Playlist to calm amidst the pandemic panic

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Playlist to calm amidst the pandemic panic

Listen to these soul soothing Bollywood songs on loop to help find lost hopes!

Playlist to calm amidst the pandemic panic

Music can be used as a therapy to relieve stress. The coronavirus outbreak has brought panic and unrest in every person’s mind. Amidst these challenging times, it’s crucial for us to not lose our sanity. There are certain relaxing Bollywood Hindi songs that are crafted with meaningful lyrics and composed with soothing music that could help people find one's lost hopes. 

Here's a list of 10 pacifying songs to comfort your mind:

1. Allah Ke Bande Hasde 

Singer: Kailash Kher 
Lyricist: Vishal Dadlani
Film: 'Waisa Bhi Hota Hai' 

The song makes one live the moment. The song is all about fighting back and restoring strength even in tough times like these. The song fuels the soul with motivation and encouragement to keep going with a smiling face because no matter what, a better tomorrow is waiting to embrace. 

Only when infant-feathers learnt to defy,
The bird grew fearless and started to fly.
So keep the pain under your wings,
The hidden pathos will help you sing!
Smile now God’s own child,
Laugh it off with all your might,
For whatever happens,
A tomorrow will follow the dark night.

“Kho ke aapne par hi to usne tha udna sikhaaaa
Ghum ko aapne saath mein lele dard bhi tere kaam aayegaa, 
Allah ke bandhe hasde Allah ke bandhe
Allah ke bandhe hasde jo bhi ho kal phir aayega”

This song creates courage to weave the might to fight from grieving situations. 

2. Mai Zindagi Ka Sath Nibhata Chala Gaya 

Singer: Mohammad Rafi
Lyricist: Sahir Ludhianvi 
Film: 'Hum Dono'

Sometimes all we need to do is cooperate with life, while it puts us through challenging times. Sahir Ludhianvi was rightly called ‘the people’s poet’. The song makes one fly all the worries like smoke. It fills the heart with all the positive moments that one has come across and gives hope to celebrate life even during rough and crushing times.

I faithfully followed wherever life took me
I blew every worry into a mist of smoke
It was pointless to grieve about my destruction,
So I kept making a celebration of my destruction!
Whatever came my way I considered to be my destiny
Whatever was lost to me, I kept putting out of my mind.

“Main zindagi ka sath nibhata chala gaya
Har fikr ko dhuyein mein udata chala gaya;
Barbadiyon ka sog manana fizool tha
Barbadiyon ka jashn manata chala gaya;
Jo mil gaya usi ko muqaddar samajh liya
Jo kho gaya main usko bhulata chala gaya;
Gham aur khushi mein fark na mehsoos ho jahan
Main dil ko us makaam pe lata chala gaya”

The song finds a balance between happiness and sadness. It pushes mind to a state where happiness and sorrow are indistinguishable. It’s an ode to optimism. 

3. Aane Wala Pal Jaane Wala Hai

Singer: Kishore Kumar
Lyricist: Gulzar
Film: 'Golmaal 1979'

Here’s a reminder that life is a set of moments. These moments come one after another with the passing times. They aren’t permanent. With a little laugh and sometimes a little cry these moments shall pass by. 

“Ek Baar Waqt Se Lamha Gira Kahin, 
Wahaan Dastan Mili, Lamha Kahin Nahin;
Thoda Sa Hasaake, Thoda Sa Rulaake
Pal Ye Bhi Jaanewala Hai”

Gulzar time and again penned down the most impeccable truths of life in his words.
 
The moment that is to arrive, is about to pass by,
If you can, in it, live your life! 
This moment, that is about to pass by.

“Aanewala Pal Jaanewala Hai,
Ho Sake To Iss Mein Zindagi Bitaado, 
Pal Jo Yeh Jaanewala Hai"

This song is all about celebrating moments, it makes one live the moment as present is a precious present we have got. It celebrates the moment that’s about to come before it’s gone. 

4. Mai Hoon Na

Singer: Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal
Lyricist: Javed Akhtar
Film: 'Mai Hoon Na'

In this pandemic when we are struggling to live through, our souls getting weary with the loss of our loved ones, our hearts are distorted with emotions, and we overwrought with the fear which is increasing twofold every day with an upsurge of cases. This song assures that there’s that someone who is always there. All you need to do is look up and lean on. 

“Kiska Hai Yeh Tumko Intezar Main Hoon Na 
Dekh lo Idhaar Toh Ek Baar Main Hoon Na 
Khaamosh Kyun Ho Jo Bhi Kahna Hai Kaho 
Dil Chahe Jitna Pyaar Utna Maang lo 
Tumko Milega Utna Pyar Main Hoon Na”

While the burden of your unuttered words chokes you down on days since most of your words now revolve around disease and death and you don’t want this pessimism to spread, you can pour your heart out.

“Kehne Ki Ho Dil Mein Koi Baat, Mujshe Kaho 
Koi Pal Ho Din Ho Ya Raat, Mujshe Kaho 
Koi Mushkil, Koi Pareshani Aye Tumhe Lage 
Kuch Theek Nahi Halat, Mujshe Kaho”

Cause “This too shall pass dear”. Sometimes we find humans as hope and sometimes hope finds itself in a song like 'Mai Hoon Na'. 

5. Tu Nah Jaane Aas Paas Hai Khuda 

Singer: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Lyricist: Vishal Shekhar 
Film: 'Anjaana Anjaani'

Life's never been a bed full of roses nor will it ever be. But whenever the thorns of time become prickly and the soul bleeds wounds of the past, this song always reverberates at the back of my mind.

"Teri kismat tu badal de
Rakh himmat bas chal de
Teri saathi, mere kadmon ke hain nishaan. "

No wonder we all live to thrive. There are times when our goals seem rather surreal to us. No matter the efforts, sometimes we're just 'almost' there. Just 'almost'! Our lives might be flooded with catastrophic failures that dim our light but one shouldn't forget that there's always light at the end of the tunnel. All that we ever have to do is hope (against hope) and strive towards the inevitability of conquering all that we ever desire.

"Khud pe daal tu nazar
Halaton se haar kar
Kaha chala re.
Haath ki lakeer ko
Modhta marodhta
Hai hosla re."

There will be times when things wouldn't turn up in our favour and that's completely okay. Those will be the days that will help us build a better self. All that we ever need is to unleash our innate potential, the ability to muster up the courage to get up and keep striving even after having fallen a hundred times. This innate potential is majestic enough to turntables and designs our destiny looking past the mere palm lines deciding on our future.

"Jab hoga andhera
Tab payega dar mera
Uss dar pe phir hogi teri subah."

The existence of a divine spiritual power above is sometimes all we need to keep our faith guarded in. Despite the paradox of his existence, the soul craves hope, and sometimes, hope is all we need to surpass the storms of darkness and chase the tranquil light that follows. No wonder, in times like these, He becomes our hope.

"Tu nah jaane aas paas hai khuda. "

6. Khul Ke Jeena Ka 

Singer: Arijit Singh, Shashaa Tirupati
Lyricist: Amitabh Bhattacharya
Film: 'Dil Bechara' 

Life is like a jumbled puzzle. It has a twist, it has turns. Each piece of the puzzle is different until we join it to make a complete picture, a happy picture. Everlasting happiness, forever, happy endings are movies creation and life is not a movie, still, we can just enjoy every moment, creating memories, which will last forever.

“Khulke Jeene Ka Tareeka Tumhein Sikhate Hain, 
Hanske Dekho Na Lateefa Tumhein Sunate Hain”

As this song plays, the lyrics weave out a magic-making us realise, life is full of uncertainty. Happiness has no limitations. Manny and Kizie had countable days, they knew they will die still they tried to forget the days they had, teaching us to live our life as if there's no tomorrow. Their life was full of uncertain twists and turns, but still, they both were happy puppies with each other. We all know none of the emotions is fixed in our life, all we have to do is live life to its fullest.

“Umar Ke Saal Kitne Hai Gin Gin ke Kya Karna, 
Beet Jaye Na Ginti Mein Hi Varna;
Aao Film’on Ke Beadab Gaane Gaate Hain, 
Heroine Hero Aaj Hum Tum Ban Jate Hain”

Every time I listen to these lyrics, all I remember is Rajesh Khanna's famous dialogue "Babumoshai, zindagi badi honi chahiye, lambi nahi". Manny and Kizzie proved this true every time in a perfect form.

7. Ek Zindagi Meri

Singer: Tanishkaa Sanghvi
Lyricist: Jigar Saraiya
Film: 'Angrezi Medium'

“Dreams” are what makes us feel more alive. They are the foundation on which we lay down our hopes that we have in our lives.

“Main toh badalon se tur jaungi, 
Main toh apna hi sur paungi;
Hai jo crazy crazy sapne mere, 
Saare chunke me bun aungi”

Yes, our dreams are more crazier than us and they seem to be impossible. But a dream is not a dream until it scares the hell out of us. We've all got a dream that urges us to get up in the morning, go out and make all the possible efforts. We want to sing our dreams, from the stage of big clouds whose lyrics are beautifully to be penned by us only.

“Ek zindagi meri, sau khwahishan
Main puri mai puri mai puri karaaan;
Ek zindagi meri, sau khwahishan 
Main jeena main jeena me puri tarah”

All of us have got only one life which we wish to live to the fullest as possible. There are thousands of wishes which we are eager to fulfil such as giving our parents that first cheque, they being proud of ourselves, make ourselves happy and fearless, and what not.

Yes, in this life for which we are grateful, we want to live it in a way we have always wanted to. We want to watch sunset from every corner in the world, or sometimes simply just want to wake up on a Monday morning without complaints. We want to be happy because we will be being ourselves every single moment which is totally worth it.

8. Arziya

Singer: Javed Ali
Lyricist: Prasoon Joshi
Film: 'Delhi-'6

Arziyan speaks to one on a deep, spiritual level. It has a special appeal as it traverses all religions and faiths; it does not speak of any single faith or denomination or describes any particular flavour of the Holy. It supplicates to a universal God, a God for anyone who chooses to believe in Him/Her. It is a piece about faith in a greater power, and the hope and the strength that faith can bring to you, when you need it most.

“Sar uthake maine tho kitni khwahishen ki thi
Kitne khwaab dekhe the, kitni koshishen ki thi
Jab Tu rubaroo aaya nazren na mila paaya
Sar jhukake ek pal mein maine kya nahin paaya”

It speaks of man’s continuous quest, infinite desire, untiring ambition. Man wants more and more, asks for more and more, tries for more and more. This stanza summarises this quest. 

I raised my head and I demanded so much from you
that my wishes may come true, that my efforts bear fruit, that my dreams all become reality 
But when You appeared before me, God, and I had to bow my head against Your luminosity, 
in that one moment I realised I had gained everything I ever wanted

“Pyaas le ke aaya tha, dariya woh bhar laaya
Noor ki baarish mein bheeghta sa tar aaya”

I came with thirst, 
I found a river in front of me;
I am drenched in the downpour of Divine Light

This melodious melancholy echoes with peace because of its depth and beautiful lyrics. 'Arziyan' has now firmly become a part of these difficult times. This song caters strength and hope, that heals the heart and nurses the troubled mind.

9. Ek Din Bik Jayega 

Singer: Mukesh
Lyricist: Majrooh Sultanpuri
Film: 'Dharam Karam'

A day will come when you will get sold for the price of clay. A song whose music composition and every word is appealing. The relatable lyrics lifts your mood up. 

“Ek Din Bik Jayega, Maati Ke Mol 
Jag Mein Reh Jayenge Pyare Tere Bol”

This song utters the absolute truth in melodious tunes. One day we all shall be gone, and all that shall remain behind is what we said and the deeds we did. 

“Dooje Ke Hothon Ko Dekar Apne Geet 
Koi Nishani Chhod, Phir Duniya Se Dol”

All that will be left in the world will be what you have said. This song encourages people to do good, be the legend in someone’s story and pass the legacy before they leave the world. 

10. Zinda Hoon Yaar

Singer: Amit Trivedi 
Lyricist: Amitabh Bhattacharya 
Film: 'Lootera'

Have you ever managed to be alone? I think, all of us have had tried leaving our work, our normal day-to-day routine, people and this toxic system of living once in our life. We all have attempted isolating ourselves to find peace. Sometimes, a break is needed. You want to live your life in a way you decide, not the culture/system. It can be then walking alone on roads, talking to yourselves on a terrace, treating yourself cutely in the mirror or trying to explain things to a dog. It’s all you, and the things that make you feel your existence. When you talk to your heart, it gets happier. At this point of time, you really want to live and not get bothered. 'Zinda Hoon Yaar' is a song all about void.

“Qabr Par Mere Sar Utha Ke Khadi Ho Zindagi, Aise Marna Hai Mujhe.” 

You know all your life, you haven’t done anything great that the people expected. You understand that your life did not make any sense, but you really want your death to be fruitful. Throughout your life, you did not excel in anything other than doing love. Now when you die, the world shall cry and you rejoice. And till the moment you’re alive all you want to convey to the society is “mujhe chhod do mere haal pe cause zinda hoon yaar kaafi hai.” 

Life is a mixtape, like said in the movie 'Meri Pyari Bindu'. 

“Zindagi side 'A' se side 'B' ki tarah ghoomti gaano ki reel ki tarah hi toh hai 
Kabhi koi gaana itna pasand hai ki khatam hone se dar lagta hai 
Kabhi koi gaana poore din honthon se jaane ka naam nahi leta 
Aur kabhi koi gaane ke sirf dhun yaad reh jaati hai."

Enjoy these songs, feel the lyrics and live your life till you are alive.