Songs to Reward Me During a Tedious Task

My company is switching payment systems blah blah blah, the end result is that I have to reenter and check data for 400 separate accounts.  It’s very dull, but at the same time I have to stay focused and make sure I am accurate.  So I am pulling out the super super good extra best songs play list that will keep me happy and energized.  The songs I save as a special treat for when I really need a mood lifter.

My gift to you!  A list of pure happiness perfection songs.  And also a gift to Future Me, the next time I have to do a horrible tedious task and I am trying to remember what is the really good list of what I should listen to.


The rest of the song is so-so, but that one break in the middle where it goes up and up, the part where they freeze in place onscreen, is so beautiful. (“Ale Ale” from Boys in case the link goes away at some point)


I fell in love with “Hosanna” first, but then I came to realize this is actually the best song on the album.  And then I watched the movie and got all depressed. (“Anbil Avan” from Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa)


Speaking of happy songs that are ultimately depressing in context… (“Azhagiye” Kaatru Veliyidai)


I love this movie so much.  And, separately, I also love this song.  And then you put it together, and I really really love it. (“Bandook Meri Laila” from A Gentleman)


Most expensive music video up to that time, and I don’t know why.  I mean, I know the money was spent on the CGI, but why?  When the song itself was so good it needed no assistance? (“Boom Boom” from Boys)


This is by all accounts a terrible movie, but by golly this is a catchy song! (“Hai Apna Dil Toh Awara” from Xpose)


I like the other song better, but this is a close second, and it is how I originally found the album (“Hosanna” from Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa)


Another so-so movie by all accounts, but it’s a Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy soundtrack, so it is brilliant, and this song is really really good. (“Kaboom” from One By Two)


New entry!  With amazingly stupid lyrics to the point of becoming brilliant! (“Maacho” from Mersal)


The strange thing is, this song is hardly even in the movie.  And yet it so perfectly evokes the right feeling for it. (“Mental Manadhil” from OK Kanmani)


Weird thing, this was a hit song before it was even part of a movie, and then the movie bought it (“Suit Suit” from English Medium)


And finally, a bad movie and a hip-hop remix of a classic, which means I should turn my nose up at it, but by golly is it catchy! (“The Humma Song” OK Jaanu)

5 thoughts on “Songs to Reward Me During a Tedious Task

  1. I love most of these songs 👌🏽
    There was one time I cleaned my apartment playing the female version of sun raha hai na tu and mouthing it .. results were hilarious, I could never listen to the song again without thinking of mops and dirty water 😂
    Most of these songs are my long drive songs.


    • I have a CD of Kandukondain Kandukondain and Alaipayuthay, that used to be my cleaning music, because the whole CD was so long that it could play through the whole cleaning. But then it took me years to stop thinking of it as my cleaning music and just enjoy the music again.

      On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 11:09 PM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:



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