Song of the Day: Paper Planes by M.I.A.

Check out the hit song Paper Planes by M.I.A. on Mathangi ‘Maya’ Arulpragasam aka M.I.A.’s birthday. The song was nominated for a Grammy for Record of the Year in 2009. She was also nominated for an Oscar for the song O Saya from Slumdog Millionaire.

The song was also used in the movie Slumdog Millionaire. Here is the song in Slumdog Millionaire.

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#m-i-a, #paper-planes, #song-of-the-day

Song of the Day: Follow Me by Uncle Kracker

Check out the hit song Follow Me by Uncle Kracker on Matthew Shafer aka Uncle Kracker’s birthday.

Drift Away, a cover version of a song originally recorded by John Henry Kurtz, was also a big hit.

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#follow-me, #song-of-the-day, #uncle-kracker

Song of the Day: Sunglasses At Night by Corey Hart

Check out the hit song Sunglasses At Night by Corey Hart on his birthday.

#corey-hart, #song-of-the-day, #sunglasses-at-night

SOTD: Mo Money Mo Problems by The Notorious B.I.G.

Check out the hit song Mo Money Mo Problems by The Notorious B.I.G. on birth anniversary of Christopher George Latore Wallace aka The Notorious B.I.G. The song features guest vocals from Mase and Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs.

#mo-money-mo-problems, #song-of-the-day, #the-notorious-b-i-g

SOTD: Somebody’s Watching Me by Rockwell

Check out the hit song Somebody’s Watching Me by Rockwell on his birthday. It features chorus by Michael Jackson.

#michael-jackson, #rockwell, #somebodys-watching-me, #song-of-the-day

Song of the Day: Hello by Adele

Check out the hit song Hello by Adele on her birthday.

#adele, #hello, #song-of-the-day

SOTD: Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty

Check out the hit song Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty. Love the singing, music and lyrics.

Here are the lyrics and another hit song Stuck In The Middle With You by the band Stealers Wheel with lead vocals by Gerry Rafferty.

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#baker-street, #gerry-rafferty, #song-of-the-day

SOTD: One Night In Bangkok by Murray Head

Check out the hit song One Night In Bangkok by Murray Head. I missed posting this song on 5th March which is his birthday.

#murray-head, #one-night-in-bangkok, #song-of-the-day

SOTD: Zihale-E-Miskin from Ghulami

Check out this excellent song Zihale-E-Miskin from Ghulami.
Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Shabbir Kumar, Music by Laxmikant–Pyarelal and lyrics by Gulzar.

The song is based on a poem written by Amir Khusro in Persian and Brij Bhasha. In the first verse, the first line is in Persian, the second in Brij Bhasha, the third in Persian again, and the fourth in Brij Bhasha. Here are the lyrics and translation of Zihale-E-Miskin by Amir Khusro.

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#ghulami, #gulzar, #laxmikant-pyarelal, #song-of-the-day, #zihale-e-miskin

SOTD: Scatman by Scatman John

Check out the hit song Scatman by Scatman John on his birth anniversary.

#scatman, #scatman-john, #song-of-the-day

SOTD: Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood

Check out the Grammy winning hit song Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood on her birthday. She won the Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 2008 for this song.

And here are the lyrics.
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#before-he-cheats, #carrie-underwood, #song-of-the-day

SOTD: Where Are Ü Now by Skrillex and Diplo with Justin Bieber

Check out the Grammy winning song Where Are Ü Now by Skrillex and Diplo with Justin Bieber on Justin Bieber’s birthday.

Sorry which has a excellent music video with the lyrics of the song.

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#justin-bieber, #song-of-the-day

SOTD: Got My Mind Set on You by George Harrison

Check out the hit song Got My Mind Set on You by George Harrison on his birth anniversary.

#george-harrison, #got-my-mind-set-on-you, #song-of-the-day

SOTD: Can’t Feel My Face by The Weeknd

Check out the hit song Can’t Feel My Face by The Weeknd on the singer Abęl Makkonen Tesfaye on his birthday.

Here are a couple more hit songs of his.

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#cant-feel-my-face, #song-of-the-day, #the-weeknd

SOTD: Torn by Natalie Imbruglia

Check out the hit song Torn by Natalie Imbruglia on her birthday.

#natalie-imbruglia, #song-of-the-day, #torn

SOTD: Bibi Sanam by Zeb & Haniya

Check out this lovely song Bibi Sanam by Zeb & Haniya from Coke Studio Pakistan, Season 2.

Here are the lyrics with English translation.

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#bibi-sanam, #song-of-the-day, #zeb-haniya

SOTD: Need You Tonight by INXS

Check out the hit song Need You Tonight by INXS on lead singer Michael Hutchence’s birth anniversary.

#inxs, #need-you-tonight, #song-of-the-day

SOTD: My Girl by The Temptations

Check out the hit song My Girl by The Temptations on the birth anniversary of David Ruffin who was one of the lead singers of the band.

#my-girl, #song-of-the-day, #the-temptations

SOTD: Fame by David Bowie

Just read that David Bowie died on Sunday after an 18-month battle with cancer. Check out his hit song Fame which was co written by John Lennon.

Here are a couple more songs of his that I like.

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#david-bowie, #fame, #john-lennon, #queen, #song-of-the-day, #under-pressure

SOTD: Husn-e-Haqiqi by Arieb Azhar from Coke Studio

Check out this beautiful Sufi song Husn-e-Haqiqi sung by Arieb Azhar from Coke Studio Pakistan, Season 2. The lyrics are by Khwaja Ghulam Farid (1841 – 1901).

Here is the same song with the English translation.

Here are the lyrics.

Ae husn-e-haqiqi noor-e-azal
Ae husn-e-haqiqi noor-e-azal

Tenu waajib te imkaan kahoon
Tenu khalik zaat qadeem kahoon
Tenu haadis-e-khalq jahan kahoon

Tenu mutlaq mehez wajood kahoon
Tenu almiya ayaan kahoon
Arvaah nafoos-e-aqool kahoon
Ashbaa iyaan nehaan kahoon

Tenu arsh kahoon aflaak kahoon
Tenu naaz naeem janaan kahoon
Tenu tat jamaad nabaat kahoon
Haivaan kahoon insaan kahoon

Tenu masjid mandir dair kahoon
Tenu pothi te quran kahoon
Tasbeeh kahoon zunnaar kahoon
Tenu kufr kahoon imaan kahoon

Tenu baadal barkha gaaj kahoon
Tenu bijli te baraan kahoon
Tenu aab kahoon tenu khaak kahoon
Tenu baad kahoon neeraan kahoon

Tenu dasrat lichman raam kahoon
Tenu sita ji janaan kahoon
Baldev jasuda nand kahoon
Tenu kishan kanahya kaan kahoon

Tenu barhma bishan ganesh kahoon
Mahadev kahoon bhagvaan kahoon
Tenu geet granth te bed kahoon
Tenu gyaan kahoon agyaan kahoon

Tenu ibrahim hawa shees kahoon
Tenu nooh kahoon tufaan kahoon
Tenu ibrahim khaleel kahoon
Tenu musa bin imran kahoon
Tenu har dil da dildaar kahoon
Tenu ahmad aalishaan kahoon

Tenu shaahid malk hijaaz kahoon
Tenu baais kaun makaan kahoon
Tenu naaz kahoon andaaz kahoon
Tenu hoor pari ghilmaan kahoon

Tenu nouk kahoon tenu touk kahoon
Tenu surkhi beerha paan kahoon
Tenu tabla te tamboor kahoon
Tenu dholak surr te taan kahoon

Tenu husn te haar singhaar kahoon
Tenu ashwa ghamza-aan kahoon
Tenu ishq kahoon tenu ilm kahoon
Tenu vehem yaqeen gumaan kahoon

Tenu husn kavi idraak kahoon
Tenu zauq kahoon wajdaan kahoon
Tenu sakar kahoon sakraan kahoon
Tenu hairat te hairaan kahoon

Tasleem kahoon talveen kahoon
Tamkeen kahoon irfaan kahoon
Tenu sumbal sosan sarv kahoon
Tenu nargis na-farmaan kahoon

Tenu laale daagh te baagh kahoon
Gulzaar kahoon bustaan kahoon
Tenu khanjar teer tufang kahoon
Tenu barcha bank sanaan kahoon
Tenu teer khidang kamaan kahoon
Soofaar kahoon peekaan kahoon

Be-rang kahoon be-misal kahoon
Be-soorat har har aan kahoon
Subooh kahoon qudoos kahoon
Rehman kahoon subhaan kahoon

Kar taubaa tart Fareed sada
Har sheh nu par nuksaan kahoon

Tenu paak alakh be-aib kahoon
Tenu haq be-naam nishaan kahoon

#arieb-azhar, #coke-studio, #husn-e-haqiqi, #song-of-the-day