Call me old fashioned, but the music these days is good for dance competitions or to shut someone down. Loud, meaningless and mind throbbingly painful.
I still scamper back to the old 90’s and early 21st century songs if I feel like listening to Hindi music. I miss those music videos with subtle romance like Taare Aahista Kije baatei that leaves a warm feeling in your gut. Soulful music with lyrics that makes your mind go all gooeyyy. I must have danced a hundred times to Phalguni Pathak's Chudi jo khanke haatho mei, imitating every step from the video. Milind Soman looked so gorgeous in Kabhi phool dena manane k liye. Those were the times when elegance and grace were still meaningful words. And lyrics were meant to be understood and felt.
The same goes for English music too. Although I do have few contemporary favorite singers. I love Adele, her voice is so powerful and her songs strum my heartstrings. On the other hand, Avril's peppy and rock-n--roll songs, uplifts my day. I actually love the Don't-Care attitude dripping in her songs.
In the world of auto tune, where musicians stuff a hundred sound in one music video, lyrics is all that is left that any makes sense to me. Listen to "Super Massive Blackhole" (although I love it) you would know what I am talking about. Your ear would keep vibrating long after the song has ended.
For most people, music varies according to the mood. It's same for me too, but then there are songs that can never go wrong in any moment.
Elvis Presley's Can't Help Falling In love with you, will make you fall in love all over again
Take my hand
Take my whole life too.
I go awwwww , starry eyed and rubber knees every time I hear these line.
Celine Dion's graceful singing is I am sure all time favorite of many.
Music is not just sound and words, it's sometimes like time wrap. You are taken back in time, into moments when you had first heard it. There are so many memories attached to a song.
Doesn't Backstreet Boys remind you of school days when you would exchange cassettes with friends. How many times have you sung My heart will go on with friends, screaming at the top of your voice?
Ahh Nostalgic Music.