Archive | January 20, 2013

Songs – all time favorites

These lyricists never cease to amaze me with the way they play with words. Lyricists and Artists are the two set of people who make me get goosebumps with their imaginations. This post is dedicated to all of them. I will do a separate post on this man Mahakavi Bharathiyar.

My favorite tamil songs in no particular order – based on lyrics..

1. Oru deivam thantha poove – Its very hard to quote my favorite lines from this song as every line is amazing. I love the male version than the female one.

Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Music Composer: A.R.Rahman
Singer: Jayachandran

enadhu sondham nee, yenadhu pagaiyum nee
kadhal malarum nee karuvil mullum nee
chella mazhaiyum nee, chinna idiyum nee
pirandha udalum nee, piriyum uyirum nee
maranam meenda jananam nee

enadhu selvam nee, enadhu varumai nee
izhaiththa kavidhai nee, ezhuththu pizhaiyum nee
iraval velicham nee, iravin kanneer nee
enadhu vaanam nee, izhandha siragum nee
naan thooki vallartha thuyaram nee


 
2. Anbendra mazhaiyilae

Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Music Composer: A.R.Rahman
Singer: Anuradha Sriram

Kalvaari malaiyile kallonru pookavum karunaimagan thonrinanae
nootrandu iravinai nodiyodu pokuidum oliyaga thondrinaanae
irumbaana nenjilum eerangal kasiyavae iraibaalan thonrinaanae
mutkaadu engilum pookadu pookavae puviraajan thonrinanae


 
3. Ovvoru pookalume

Lyricist: Pa.Vijay
Music Composer: Bharadwaj
Singer: K.S.Chitra

Ullam Enrum Eppothum Undaindhu Pogakoodathu
Enna Intha Vaazhkai Endra Ennam Thonakoodathu
Entha Manithan Nenjukul Kaayamillai Sollungal
Kaalapokil Kaayam Ellam Maranthu Pogum Maayangal

Ulithaangum Karkkal Thaane Man meethu Silai Aagum
Valithaangum Ullam Thaane Nilaiyaana Sugam Kaanum
Yaarukillai Poraatam Kannil Enna Neerotam
Oru Kanavu Kandaal Athu Thinanum Enral Oru Naalil Nijamaagum
Maname O Maname Nee Maarividu
Malaiyo athu Paniyo Nee Modhividu


 
4. Nalam vazha ennalum

Lyricist: Vaalee
Music Composer: Ilayaraja
Singer: S.P.Balasubramaniam

manidhargal silanaeram thadam maaralaam
manangalum avar gunangalum niram maaralaam
ilakkanam sila naeram thavaraagalaam
ezhudhiya anbu ilakkiyam pizhaiyaagalaam
viralgalaith thaandi valarndhadhaik kandu
nagangalai naamum narukkuvadhundu
idhil enna paavam edharkindha soagam kiliyae….
(nalam vaazha)

kizhakkinil dhinam thoanrum kadhiraanadhu
maraivadhum pinbu udhippadhum iyalbaanadhu
kadalanil uruvaagum alaiyaanadhu
vizhuvadhum pinbu ezhuvadhum marabaanadhu
nilavinai nambi iravugal illai
vilakkugal kaattum velichchaththin ellai
oru vaasal moodi maru vaasal vaippaan iraivan


 
5. Kanmani anboda kadhalan

Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Music Composer: Ilayaraja
Singers: S.Janaki,Kamal Haasan

Enna kaayam aana poadhum en maeni thaangik kollum
Undhan maeni thaangaadhu sendhaenae
Endhan kaadhal ennavenru sollaamal aenga aenga azhugai vandhadhu
Endhan soagam unnaith thaakkum enrennumboadhu vandha azhugai ninradhu
Manidhar unarndhu kolla idhu manidhak kaadhalalla
Adhaiyum thaandip punidhamaanadhu


 
6. Yaar Yaar Sivam

Lyricist: Vairamuthu 
Music Composer: Vidyasagar
Singers: Kamal Hassan, Karthik

Aathigam Paesum Adiyaarkellaam Anbe Sivamaagum
Naathigam Paesum Nallavarkkellaam Anbe Sivamagum

Ithayam Enbathu Sathaithaan Endraal
Erithayal Thindruvidum
Anbin Karuvi Ithayam Endraal
Saavai Vendruvidum


 
7. Oru kadhal devathai

Lyricist: Vairamuthu 
Music Composer: Shankar Ganesh
Singers: S.P.Balasubramaniam, K.S.Chitra

Oadoadi Vandhadhaal Ul Moochu Vaangudhu
Un Moochil Allavaa En Moochum Ulladhu
Ondraanadhu

Yaarukku Yaar Uravu Yaararivaaro
En Peyaril Un Peyarai Iyarkaiyum Ezhudhiyadho
Kalloori Vaazhkkaiyil Kaadhal Yaen Vandhadhu
Aagaayam Engilum Neelam Yaar Thandhadhu
Iyalbaanadhu


 
8. Munthinam Parthanae

Lyricist: Thamarai
Music Composer: Harris Jayaraj
Singers: Naresh Iyer, Prashanthini

Hi Malini, I am Krishnan.
Naan Itha Solliye Aakanum. Nee Avvalavu Azhaku.
Inka Yevanum Ivvalo Azhakaa Oru..
Ivvalo Azhaga Paarthirukka Maattaanga..
And I am In Love With You..

Thulaa Thottil Unnai Vaiththu, Nigar Šeiya Pønnai Veiththaal
Thulaabaaram Thøarkaathø Paer Azhagae
Mugam Paarthu Paesum Unnai, Muthal Kaathal Šeinthum Kannai
Annaikkaamal Pøvaenø Aaruyire

Ippøthu Ènnødu Vanthaal Ènna
Or Paarka Ondraga Šendraal Ènna


 
9. Karka Karka

Lyricist: Thamarai
Music Composer: Harris Jayaraj
Singers: Devan, Tippu

No lines in specific but I love the lyrics for the way Thamarai has played with pure tamil words all over the song like naran, agarathi, adhigaram, nara vettai, senguruthi, aaivadhu…


 
10. Netru illadha maatram

Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Music Composer: A.R.Rahman
Singer: Sujatha

Kadavul illai endren…
thayai kannum varai
kanavu illai endren
aasai thondrum varai
kadhal poi endru sonnen
uNNai kannum varai.

kavithai variyin suvai
artham puriyum varai
gangai neerin suvai
kadalil serrum varai


 
11. Maalaiyil yaro manadhodu

Lyricist: Vaalee
Music Composer: Illayaraja
Singer: Swarnalatha

karaimel naanum kaatru vangi vinnai parkka
kadalmeen kootam oodi vanthu kannai parkka
adada naanum meenai pola kadalil payakoodumo
alaigal velli aadai pola udalin meethu aadumo
nenjamae paatezhuthu.. athil nayagan paerezhuthu



 
My list is endless but let me stop here…