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

New Music Monday: Phir Mohabbat and TSeries Mixtape

June is proving to be a relatively good month for the world of Bollywood Music. This week, I will be talking about 2 new releases from Music label TSeries: Phir Mohabbat Acoustic version and the very first TSeries Mixtape featuring singers Neha Kakkar and Mohammad Irfan.

Singer Jubin Nautiyal is becoming increasingly popular day by day, and this soulful acoustic version of Phir Mohabbat, adds another feather in his cap. I always love to see a singer with a Musical instrument, and so it is very refreshing to see Jubin perform the song with his acoustic guitar. This particular version of the song, features under the TSeries acoustic banner. Phir Mohabbat was originally part of the Murder 2 soundtrack and featured 3 singers on the vocals (Arijit Singh, Mohammad Irfan ans Saim Bhat) the song is composed by Mithoon. Enjoy Jubin’s rendition of Phir Mohabbat below and check out my recent interview with him for BollySpice here.

Phir Mohabbat Acoustic version by Jubin Nautiyal

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Arya Entertainment: Details of next single emerge!

I recently bought the news to you all that Arya Entertainment will be working with India’s RAWStar finalist Mohit Gaur in their upcoming single. Since then, they have released the news that singer Shibani Kashyap will also be working with them very soon! It is not clear if she will be featuring on the same single as Mohit’s, but I am sure details of this will be revealed soon.

Shibani is most famous for her song Sajana Aa Bhi Jaa from the Bollywood film Waisa Bhi Hota Hai. Shibani’s song with Arya Entertainment has also been composed by Viraal (composer of Albeliya, Pehlo Prem and Piya Reprise). Check out a candid pic from the recent recording session below.

Song and Video review: Every Night and Day ~ Aap Se Mausiiquii

My favourite Musician Himesh Reshammiya recently celebrated the release of his 700th song Every Night and Day from his second album Aap Se Mausiiquii.

For his 700th song release, Himeshji has gone for an international vibe. Romanian aspiring singer Iulia Vantur has also lent her vocals to the track, and as recently revealed on reality show SaReGaMaPa Lil Champs, Music producer Kiran Kamath is also a part of the song.

Credits: Music – Himesh Reshammiya and Kiran Kamath Singer – Himesh Reshammiya and Iulia Vantur Lyrics – Manoj Muntashir Music on TSeries & HR Musik

Every Night and Day – Aap Se Mausiiquii

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New Music Monday: Rishabh Srivastava and Arya Acharya

I am back with three new releases, this new music Monday!

The first one is a groovy remake of the 90’s superhit Daru Vich Pyar Milade. The song is making its second appearance in Bollywood, as it is now part of the Guest in London soundtrack, (the sequel to Athithi Tum Kab Jaoge?) and my good friend Arya Acharya has rapped on the new version of the song! The second version has been recreated by multi-instrumentalist Raghav Sachar. The song first featured on the Tum Bin soundtrack, and originally belongs to the awesome UK band StereoNation. Check out the latest filmi version of the song below:

Daru Vich Pyar Milade – Guest in London

The second release is a single called Ek Na Ek Din which has been composed by my brother Rishabh Srivastava and has been released on the Universal Music label. This is the first time that Rishabh has worked with singer Ananya Nanda. Judging by his previous songs, it seems that he is very much bringing back meaningful lyrics and strong melodies. You can check out his previous releases here. Enjoy the beautiful composition below:

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A few of my favourite Bollywood songs from the month of May!

It has been a while since I have shared my current favourite songs here at Girl at the Piano. When it comes to Bollywood Music, things have been rather slow this year when it comes to the release of Music which suits my taste. However, during the month of May, I have a definate pick of three songs which have made a lasting impression on me this month. They are:

*Haareya – Meri Pyari Bindu Composed by Sachin Jigar, Sung by Arijit Singh. Lyrics by Priya Saraiya

*Main Phir Bhi Tumko Chahungi – Half Girlfriend Composed by Mithoon, Sung by Shraddha Kapoor. Lyricsby Manoj Muntashir

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Arya Entertainment: Piya the Story to release soon

If you enjoyed Arya Entertainment’s last video release Piya Reprise, you might remember at the end of the video, it said “to be continued…”. Well, they have recently announced that there will be a second video of the song, which will release soon! A teaser of the second video released last week, and interestingly, it features fresh new faces. Watch the teaser of Piya The Story below, and then refresh your memory with the beautiful yet melancholy video of Piya Reprise, also shared below. I shall bring you more details about Piya The Story soon!

Credits: Written & Composed by Viraal, Sung by Jubin Nautiyal. Produced by Arya Entertainment.

Piya The Story

Piya Reprise

My favourite Golden Oldie song: Dil Kahe Raha Hai from Tera Chehra

We have reached that all important time of the month where I share one of my favourite golden oldie songs from either Western or Bollywood Music. This month, it is my chance to share one of my favourite songs from Bollywood Music, and this time, I have chosen a non-filmi song from an album which changed the entire game of Indian Independent Music! The song is the romantic Dil Kahe Raha Hai from Tera Chehra by Music legend Adnan Sami.

Dil Kahe Raha Hai – Tera Chehra (Adnan Sami)

I am fortunate enough to have seen Adnan live in concert in 2005. He had come to the UK to perform at the Wembley Pavillions, and the then upcoming singer Shreya Ghoshal was his only support act (though they did not perform together at all). Myself and my family have loved each and every song from the ever popular album Tera Chehra, and to see the maestro perform the songs live was a real treat! Dil Kahe Raha Hai Dil Se…Vaada Karo Dil Se…Chahe Tum Chaha Bhi Jaana Jaana Meri Yaad Rakhna… (The Heart is Saying, Make a Promise From Your Heart, That Wherever You Go, You Will Remember Me), is one of my favourite tracks from the album due to its romantic heartfelt lyrics, piano and overall Music arrangement.

Are you a fan of the Tera Chehra album? Share your favourite song in the comments! Check out my favourite golden oldie from last month here.

Annoying trends in Bollywood Music

As my regular readers may be aware, I cover a lot of Bollywood Music news here at Girl at the Piano. I also dislike negative writing (writing without any positivity), but this next topic is one that I surely need to address and get off my chest, so to speak! Over the last 5 years or so, there have been some very irritating trends/fads which in my opinion, have stuck around for far too long in the world of Bollywood Music. They are the following:

*Remaking old Bollywood songs on new Bollywood soundtracks
*Remaking old UK Asian artist songs on new Bollywood soundtracks
*Bollywood actors turning “singers”
*Multiple Music Directors on one soundtrack (affecting Music shelf life)

I recently conducted a poll on Twitter to find out how many of you agreed with me about this issue, and the results were surprising to see!

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Arya Entertainment: Next single features India’s RAWStar

After the success of their first three singles (Albeliya, Pehlo Prem and Piya), and the recent major announcement which sees them release their future material on the worldwide T-Series platform, Arya Entertainment have recently released the news of their fourth single which will be sung by India’s RAWStar finalist Mohit Gaur!

The yet to be named song has been written and composed by talented composer Viraal, is sung by singer Mohit Gaur and Soniyya. Check out the happy faces after the recording of the song, in the picture below. More details about the song to follow.