I’m hormonal, my computer was buggy this morning, it’s overcast and snowing, I forgot my phone in the car and had to go all the way up and down three flights of stairs just for that, I think it is time for Arijit to make me feel better.
Arijit Singh! I do like him. I realized when I was putting together my “A Star is Born” post earlier today that he is similar to Judy Garland in that the flaw in his voice, a sort of hidden roughness, is what makes it so good.
Anyway, which song is your favorite?
“Tum Hi Ho”, his first big hit that rocketed him to the stratosphere?
“Guara”, his first Shahrukh hit?
“Zaalima”, his second Shahrukh hit?
“Hawayein”, his third Shahrukh hit?
“Mere Rang Sharbotan Ke”, his surprise cover hit?
“Channa Mereya”, his Ranbir hit?
“Ae Dil Hai Mushkil”, his other Ranbir hit?
“Shayad”, his acoustic lockdown version?
“Tere Yaar Hoon Main”, his Queer anthem?
For me, I think it is actually “Mere Rang Sharabaton”. It’s just so rolling and happy! And yet feels deep because of that voice delivering it.