On Word Music Day, we take a look at some of Hollywood’s most celebrated artists whose songs should be picked up by our desi composers. Read on!
Can you imagine a world without music? Each day I thank God for giving us this special gift which makes everything just right. When in stress or sorrow, one could just turn on the volume of their stereo and troubles seem to fade away in an instant. It’s World Music Day today, which celebrates the various genres of this form of art, from folk to western, to Indian etc. What defines Bollywood is it’s oh-so-popular ‘naach gaana.’ It’s only here where an actor breaks into a set of dance moves amidst an important conversation. B-town has many talented music composers like Pritam, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Amit Trivedi etc. Where some of them have come up with original stuff of their own, there are others who have been “inspired” by the west. So why not copy music from some of America’s most popular artists? Here’s the list of suggestions:
Justin Bieber- Baby
The song Baby is synonyms with the Biebs. I’m surprised that this number hasn’t been copied by our Indian composers yet. I can imagine the desi version of this track being sung by our newbies in Bollywood like Varun Dhawan or Sidharth Malhotra. Fits doesn’t it?
Taylor Swift – Love Story
This song made Taylor Swift what she is today. The popular American singer became a rage with this romantic number and I believe it’s perfect for Bollywood. What better way to showcase a young couple in love other than with the Indian copied version of Love Story?
Pibull- On the floor
There are many songs in Bollywood where the lead couple is seen in a club, urging people to dance their troubles away and live like there’s no tomorrow. Well Pitbull’s On the floor is apt for those sequences and has the upbeat, electric vibe to it which will work well with the likes of Yo Yo Honey Singh or Mika Singh.
Ed Sheeran- Thinking Out Loud
This man is one of my favourite artists and takes romance to another level with his impeccable compositions. Our entertainment industry has tons of sentimental stories to tell and when teamed with Sheeran’s soulful track Thinking Out Loud, could work wonders. You listening, composers?beyo
Beyonce- Naughty Girl
A music list is incomplete without Beyonce. The sensational singing diva’s Naughty Girl is sensuous at its best and can be worked well if copied. I can totally imagine Priyanka Chopra or Deepika Padukone pulling off this number!
LMFAO- Sexy and I know it
Bollywood is big on introductory songs. One of my favourite ones is Tattad Tattad in Ram-Leela which saw Ranveer Singh’s grand entry. He is one of the few actors who has the ability to pull off quirky like no other. LMFAO’s Sexy and I know it is an out and out Ranveer number. I believe the composers could copy it and turn it into an introductory song for the Dil Dhadakne Do actor. It will be sexy and I know it!
We have ample item numbers where the lady blows her own trumpet, suggesting how freakin’ awesome she is and how nobody can have her. Examples? Sheila Ki Jawaani, Chikni Chameli, Baby Doll, so on and so forth. The trend of item numbers isn’t likely to stop anytime soon and Fergie’s self loving track Fergalicious is apt for this saga. Kareena Kapoor Khan will be perfect for this number cuz after all, she’ll be Bebolicious!
Bruno Mars- Uptown Funk
Who can forget Ranbir Kapoor’s Batdameez Dil from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani? The song has a retro vibe to it and RK truly nailed the track with his funky moves. Bruno Mars’ Uptown Funk has a similar feel to it and will become a sensation if brought to our desi land. Then maybe RK can swing to it once again?
Passenger- Let Her Go
There are tons of tracks with a heavy sufi, soulful feel to them that are found in our Hindi films. Let Her Go by the Passengers is all heart and can go well with serious tracks which speak of love and romance.
Miley Cyrus- Wrecking Ball
This track may not have a very appealing video, thanks to Miley Cyrus’ nakedness and hammer licking (weird) but it does have a powerful feel to it. For Bollywood tracks that would hint at wrecked relationships, a copy of this one would make for a hit number.
So what do you think about my compilation BollywoodLifers? Let me know and throw in some more suggestions in the comments section below!