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News |  14 Feb 2017 20:08 |  By RnMTeam

Voices that define love in Bollywood

MUMBAI: When you hear ready to make noodles, what's the first thing that comes to your mind? Maggi. Exactly. There are certain things that go hand in hand so well that somewhere the connection gets hardwired into our brains. For example right now everytime you hear a romantic number on the radio, even if you have no clue who it is you just randomly guess Arijit Singh. It’s not your fault for the man has cemented his image as a singer who belts out beautiful romantic numbers. With ‘Phir Le Aaya Dil’ and ‘Kabira’ it’s actually sort of difficult to place him in a rock and roll setup or any other genre for the matter. Not that he wouldn’t absolutely kill it but just that Arjit Singh singing a soft number is what demands everybody’s attention.

This is not the first time a singer has been labelled romantic owing to his hit soft numbers. This is an age old custom which failed to exclude greats like Mohamed Rafi and Jagjit Singh who were masters of their art but always be remembered for the soft chords they have struck in our hearts with their music. Songs like ‘Tum Jo Mil Gaye Ho’ and ‘Abhi Na Jao Chhod Ke’ are still recreated with modern arrangements. These evergreen classics, call it a boon or an artistic curse on them, will forever classify them as romantic singers.

Now unlike Mohamed Rafi and Jagjit Singh, there are certain singers who have paved their careers around romantic numbers. Udit Naryan, being one such artist, will always be celebrated for his songs ‘Tere Naam’ and ‘Raja Ko Rani Se Pyaar Ho Gaya.’ How can anybody ever forget ‘Pehla Nasha’ which is still sung with a lot of passion on drunken nights. These are just a few out of an ocean of beautiful songs he has gifted the industry with. One other supremely talented but rather reserved figure in the industry is Hariharan. It is true that a singer earns himself a reputation with one song and that was ‘Bahon Ke Darmiya’ for Mr. Hariharan. Winning hearts broken and conjoined alike, this song was the romantic anthem of its time and ever since music directors have relied on his voice to melt hearts. He never seemed to disappoint them rather gifted the industry with yet another classic, ‘Tu Hi Re’ in 2007.

Lastly, the once icon of the Indian music fraternity, Kumar Sanu has not only gotten his name on the Guinness Book Of World Record for recording 28 songs in one day but he has also given his die-hard fans songs that have lasted with them for a lifetime. The man behind ‘Do Dil Mil Rahe Hain’ has probably been the voice to every iconic love songs including ‘Dil Hain Ki Maanta Nahin.’ This yesteryear singer has an entire day dedicated to him called Kumar Sanu day which is celebrated on 31 March in the city of Dayton, Ohio.