Because I can’t be bothered to look up a song from a band I hate, I’m skipping right over to Day 13: A Song That Is A Guilty Pleasure. The song I’ll earn the hatred of multitudes for liking. The song even Britney Spears refused to sing. Presenting to you:
It’s one of those things like shopping, brand-whoring and calorie-watching that ‘intelligent women’ indulge in and absolutely refuse to admit. (I shall plead guilty to two of the three charges myself.) All in all, if you don’t find that hook ridiculously catchy, well, expect me to disagree.
The first song I heard from the man, and although I’ve come to love almost everything else by him, this one still makes my day every time I listen to it. Adapted from a poem by another favourite poet, one I had translated (a little differently) in second year. This song has been very much of an obsession for very many years.
(And this is the first time I saw the video. Thought I would mention.)
I don’t know why this challenge asks for so many un-favourite songs, because Day 10 requires one to post A Song That Makes You Fall Asleep. There is a bit of ambiguity as far as what people have posted in answer to this (as I observed at the Facebook page of the challenge). Some people have interpreted it as the song they like falling asleep to, while others have listed the song they find most boring. As far as my knowledge of the language goes, the second usage would be correct. However, I don’t enjoy it one bit filling my blog up with songs I’d rather have nothing to do with. (Besides the tediousness of finding such songs. I’m rarely forced to listen to music I dislike, my zoning-out capacity is excellent, and if my sister didn’t remind me of the song I posted on Day 2, I could never have remembered that one either.)
On the other hand, I usually don’t sleep to music if I can help it, so it’s equally difficult to think of a song I like falling asleep to. So instead, here goes one of the few songs I have a history of singing incoherently just before I pass out.
An old favourite that sobriety doesn’t quite manage to spoil. Also a song that for some reason reminds me of high school (or more precisely, the time when I was enrolled at high school, since very little of it was spent at that actual institution). You’d rather not find out what the other songs in this list are, believe me.
Dancing would not usually feature among my favourite activities. There are few anecdotes to go with this post, which is about a song that I’ve never actually danced to, but it makes me want to dance every time. :)
Not a great fan of either Shahid or Priyanka (though of Vishal Bharadwaj, certainly), but a film that I enjoyed a lot. Very well-done Bombay pulp, what can you say. <3
It should be Day 7 but I’m skipping the entry because I can’t think of a very remarkable instance of A Song That Reminds You of a Certain Event. Some other day, then, while I put up the next entry.
Unfortunately, yet another song without a video. This is not the most well-known version of the song, but it is the one I memorized the lyrics from.
This is also the version I remember singing aloud with a bunch of people at G-Point, that terribly dirty and not-so-terribly secret hideout in campus that we never frequented after first year. I went to look at it again last summer and found the place turned entirely into a garbage dump. The friend who came along with me had not spent her UG1 there and could never have guessed the magic that has left that bit of desolate ruin.
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