Love. It's an emotion that crosses all barriers of
age, religion, boundaries and nationalities. A feeling that is
experienced at least once
in our lifetime and is surely a predisposition equaling to a huge
gamble. However, it is very popularly said that
music is a guide to revealing true feelings of
love. A song is played and you end up sailing in the boat of life's
moments as if that one song represents your journey. What we are saying
is that music is an
essential element of our life. So this Valentine's season, we promise to
take you on a musical journey across what all romantic songs surely
defined - pure and sacred love.
Last week, we brought to light a few of
those brilliant male singers who are still entertaining us with their
stupendous romantic hits and their soulful voices. This week, we bring the
second and final part. BollyCurry takes a look at the best romantic
female voices that complete every song in their mesmerizing voices and make
us croon to their soft and gentle melodies.
The Nightingale of India and the holder
of the prestigious "Bharat Ratna", Lata Mangeshkar
, is the queen of
music. A Guinness record holder for recording the highest number of
songs, Lata ji started her
career with Marathi films but initially struggled to make it big in the
music arena. After being discovered however, she gifted the Indian music
some of the most soulful and heart warming numbers as a solo or a duet.
most successful pairing was with Kishore Kumar and Mohd.Rafi. Such is
the diverse range of Lata ji's songs that it is unlikely you will find
one concrete list,
but BollyCurry brings to you the best of the best. These songs shall
be regarded as her evergreen hits: "Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya", "Ajeeb
Dastaan Hai Yeh",
"Aye Mere Watan Ke Logo", "Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna
Hai", "Hothon Pe Aisi
Baat", "Humko Hum Hi Se", "Tere
Liye" and "Do Pal" . Her journey has truly been a blessing for all of us
wish that this singer continues to enthral us in the years to come!
It's a dream
journey for every singer to be honoured with the prestigious National Award for their
debut film. Starting her career with the musical epic, Devdas
awarded for her soulful crooning of the all time hit "Dola Re". The
lass, oozing with talent, later went on to become the country's best
talent, her soft, sweet and soulful voice, instantly made her a
favourite. Her evergreen hits include the sensuous "Jaadu Hai Nasha
Hai", romantic songs such as "Bairi Piya", "Dola Re", "Wada Raha",
"Pyar Ki Ek Kahaani", "Piyu Bole", "Agar Tum Mil Jao",
"Teri Ore", "Bahara", "Teri Meri Prem Kahani" and the recent "Saans".
as sweet as honey and as soulful as a prayer, let's hope she keeps
on giving us such magnificent music for eternity.
This talented Bengali singer began her
career as a six year old and later went on to become India's finest
singing sensations. Capturing millions in seconds after her
renditions of love ballads, she was an overnight success with the
of "Ek Do Teen", bringing to the world the beauty of Alka and Madhuri
Dixit. Her most
hits as a duet singer came in combination with Udit Narayan. She saw her
turning when she sang the love songs, "Akela Hain To Kya Ghum Hai " and
"Ae Mere Humsafar". She later gave many hits which comprise of evergreen
hits such as, "Mera Dil Bhi Kitna", "Dekha Hai Pehli
Baar", "Tu Shayar Hai", "Baazigar O Baazigar",
"Ae Mere Humsafar",
"Raja Ko Rani Se", Jaati Hoon
Main", "Pardesi Pardesi", "Kitna Pyara Tujhe Rab",
"Poocho Zara Poocho", "Aaye Ho Meri Zindagi Mein, "Kabhi
Alvida Naa Kehna", "Tumhi Dekho Na", "Lakdi Kyun",
"Hum Tum"," Laal Dupatta", "Oodhni", "Suraj
Hua Madham", "Bole Chudiya" and "Yeh Ladki Hai Allah". Alka Yagnik
is the only female singer to have bagged seven Filmfare awards for
her singing talent. Though she now sings only selected songs, we wish that she would give us many
songs in the years to come.
A Kannada classical singer, Kavita Krishnamurthy
possesses that unique voice which
suits a variety of songs and actresses ranging from the classical and the
romantic numbers. Her career profile proves that she definitely was an all
rounder performer, giving classical as well as romantic hits. Her beautiful
compositions include "Tu Hi Re", "Nayak Nahi Khalnayak Hoon
Main", "Nimbooda Nimbooda", "Que Sera Sera", "Aankhon Ki Gustakhiyan", "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam" ,
"Woh Hadki Hai Kahan", "I Love You", "Hawa Hawai", "Pyar Hua Chupke
Se", "Mera Piya Ghar Aaya", "Ishq Bina", "Dola
Re", "Aaj Main Upar" and "Achchi Lagti Ho". She has also performed various other forms of
music like Ghazals and Devotional Songs but her unique contribution to
romantic songs is unparalleled.
Sunidhi, the eternal success, rose to
fame with a singing reality show Meri Awaz Suno
at the tender age of four. She
gained immense popularity with her off beat song, "Ruki Ruki Si Zindagi" from
. Being very fond of Western
music and her voice lending her support, she soon rose to be a great playback
singer. Though bonding more with her western music, she gave us some of the most rendering compositions such as "Bumbro",
"Mehboob Mere", "Mere Zindagi Mein Ajnabee", "Ishq
Kabhi Kariyo Na",
"Aa Zara", "Ishq
Sufiyana", "Gun Gun Guna", "Mar Jaiyan", "Jabse Mere Dil
Ko Uff" and
"Yaariyan Reprise". The more youthful generation loves romance in as genre and Sunidhi is definitely in demand
to provide music that fills the gap.
After giving you a
soulful journey of
the current and evergreen singers to have graced the music industry, we
a conclusion. As the journey goes on, new singers emerge and new songs
by, these singers shall always have a place in our hearts. New songs
sung and fans will groove, but the fragrance of yesteryears will always
linger. Romance will be reinvented and it will become more passionate
these evergreen hits will make you remember your sweet moments gone by.
shall always hold a extraordinary place in our hearts and we salute
Author: Siona M.
Editors: Mayu P. & Jenifer Y.
Graphics: Preet K.