Rain in Mumbai is associated with a beautiful feeling very difficult to put in words.
We hate the problems it brings with it, but we still can’t ever say we hate the rain.
We will smile a small smile, put a status update, click exotic pictures the moment there’s an unexpected or a very much expected shower.
We Mumbaikars go to the extend of planning a trip nearby just to thoroughly get wet and enjoy the bliss pouring from the sky.
As far as I am concerned, the onset of monsoon relates to one word for me: Love!
No kidding, I act like someone just in love when it rains. Everything seems bright and happy for me. I actually hop, skip and jump under my umbrella, even if I’m just walking to my office. No exaggeration, honestly.
Even though I had fallen in love during December-February. I remember the feeling had felt just like the onset of monsoon 🙂
The feeling is much more than mere bliss. It is something that can’t be put in words, but many artists have successfully put it in music!
The song that comes to my mind when you say rain is
The song is simplicity personified. Maybe this is the song I most relate with rain is because it is kinda on ‘falling in love.’ The simple tune throughout the song complemented by the pitter-patter of rain in background stirs those feelings in me and makes me visualise a beautiful beautiful rain!
There’s a thing about first love and monsoon that Bollywood almost always captures best. There were many competitors for this post, but I’ve zeroed down to
The rain at the beginning, Akshaye Khanna going nuts and enjoying the rain, is so relatable. Then the song slowly takes you over with the consistent beats, melodious tune and beautiful meaningful lyrics. There are moments when it rains and I unknowingly start humming it’s tune, out of nowhere. It is one of those songs that never get old.
Another song that reminds me rain and falling in love combined is more of a tune than a song.
It’s the most unrealistically beautiful way of portraying ‘love at first sight.’ (took me years to figure out that it is unrealistic :P)
My last suggestion is a song that did not remind of rain originally. But then, I saw this particular performance by the band. You have to watch this video to know what I’m talking about.
Goo Goo Dolls is not my favourite band, but this performance has blown me away. Imagine the conditions of heavy rain, blowing winds and the band still performs. The audience still enjoys in the downpour. Needless to say, the sound of rain in the background has added so much to the song, which makes it even better than the original song.
I had also asked a few people for their suggestions. I’ve selected one from each language as my favourites.
My words won’t ever do justice to this song. Right from the sound of thunder in the melodious intro, the wispy tunes through the song, the amazing solo by Slash, or the strong vocals by Axl. GnR takes you on a walk through the song. It’s one of the longest song, I can never ever get tired of!!
Following the longest song, this is one of the few short songs. It starts with melodious tune that reminds me of l the start of the pitter-patter of the rain. Then slowly the tempo increases, just like rain, it results into a thunderous shower by the end of it. That coupled by simple meaningful lyrics, makes it one of the best songs.
This song resonates with the feeling of ‘falling in love’. The delicate tune, coupled with the intricate lyrics and a humble melodious voice relates to the soft-beautiful feeling the rain brings with it.
Bengali is one of the sweetest language ever, the melodious tunes complemented by the