MONSOON SPECIAL: 10 musicians and their all-time favourite tunes

Monsoon is the season of love and beauty. It’s the best season to have a hot cup of tea coupled with your favorite monsoon number, a combination everyone craves for!

If on a rainy day you a stuck in terrible traffic, the only escape from is your favorite tune on the radio. Music is one thing that makes everything better and the entire credit goes to your favorite singers.

Let’s see what our beloved singers choose to listen to during this beautiful season.

Shalmali Kholgade

My favourite monsoon song is Safar from Jab Harry Met Sejal. I love driving in the rain and I love how I feel through this song. It’s got an acoustic guitar riff that lines the song beautifully. I love how the melody isn’t repetitive and full of character. It me feel like the road I’m driving on is endless.”

 Jonita Gandhi

The sound of rain is soothing and therapeutic. I think any mellow romantic song would complement the feeling of hearing the rain and looking out your window. My Bollywood picks would be O Saathi Re (omkara) and Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai (Meenaxi)

Sophie Chaudhary

It’s always hard for a singer to pick just one song because we love so many! I think I have two favourites. One is “bheegi bheegi raaton mein”.. the killer combination of panchamda, anand bakshi, kishoreda and lataji is absolutely magical! It’s romantic and beautiful at the same time and that’s what the Monsoons are to me! Another favourite is “tip tip barsa paani”. It is the most sensuous rain song ever. I love the melody but it’s the visuals that brought the song to life”

Tanvi Shah

Rain by Madonna and megha re megha from lamhe….  the madonna song becuase it was the first time i tasted chai with my nani…. they used to talk about how tea and samosas taste better on a rainy day…. she then used to let us just run into the garden and get all drenched and jump around in the puddles.

Tulsi Kumar

Well I love monsoons n the entire romantic vibe that we all can experience in this lovely weather. I love a lot of monsoon songs like the cult classic ‘ Rimjhim gire saawan ‘ by Lata ji n Kishore da ,which really carries a strong melody along with the monsoon vibe in the lyrics ,   The second being the song – ‘Rimjhim Rimjhim rumjhum rumjhum bheegi bheegi rut mein ‘ from the film 1942 a love story carries the vibe of sheer romance in the monsoon season , but the song That comes to my mind instantly with the word monsoon is ‘Tip Tip barsa paani ‘ from the film Mohra. The sensuality  , romance n fun that this song brings out is  synonymous with the romantic monsoon weather.

Monica Dogra

My favourite monsoon song is taal by AR Rahman.  It sounds so liquid and lovely…. it’s ambient but still exciting.  Ar Rahman is my all time favourite.

Jasleen Royal

Love love love – Of Monsters and Men

 Down – Marian Hill

 Just got back from my two days trip to Goa with my college friends. So these songs just remind me of the light rain showers, green fresh Goa and us riding our scooties and playing music on this one tiny portable speaker and trying to keep up with each other to make the most of the music and the weather 🙂

 Meiyang Chang

For me, the perfect rain song is “Phir Le Aya Dil” from Barfi. While technically not a monsoon song, this beautiful melody about unrequited love gets me every single time & makes it rain in the realm of my heart, if that makes any sense.

Pawni Pandey

So, my favorite monsoon song is ghanan ghanan, barso re Megha & Bheegi Bheegi raaton mein because they have the perfect flavor of the season. Monsoon for me is fun, beautiful & romantic. I find all these things in the above song.

Akriti Kakkar

My heart My life from Night Song by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Micheal Brook

This song transports me to my own fantasyland .. it’s so sublime yet powerful that it’s almost like a spell. I was introduced to this about 5 years back and it’s still what comes to my mind with the first downpour. This version of the famous qawalli Tu Mera Dil Tu Meri Jaan is taken to another level with Micheal Brook’s treatment and Come away with me by Norah Jones-The words “And I want to walk with you,

On a cloudy day,In fields where the yellow grass grows knee-high..” they just make my day prettier.. with the raindrops tickling the earth, these words go perfectly with it tickling my senses.. it makes me more creative. Her voice is just something else.. so inspiring.. perfect marriage with a rainy day..


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