Songs I listen to when I am...

Music is an integral part of my life! I love listening to it - all the time! When I am working, at home or in the studio, I always have my earplugs in my ears blasting my favorite music and songs!

If I'm not listening to music, I will be listening to my favorite podcasts! They will be featured in another post soon!

Here's my list of favorite songs to listen to when I am in different moods! I will list my top five songs in each category. There is a mix of songs there - English, Hindi & Marathi! I have a playlist for every mood. 


When I am happy I tend to play songs with a nice beat. A lot of dance numbers are included in the list, as well as party songs. 

  1. Shape of You by Ed Sheeran
  2. The Breakup Song from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
  3. Zing zing zingat from Sairaat - people who attended my lecture in Savannah got to hear this one!
  4. Pappu can't Dance from Jaane tu ya Jaane na
  5. Ainwayi Ainwai from Band Baaj Baaraat


When I am sad, I tend to listen to nostalgic or even romantic slow songs!

  1. Nothing's Gonna Change my Love for you by Glenn Medeiros
  2. Show me the meaning by Backstreet Boys
  3. Khoya hai tune jo ae dil from Sur
  4. Koi fariyad mere dil mein from Tum Bin
  5. Channa Mereya from Ae dil hai mushkil


Boredom always makes me want to listen to songs that have energy not just in the music but also in the words.

  1. I am woman by Helen Reddy
  2. When the going gets tough by Backstreet Boys
  3. Dil dhadakne do from Zindagi na milega dobara
  4. Wake up Sid from Wake up Sid
  5. Love you Zindagi from Dear Zindagi


When I'm excited usually I listen to party songs. Some of these are actually pretty meaningless but they compliment the buzz in my head.

  1. High heels te nache from Ki & Ka
  2. Dance Basanti from Ungli
  3. Tune maari entry from Gunday
  4. Shake it like Shammi from Hasee to Phasee
  5. Abhi to party shuru huyi hai from Khoobsurat


When I'm angry, I usually use music to calm me down. So I tend to listen to a lot of meditative, classical or soft instrumental music.

  1. Time on my hands by Frank Piano
  2. Erla's Waltz by Olafur Arnalds
  3. Eyes shut by Olafur Arnalds
  4. In the dusst of our Days by Lambert - sweet apocalypse
  5. Sonata in G Minor, Kk.8 by Domencio Scarlatti

Apart from these, I also listen to music when I am working to help me concentrate. I usually look up a Music for Concentration playlist on iTunes and listen to it! 

What do you listen to when you are happy, sad, bored, excited or angry? 

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