You all know Pacifist. She has been a loyal follower of this blog since its conception. While corresponding with her for the quiz, I happened to ask her if she would like to do a guest post for the blog and she kindly agreed. The topic of her debut post must reflect her opinion about me. If that is true, I won’t defend myself, because it is true. Thank you, dear Pacifist for this post. I am sure the readers will enjoy this post as much as we did.
Thank you Harvey for inviting me to write a guest post on your popular blog. I feel quite overwhelmed. Being no writer the safest topic that came to mind was the 10 favourites
Not that I had to think about the subject, one’s always toying with this or that idea. I had a few in mind already. So here are my 10 favourite funny songs.
The most important point (LOL, point reminds me of Kelerk) was not to fall into the trap of – drunken songs, comedian songs, men dressed as women songs, though I have one of each, but will explain why they were chosen in spite of it.
I have selected songs which made me go *hehe* or *snort* or outright *guffaw* at some particular moment in the song. *just smiles*were excluded. Some have funny lyrics or are slapstick , but what is common is they are all madcap songs – some more than the other.
*No just smiles* leads me to the next point or even a ‘Disclaimer’.
Sense of humour varies from person to person so these songs may not raise even a smile on the faces of some listening to them, who might wonder what was wrong with me
I will start with a nod to funny film Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi, rather than the list, by posting a song from Chalti Ka Naam Zindagi.
I had also thought about songs from Badhti Ka naam Daadi, but the songs didn’t do more than make me smile.
Actually this song also is just a smile song, but it won because it shows the three brothers Ashok, Anup, Kishore as in chalti ka naam gaadi, in their older avatars
**This song is the Mascot of this ‘team 10’.**
The way the three march around they could very well be that.
Bandh Ho Muthi Lakh Ki – Chalti Ka Naam Zindagi 
Music: Kishore Kumar; Lyrics: Irshad; Singers: Manna Dey, Kishore Kumar, Mohd. Rafi
Now for the list, in no particular order.
This is a song which brought about a *guffaw* a couple of times (mainly due to the slick editing). The music is great, of course.
Humko Hanste Dekh Zamana Jalta Hai – Hum Sab Chor Hain 
Music: O. P. Nayyar; Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri; Singer:Mohd Rafi and G. M. Durrani
This is a madcap song through and through. For once I love Jeetender. He’s too funny with his dance movements.
Daiya Me Yeh Kahan Aa Phansi – Caravan 
Music: R. D. Burman; Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri; Singer: Asha Bhonsle
This is a *hehe* song. Kishore’s narration of his experiences are funny. It starts with quite a good joke by the announcer when it managed to draw a *guffaw*.
Yaar Tum Shaadi Mat Karna – Pariwar 
Music: Salil Choudhary; Lyrics: Shailender; Singer: Kishore Kumar
Now I did say ‘men dressed’ as women is a trap for funny. But this one is really really funny. Not only did the man not make me go ugghhh or cringe, it made me go *snort* a lot, especially at the chase scenes at the end. A real madcap song, not forgetting the name of the film.
Dekh Idhar Dekh Tera – Bewaqoof 
Music: S. D. Burman; Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri; Singer: Asha Bhonsle & Manna Dey
This had a *guffaw* moment when he puts atta (flour) in the water instead of the other way round, and is quite a madcap song otherwise too, so I thought it qualified very well. He can’t make up his mind whether to rejoice or lament in the absence of his wife.
Ram Dulari Maike Gayi; – Meri Biwi Ki Shaadi 
Music: Usha Khanna; Lyrics: S. H. BIhari; Singer: Suresh Wadkar
I know most would not agree, but I liked Leader a lot. Dilip Kumar looked very mature, but his heroine was a suitable Vyjayanthimala, and it worked for me. Who would think the tragedy king would behave in such a mad way in this song. I hehehed my way all through, and guffawed when Dilip standing on the statue of a bull wants to give his life and she offers paani (water) in her chullu (palm). It was funny.
Hami Se Mohabbat Hami Se Ladayi – Leader 
Music: Naushad; Lyrics: Shakeel Badayuni; Singer: Mohd. Rafi
This is a hardcore *hehehe* song. Love the very ordinariness of it and the lyrics. Sanjeev was so good at such roles. He gets able support from the Master Bittu and Vidya Sinha.
Gaana aaye ya na aye gaana chahiye, (It is immaterial if you can sing, but sing you must) I agree. Tum bhi zara naha lo, do chaar gane gaalo (Take a bath and sing some songs). LOL!
Gaana Aaye Ya Na Aaye Gaana Chahiye – Pati Patni aur Woh 
Music: Ravinder Jain; Lyrics: Anand Bakshi; Singer: Mahendra Kapoor, Asha Bhonsle and Sushma Shrestha
This song gets included for being the height of madcapness (?) Who would have thought the elegant dancer, Helen would run around not dancing. Hehe.
Same goes for Shammi (not Kapoor). Inspite of Johny Walker being there, it isn’t a – ‘comedian song trap’ – because it is mainly the unlikely Helen and Shammi involved in it. I guffawed when having succeeded in escaping from the two women Johny Walker runs smack into his boss. LOL
Ek Anaar Do Bemaar – Baazi 
Music:Kalyanji Anandji; Lyrics:Shakeel Badayuni; Singer: Manna Dey
Now here’s a funny daaru song. There are a whole lot involved here, the one peering at the man in the bathtub, and all those sitting around. All that sahib ban gaya (become a master) with his suit and boot had me *snorting*.
Saala Me To Sahab Ban Gaya – Sagina 
Music: S. D. Burman; Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri; Singer: Kishore Kumar
This last one is for all fans of almost all stars (Shammi, Sunil, Rajender, Manoj etc).
Chahe Koi Mujhe Jangli Kahen – Johar in Kashmir 
Music: Kalyanji Anandji; Lyrics: hahaha!!!!; Singer: haha
To end here’s a consolation song. It alternates between the film titles and the singers. It had been a proper song it would have definitely made it to the list as the singers when shown are funny – madcap in an elegant way.
Golmaal Hai Bhai Sab Golmaal Hai – Golmaal 
Music: R. D. Burman; Lyrics: Gulzar; Singers: Sapan Chakraborty and R. D. Burman
If you didn’t find these funny, please post songs that you find funny.