I am very happy to bring you all the great news that DamaDamm! has been counted in the Top 11 Soundtracks of 2011 thanks to Bollywood Hungama! Excerpt from their article:
Damadamm (Himesh Reshammiya)
Himesh Reshammiya may be waiting for audience’s acceptance when it comes to his acting career but for his music, there were, there are and there would be takers. This was witnessed in Damadamm as well where he brought together a variety of songs, most of which were gladly lapped by the audience. An occasional ‘Mango’ may have made a few wonder what he was up to but half a dozen other songs, most notably ‘Umrao Jaan’, ‘Aaja Ve’, ‘Bhool Jaun’, ‘Tere Bina’ and ‘Hum Tum’ were good enough to keep his fans and followers entertained.
Conngratulations Himeshji! This is just the beginning! ;o)
Jai Mata Di, Let’s Rock!
Tere Jism Ki Khushboo Mein…Aankhon Ki Madhushala Mein…Kabhi Aar Gaya Kabhi Par Gaya….It’s Ishq Unplugged…
Thank you all for voting for this week’s Song of the Week! Finally after being in the Top 3 for the last few weeks, Madhushala wins the race and is our 5th Song of the Week!
Background of the Song
A unique duet sung by Himeshji & Aditi Singh Sharma (a member of the band Groove Adda & ‘Choomantar’ & Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge fame) the song Madhushala is a mix of 1950’s retro and today’s modern Bollywood.
The song opens and closes with English lyrics sung by Aditi: A love that is pure, a love that makes you sore…it’s Ishq Unplugged… what follows after is a blend of retro and bollywood rock that creates a wonderful fusion and keeps the listener in awe as they begin to understand the plight of protagonist Sameer’s difficulties as he flits between Shika & Sanjana.
Himeshji has sung in different tones for this song – a master of creating such fusion tracks – the listener is in amazement as he/she notices the effortless changes in Himeshji’s voice from ‘Tere Jism Ki Khushboo Mein…’ to ‘Prem Ki Iss Gaheri Nadiya Mein…’ he has proved yet again his versatility as a singer.
Aditi surprises all with not only singing in English but also the old-fashioned 50’s style ‘dag mag dag mag, mein hui sunke teri baat naseeli…’ It is a first for any female bollywood playback singer to sing in 2 distinct styles for 1 song.
The song has been picturised on Himeshji, Purbi Joshi & Sonal Sehgal and it’s clear popularity has made it this week’s Song of the Week!
Tell us your thoughts about why you like Madhushala and why you voted for it :o)
Thank you all for voting for this week’s Song of the Week! It was a very tight competition once again and for a few days the top 3 were 1) Madhushala 2) Bhool Jaaun 3) DamaDamm! title track. Up until yesterday I thought it would be Madhushala, but as always, you all surprise me and have made this week’s song of the week none other than DamaDamm! title track with 26 votes!
Background of the Song
The title song of DamaDamm! is a very unique composition by Himeshji as it a dance number with a strong Qawalli influence.
The song opens with the lines: ‘Tere Naina, Bada Jaduni Khanzar, Badke…Mere Dil De Aandar…Badhgaya…Tere Naina Vich Main Doob Jao, Aur Doobke Doob Hi Jaao…Baan Maare Naine Taare…’ which have been sung by singer Alam Khan, spoken by Punnu Brar and continued by Vineet Singh.
The song features 7 singers with Himeshji: Vineet Singh, Alam Khan, Palak Muchhal, Shabab Sabri, Sabina Shaikh, Rubina Shaikh & Punnu Brar all of which have been signed & launched by HR Musik!
There is also a remix version that accompanies the original song with a promotional video:
With the composition of this song, Himeshji proves once again how easily he can fuse both styles together – this is what makes his compositions unique.
Now it’s time to tell us your thoughts about why you voted for this week’s Song of the Week!
The Punjabis are all set to rock the audiences with the wedding of Ishmeet and Dhruv in ” Sawaare Sabke Sapne Preeto” on Imagine TV.
The couple will finally tie the knot in the midst of grand celebrations and blessings.To make the celebrations even more magnificent, Dharmendra will grace the show at the roka ceremony to bless the couple. Also, music-composer-turned-actor Himesh Reshammiya will perform at their sangeet and will dedicate a track from his film – “Damadamm” to the duo. Adding to the fun would be comedian Bharti, who will set the mood for the evening. Being a true-blue Punjabi wedding this one too will not disppoint anyone on the fun and frolic factor. The roka ceremony will be followed by phulkari, sangeet, mehendi, haldi, and the chuda ceremony and the marriage at the Gurudwara followed by the reception. Watch the grand wedding on Imagine TV’s “Saware Sabke Sapne Preeto” from Monday to Friday at 8.30pm.
There are quite a few announcements that are all set to be made in the ‘Damadamm’ success party that Himesh Reshammiya would be hosting later this month. While Salman Khan would be a special guest at the event with quite a few other top celebrities joining as well, Himesh is making sure that he makes best use of this platform. Continue Reading »
Himesh Reshammiya is collaborating with Sachin Gupta for “Bhool Jaun”, for Himesh’s film “Damadamm”. Recognizing the sheer mastery and versatility of Sachin’s music, HR Music signed on Gupta earlier this year for the track. “Bhool Jaun” has been composed and sung by Sachin and Himesh making it a first for Himesh to have trusted another music director for his film.
In a telephonic interaction, Sachin narrates: “When I got a call from Himesh’s office asking me to meet him the following day, I thought it was a prank call. So the next day came and went and I had even forgotten about this call until I got a call again from Himesh’s manager asking me why I hadn’t turned up. That’s when it hit me that this was the real deal. I still can’t believe that he wanted me to sing. God’s been really kind to me.” Continue Reading »