My favorite songs: Old School Love Playlist#1

I have been using music to concentrate on my work ever since I was in school. I always found myself struggling to focus due to the cacophony of several television sets in the neighbourhood. Yes, there was a time when entertainment was not very personal. I fell in love with my headphones almost two decades ago.

That’s why when India decided to go into a lockdown mode, I realized good old days are back. Here I am sitting at my work desk and I can already hear 3 people around me, from different offices and different households having telephonic conversation. Suddenly, I am privy to their not-so-secret office gossips too. Clearly, social distancing in India sounds like a myth to me. Anyway, like in all such morbid setups, my headphones are my heroes.

The only issue here is: I am almost running out of songs although my playlist is 1000 songs long. So, I thought why not start a series where in every post, I would talk about an emotion that the songs bring and you tell me your favorite songs attached to this emotion. And the best thing is: it would never get old.

Please note:

  • My music library unfortunately is only limited to popular Hindi and English Songs but I am open to listening to all kinds of music.
  • There is no ranking, it’s just a collection of songs that I could remember. I would keep adding to this list.

So, today’s topic is Old School Love

You know the love in fairy tales- when two people just meet without purpose and feel a connection. The magical time between their meeting and them realizing that they have fallen for someone. Sometimes they realize, sometimes they don’t. Sometimes they stay together, sometimes they part. But this feeling always makes you feel good, makes you smile, makes you want to believe in love. Songs that make you question- what if happily ever after really exist?


1. Far Away by Nickelback

My favorite lines:

On my knees I'll ask, "Last chance for one last dance?"
'Cause with you, I'd withstand
All of hell to hold your hand
I'd give it all I'd give for us
Give anything, but I won't give up
'Cause you know you know, you know

2. Ab Mujhe Raat Din by Sonu Nigam

3. Chali Kahani from the movie Tamasha

My favorite lines:

Birha Ka Dukh Kaahe Ho Baanke
Dikhe Mohe Tu Hi
Jiya Mein Jo Jhaankiye
Pal Pal Ginti Hoon Aathon Hi Pahar
Kitne Baras Huye Mohe Haan Kiye
Naina Nihaaro More Bhor Se Jhare
Preet Mori Piya Baaton Se Na Aankiye
Main Hi Mar Jaaun
Ya Mare Dooriyan
Dooriyon Ki Chadaron
Pe Yaadein Taankiye

4Ajnabi Shehar from the movie Jaan-e-mann

My favorite lines:

Aapke Baigar Bhi Hamein
Mitthi Lage Udasiyaan
Kya !
Yeh Aapka
Aapkaaaaaaa Kamal Hai
Shaayad Aappko Khabar Nahi
Hil Rahi Hai
Paon Ki Zaammeen
Kya!
Yeh Aapka
Aapkaaaaa Khayal Hai

5. Maeri by Euphoria

6. Kahin To from the movie Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na

7. Collide by Howdie Day

My favorite lines:

Even the best fall down sometimes
Even the wrong words seem to rhyme
Out of the doubt that fills my mind
I somehow find
You and I collide

8. Tum Ho from the movie Rockstar

My favorite lines:

Tum Ho Paas Mere
Saath Mere Ho
Tum Yun
Jitna Mehsoos Karoon Tumko
Utna Hi Paa Bhi Loon

9. Love Story by Taylor Swift

My favorite lines:

Romeo, save me, they're trying to tell me how to feel
This love is difficult, but it's real
Don't be afraid, we'll make it out of this mess
It's a love story baby just say "Yes"

10. Ab Na Ja by Euphoria

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