I’m exhausted from baby hosting, so I am going to put up a post to get a discussion started! Yes, I am going to be brave enough to attempt to RANK the best SRK songs. I expect all of you to disagree with me in some way.
No duh, this has to be #1. Will anyone dare disagree????
2. Kal Ho Na Ho
It’s less showy than Chhaiya Chhaiya, but the way Shahrukh sells the song, and the song itself sells a simple perfect philosophy, makes it tops for me.
3.Main Koi Aisa Geet
Such a simple song! Just Shahrukh trying to cheer up Juhi and entertain the audience at the same time. But that’s all we need. (also, is there anyone who doesn’t covet Juhi’s yellow dress?)
Okay, I expect a fight here! I really really like this song. And I think, like Kal Ho Na Ho, it is a lovely perfect mood piece, the music and visuals and most of all Shahrukh’s reactions are just right.
I think this is the only recent entry? I had “Zaalima” on my longer list but then dropped it. Anyway, “Radha”! An amazing amazing character duet, also a fabulous song sequence just on its own.
6. Preity Woman
Again, I expect a fight on this one. The orange pants, for one thing. But it is just so joyous! And so perfectly shows what Shahrukh is to his audience, making us all smile and dance for joy.
7. Dheere Jalna
I think this is the only one on the list with no dancing or scene changes or anything. It’s just Shahrukh, walking around, and dancing with his face.
8. Ishq Kameena
Shahrukh’s item number! Yes, I am including this one and NOT Dard-E-Disco. It’s just a better song, I think. Better dancing, catchier music, everything.
9. Yeh Tara Woh Tara
I’m really tempted to move this one higher. The message is great, the kids are cute, Shahrukh is wonderful. But compared to the others on this list, it just isn’t quite as spectacular.
10. Tujhe Dekho To
His first great love song! The face, the cuteness, the little bit of sexiness.
11. Chalak Chalak
HA! I’m including a Devdas song! Just to surprise you all!!!! And also because the structure of it, the music, the whole thing is just really really good.
Okay, come at me! What did I leave off the list? What did I include that should go away? What should be moved higher or lower?