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It’s raining outside, you’ve cuddled yourself in the warmest blanket you could find, you have a hot cup of cocoa kept in your reach, and a melodious, soothing playlist is playing softly in the background. What else can you ask from life in those moments? Unfortunately, sometimes we choose a song which is either too loud/harsh or too soft/mushy to suit the rainy environment. The songs we choose should be fresh, just like the newly wet earth; and the combined feeling of the aroma of the ground and the music should make the hair on your skin stand up.

I’ve had many people ask me for a suitable playlist on a rainy day, and I decided to make a universal playlist that everyone can listen to. But what if its not raining in your country? Fret not, there is a website that will make you feel right in the middle of a heavy downpour.

I really have to thank the creators who came up with this amazingly ingenious idea – and actually got it to work. I’ve seen websites where you can morph your voice, virtually make coffee, and what not. But this? Completely out-of-the-box thinking.

Okay, so the website is as follows:

http://www.rainymood.com/

Can the name of the website get any better? Probably not. When you’re in the mood for a virtual downpour, just head on to this site, and turn the speaker volume up. It has an awesome background too- that of a fogged up window, with rain pellets knocking on it. Really, all you need now is a shower hose drenching you, and you have a mini downpour!

Okay, getting straight down to business, here are the top 10 songs that I personally think HAVE to be on everyone’s rainy day playlist. Some are old, and some are relatively new. So here we go!

Rain

Rain Songs

Number 10: Coldplay – The Scientist

Why I included this – The song’s tempo and the rhythm suit the noise of the rain perfectly. The vocals also make the rain much more enjoyable. Sit back and enjoy!

Number 9: The Eagles – New Kid In Town

Why I included this – This song has a bass and rhythm that compels you to get out of your chair and jump in the rain. It’s subtly paced and has a smooth flow of vocals to it. This is one song you don’t want to forget adding in your playlist!

Number 8: Simon And Garfunkel – The Boxer

Why I included this – Does it need an explanation? Soft melody, powerful lyrics, and a feel-good atmosphere all around when you hear the song. Beautiful vocals are just the topping to the cake. Hum to this one while it pours outside!

Number 7: Michael Learns To Rock – The Actor

Why I included this – The vocals are probably the softest ones I’ve ever heard. The pace of the song, the steady beats and the mild rhythm in the backdrop make it a must-listen-to song during the rains.

Number 6: Pink Floyd – Time

Why I included this Ah! Nothing like sitting inside and reflecting on the time spent in your life! You, dear reader; just sit back, turn the rain volume up, close your eyes and relax. Sir Gilmour will do the rest!

Number 5: Abba – Fernando

Why I included this – ABBA – Enough said.

Number 4: Chicago – If You Leave Me Now

Why I included this – Probably the best vocals (next to SImon & Garfunkel), this song just flows! The song may sound all mushy, but it’s not. Listening to this song whilst the rain actually brought a tear in my eye – it sounds that beautiful!

Number 3: Credence Clearwater Revival – Who’ll Stop The Rain

Why I included this – Isn’t the song name quite ironic? But no; nobody wants to stop the rain. The classic country vocals and the lively beats make for a memorable evening in the rain. The lead guitar is the main reason I recommend this song to you.

Number 2: Bee Gees – How Deep Is Your Love

Why I included this – Absolutely mesmerizing vocals and a soft, subtle melody and soft beats are the factors which make this song Number 2 on the list. Don’t miss it!

Number 1: Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars

Why I chose this as the Number 1 – The “If I Just Lay Here” part seems so relevant to the rain outside. It creates a totally different atmosphere altogether.  Okay, maybe the song is a little romantic, but I urge you to listen to this song in the rain. I’m sure it’ll be the most memorable downpour you’ll remember! The chorus was enough to move me to tears. Don’t you dare miss this one!

Hope you like the collection! To download the complete list, I have provided a link to 4shared below. Sign in using your Social Network id and password to download! Enjoy!

Link To Download Above Songs: http://audiophileparadiserainmusic.4shared.com

Again, don’t forget to type in this website and leaving it on for the rain sound:

www.rainymood.com

Quick post guys. No review here (None needed, actually). I’ll bet everyone has listened to Adele’s new single, “Skyfall”, right? If you haven’t, go to the link below and download it asap (Standard procedure : Right click on link, click “Save Link/Target As”):

http://dl.soundowl.com/4j1g.mp3

Okay, now that you’ve heard the song (Skip the above if you’ve already heard the song), head over to the video I have posted and listen to the violin cover (Courtesy Juhn Curry)… It’s simply amazing! Too good to be true. I always get goosebumps when listening to the cover. MUST LISTEN- TO! Listen to this as soon as possible guys! I’ll be back with the review of “Adele – Skyfall” shortly. Till then, ENJOY! Don’t forget to like the video! Tell me how you felt about the song via your comments.

Until then, Ciao!!

How many instrumental songs can you recollect in under 30 seconds when I tell you to name your Top 10? Sure, there’ll be the “Pink Panther Theme” or “The Godfather Theme”, but undoubtedly, the Number 1 song will be “Schindler’s List Instrumental”, right? Well, at least it hits Number 1 on my Top 10 Instrumentals list. The bow used to play the violin pierces through your heart (No pun intended!). Just visualizing the aftermath of the unfortunate and ruthless Jew assassination, coupled with this instrumental masterpiece is enough to send chills down my spine. *Note*: “Schindler’s List” is the only movie wherein I have ever cried. No wonder I always cry at the ending scenes! There’s no doubting it – Schindler’s List is THE best movie ever made! Hat’s off to you, Steven Spielberg! There are actually two main reasons I love this movie – The entire movie, and the ending music. John Williams and Itzhak Perlman have absolutely nailed this one straight onto the wall of fame! The rift, the emotion – It’s just too much to handle sometimes. I know it might sound crazy, but sometimes when I’m alone in the house, all I ever want to do is play this song on the home theater and lie down on the floor, visualizing what those poor Jews must have gone through. This song is like a key to the next dimension. Everything this song possesses is just perfect! Let’s begin then, shall we?

John Williams & Itzhak Perlman

[L-R]: Itzhak Perlman, John Williams

History:Schindler’s List (Soundtrack)” was released along with Steven Spielberg‘s best production till today, “Schindler’s List“. The song was composed totally by John Williams, and Itzhak Perlman gave the violin cover. The soundtrack (The entire album, in fact) won the BAFTA and Academy Award for Best Original Score, and also bagged the Grammy Award for “Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television”. It was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award. The soundtrack has a running time of 4 Minutes and 12 Seconds. [Source : Wikipedia]

Review: The song has a quite sober opening, but starts to rip open your heart from 00:14. when it starts that loop which made it so famous. It brings tears to many a people I know. The violin play throughout the song.. SIMPLY EXCEPTIONAL! Itzhak Perlman completely steals the show! The song slows down for a bit, but then starts again with that loop at 01:05. The high tones of the violin really make it through your heart. I get the goosebumps when I listen to this instrumental masterpiece. The tone changes completely  from 02:02; Going off the looping, but never off the track. The interlude blends in with the loop at 02:35, and it does it ever so beautifully. There’s a hint of bass noticeable all throughout the song. The song continues with the occasional eye-blinding loop; and it’s the violin which steals the show with it’s solo performance from 03:20. All throughout the song, you feel as if the loop is trying to convey the sorrow of 6 million unfortunate Jewish souls to you. Trust me; sometimes – it’s just too much to handle. I break down many a times when I listen to this piece. And coupled with the movie, I’ll just have to order a water tank to contain my tears (Especially the ending part of the song wherein the people pay their condolences to the poor souls).The song fades off from your ears, but NEVER from your heart. The ending is soft, and the grand total of the song – FANTASTIC!

Rating: It’s the best instrumental movie track ever! It just doesn’t deserve anything less than a 10! Hat’s off to the exceptional violin cover to Itzhak Perlman, and to John Williams as well – For his undoubtedly best composition! We salute you! A perfect 10/10! For those who haven’t watched Schindler’s List – GO WATCH IT NOW! For those who haven’t heard the movie’s theme song – GO LISTEN TO IT RIGHT AWAY!  The download link is right below!

Complete Score for “Schindler’s List (Soundtrack)”http://en.scorser.com/Out/4759585.html (Right click on link, click “Save Link/Target As”)

Download link for “Schindler’s List (Soundtrack)”http://7995.tw/images/sad.mp3 (Right Click on link, click “Save Target/Link As”)

 

Schindler's List (Movie)

“Schindler’s List (Soundtrack) is a movie from Steven Spielberg’s movie titled “Schindler’s List”