Tuesday, January 03, 2006

the legacy of bad lyrics

If you thought that croppers like Neal 'N' Nikki and Salaam Namaste were a sign of the recent times, think again. Strange lyrics have been with us for years. Here's a sample from a 1981 film called Ek Hi Bhool (the most famous song from which was this aggravating father/son duet he raajuu he ##daddy## featuring S P Balasubramaniam and Laxmikant's daughter Rajeshwari):

bistar chho.D ke so gayaa
chaddar oDh ke so gayaa
haaye haaye bharii jawaanii me.n
meraa baalam buDDhaa ho gayaa

Arguably, it doesn't scale the heights of excellence that films like Jo Bole So Nihaal or Rock Dancer ...

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