Top 5 Thursday - Item Songs

I've mentioned before, probably more than once, that twitter has become an increasingly large part of my daily life, so when my fritters (twitter friends for anyone not familiar with tweetspeak) came up with the idea to do a top 5 Thursday, of course I was in! Last week was actually our first, but the subject was your top 5 favorite sexy pics of your #1 celebrity crush, and I didn't think you'd want to be submitted to pic after pic of sexy Shah Rukh (though if I'm wrong let me know! I can always post them). So I thought why not start posting them here as a weekly feature?

I know everyone's expecting me to put songs on here like Dard-E Disco, Maahi Ve, Phir Milenge Chalte Chalte (and believe me I super love them too), but I am always looking to expand my knowledge, and, in my research to find my favorites, I have come across some songs that I'm going to call my new favorite item songs. So without further ado, my new favorite 5...

Having recently discovered the wondrous magic that Helen possesses (yes, I think I may actually want to be Helen, and I know: get in line!), Mehbooba Mehbooba from Sholay is my newest very favorite item song. I can not get enough of this song, and Helen, gosh, well, she is just magnificent in it! I haven't seen Sholay yet, but I bought it on my last visit to the city. Now I just have to find time to fit it in!

Another movie I haven't seen is China Gate, but how can you see an item song like Chamma Chamma and not instantly see how great it is! Urmila Matondkar is fierce and anyone who can dance like that, with that much gold on them, is just simply amazing in my books. Plus, I loved learning that this is the song that opens the Indian inspired show in one of my favorite movies, Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge (even then I must have know I needed Bollywood in my life!)

Okay, it could be John, but I think Shut Up & Bounce is one of the better current item songs that features a nearly naked man from the last couple of years, I think. Actually, I totally dig the opening guitar riff and I totally wish I could pull of Shilpa's bikini-cover up thingy. Feel free to pause several times during the song if you wish (I know I always do!)

Well, I couldn't very well have a fav's list without any Shah Rukh on it, could I? Another movie I haven't seen, but I discovered Kaal Dhamaal a while ago. It could very well be one of the sexiest items numbers featuring a man that I've ever seen. Tattoos, leather, bondage, waterfalls, what else could you ask for, plus it's all very animalistic, which is appropriate considering the movie takes place in the jungle.

One of my least favorite movies in the last couple of months was De Dana Dan, but I simply can't stop moving my a** to the soundtrack. Hotty Naughty is total fun, I can't get enough of Neha Dhupia's costumes (gives me great Halloween ideas!), plus how can a song set in a casino NOT make me want to go back to Vegas? The clip cuts off too soon, but it was the only one I could find online.

And a bonus?
I know it's cheating, but I couldn't do an item song list and not put what is probably my most very favorite item song of all time on it, could I? I don't think any explaination is needed, now excuse me while I go practise dancing on a train...

10 Response to "Top 5 Thursday - Item Songs"

  1. Anishok says:
    April 22, 2010 at 9:25 AM

    Great choices!

    Kaal Dhamaal...I don't know if I hate it or love it. After the near perfection of Chaiya Chaiya Malaika and SRK could have given us something more interesting and exciting. Still - water + SRK is always good!

  2. Filmi Girl says:
    April 22, 2010 at 11:27 AM

    "Hotty Naughty"! I love that song - I think it's influenced by Padma Khanna in Hera Pheri (the original one) which you should check out, too!

  3. Shell says:
    April 22, 2010 at 1:27 PM

    @ani - What! How could you possibly hate Shah in black leather, red leather, wet see through top, etc, etc! I admit I could do without Malaika in it (she in infinitely better in Chaiyya Chaiyya), but it's still hot. I wanted to put something of Shah's on here that's maybe not so mainstream and it was between this one and Ishq Kameena from Shakti.

    @filmigirl - Checked it out. I can certainly see a resemblance, sans the costumes. I actually just bought this movie too (I think I have a problem), so it will be cool to watch it in context. Thanks for the link.

  4. ajnabi says:
    April 22, 2010 at 1:48 PM

    I really like all the ones you chose, sans Kaal Dhamaal, which squandered Malaika's chemistry with SRK. I mean, he could have chemistry with a doorstop, but in Chaiyya Chaiyya her showmanship was directed toward him, whereas in KD it's directed at the camera. Just MHO, of course. I love "Mehbooba Mehbooba" especially. Awesome Helen of the hip-twitching wonder powers in full force.

  5. Jules says:
    April 22, 2010 at 5:37 PM

    Mmmmm... yes. Let's create a rukus right here and now. Please! Wanna see that next sister...

  6. Shell says:
    April 22, 2010 at 7:42 PM

    @ajnabi - I agree with you, but it still stands to reason that Shah works the camera enough to make the song pretty darn hot.

    I can't believe I've been missing out on Helen ALL THIS TIME! So good!!!

    @Jules - what are you talking about? You want to see me dancing on a train? I don't get it?

  7. bollyviewer says:
    April 23, 2010 at 9:35 PM

    Thats such a lovely idea for a post. I feel the urge to do my own list coming on! :-)

    I LOVE Chamma chamma. Its one song that I never tired of hearing - and it played a LOT in India when it came out. It was, in fact, the center-piece of all China Gate trailers and promos and Mamta Kulkarni accused the director (Raj Kumar Santoshi) of promoting Urmila such that no one realised that she (Mamta) was the heroine!

  8. Shell says:
    April 24, 2010 at 8:09 AM

    Yes, you should! Interesting tidbit about Urmila, but I can totally see people thinking that, esp if Chamma Chamma was the promo bit. Oh, the fun behind the scene catfights!

  9. Jules says:
    April 27, 2010 at 2:06 PM

    LMAO!! No... but I'd like to be in a jungle wetting creating a rukus with Shah... it was a lyric in the song, silly Didi!

  10. Shell says:
    April 27, 2010 at 2:16 PM

    Achcha!! Ha ha. Guess I should pay more attention to the lyrics, but how can I really?