Can everybody sing Bollywood songs? Well, the answer to this question would be both yes and no. Yes because actually, we all sing or at least hum Bollywood songs. We do it mostly while taking a shower. We hum a tune to pep up our moods while doing some mundane chores. We sing to ourselves when we are all by ourselves. We also sing for our friends and loved ones and/or with them during some informal get-togethers.
Till the last decade before the advent of smartphones, people used to play several games to keep themselves occupied. One such game is - Antakshari. Literally meaning the last letter, the game involves singing a song starting with the last letter of the preceding song sung by the opponent team. Thus, we have enough proof to say - everybody can sing Bollywood songs.
However, if we ask - can you sing a Bollywood song like a pro? Well, the best answer to this question is likely to be diplomatic silence. Yes, not everyone can sing a Bollywood song like a pro until and unless they are properly trained in it.
Bollywood music has an immense impact on our lives. There is a Bollywood song for every mood and moment of our lives. Every vocal music pursuer aspires to perform Bollywood songs perfectly. These are the songs that can never put you down. They will give your confidence to sing Bollywood songs an immense boost. Hence, keeping that aspiration in mind Here is a list of 10 easy Hindi songs to sing for beginners.
"Kisi ki Muskurahaton Pe Hoon Nisaar" is a classical pop from the 1959 Raj Kapoor-Nutan starrerr movie 'Anari'. This happy song was penned by Shailendra, music composed by Shankar-Jaikishan, and brought to life by the magical voice of Mukesh. It was lip-synced by Raj Kapoor.
This song is a popular choice among guitarists and harmonica players. The beauty of this song lies in its simplicity. Just listen to the song a few times. The rhythm, the easy-going tune, the words, and even the interludes and preludes will meander into your mind. It is easy to memorize as well as render for vocalists in their early years.
"Zara Haule Haule Chalo More Sajna" Another peppy, melodious, with a dash of drama, the song was penned by lyricist S H Bihari and sung by Asha Bhosle. And composed by? Any guesses? Going by the beats - it’s none other than OP Nayar. The predominant background score that was used for this song was the sound of the horse clopping. Again much-favoured music for several instrumentalists, this song can earn applause for any new vocalist without much effort.
Pa Ga Re Ga, GaReGa, Re Ga… Lag Jaa Gale…
There would be hardly any vocal music student who has not attempted this song. Perhaps that is the reason the notations for this song are so easily available over the internet. Every aspiring singer tries to sing this song with a lot of precision and dedication with an aim to render the soulfulness that is there in the original track sung by Lata Mangeshkar.
Raja Mehdi Ali Khan wrote the lyrics of this song. The music was composed by Madan Mohan. It was lip-synced by yesteryears actress Sadhna for the 1964 blockbuster film Woh Kaun Thi. It is considered to be one of the best songs by Lata Mangeshkar that continues to mesmerize listeners even after almost six decades. This song has been revisited by the film fraternity over and over again - even in contemporary movies like Aye Dil Hai Mushkil and Sahib, Biwi Aur Gangster 3.
Gulzar’s words are beaded into melody by Rahul Dev Burman in this song "Tere Bina Jia Jaye Naa" and are voiced by Lata Mangeshkar. The resonating impact of the song that touches the innermost core of the human heart is bound to leave you in a trance.
It is not difficult to find the notations. It has been shared by netizens and music enthusiasts over and over again. However, the real magic lies in the soulfulness of the song. And I am yet to find out how to reach that space. Do give it a try. It is sure to leave you replenished.
"Chhoo Kar Mere Mann Ko" From the 1981 blockbuster - Yaaraanaa - a soft romantic number amidst the raging Disco vibes of that era. Written by Anjaan and music composed by Rajesh Roshan, the song was brought to life by Kishore Kumar.
A very soothing song, it is sure to tug at the heartstrings of the listeners. New vocalists must attempt this song if they want to impress their listeners.
The music of the first three lines of this song "Jab Koi Baat Bigad Jaaye" emulates the American folksinger Hedwig Grace’s popular song - ‘500 miles’. But we know, that Bollywood has the capacity to render uniqueness even if they take inspiration from any other song. So is the case with this song.
This song is a signature piece from the 1990 blockbuster film Jurm. It was a comeback film for Vinod Khanna. And there could be no better way for him to reclaim his throne in Bollywood than this song. The song is much loved by the masses because it reiterates the strength of love and marital bond beautifully essayed on the screen by Khanna and Meenakshi Sheshadri. The song was penned by Indeewar, the music was composed by Rajesh Roshan, and the given voice by Kumar Sanu and Sadhna Sargam.
This is the kind of song that music enthusiasts find hard to resist. Do give it a try. Pick the nuances and render them with accuracy. It is sure to win you applause.
"Kuch Naa Kaho" The magical track is from the film 1942 - A Love Story - released in 1994. It is one of the last few songs composed and immortalized by Bollywood’s ever so beloved R D Burman. According to movie director Vidhu Vinod Chopra, the musical piece ‘Rongila Rongila Rongila Re e e, Rongila’ - originally an S D Burman composition acted as an anchor for this song.
The song was penned by Javed Akhtar and given voice by Lata Mangeshkar and Kumar Shanu. It is a hummable track that is bound to be on your lips as soon as you hear it. It is a very soft, melodious, and any-body-can-sing kind of song. A must-try for budding vocalists.
Does the mention of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s song give you shivers as a vocalist? Then you must try this one! It is true that Rahat Fateh Ali has given some of the best classical-based songs that budding vocalists can only dream of singing… ‘someday’. But, this song from the 2008 romcom Singh is King, hopefully, would be more forgiving than his other songs.
"Teri Ore" was written by Mayur Puri, the music was composed by Pritam, and the female voice in the song is from Shreya Ghoshal.
Just close your eyes, feel the vibes, imagine yourself in picturesque surroundings and let your voice take care of the rest. For sure it would be a rewarding experience for you and your listeners.
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"Moh Moh Ke Dhage" is a National Award-winning song from the movie - Dum Laga Ke Haisha. Sung by Monali Thakur, music composed by Anu Malik, and written by Varun Grover. The magic of this song reverberates in the hearts of the listeners for a long time. No wonder it brought such accolades for the entire team.
Well, is there anyone who would not want to sing this song? Even the shyest non-singers would hum this song when no one else is around. Do give it a try. I am sure, it will not only earn you applause from the listeners but will also boost your confidence as a singer.
After a long list of soft soothing musical tracks, here is a peppy one to pull you out of your comfort zone - well, just a bit! This is a little fast-paced one that would require a bit of perfection in voice modulation. And it is a good place to start challenging your capacities as a singer.
Another magical rendition by Monali Thakur, the song was written by Kumaar and Meet Bros, music composed by Meet Bros and featured in the Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor starer - Baghi.
Practice well and make sure to make your listeners grove to your song. It will give you the courage to reach out for more.
Of course not! Here’s just an attempt to help you break the ice with Bollywood songs as a singer. Just a few initial baby steps boost your confidence and motivate you to amp up your vocal prowess.
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