Jun 16, 2005

Top 10 Tamil Songs

It is a time for everyone choosing their own top 10.. best movies or best albums.... Here is my list of top 10 tamil songs that I loved... it is an ardous task for sure.. but it gives you an opportunity to go back different time periods in your life and think which songs had an impact on you the most.. so, here it goes.. forget the order, after the first one, guys..

1) Vennilave.. (Minsara Kanavu) This is indeed the most favorite song ever for me... I have never heard any other song so many times thus far.. What did Hariharan and Sadhna think they were doing? I thought They were just playing with the mind of the people listening to the song.. When he sings "Ada ulagai rasikka vendum naan unn pondra pennodu.." What a proposal... sabash, Vairamuthu... To listen, click here.

2) Enn Veettu Thottathil.. (Gentleman) People said it was inspired from a Malayalam devotional song.. who cares.. Again SPB and Sujatha.. terrific combo.. nice duet.. To listen, click here.

3) Nila kayum neram ...(Chembaruthi) Mano and Janaki's slow melodious duet soothens anytime I listen .. Ilayaraja's use of violin in the interlude is awesome.. To listen, click here

4) Kallellam manicka... (Alayamani) My parents said the maid used this as the lullaby to put me to sleep when I was a toddler.. Beeeeautiful song.. Viswanathan-Ramamurthy-Kannadasan trio's unforgettable masterpiece.. TMS's strong metallic voice and LR Eswari's unique melody blended to perfection.. To listen, click here

5) Meenamma... (Aasai) I have heard someone telling this was inspired from some western album.. Nevertheless, I thought Deva did a good job with this.. I started liking Anuradha Sriram after this one.. she must have been smiling all through while singing this song.. Nice lyrics by Vairamuthu and good picturization too.. with Raju Sundaram & co. dancing behind a screen.. to listen, click here

6) Paadariyenn.. (Sindhu Bairavi) Do I need to say why? To listen, click here. Didnt maestro and Chitra win the national award for this one? Rarely have I heard Chitra in a more commanding voice. To listen, click here.

7) Kadhal Rojave ... (Roja) SPB's expressive voice for the soul-stirring lyrics of Vairamuthu, with Sujatha Singing the lalala... Different music by ARR.. To listen, click here

8) Ennulle.. (Valli) Excellent beginning to the song with a Bharatanatyam piece.. then a slow guitar.. (Wah.. IR).. then comes Swarnalatha.. expressing all of a woman's feeling in the way only she can.. Vaali can be real proud of this one.. To listen, click here

9) Manam virumbudhe... (Nerukku Nerr) Harini at her best.. A rare song by Deva based on a karnatic raagam. The same version sung by Unnikrishnan was lovely too. To listen, click here.

10) Konjum Manjal.. (Ullasam) I think this is the best song by Karthik Raja so far.. Slow buildup to the song was a good piece.. nice beat.. I thought this would be a turning point for KR.. Hariharan-Harini's one of the best duets.. To listen, click here.

If the list can be extended to top-25, then my other favorites are 11) Devathaiyai kandenn.. (Kadhal kondenn); 12) Sangeetha swarangal (Azhagan); 13) Enn kadhalae (Duet); 14) Minnale.. (May madham); 15) Ennavale.. (kadhalan); 16) Thandatti.. (Kadhal); 17) Athangarai (Kizhakku Seemaiyile); 18) Vayadhu vaa (Thulluvatho Ilamai); 19) Edhedho (Punnagai Mannan); 20) Oyila (Seevalaperi Pandi); 21) Amaidhiyana.. (Andavan Kattalai); 22) Azhagiya kanne (Udhiripookkal); 23) Sendhazhampoovil (Mullum malarum); 24) Nallavarkkellam (Thyagam) and 25) Adhisaya ragam (Apoorva Ragangal).

21 comments:

Nitin said...

all nice songs.

GP said...

thanks,nitin

Ram.C said...

this is an awesome list, GP

I normally melt whenever I hear 'Vennilavae'. Each and every line, I feel for myself.

GP said...

Thanks Ram.. I think that is a once-in-a-generation song..

Anonymous said...

I TOO LIKE ALLL THE SONGS LISTED

Anonymous said...

This is not a good rating...Why because Illayaraja songs are always better than others..

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Anonymous said...

vellai pookal from kannathil muthamittal

Hari said...

Excellent Songs & Nice selection. There should also be some special mention of Yuvan in this list. How can we forget the soul stirring "Kan Pesum Varthaigal" & "Ninathu Ninathu Parthaen"

Raju said...

Anon1 and Anon 2, thanks.. Glad you liked the list. Ilayaraja had the gift of producing scores of wonderful songs in such a short duration of time.. Certainly the best..
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Viswesh, sure.. will have a look at ur blog..
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Anon, 'VeLLai pookkaL' is a very melodious song indeed..
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Hari, thanks.. Certainly.. Yuvan, especially in the last three years, has given us some unforgettable gems.. My favorite song in 7G is "KanA kANum kAlangaL", though..

Pradeep Kumar said...

Nice post...

Raju said...

Pradeep, Welcome here and thanks.. :)

seelan said...

hi viewers,

good afternoon everybody.

Ashok said...
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C(A RUL)es...... said...

1.Oyila paadum.....
2. Minnale
3. Meenammaa
4. Nila Kaayum


are some less admired but great numbers....

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Anonymous said...

My fav list wouldnt be much different except devathai kandein would come 1st insted of 11th

screw said...

idiotic list.. truely man.. too idiotic n stupid.. most of em r 222 bad n mad

Anonymous said...

All nice comments..rare assholes also there!

Anonymous said...

is not ya corect list
thendral vanthu theendum pothu(avatharam..) intha songs eppovum top most of the tamil song ......
equal to 1000 oscar award...
1.ilayanila pozhigirathu
2.keladi kanmani
3.sundari kannal oru seethi
4.vizhiyile (100vathu naal)
5.oorusanam thoongiduchu
6.mandram vantha thendralukku

Raju said...

Anon, all your listed songs are superb. They would certainly occupy the top spots in Ilayaraja lists. Mine being an overall list, covering all music directors and being a personal choice, is bound to be different. :)