Writing 101, Exercise 3! Yes, after a bit of a break, I decided that the time is ripe for getting back to Writing 101 seriously. Maybe we’ll stick to it this time around.. but of course, the exercise demands that I spend 15 minutes EVERYDAY writing, and we all know how we conveniently have “Life” as an excuse. I’m rambling; I’ll spend the 15 minutes today. We’ll think about tomorrow, well.. tomorrow!
For those who don’t know, writing exercises typically use prompts to get your thoughts flowing in one direction. Today’s prompt is: to write about my 3 most favourite songs, which mean a lot to me. So here we go..
1. Uyirum Neeye, from the movie Pavithra:
This is a beautiful melodious song composed in the raaga Kamaas, one of my absolute favourites. This song is from a movie in the early 1990s, and won the singer a national award. However, I don’t remember if it became particularly popular, since I was just a toddler at that time.The song is about an extremely moving topic: Motherhood.
You can listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NovCNFS1O1M
There is this beautiful line in the lyrics which goes:
Un Kannil Vazhiyum oru thuli podhum
Kadalum urugum thaaye
Translated, it means: Oh Mother, a single teardrop from your eyes is enough to make the ocean melt.
This line unerringly brings tears to my eyes every single time I listen to this song! I randomly discovered it a few years back, and fell absolutely and completely in love with it! It has never left my playlist since.
2. London Thumakda, from the movie Queen:
It is the mother of all wedding songs, and never fails to spark a festive mood even on a dull and dreary day. The song doesn’t have particularly special lyrics (well, most of the lyrics are in Punjabi, so I wouldn’t know if they were special :P), but it works simply with a fantastic beat that uplifts my mood instantly.
You can find this song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udra3Mfw2oo
It has been on my “Most played” folder ever since the movie released, and I can listen to it umpteen times, without ever getting bored! 😀
3. Get on the Floor by J Lo:
And this is the mother of all party songs! The one and only top song to make you get your groove on! It makes me start tapping my foot automatically, and makes me want to dance even when I’m down in the dumps! 3 years since this song was released, and I am yet to find another song that beats this when it comes to changing my mood from tired/sad/dull/depressed to happy and energetic within a second.
You can listen to this one here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4H_Zoh7G5A
I hope you liked my list of all-time favs! Please do share yours with me; I’m always looking for new stuff! The comments section is open to one and all. 🙂