Sunday, June 26, 2005

postcard from j: "rainy days and mondays...

...always get me down" sang the carpenters. nope, its not a monday (a lousy sunday to be precise) but it sure is rainy out here in bombay.

haven't blogged at all the last few weeks...tied up with work, depressed with work actually, and then caught a bout of viral to go with that. aaaaarrrrrgh!!! but this post is not going to be a rant about my condition or that of the bombay roads or the wonderful experience of getting your rickshaw-wallah to dodge the craters on them. no, not even about the mini floods i have to wade through at the railway station or the filth floating in them.

this is gonna be about the songs that should be played on a rainy day. music to soothe my nerves, music to lose myself to, music to calm my soul... some are rain songs, some are not, some are romantic, some melancholic, some are old favourites... even the movies celebrate the rains, so why shouldn't we?

here's my list:

scorpions, winds of change
john mayer, why georgia
hoobastank, the reason
john denver, annie's song
savage garden, truly madly deeply
eric clapton, tears in heaven/wonderful tonight
bryan adams, heaven/summer of 69
bon jovi, always
pearl jam, last kiss
the eagles, tequila sunrise/hotel california/love will keep us alive
bruce springsteen, secret garden
oasis, wonderwall
the wonders, that thing you do
shania twain, you're still the one/from this moment
celine dion, because you loved me/i'm alive
elvis presley, always on my mind
nelly furtado, i'm like a bird/powerless
the bangles, eternal flame
ronan keating, when you say nothing at all
pehla nasha (ost - jo jeeta wohi sikandar)

....gosh, there are many more!

b.j. thomas, raindrops keep falling on my head
the carpenters, rainy days and mondays
rimjhim rimjhim (ost - 1942 a love story)
rimjhim kare saawan
ghanan ghanan (ost - lagaan)
creedence clearwater revival, have you ever seen the rain?
the beegees, how deep is your love?
the cascades, rhythm of the rain
guns & roses, november rain
madonna, rain
silk route, dooba dooba/boondein

can't think of any more now.... do post your own lists!

enjoy the rains!

3 Replies:

Darth Midnightmare said...


I'd include:

More Than Words/Hole Hearted - Extreme
Am I Evil - Metallica
Sweet Child o' Mine - GnR
Champagne Supernova - Oasis
Alabama Song- The Doors
Coming Back to Life - Pink Floyd
Echoes - Pink Floyd
Proud Mary - Credence Clearwater Revival (CCR)
Dream On - Aerosmith

These of course are apart from some on your list....and some that you'd never have heard of probably ;-). Essentially, some reallllllly heavy stuff when it pours.... :-)

Srinath Rao said...

lagi aaj sawaan ki fir woh ghadi hain - chandni
mere khwabon main jo aaye - DDLJ (last stanza has rain so will include it :=)
aaj report jaaye to hamein na bulayyo - namak halaal
rim zhim rim zhim... - JJWS
ghanan ghanan - lagaan
kate nahin kat te - Mr India..
(donno if this it rained during that song but by god sridevi was gorgious in that song like always)

aur bahut hain re..


Angshuman Sarkar said...

Hmmm! Typical rain song?

Just random thinking out here ...
1) Yasraj singing Malhar
2) Rainmaker - Strunz and Farah
3) Rimzim Gire Sawan - Kishore Kumar
4) Lou Reed- Take a walk on the wild side
5) Friday night at SF - Al DeMeola, John Mclaughin, Paco De Lucia

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