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About Shailendra Singh

A music lover, critic and self-proclaimed aficionado!

Feel a void with Rishi Kapoor’s loss? Lend an ear to a romantic, hummable and instantly appealing Laxmikant-Pyarelal composition. Adorned by simple words by Anand Bakshi and sung by my namesake, Shailendra Singh, you will keep coming back to this … Continue reading

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Corona singles – Go Corona Go (Ameya); Pyar Karona (Salman Khan; Sajid-Wajid); Corona – The viral song (Euphoria); Hoga na Corona (Dhinchak Pooja) – April 2020

It is about Coronavirus! Amongst so many YouTube singles, presenting an enviable selection of 4 new satirical singles with credits ranging from the talented Ameya, starry Salman Khan with Sajid-Wajid, the popular Euphoria and last but not the least, Dhinchak … Continue reading

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Yeh raat bheegi bheegi – Chori Chori (1956)

Love nature and its peace and calm these days? Lyricist Shailendra, my namesake, brings it to life in raag kirwani based romantic duet put to an extremely hummable tune by Shankar-Jaikishan. 2 other strong reasons to give it a listen … Continue reading

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O Sanam – Sunoh (1996)

Presenting a cultish non-film track from Lucky Ali sung and composed mega-hit album Sunoh.  Beautifully weaved around Syed Aslam Noor’s words, the extremely catchy and hummable number also owes its success to some heart-warming instrumentation and accompanying vocals. Shaam Sawere … Continue reading

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Aap ki nazaron ne samjha – Anpadh (1962)

Homebound? Listen to an extremely hummable, endearing and ever popular number put together by the genius and ‘prince of ghazals’ Madan Mohan. Primarily raag darbari based, the lilting composition would have been a tough one to sing even for the … Continue reading

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So gaya yeh jahaan so gaya aasmaan – Tezaab (1988)

Without caring what’s happening around, do lend an ear to a soothing original Laxmikant-Pyarelal classic! Drive down in your head as the opening guitar riffs, mellifluous male chorus and the whistle, violin, saxophone and flute pieces with no fixed mukhda-antara … Continue reading

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Waada raha sanam honge juda na hum – Khiladi (1992)

Worried about COVID-19? Take a break and listen to this amazingly catchy Jatin-Lalit duet with an RD-esqe old world charm. Soulfully sung by Abhijeet Bhattacharya and Alka Yagnik and written by a lesser known Anwar Sagar, the romantic composition meanders across … Continue reading

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