Birthday love: Five songs that show Arijit Singh’s versatility


Bollywood music has evolved through decades, generations and even musical instruments but the vocals behind some of the most heartwarming and beloved songs have remained. These songsters and songstresses  have taken us through happiness, partying, and even in moments of sadness. Although, there are a few voices that have made us return back to that one song or thousands of songs. Arijit Singh is one such songster. His voice makes us swoon into an alternate reality of only flowers and sunshine.

As Singh celebrates his 33rd birthday on 25th April, looks at five of his spellbinding songs throughout his decade plus career.

Title track – ‘Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas’ (2019)
Singh’s heartwarming version of ‘Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas’ captivated listeners and became one of 2019’s most popular songs. A duet with Parampara Thakur and composed by her and Sachet Tandon, Singh’s soulful vocals instills the hope and faith that love will be beside you when you need it the most. Love is full of adventure and obstacles but companionship is what gets you through it together. It is impossible to not submit yourself to that belief when you hear Singh serenading.

Title track – ‘Hamari Adhuri Kahani’ (2015)
A tale of love and loss could not have been more beautifully told than with Singh’s soothing vocals. Composed by Jeet Gannguli, the title track from ‘Hamari Adhuri Kahani’ detailed an unconditional journey of togetherness and separation. Vidya Balan and Emraan Hashmi’s characters evoke deep feelings of heartache as Singh guides us through what could of been.

Ishq Mubarak – ‘Tum Bin 2’ (2016)
Singh’s love ballads are praised, re-created, and possibly some of the first few songs that have shaped many date nights. His rendition of Ishq Mubarak from ‘Tum Bin 2’ is picturized on Aditya Seal and Neha Sharma, where it takes you from a night of discovery to stealing glances in between and to laughing with your heart full. You are repeatedly falling in love throughout the entirety of this song and thanking Singh for it.

First Class – ‘Kalank’ (2019)
While Singh’s romantic tunes take over playlists, one cannot forget that his upbeat dance numbers are no less popular. First Class from ‘Kalank’ is that foot tapping track that makes you forget about all your problems or just dance if there aren’t any. Singh meets composer Pritam’s melodies with equal fervour of fun and playfulness in this Varun Dhawan character introduction.

Muskurane Ki Wajaah – ‘Citylights’ (2014)
There’s a lot of things you do when you’re in love. Smiling as you talk, smiling as you text, smiling as you hurdle through life. In Jeet Gannguli composed Muskurane Ki Wajaah from ‘Citylights’, Singh describes that all too familiar feeling with much intensity. Picturized on a family’s heartbreaking struggle to make ends meet, you can’t help but hum along as he tugs at your heartstrings.

It is difficult to imagine a world of music without Arijit Singh’s countless number of hits across all genres and many languages. wishes Singh a very happy and musically filled birthday!

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