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The 15 Great Asian Melodies to Listen to!

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Have you been feeling a tad bit down? Or are you in a super romantic mood? Or are you just tired of your monotonous schedule and badly need a change? Well, the remedy to all this is ‘ Music’!

Whether you are happy or down, music surely uplifts your mood for the better! Have you ever heard music from Asia? Well, if you have not, you should! This article lists the top 15 Asian melodies that you cannot afford to miss!

Top 15 Asian Melodies:

1. Zindagi Ki Yahi Reet Hai 

This song from Mr. India, released in 1987 and sung by Kishor Kumar, is one of my favorite Bollywood songs and deserves a place on the list of Asian melodies you need to listen to. The song beautifully captures the essence of life.

Ups and downs are an inevitable part of life. Nobody can go through life without experiencing some pain or discomfort.

We all go through some pretty rough patches, but it is important to remember that there will always be light at the end of the tunnel. Nothing in the world is permanent. The pain that we are going through won’t last forever! 

The song leads us to believe that the clouds of darkness will be gone soon, and everything will get better!

Do listen to this melodious song tonight!

2. Aaj Jaane Ki Zid Na Karo

This beautiful song is written by Pakistani poet Fayyaz Hashmi and is composed by Sohail Rana. The song is sure to set you in a super romantic mood and will make you miss your ‘Someone special.’ The song captures intimacy without being erotic and is popular in various south Asian countries. The song was re-sung by various artists, including Indian Legend Asha Bhosle.

This song will surely spice up your love life! Play this song on a romantic date night with your ‘Other half’ and see the magic happening! Do listen to this soulful song, and we are sure you will fall in love with it. This song surely deserves a place in the list of Asian melodies you need to listen to!

3. Unmada Sithuwam

This song from Sri Lanka is sure to strike the right chords with you. Going through a bad breakup or someone broke your heart recently? Well, then you must surely listen to this beautiful Sinhalese song.

The song suggests that broken hearts, which are haunted by memories of the past and find it difficult to pass the time, find solace in the loneliness of the lighthouse.

Unfortunately, many of us had to walk away from a person we dreamt of spending our lives with! But, we need to remember this is what life is all about! Man proposes and God disposes of, for he has something better planned for all of us.

So, you all believe in god and listen to this beautiful song to heal that broken heart! This song deserves a place on the list of the Asian melodies that you need to listen to!

4. Gangnam Style

Gangnam style sung by South Korean singer Psy and released on 15th July 2012 became an instant sensation. I am sure that you have come across this song at least once. Looking for a crazy night with your friends or wondering how to drive away from the Monday blues?

Well, this is the song for you! This song can surely make your heart pump with joy! 

Though many of us are unfamiliar with the lyrics, we can agree that we dance like crazies whenever this song plays! If you have not heard this song till now, leave everything aside and hear this song.

One of my favorites, this song surely deserves a place in the list of Asian melodies you need to listen to!

5. Tegami

If you are a teenager, you must hear this Japanese song! This song is dedicated to 15-year-old teenagers and urges them to forget all their sorrows and worries instead of smiling and living in the present.

Teenage life is tricky. It is the most exciting yet the most difficult phase of our life. We make mistakes and learn throughout this phase. We sometimes do things that we regret doing the most during this age, but you should never start looking down at yourself for your mistakes because you do not realize these mistakes teach us life-long lessons and thus are essential for our growth.

The soulful song is deeply meaningful, and you must surely listen to it. This melodious song deserves a place in the list of Asian melodies you need to listen to!

 

6. Better

This song from Singapore will surely make every girl going through a bad breakup feel somewhat better. Sung by Sam Rui, the song will help you get past the boy who could never actually value you and was not worth your time and attention. So ladies, play this song on loop and get over that worthless person!

Suggest this song to anyone who is unable to get over their ex. This song surely deserves a place on the list of Asian melodies you need to listen to!

 

7. Stamp- Aepdee

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Aepdee is a Thai song and can help all those young men trying their best to move forward their past relationships and are unable to do so! While several songs can help females get past their relationships, songs explaining men’s perspective and pain after a horrible break are few. But no worries, this song perfectly captures what men go through during a breakup.

So, all you young men out there, cheer up because you deserve so much better, and the right person will come into your life at the right time till then, play this song on repeat.

This song surely deserves a place on the list of Asian melodies you need to listen to!

8. Di Dua Di Di

You must surely listen to this Vietnamese song if you are crushing over someone hard! This Vietnamese song perfectly captures the feeling when you are falling for someone.

We all go through the stages where we can feel the butterflies in our stomach, and we just smile for no reason at all.

Well, this song perfectly captures our emotions and puts them into words. You simply cannot afford to give this song a miss! This song surely deserves a place on the list of Asian melodies that you need to listen to!

9. Tere Jaisa Yaar Kahan

This beautiful song from the movie ‘ Yaarana’ has been my absolute favorite. Can we all collectively agree that ‘ friendship’ is the purest form of relationship to exist? Friends are the ones who know how to uplift us and our moods in seconds. They become our teacher, therapist, companion!

They are our survival guide! Without them, we would be lost! This song celebrates ‘ friendship.’ It celebrates the love and respect that friends have for each other.

Pro tip: If you have had a fallout with someone close and your ego is coming in between and stopping you from mending your relationship, then you surely need to listen to this song. 

Maybe then you will realize that your friend is more important than your false ego!

One of my favorite Bollywood classics, this song deserves a place on the list of Asian melodies that you should listen to!

 

10. Ranjish Hi Sahi

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This Urdu ghazal was written by Ahmed Faraz, sung by Iqbal Bano, and then popularized by Pakistani ghazal singer Mehdi Hasan.

The ghazal will surely strike the right chord with all the people with broken hearts. Even after a bad break, we still wish that the person who broke our hearts and left us wondering where we went wrong comes back to us, even if it is to break our hearts yet again!

Love is powerful, and it surely takes our sense for a toss. We tend to overlook everything and forgive the person again and again, even for the gravest of mistakes.

The song perfectly captures this.

So, all those of you who are going through a bad breakup. This is the song that you need to listen to mend your broken heart.

This song surely deserves a place in the list of the Asian melodies you need to listen to!

 

11. The Moon Represents My Heart

This Madrian song is one of the most loved songs in China. This song perfectly captures the feeling of being in love! So there, are you in love? Well, if you are, this is the song that you should listen to.

Being in love is surely one of the best feelings ever, the way our cheeks blush just on the mention of their name, how our hearts pound when they text or call, love just changes us!

So, all you lovebirds, this should be your go-to song!

This song surely deserves a place on the list of the Asian melodies you need to listen to!

 

12. Channa Mereya 

 

This beautiful song from the movie ‘ Ae Dil hai mushkil’ is for all one-sided lovers. One side love is the purest and yet the most difficult form of love. It requires a lot of strength and courage to love a person knowing the fact that they are never going to love us back. The song beautifully captures the essence of one-sided love, the pain that it brings with itself.

You will be lying to yourself if you say you have never been a one-sided lover! All of us have at least once fallen for a person who unfortunately could not love us back. This song will surely remind you of that unfulfilled love.

Do not forget to tune in to this beautiful song, my absolute favorite. This song deserves a place on the list of Asian melodies that you need to listen to!

 

13. Sei Phuler Dol

This beautiful Bangla song is going to make you run for the tissue paper box. The song throws light on the inherent problem of girl child trafficking and juvenile prostitution. With its hauntingly beautiful lyrics, the song can drench your heart and make you feel and understand the pain and the trauma of these innocent girls.

Do tune onto this soulful song tonight. This beautiful song with a hard-hitting message surely deserves a place on the list of Asian melodies that you need to listen to!

14. Love Myself

Going through a phase where you hate yourself? Are you being too hard with yourself and only see your mistakes? Then you must listen to this beautiful k-pop song.

It is life, and we are humans. Making mistakes is not a big deal. Being different from the rest is not wrong; having flaws is fine!

But unfortunately, sometimes, we take our flaws too seriously. We find it difficult to digest that we are unique, and we start self-loathing! But hey there, cheer up, you are unique and important!

You are perfect the way you are, and you should be proud of yourself and accept yourself with all your strength and weakness.

The lyrics of this song are beautiful, to say the least, and will surely make you fall in love with yourself. Do turn on to this soulful song, a deep, meaningful song. This surely deserves a place on the list of Asian melodies that you need to listen to!

15. Phoolo Ka Taro Ka Sabka Kehna Hai

The bond between a brother and sister is, in my opinion, the most beautiful relation to existing. We fight, tease, and annoy each other to the very core, but we are completely lost without them. They are an indispensable part of our life. This song is dedicated to a brother to his sister and expresses the love that he has for.

Involved in a fight with siblings, listen to this song, and we are sure you would want to make up! A beautiful sweet song surely deserves a place on the list of Asian melodies you need to listen to.

This was our list of the top 15 Asian melodies that you need to listen to! Do let us know in the comments if we have missed anything. Do not forget to tune onto these songs. Happy Listening!

Kavya Uniyal

Written by Kavya Uniyal

Wherever life plants you, bloom with grace!

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