Wednesday, July 25, 2012

UBC 22 - ABC Wednesday - B is for....

Post 22 for the Ultimate Blogging Challenge is ABC Wednesday's letter B

So B is for ...

One of the most beautiful love songs ever written (in my view of course). 

The original version was written in Spanish in 1940 by Mexican songwriter Consuelo Velazquez and the English version was written by Sunny Skylar but it's not a direct translation of the Spanish version.

Both versions are beautiful.

I love Andrea Bocelli's version so here it is in Spanish

And here is the English version by Dean Martin

Youtube - Besame Mucho English

B is also for Bollywood ...

A few days ago, Bollywood bid farewell to it's greatest superstar and king of romance Rajesh Khanna. For all of us who lived through that time it was a sad day. Check out my post on a tribute
to a great talent here
And as I showcased some Bollywood songs in that post, I thought I would also add a Bollywood twist to my ABC Wednesday posts as well.

So here is the first one ... 

Baghon Mein Bahar Hai

featuring Rajesh Khanna and Farida Jalal from the movie Aradhana my favourite Bollywood movie

At a time when it was fashionable to be very skinny and when chubby was considered extremely unattractive and often a source of mean ridicule, it was a breath of fresh air to have a not so skinny Farida Jalal star opposite a mega superstar. I thought she was very pretty and charming and she made us chubby girls feel beautiful.

Bindiya Chamkegi 

Featuring Rajesh Khanna and Mumtaz from the movie Do Raaste

I was going to post only 1 song but I just couldn’t choose between these two. And as Mumtaz was my favourite Bollywood actress and Do Raaste one of my favourite movies, I had to share this one too.

Youtube - Bindiya Chamkegi

Check out some other B posts at ABC Wednesday and have a beautiful day.

Related Post: A Superstar of Bollywood Says Goodbye

Warm Regards


  1. The BEATLES also did Besame Mucho - check out Anthology 1
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  2. I love that song!

    abcw team

  3. Besame Mucho is one of my Mom's favorite song to sing.

    set of B's
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

  4. I love Besame Mucho by Dean Martin. Great post :) Cheers,

  5. Very creative post for ABC ~ wonderful music ~~ thanks, namaste, (A Creative Harbor)

  6. What a great, eclectic mix of B words! I didn't understand a bit of the Spanish version, but it didn't matter...his voice is amazing.

  7. My dear Suzy,
    You know I love the Bollywood songs. I will gladly dance anyone with you (smile). Good choices my sweet friend.

  8. Oh, I'm a Dino fan from way back; I swoon whenever he sings anything!

  9. Thanks Everyone.
    @Roger Yes, I have the Beatles version too but it's not one of my favourite versions
    @Leslie, @Rose, @Jenn - it's a beautiful song, hard not to like it
    @Carol - glad you liked it. Namaste to you too.
    @Lisa - Andrea Bocelli has a great voice and I love the way he sings
    @Andy - I love Bollywood songs too and their dancing is quite entertaining - not sure I can match that. lol.
    @Cheri - I like Dean Martin too. I love his "Volare"

  10. I loved these songs! Thanks for sharing them!!

    1. Thanks Ruby - glad you liked them, they're some of my favourites.

  11. Oh what AWESOME entertainment!!!! Thanks.


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