Hrithik Roshan is back. His much anticipated movie, ‘Kites’ is soon going to be released. To generate that essential hype, the music of the ‘Kites’ has been released two months prior to the release of the movie. The movie has been directed by Anurag Basu and the music has been composed by Rajesh Roshan. The album definitely has an international touch that will appeal to the listeners outside India. Interestingly, Hrithik has also made his singing debut and well, he has done a decent job here. Lyrics have been written by Nasir Faraaz and Asif Ali Beg and they have done a commendable job.

 The album begins with ‘Zindagi Do Pal Ki’. Crooned by Kay Kay, the song will make an impact immediately. Kay Kay, true to his talent and potential has done a fascinating job and the song manages to remain with you even after you are done with the album. This one is a romantic track and has interesting variations of the pitches. The remixed version of the song is relatively faster but the essence remains the same.

 Next comes ‘Dil Kyun Yeh Mera’ sung by Kay Kay again. It is a slow song that works smoothly. The number has cool mix of electronic guitar and beats and delightful rhythms.  You are sure to fall in love with this song. The remixed version of this song has added mixture of techno beats and rap. It is equally appealing.

 Vishal Dadlani and Suraj Jagan have crooned ‘Tum Bhi Woh Wahi’. The song starts slowly but picks up the pace afterwards. The vocals are high-pitch and give the impression of a rock song. Singers have done a wonderful job here.

 Hrithik Roshan makes his debut as a singer in ‘Kites in the Sky’. Ably supported by Suzanne D’Mello, the song has feel of opera and has English lyrics. It’s a slow and melodious song making you listen to it again and again.

 The next up is ‘Fire Love is Hell’ in voices of Rajesh Roshan, Vishal Dadlani, Anirudh Bhola and Anushka Manchanda. It is actually a dance number that will make you move to its beats. The English version of the same song has almost everything similar to the original track. All in all, the album is worth listening to and is sure to make a mark in local as well as international market.

Amir Khan is one of the most successful actors in Hindi film industry. He has given one huge hit after another in a film career spanning no less than 20 years. Fondly known as Mr. Perfectionist because of his constant focus on minute details, his movies are always huge box office draws. His last two releases Ghajini and 3 Idiots have broken all box office records. Films starring Amir Khan always has wonderful songs that add more appeal to his movies. Let’s check out some of the most famous songs of Amir Khan.

Bum Bum Bole  

Artist(s): Shaan, Aamir Khan

Lyricist: Prasoon Joshi

 

Kholo Kholo  

Artist(s): Raman Mahadevan

Lyricist: Prasoon Joshi

           

Maa  

Artist(s): Shankar Mahadevan

Lyricist: Prasoon Joshi

           

Fanaa For You (Chand Sifarish Club Mix)…  

Artist(s): DJ Aqeel

Lyricist: Prasoon Joshi

           

Aal Izz Well  

Artist(s): Sonu Nigam, Shaan, Swanand Kirkire

Lyricist: Swanand Kirkire

 

Taare Zameen Par  

Artist(s): Shankar Mahadevan, Bugs Bhargava, Dominique Cerejo, Vivinenne Pocha

Lyricist: Prasoon Joshi

 

Papa Kehte Hain  

Artist(s): Udit Narayan

 

Dil Chahta Hai  

Artist(s): Shankar Mahadevan

 

Banno Raani  

Artist(s): Sadhana Sargam

 

Adayein Bhi Hain, Mohabbat Bhi Hai  

Artist(s): Anuradha Paudwal, Kumar Sanu

Lyricist: Sameer

           

Koi Kahe Kehta Rahe  

Artist(s): Shankar Mahadevan, Shaan, Kay Kay

 

Jame Raho  

Artist(s): Vishaal Dadlani

Lyricist: Prasoon Joshi

           

Kaise Mujhe  

Artist(s): Benny Dayal, Shreya Ghoshal

Lyricist: Prasoon Joshi

 

Ruko Ruko To  

Artist(s): Vijay Benedict

Lyricist: Anjaan

           

Are Yaaro Mere Pyaro  

Artist(s): Udit Narayan, Vijayeta Pandit

 

 

Behti Hawa Sa Tha Who  

Artist(s): Shaan, Shantanu Moitra

Lyricist: Swanand Kirkire

           

Khambe Jaisi Khadi Hai  

Artist(s): Udit Narayan

 

Jaane Nahin Denge Tujhe  

Artist(s): Sonu Nigam

Lyricist: Swanand Kirkire

           

Jaane Kyon  

Artist(s): Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik

 

Chanda Chamke  

Artist(s): Babul Supriyo, Mahalaxmi Iyer, Master Akshay Bhagwat, Aamir Khan, Kajol

Lyricist: Prasoon Joshi

           

Give Me Some Sunshine  

Artist(s): Sharman Joshi, Suraj Jagan

Lyricist: Swanand Kirkire

          

Dum Dama Dum  

Artist(s): Udit Narayan, Anuradha Paudwal

 

Hamse Hai Sara Jahan  

Artist(s): Jatin, Sadhana Sargam

 

Ishwar Allah  

Artist(s): Sujatha Mohan, Anuradha Sriram

           

Mera Jahan  

Artist(s): Adnan Sami, Auriel Cordo, Ananya Wadkar

Lyricist: Amole Gupte

           

Quite a good number of music fans love to learn music. One of the favorite instruments of a new music learner is guitar. Playing music on guitar gives a different feel altogether. But to play guitar, one needs to buy it. While professional guitarists know the details while going to purchase it but for amateurs ones, it might be slightly difficult. Choosing the guitar that perfectly suits one’s needs is definitely complicated.

 Guitar comes in a variety of types and even a minor glitch can adversely affect its performance. The first thing you need to pay attention to is the type of guitar you want to go for. Guitar could be electric bass guitar, steel-stringed acoustic guitar for folk and blues, a nylon-stringed acoustic for classical music, guitar for old rock and roll etc types. If you have any musician in your knowledge, it’s always better to take his advice. They can suggest you regarding what type of guitar will exactly suit your needs.

 One wonderful idea is to research on internet about different types of guitar and price guides. You can also check out guitar magazines. Many new learners prefer to buy second hand model. You should look for a well balanced body, a straight neck, frets that are smooth and flush.

 Try to play the guitar as this will give you an idea about the turning keys and also the sound quality of each string. If you are interested in electric guitar, check for any humming and cracking. Lastly, try out different models before finally selecting your favorite model.

The voice of Lata Mangeshkar represents supreme and pristine quality of Indian music. She is undoubtedly the greatest playback singer in the Hindi film industry. She has sung all forms of music like ghazals, songs, bhajans and even folk songs. In her lifetime, she has recorded no less than 50,000 songs. Lata Mangeshkar has also rendered her voice in other regional languages like Tamil, Bengali, and Malayalam etc. It is said that she has sung in more than twenty regional languages and over a thousand Hindi movies.

Lata Mangeshkar has recorded duets with all the top most singers. From legends of yesteryear like Manna Dey, Mohammed Rafi, Mukesh, Hemant Kumar, Mahendra Kapoor and Kishore Kumar to stars of current crop like Kumar Shanu, Udit Narayan, Sonu Nigam, Kunal Ganjawala etc, Lata has sung with all of them with same comfort and excellence.

It is no less than impossible to think of listing all the hit songs of Lata Mangeshkar. She came into prominence with Aayega Aanewaala from the movie Mahal (1949). She has given thousand of hits in every era since 40s to first decade of the new millennium. Her initial hits were songs like,

  • Mohabbat aisi dhadkan hai,
  • Yeh zindagi usiki hai,
  • Jaag dard ishq jaag,
  • O aasman waale
  • Aplam chaplam,
  • Radha na bole na bole,
  • Kitna haseen hai mausam,
  • Dheere se aaja ri akhiyan mein,
  • Shola jo bhadke,
  • Bholi soorat dil ke khote,
  • Dil dhadke nazar sharmaaye,
  • Mere dil ki ghadi kare etc

She followed her initial hits with songs like

  • Gore gore o baanke chore,
  • Mehfil mein jal uthi shama,
  • Dil ki duniya basake sanwariya,
  • Mere man ka baawra panchi,
  • Balma anadi man bhaaye
  • Jiya bekaraar hai,
  • Rasik Balma,
  • Gumnaam hai koi,
  • Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya,
  • Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Yeh.

All the Hindi ghazals lovers must have heard of famous Ghazal singer Chitra Singh. Married to Ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh, Chitra singh is a renowned Indian Urdu/Hindi ghazals singer. Together they have given wonderful duets and are considered as legends in modern ghazals singing. Born in a Bengali family, Chitra Singh never had any formal music training. Her family had music culture and she first learned the ropes by listening to others. Chitra Singh started her career in Mumbai by singing advertisement jingles for various products.

The meeting of these two famous singers took place during 1960s in Mumbai only when both Jagjit and Chitra singh were trying to make career in singing. They both sung jingles together. However, their struggle paid off when they launched top album, “The Unforgettables”. This album literally revolutionized Indian ghazals world. They sung in public and album became a huge hit. Interestingly, this album also changed the way ghazals were used to be sung. During those days, ghazals were performed in Mehfils.

Since then, it became an unforgettable journey for both of them. They released various ghazals albums and devotional albums as well. They even composed songs for Hindi, Punjabi and Bengali albums. Their Bengali and Punjabi albums were huge hits. Chitra singh stopped singing after the unfortunate demise of her young son. Some of her famous songs include “Yeh Tera Ghar, Yeh Mera Ghar”, “Tum Aao To Sahi”, “Woh Nahin Milta Mujhe”, “Saare Badan Ka Khoon”, and “Mitti Da Bawa”.

Some of her Albums include,

A Milestone (1976), The Unforgettables (1978), Gold Disc (1979), Ae mere dil (1980), Live in concert with Jagjit Chitra Singh, Live at Wembley, Desires, Chirag, The Latest (1982), Ecstasies (1984), A Sound Affair (1985) etc.

Born on March 12, 1984 in Rawatbhata, Rajasthan, Shreya Ghoshal has made rapid strides in Hindi playback singing. She has made a name for herself in last few years. Know for her melodious voice and classical talent, Shreya has sung for almost every top banner of the Hindi film industry. She is also active in regional films as well and has managed to make millions of fans. The regional languages she has lent her voice to include, Marathi, Telugu, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi and Tamil.

Shreya showed glimpses of her talent from an early age only. She was musically inclined since the tender age of four. She received her earlier training in Hindustani classical music from Maheshchandra Sharma. Later on she won the children’s special episode of the Sa Re Ga Ma contest on Zee TV and that victory made her family move its base to Mumbai. She trained with famous composer Kalyanji who was highly impressed with her talent.

Her first major came with the hit movie Devdas where she was given the voice of Paro. That movie was her key to stardom and since then she has never looked back. That movie won her the Filmfare Award for best singer as well as the R D Burman award, given to upcoming talents in music. In her career, Shreya Ghoshal has sung for all the top music composers including Anu Malik, Himesh Reshammiya, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Pritam, Vishal-Shekhar, Hamsalekha, Mano Murthy, Gurukiran, Ilayaraja and maestro A. R. Rahman. She has also acted as a judge in the singing show Amul Star Voice Of India Chhote Ustaad.

Shreya has won no less than three national awards and four Filmfare awards. May she keep mesmerizing us with her wonderful voice.

Sunidhi_Chauhan_300Sunidhi Chauhan was born on August 14, 1983. A successful playback singer, she has earned huge accolades over the years. Sunidhi is hugely talented and has sung more than 2000 songs. Her talent was first discovered when she was a child. She started to sing at an early age of four and a televised singing contest named ‘Meri Awaz Suno’ got her national recognition. She debuted with Hindi film Shastra but what got her fame and appreciation was Ram Gopal Verma’s film, Mast, in which she sang the hit song, Ruki Ruki Si Zindagi. Since then, it has been a truly remarkable journey for Sunidhi. She has worked with almost all the top musicians and her songs have often proved to be chartbusters. She has been nominated for no less than twelve Filmfare Awards out of which she has won it thrice. Other awards won by her are, Star Screen Awards, IIFA Awards and Zee Cine Award.

Sunidhi Chauhan is a very versatile singer as can be witnessed from her songs belonging to diverse genres. She can sing in any genre. She is proficient in genres as diverse as rock, pop, classical, folk and semi-classical. Last year was especially good for her as she gave numerous hits like Chhaliya, Rock Mahi, Lucky Boy, Desi Girl (Dostana), Dance Pe Chance (Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi), and Race Saanson Ki (Race). Top notch music composers like A. R. Rahman, Anu Malik, Jatin Lalit, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Pritam Chakraborty, Nadeem-Shravan, Vishal-Shekhar, Himesh Reshammiya etc have worked with her and have given wonderful hits. Some of her popular songs are, Ruki Ruki, Mehboob Mere, Dhoom Machale, Kaisi Paheli, Deedar De, Beedi, Soniye, Aashiqui Main, Aaja Nachle, Sajnaji Vari Vari, Dance Pe Chance etc to name a few.