Friday, March 13, 2009

Overlooked Songs

Most of us are partial to one particular composer, or a very small number. We await the upcoming projects of these composers eagerly, and are entirely composed by their music. For me, this includes A.R. Rahman, Harris Jeyaraj and to some extent Yuvan Shankar Raja. But we often ignore some composers completely, as we feel they have nothing of interest to offer us. I almost always completely ignore composers like Imaan or Vijay Anthony, as their music never clicked with me that much. However, even such composers have come up with a few gems, and I thought I will list a few such songs that come to mind for each composer:

[I'm not going to include A.R. Rahman, Yuvan, and Ilayaraaja in this list as there are just too many such songs]

Azhagiya Asura - Whistle
Thavan Ondru - ABCD

Vijay Anthony
Roja Poovin - By2/Iruvar Mattum
Suppose Unnai - Sukran

Devi Sri Prasad
Thanthirane - Mayavi
Jalsa - Villu (Tamil) /Jalsa (Telugu)

Premji Amaren
Hesarina - Nannusire (Kannada)
Neenu Nanagaagi - Nannusire (Kannada)

Ramesh Vinayagam
Nenje Thullipo - University
Hollywood - Jerry

Jana Gana Mana - February 14

Theradi Veethiyil - Run
Kanden Kanden - Pirivom Santhipom

Deepak Dev
Needhana - Sadhu Mirandal

Etho Nadakuthu - Parijatham
Oh Nenje - Sivi

G.V. Prakash
Dhaiyare Dhaiya - Vellithirai
Kallil Aadum - Ananda Thaandavam

Karthik Raja
Saravanabava - Kadhala Kadhala
Kalkona Udhatukaari - Oru Ponnu Oru Paiyan

Alaigalin Osai - Rameshwaram

Note : I made a conscious attempt to avoid songs most people already know about. ie Listing Dharan's Unnai Kandane or Vidhyasagar's Kaatrin Mozhi or Ramesh Vinayagam's Vizhigalin Aruginil is pretty pointless, since you probably already know these songs. My point in this post was to highlight songs that went unnoticed, but carry merit.


Vinith | March 17, 2009 at 10:58 PM  

I've not listened to most of the songs in the list

Will give a try...

Kallil Aadum, Azhagiya Asura, Theradi veethiyil, "Kanden kanden" were big hits. Frequently played on all TV channels :)

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