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Saturday, November 22, 2008

My all time favorite old Tamil songs

Have been tagged by nivi to list what i belive are top 10 tamil duets... well lemme tweak this little because "its my blog page!! i get to do whatever i want" :P and also because there are some lovely songs that i cannot ignore jus because they werent duets

Here is my list of top 10 old tamil songs ( from which i have excluded AR. Rahman since i really wanted to list some old forgotten melodies)... i have also tried my best to order them chronologically(I guess... :D)

1. Senthamizh then mozhial

wonderful rendition by TR. mahalingam... i don think anyone in this era can even try to surpass the pitch in which he sung the song. His voice is just truly unique. The lyrics of this songs truly symbolizes the love songs of 1960's.... really nice to hear

click here to listen to the song

2. chithiram pesudhadi

this song from sabash meena is truly a treat for your ears. sung by our very own TMS. This song brings everything around you to a stand still

click here to listen to this song

3. azhagiya mithilai nagarinile

One of my most favorite duets... hte song emanates simplicity and yet it can never go away from our minds. Sung by P.B srinivas and P.susheela for the movie "annai"

click here to listen to this song

4. kunguma poove konjum purave

One of all time favorite Chandrababu duet songs... I can say that i have grown up listening to chandrababu songs since my dad sings them in light music programmes. He would truly bring chandrababu back to life.

This song is one that i especially like because it has all the elements of chandrababu's mischevousness in it... The song picturization is also very cute

click here to listen to this song

5. nilavum malarum

This is a song from a movie called "then nilavu"... almost all the songs in this movie are good. i guess "oh oh endhan baby!" and "paatu pada vaa"were trendsetters and put gemini ganesan on a different pedastal altogether...lets come back to this song now.

This song is picturized as a boat ride and has all the power to just completely calm your mind every single time you listen to it

click here to listen to this song

6. anubavam pudhumai

yet another awesome duet from kadhalika neram illai... we all know how awesomely hilarious this movie was. I can still watch the nagesh-balaiya comedy scene and laugh my guts out... we can never forget the "oh ho productions" and "there you are!"

All the songs from this movie were good... but this one is such a dreamy, slow melodious number that it makes you feel you can never hear such good singers anymore

click here to listen to this song

7. Rasathi unnai kanadha

my mom can remember me singing this song from when i was 3 yrs old.... (im not kiddind! :D). I love the way the song flows... more than the lyrics, i like this song just for the music... ilayaraja truly a gifted maestro

click here to listen to this song

8. poonkatru thirumbuma

An awesome duet between Malaysia vasudevan and S.janaki for the movie mudhal mariyadhai... i guess this songs brings out the the typical village yesapattu... the lyrics are awesome. A must listen if you even remotely understand tamil

click here to listen to this song

9. nee oru kadhal sangeetham

This song from nayagan is truly a symphony of music, lyrics and picturization.... there is one line in this song that still mesmerizes me is "kadarkarai kaatre vazhiyai vidu... devadhai vandhal ennodu"... miss this kinda lines

click here to listen to this song

10. sirpi irukkudhu

This song can just not be ignored from the top 10 list.... the movie by itself was an eye opener... a picture showcasing the unemployment scenario prevailing back then in India. such a refreshing song by ilayaraja

click here to listen to this song

hope you guys liked listening to all these songs... you can list your favorite tamil songs too in your comments!!


  • At November 23, 2008 at 12:13 AM , Blogger CM-Chap said...

    Ah good.. Old is gold policy huh.

    I tried listing mine..but effort in vain. There are to many and I could nvr prioritize them.

    Good to see u blog after so longgggggggggggggggggg

  • At November 23, 2008 at 7:22 PM , Blogger BKa said...

    hey anu, these are all time great songs.. I ve heard most of them!! N I know ur taste in music is awesome... cos its so similar to mine!! :-) You should have also listed hindi songs like our fav ehsaan tera, abhi na jao, diwana hua badal,etc etc.......

  • At November 23, 2008 at 8:31 PM , Blogger DHIVYA ARASAPPAN said...

    Hey Anu

    I'm not too familiar with the older tamil songs but the songs toward the end of your list- I know and they def deserve to be on your list.... Rasathi unna is one of my all time favorites- I melt everytime I hear that :)

    And good to see that u are bloggin again! :)

  • At November 23, 2008 at 11:11 PM , Blogger chandru said...

    Hi Anu,
    It has been a wonderful treat for my ears. Your selection of songs is really excellent and exactly matches with my choice of top 10 in tamil old songs. I should thank I think Nivi also for suggesting you to write this list. I will hear these songs everday through your Blogs. Thanks for reminding these songs. Nice to see a different sytle of Blog. keep it up.!!!!!!!


  • At November 24, 2008 at 5:02 PM , Blogger Anu said...

    Thanks man... yeah been really long since i blogged... i guess i shd thank nivi for this :-)

    have a gr8 trip man!

    deeeeeeeeeeeeeei... commenting after such a long time... seri mannichu vidaren. will come up with my hindi favs as soooooon as possible

    i know some of them are really old... don worry loads of ppl havent heard of them. i can still remeber mathura singing "rasathi unna" in college:-)

    thanks pa... glad u like it... hope u enjoyed listening to allllllllllllll these songs. I knew even when i was writing that u liked every one of them :-)

  • At November 28, 2008 at 1:31 AM , Blogger Shalini Gowrisankar said...

    beautiful songs :)

  • At December 1, 2008 at 4:00 PM , Blogger RAM said...

    hey anu!! nalla song collection ...good to see u blogging after a long break..:)

  • At December 3, 2008 at 12:30 PM , Blogger Nivi said...

    Ahhh what can i say! Being the person who used to share your ipod all too often I can say that your selection did not come as a surprise. And i loved it.

    Chitiram pesudadi and azhagiya midilai are unbelievable songs!

    Isnt 10 too less, I can say 50 atleast in old alone ! And then there is Illayaraja and Rahman!

    But awesome collection Anu.

    P.S : Sorry sorry sorry about commenting late. I know having finals week is no justification, next time I will strive hard to comment first :)

  • At December 18, 2008 at 10:35 AM , Blogger Martial Artists said...

    Lovely Tami Songs. A wonderful collection.. Old Is gold.

  • At January 5, 2009 at 4:11 PM , Blogger DHIVYA ARASAPPAN said...

    @Anu- yep I remember that too :) and hey how come no updates from u ?

  • At May 9, 2009 at 10:00 PM , Blogger DON said...

    Hello Miss.Anu(sunshine),
    How are you?
    As all said, yr collections are really ever green songs....

    Am a Die-Hard fan of classical songs..Now a days songs are not good and health in words,dance etc..except some rare songs...

    Really a good collection...

    Actually when u went to U.S? now i am doing my final year engineering.....Major ELECTRONICS...Can i expect some hints and tricks from u?
    Waiting for yr reply...

    With regards,

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