a drive in the rain. Sets the mood perfectly.

8) Drive: A wonderful ballad by The Cars. Soothing and great to hear anytime quiet and tranquil. Night drives, rainy drives, rainy days at the window.

9) Father Figure: George Michael’s slow number. Another all time favourite of mine. Good for the drive in the rain.

10) Kiss From a Rose: Seal’s soulful number from Batman Returns makes up the first list.

More to join these later.


Dr. Ranjani said...

I would put Rim Jhim Gire Sawan at the top of this list.

Harimohan said...

Ah yes Ranjani. Love that song. The Kishore Kumar version (there is a Lata version as well). I realised that a list of 10 rainy day Hindi songs would be nice.