Here’s my thirteenth entry for Laura’s Weekly Song Challenge. Here’s a link to Laura’s blog https://lavent69.blog/2019/12/30/weekly-song-challenge-round-38-2020-new-year-new-beginning/
This week Laura has given us an interesting and unique topic to find songs for. We have to post five songs that are about new beginnings, or endings or looking forward.
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1. Post five songs that are about new beginnings, or endings or looking forward.
Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (transl. Whoever wins, will be the king) is a 1992 Indian sports drama film, directed and co-written by Mansoor Khan, produced and co-written by Nasir Hussain. The film stars Aamir Khan, Ayesha Jhulka, Deepak Tijori, Pooja Bedi, Mamik Singh and Kulbhushan Kharbanda, whilst Aamir’s brother Faisal Khan makes a special appearance. Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar won two Filmfare Awards, including Best Film. The music for the movie was composed by Jatin Lalit and the lyrics were penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri. The soundtrack, the second collaboration between Jatin and Lalit, helped to launch their careers. It was nominated for Best Music at the Filmfare Awards 1993. “Pehla Nasha” was the fourth film song in Indian cinema to be shot in complete slow motion. The technique was later used in many films and music videos. Pehla Nasha was the most popular track of the album and has become a cult song. The singers of Pehla Nasha were Udit Narayan and Sadhana Sargam. Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar was the third best-selling Bollywood soundtrack album of 1992, having sold 2.5 million units in India.
38th Filmfare Awards
- Filmfare Best Film Award – Nasir Hussain
- Filmfare Best Editing Award – Zafar Sultan, Dilip Katalgi
- Filmfare Best Director Award – Mansoor Khan
- Filmfare Best Actor Award – Aamir Khan
- Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award – Pooja Bedi
- Filmfare Best Music Director Award – Jatin-Lalit
- Filmfare Best Lyricist Award – Majrooh Sultanpuri for Woh Sikandar Hi Doston
- Filmfare Best Male Playback Award – Udit Narayan for Pehla Nasha
“I Can See Clearly Now” is a song originally recorded by Johnny Nash. It was a single from the album of the same name and achieved success in the United States and the United Kingdom when it was released in 1972, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It was covered by many artists throughout the years, including a 1993 hit version by Jimmy Cliff, who re-recorded the song for the motion picture soundtrack of Cool Runnings, where it reached the top 20 at No. 18 on the Billboard Hot 100. After Nash wrote and composed the original version, he recorded it in London with members of the Fabulous Five Inc., and produced it himself. Its arrangements and style are both heavily laced with reggae influences. Nash had collaborated with Bob Marley in the past, and his approach drew strongly from Marley’s reggae style. After making modest chart advances for a month, the RIAA-certified gold single unexpectedly took only two weeks to vault from No. 20 to No. 5 to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on November 4, 1972, remaining atop this chart for four weeks, and also spent the same four weeks atop the adult contemporary chart.
The song has been covered by many artists. Among the most notable versions are:
- Ray Charles (highest charting R&B version #35 in 1978)
- Hothouse Flowers in 1990 on Home (this version was a #23 hit in the UK Singles Chart in August 1990)
- Holly Cole Trio in 1993 on “Don’t Smoke in Bed” album.
- Neil Finn in 1998 to raise money for The Fred Hollows Foundation. Finn’s version also played in the movie Antz, where Z and Bala find Insectopia.
- Eagle-Eye Cherry for the romantic comedy Over Her Dead Body
In November 2002, the song was featured prominently in “The Freak”, an episode of the NBC police drama television series Boomtown.
In November 2016, a cover version of the song by the Hothouse Flowers was featured in the premiere episode of British Motoring show, The Grand Tour, causing the song to reach the number 1 position on the iTunes’s Top 40 UK Rock Song chart in late 2016.
Mayabazar (transl. Market of illusions) is a 1957 Indian epic fantasy film directed by Kadiri Venkata Reddy. It was produced by B. Nagi Reddy and Aluri Chakrapani under their banner, Vijaya Vauhini Studios. The film was shot in both Telugu and Tamil with the same title, but with a few differences in the cast. The story is an adaptation of the folk tale Sasirekha Parinayam, which in turn is based on the epic Mahabharata. It revolves around the roles of Krishna (N. T. Rama Rao) and Ghatotkacha (S. V. Ranga Rao), as they try to reunite Arjuna‘s son Abhimanyu (Telugu: Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Tamil: Gemini Ganesan) with his love, Balarama‘s daughter (Savitri). The Telugu version features Gummadi Venkateswara Rao, Mukkamala, Ramana Reddy, and Relangi Venkata Ramaiah in supporting roles, with D. Balasubramaniam, R. Balasubramaniam, V. M. Ezhumalai, and K. A. Thangavelu playing those parts in the Tamil version. The soundtrack features twelve songs, with most of the musical score composed by Ghantasala. Telugu lyrics were written by Pingali Nagendrarao and Tamil lyrics were written by Thanjai N. Ramaiah Dass. Four of the songs were composed by S. Rajeswara Rao prior to his unexplained departure from the project. P. Leela was the singer of the wonderful song “Chinnari Sesirekha Vardhillavamma.”
Neel Kamal is a 1968 Indian Hindi-language film directed by Ram Maheshwari starring Waheeda Rehman in the title role. Other stars includes Raaj Kumar, Manoj Kumar, Mehmood, Balraj Sahni, Lalita Pawar and Shashikala. Waheeda Rehman won her second Filmfare Best Actress Award for her role in this film.Sahir Ludhianvi was the lyricist for the wonderful Bidaai song “Baabul Ki Duaayein Leti Jaa.” The famous singer Mohammad Rafi was the one that sang this song.
Awards & Nominations
- Filmfare Best Actress Award: Waheeda Rehman – Won
- Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award: Raaj Kumar- Nominated
- Filmfare Best Film Award: – Nominated
- Filmfare Best Director Award: Ram Maheshwari – Nominated
- Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award: Shashikala – Nominated
- Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role: Mehmood – Nominated
- Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer: Mohammad Rafi for “Baabul Ki Duaayein Leti Jaa”- Nominated
“There Goes My Life” is a song written by Wendell Mobley and Neil Thrasher and recorded by American country music singer Kenny Chesney. It was released in October 2003 as the first single from Chesney’s 2004 album When the Sun Goes Down. The song debuted at number 46 on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart for the week of October 25, 2003. It reached number one on that chart for the week of December 20, 2003 and held that position for seven consecutive weeks until it was knocked off by Alan Jackson’s “Remember When.” The song also peaked at number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song spent seven consecutive weeks at number one between late December 2003 and January 2004. The accompanying music video for the song was directed by Shaun Silva and premiered in late 2003. In it, the protagonist is a high school football player met after practice by his girlfriend, with news of her pregnancy. The grown daughter in the video is played by actress Amber Heard.