There was a song I heard back in my school days, in the year 1998. I heard the song on TV and recorded it on a cassette player. I never saw it on TV again, but I had the recording. I loved the song because it was different. It didn’t fit any genre of the Indian music scene of that time, but I loved it. Then we moved to downtown Nagpur and in the process I lost most of my recorded tapes. By the year 2000 I started missing that song and I started looking for it every where but I was not able to find it. I didn’t even remembered name of artist or the album.
So any way, time passed by and one day, in March 2009, during a chat with my brother I realized that he also remembers that song. Through all these ten eleven years he was the first person I found who knew about the song. In fact he remembered more that I did. He remembered some of the lyrics and he thought name of the artist was ‘Saurabh’. After goggling it for a few hours I became sure that the song doesn’t exists in the universe any more. Just before giving up I posted a message on Indian Guitar Tabs (a forum very popular with Hindi music lovers). This is what I posted..
hi guys.. i am lookin for this song i heard in my school days back in 1998 or something.
it goes like “dil ki baat na jaane tu naa jaane na. kiske paas pyaar hi paar hai tu na jane na” the interlude is like “hum dost hain magar tujh ko kya pata hai, is dosti ki wajah hai mera pyaar.”
i think the name of the artist is saurabh. i need this song. i have been looking for it every where since last 3 years :(. plz help me.
After posting that message I decided to forget about the song altogether.
Nothing happened for a year. Then suddenly, yesterday, I got an email saying someone has replied my message. I returned to the forum to check my post and found this:
With the correct artist and album name I was able to find the song on iTunes. I had the albums page in front of me but still was thinking this is not that album, not that song. All these doubts were shattered as soon as I clicked the preview track button. It was all goose bumps, nostalgia and chills through spine feeling. I was listening to that sound after twelve years.
So finally I found the song, and here is the info I was looking for all these years.
Song: Dil Ki Baat
Artist: Shidharth Dingra
Album: Friends Forever
Preview on Amazon.
I have tried searching for a way to contact Shidharth so that I can thank him for such beautiful music. But the guy has no trace on the internet, no facebook account, no blog, nothing.
If any one finds any info about the artist; do let me know.
Edit: I have uploaded this song on youtube and have been able to get in touch with the artist because of it, pretty cool huh!