Nostalgia- XIV Genesis of a Pop-Song

NOSTALGIA
 
Genesis Of A Pop Song
 
(The birth of my first Pop Song)
 
Readers will recall my recent posting regarding the birth of my first poem in Hindi titled ” Virah “.
Today, I  will take you to witness the birth of a Pop song.Pop means not only short form of “Popular” but it also stands for a Papa (yours truely).This piece of mine was published in my Bank’s house magazine,lovingly called “Taarangan” after its Star logo.A STAR is called a “Taara” in Hindi.The quarterly issue of March 2002 ( nearly 7 years ago) had published my loved creation.
 
I reproduce it herebelow:
 
POP NUMBER – 1
 
I love singing.My daughter also loves singing.We are both Taureans gifted with the so called “cho chweet” throats.One day I asked my daughter to fetch me a glass of water to drink.I said:”Oh my daughter,give me some water.” She said:”Hey Papa that rhymes so well !” I said :” Yes,you can call it a Pop Song.” That made me realize that it seems so easy to make a pop song these days.Every Tom,Dick & Harry (“Aira,Gaira,Natthu Khaira”-if you believe in the “Desi” version.) seems to be jumping on the bandwagon with hopes of laughing all the way to their banks.Catch hold  of a dozen obliging cute chicks (who are dying for a spot on the TV these days) dressed in short glitzy nothings,with painted lips,gyrating hips and sexy looks.Add some disco lights in rainbow colours.Find a music-arranger like Ken Ghosh.
 
As for lyrics,you need not worry.Throw in some ‘Angrezi’ words here and there along with the usual romantic Hindi words like Ishq,Pyaar,Mohabbat,Inkaar,Ikraar,etc and pep them up with choicest foot-tapping bhangra words like ‘Balle-Balle”, “Shaava Shaava”, ‘Rabba Rabba”,”Sohna Munda”(handsome boy) ,’Sohni Kudi” (beautiful girl) etc.There,you have a concoction of a sure-fire hit Pop song which will feature at number 1, 2 or 3 on those numerous countdown shows on the idiot box.
 
I tried my hand at composing one such number.The “Water” episode narrated by me earlier in this piece,gave me the subject.Some catchy tune was required too.For that I was ‘inspired” by an old number titled something like:” Garam Garam Chai ( tea)”.So,my catch line became :” Cold Cold Water” (“Thanda Thanda Paani” in Hindi.)Now some unintelligible “RAP” words were required (to be spoken at a very fast speed).I thought of several short nursery rhymes I had mugged up in my Nursery/LKG/UKG days of bygone era.They certainly came in handy.
 
Final version of my Pop-Song ran something like this: Sample it.
 
  COLD COLD WATER.COLD COLD WATER,
  JUST GIVE ME, JUST GIVE ME,
  SOME COLD COLD WATER.
 
1.Jackandjillwentupthehill (to be said at jetspeed in RAP style)
   Tofetchapailofwater
   SO GIVE THEM, JUST GIVE THEM
   SOME COLD COLD WATER,
   SOME COLD COLD WATER.
   Oh Balle,Oh Balle,Oh Balle,balle,balle,balle !
 
2.Littlemissmuffet satonatuffet
   Eatinghercurdsandwhey
   SO GIVE HER,JUST GIVE HER,
   SOME COLD COLD WATER,
   SOME COLD COLD WATER.
   Oh Yahoon,Oh Yahoon,Oh Yahoon,yahoon,yahoon !
 
Isn’t that a sure-fire bull’s eye ?
 
Well,if you like,you can add a few Hindi poems as well:
 
3.Machhli jal ki raani hai
   Jeevan uska paani hai
   Haath lagao tau darr jayegi
   Bahar nikalo marr jayegi.
   USSE DE DO ,JUST DE DO
   THANDA THANDA PAANI
   THANDA THANDA PAANI.
   Oh Rabba,Oh Rabba,Oh Rabba,rabba,rabba,rabba !  
 
Having made the number,now find a sponsor ‘”Mangta Hai'”.I recollect having read in the newspaper that Reserve Bank of India has recently said that making films in Bollywood should be treated as an industry and that nationalised banks should come out with schemes to finance films.They should go one step ahead to finance such new budding and industrious Pop-song writers like me.Talent should not go waste you know.So,Bank of India, ICICI, IDBI etc,are you listening ? I also suggest that big industrial houses should also take it as a part of their social responsibilities to sponsor such Pop-song composers.RELIANCE, GODREJ, INDIAN RAYON, GRASIM,are you out there ? Of course you can avail generous FCT ( Free Commercial Time ) for your product promotions during those numerous breaks or display your Vimal Sarees,Good Night Mosquito Mats,Suiting/Shirting Fabrics etc on the jazzy sets while the singers are belting out their Pop-song numbers.KYA BOLTI TU ? Isn’t that a “Dhansoo”idea ? You bet your last rupaiyya,it is.
 
Meanwhile, all you POPs (fathers) out there,try some more of such concoctions at your end and become your family’s POP NUMBER ONE !!!
 
Happy Popping.
 
Yours Poppittypop,
 
– J S Broca
  Zonal Office,Lucknow.
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Dear Readers,your comments,suggestions are welcome. 
 
 
 
 
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17 Responses to Nostalgia- XIV Genesis of a Pop-Song

  1. kumarendra says:

    I understand the Pop-music is like popcorn jumping up-and-down in the kadaai. Good satire of our new numbers. Best regards

    Kumarendra Mallick, Hyderabad
    Jan 28, 2009

  2. Dr Pooja says:

    Jitoo Sir,
    I have a suggestion. The background music of horror shows should be used as interlude. Just imagine how will it sound? I think my suggestions are good. Don’t you think so? Best wishes.

    Dr Pooja G Bhuyar, Bijapur
    Jan 28, 2009

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