Your favourite lyricist and the lyrics you remember the most:
Yogesh. Kai baar yuhin dekha hai, yeh jo man ki seema rekha hai... (Rajnigandha).
Your favourite song on friendship
Humko to yaari se matlab hai... (Andar Bahar). Suresh Wadkar and Shailendra Singh sing for Pancham.
Best song portraying life’s emotions; about life, full of life
Yeh jeevan hai, is jeevan ka... (Piya Ka Ghar). Kishore Kumar, the voice of this song, sang it for his elder brother Ashok Kumar several times when he sat in a dark room (people were too numb to remember switching on the lights) mourning his wife Shobha, who had died that day.
Which song are you humming today?
Aap ke kamre mein koi rehta hai... (Yaadon Ki Baarat). It really begins with Kishore's humming. Actually been humming the Bengali version of it, Bondho dwaare ondhokare thaakbo na, also sung by Kishore and Asha.
One song which brings tears to your eyes
Main har ek pal ka shayar hoon (Kabhie Kabhie). Sahir-Khayyam. Wrote a post about it long ago.
A song which gives you hope, reason to try again and again, a reason to say that life is beautiful
Har koi chahata hai ek mutthi aasman... (Ek Mutthi Aasman). I would rate it one of Madan Mohan's best. Listened to it several times once upon a time when my fling was having a fling with someone else.
When you want to be with yourself, silent and content but with music, with song would that be?
Dard-e-dil, dard-e-jigar... (Karz). A song best enjoyed through headphones, or else you might miss the little embellisments in Laxmi-Pyare's lavish orchestra for this number. Listen to the reverse roll of the violins when Rafi says, Purdah giraya aapne. As if curtains are really rolling down!
If you have to express your love for someone with a song which would that be
Tera mujhse hai pehle ka naata koi... (Aa Gale Lag Ja). Sahir-Pancham combo.
Five songs which you listen to the most
Raat banoon main aur chaand bano tum... (Mangalsutra). A Pancham gem.
Aawaz di hai aaj ek nazar ne... (Aitbaar). Bappi at his best.
Poochho na yaar kya hua... (Zamane Ko Dikhana Hai).
Bachke rehna re baba... (Pukar).
Mere liye soona soona... (Anand Aur Anand).