Music heals us, not just by words, but by notes, songs and poignant tunes. Music lovers all around the globe celebrate World Music Day on June 21 every year. This day is also known as Fete de la Musique after a music festival that began in France in 1982. To mark this day, nearby 150 artists from more than 16 countries are performing at various venues in Udaipur this year. Music brings the world closer. It connects people through emotions.

But today, it has deteriorated. The lyrics has deteriorated and so does its representation. On this world music day, we bring back those sublime tracks which made us cry, which depicted a feeling, a feeling of displeasure, pain, anguish, nemesis, happiness, mirth, love, lust and much more.

Pal Bhar Ke Liye from Johny Mera Naam film is one classic we all must listen to after some drinks. In the song, we see how playfully the charismatic Dev Anand teases Hema Malini. His expressions in the song and the beautiful voice of Kishore Kumar cannot be avoided, and in that case, a watch on YouTube will bring a smile to your face.

Khwaab Ho Tum Ya Koi from Teen Devian again a joyful track will surely make you dance with your friends. Again sung by Kishore Kumar, the track features Dev Anand playing the piano with much smirk on his face accompanied by Simi Garewal, Nanda and Kalpana Mohan. Recalling your college days where you tried to hit on many women at one point in time. Yes! the song will give you a nostalgic feeling.

Jane Woh Kaise Log The from Guru Dutt’s Pyaasa will perhaps make you numb, or sob. The classic film directed by the prodigy Guru Dutt is a film I recommend to all kids of this generation. Coming back to the track sung by Hemant Kumar will also remind you of your former lovers, the beauty and perhaps the pain of love, the distance, the nemesis we often endure in love.

And if one is in love or is about to fall in love, listen to Chupke Chupke Raat Din by the great Gulam Ali. With the emergence of new pop artists, the definition of music has changed and the essence of gazals and qawaalis are lost somewhere, and to get a hint of this beauty, this track is the best prototype.

Last but not the least, Aaja Sanam Madhur Chandani from Chori Chori a song which was inspired by Italian folk song called Tarantella Napoletana. the song will make you sing and shake your legs. Performed by Nargis and sung by Lata Mangeshkar, Manna Dey and directed by Shankar – Jaikishan this song is filled with joy and love.

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Prakriti Sharma