My Favourite Golden Oldie: Haareya ~ Meri Pyari Bindu

This months favourite golden oldie song is technically still a new one (roughly 6 months old), but I have decided to include it, as it has emerged as one of my favourite Bollywood songs of this year, and I have a feeling it will stay in my playlists for quite sometime. The song is the melodious Haareya from Meri Pyari Bindu.

Haareya – Meri Pyari Bindu
Composers: Sachin-Jigar
Lyrics: Priya Saraiya

While I don’t consider myself to be a die hard Arijit Singh fan, I do occasionally like his releases and Haareya is one of them. It is a very simple song, but has a strong melody with meaningful, romantic lyrics and this combination is extremely rare to find these days in Bollywood Music. Sachin-Jigar excel in this genre as composers (as previously heard in their songs like Jeena Jeena, Badlapur and Toota Jo Kabhi Tara from Flying Jatt). I recently discovered that this song also has a rock version which has been sung by Ayushmann Khuarana. I am rather surprised that the creators decided to create a rock version of Haareya, as it is not a Rock song in the first place. They would have been better of releasing a B side of the track, with Ayushmann’s vocals.

Did you like Haareya from Meri Pyari Bindu? Let me know in the comments!


My favourite Golden Oldie song: Truly Madly Deeply by Savage Garden

Its that time where I share my favourite golden oldie song of the month! This month, I have chosen a Western song which is most probably, one of my favourite love songs of all time. It is Truly Madly Deeply by Savage Garden.

Truly Madly Deeply by Savage Garden

This song was hugely popular while I was growing up in the late 90’s, and has a beautiful melody plus lyrics, which have been composed by Savage Garden. Lead singer Darren Hayes croons the track, and it is definitely one of those songs, which you will hear every Valentine’s day!

Let me know if this track features in your favourites list too!

My favourite golden oldie: Vaada Raha Sanam from Khiladi

This month’s golden oldie song is a Bollywood one, and has been composed by Music director duo Jatin-Lalit. The song is the melodious 90’s classic Vaada Raha Sanam from Khiladi!

Vaada Raha Sanam – Khiladi

The reason behind choosing this song, is that I personally feel it represents the romantic era of the 90’s very well, has a beautiful melody and meaningful lyrics – all of which are missing in today’s Music! It is the most memorable song from the Akshay Kumar starrer Khiladi, and has a duet version, as well as a male solo. The duet has decent picturisation and has been sung by Alka Yagnik and Abhijit Bhattacharya. I am currently trying to learn this timeless melody on the piano, and if I manage to, then you can be sure to expect a piano solo of the song soon!

If Vaada Raha Sanam from Khiladi also features in your Bollywood classic list, do tell me why in the comments!

My favourite Golden Oldie: Go Your Own Way ~ Fleetwood Mac

This month, my favourite golden oldie song is the iconic Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac. I find myself constantly re-listening to the epic Rumours album, and this is definitely one of my most favourite tracks from the album.

While I have taken a liking to the Music of the song a lot more than the lyrics, there will be many who appreciate the songs lyrics more, which talk about being part of a difficult relationship. Lyndsey Buckingham’s strong vocals against the epic rock guitar, is what sets this song apart and makes Rumours one of the most finest rock albums ever!

Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac

Make it a point to listen to this classic song, as well as the entire Rumours album, if you truly consider yourself to be a Music lover. You will not be disappointed!

My favourite Golden Oldie: Aashiq Banaya Aapne

It’s that day of the month, where I share one of my favourite golden oldie songs and this months choice is a Bollywood song. My choice of Bollywood song coincides nicely with the fact that the singer/composer of the song will be celebrating their birthday this month! The song in question is the very popular Aashiq Banaya Apne title track remix.

Aashiq Banaya Aapne – remix

Sharing a few fun facts from my perspective, about when I first saw the video of this magical song. I had just started watching the popular series SaReGaMaPa Challenge 2005 where Himeshji was the mentor of Rock Gharana. He was fast becoming my favourite mentor due to the way he presented himself, and how he would give even a negative comment, in a kind and positive way. I naturally did a double take when I saw him in the remix video of Aashiq Banaya Aapne and after that, as they say, the rest is history! Historic to be precise 😉

The song is almost 10 years old but is an iconic and landmark song of Himeshji’s career. It also added a spark to Music videos helping the promotion of a Bollywood film. Let me know if Aashiq Banaya Aapne also features in your favourites list!

My favourite Golden Oldie songs: World of Our Own by Westlife

My favourite golden oldie for the month of June, is World of Our Own by Westlife. Since my blog post about the boyband phenomenon, I have been listening to Westlife songs once again, and I realised just how much I loved World of Our Own.

The song was their first attempt at cracking the United States and I do believe that the song did reasonably well there, as it does have a very strong Backstreet Boys vibe to it. The boys look very stylish and my favourite Westlifer Nicky Byrne, gave all of us a huge surprise in the video, when he revealed that he had chopped off his lovely locks! The song is the title track of their third studio album.

Check out the video below and do let me know if this is one of your favourite old songs too!

World of Our Own – Westlife

My favourite Golden Oldie song: Not That Kind ~ Anastacia

We have reached that time of the month where I share one of my favourite golden oldie songs. Last month I chose a Bollywood golden oldie Oodhli Chunariya from the Bollywood film Pyar Kiya Toh Darna Kya, and this month, I will be sharing another Western golden oldie song which is Not That Kind by one of my favourite female musicians Anastacia.

Not That Kind ~ Anastacia

Not That Kind is such a groovy song, that is sure to make you want to sing a long with it and make all of us ladies very proud of ‘Girl Power’. I clearly remember the time when the song released, and that was when I saw Anastacia for the first time. I felt in awe of her amazingly powerful vocals, and also I was majorly impressed with her composing skills.

On 22nd April, the gorgeous Anastacia replied to my tweet about this post here:

Let me know in the comments below if this is one of your favourite songs and do share with me your favourite golden oldie!

My favourite Golden Oldie: Oodhli Chunariya – Pyar Kiya Toh Darna Kya

We are at that time of the month where I share one of my favourite golden oldie songs. Last month, I shared a Western song favourite which was Holding Back the Years by one of my all time favourite bands, Simply Red. This month, I have decided to share one of my favourite Bollywood songs in order to bring some variety and also to show how diverse my musical choices can be!

So, this month my favourite golden oldie is my favourite Bollywood Music composer’s debut composition, the melodious Oodhli Chunariya from the film Pyar Kiya Toh Darna Kya.

Singers: Alka Yagnik and Kumar Sanu
Music Director: Himesh Reshammiya

Oodhli Chunariya – Pyar Kiya Toh Darna Kya

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My favourite Golden Oldies: Holding Back the Years ~ Simply Red

As the sound of Music continues to change so quickly every year, I find more and more people are going back and are listening to their favourite old songs, especially if they are not enjoying the current Music trends. This has given me the idea of sharing some of my favourite golden oldies here at Girl at the Piano. This will be a new monthly feature at my blog! I will share both Western and Bollywood songs, in this new feature. As I always say, Old is Gold!

The first golden oldie that I will be sharing is from one of my most favourite bands. Those close to me know that Simply Red have played a very important part in my life Music wise. Ever since I began listening to Music, I started listening to and appreciating their songs.

The song of theirs that I am sharing today, is Holding Back the Years from the Picture Book album. Holding Back the Years is an emotional take on one’s childhood and Mick Hucknall has sung and composed the song to true perfection. Enjoy the song below and do share your favourite golden oldie in the comments!

Holding Back the Years ~ Simply Red