Day five of the 30-day song challenge is a song that needs to be played loud. I honestly thought I figured this one out . I listened to Wired for Sound by Cliff Richard and I had all my links ready so that I could start write this post quickly and move onto the next challenge as I am falling behind and I am working on a post for my cricket blog which I am excited about. I even learnt and perfected the song last night. This morning I started singing Wired for Sound and one thing led to the other and before I knew it I was standing in the middle of the room with my guitar strapped on and playing “Hind Rock N Roll” by Euphoria and then I followed that by listening to Thermal And A Quarter who were my seniors when I was studying in University. I felt so invigorated but I also realised that I was living in India at a crucial time in the Indian music scene. Bollywood music was verging on being shameful where international hits were being blatantly copied and music composers rehashed their own hits. Indipop was a toned down version of Bollywood which added absolutely no value. Then came Colonial Cousins in 1996 and Euphoria hit the scene in 1998. Their song Dhoom became the most popular video in that decade. Hidden in the treasure trove of their first album was Hind Rock N Roll. It was probably one of the songs in a long time that laid out their mission statement which they have kept true to date. Hind Rock N Roll is a perfect blend of Western and Indian music and you really do not need to know Hindi to feel the song that being said one of the most powerful lines in it is in Hindi and is translated as “Music has no language and this fact is invaluable.” The chords are straightforward in this but I am a a rhythm guitarist so I did not bother with learning to play any of the guitar lead parts. Relax, crank up your music devices and play the song. After that do not forget to subscribe to their YouTube channel but do not stop there. Head over to Thermal and a Quarter and check their music too. Unlike Euphoria their songs are in English and they are a great bunch of guys. Listening to Bruce, Rajeev and Sunil talk about music was enlightening. I hope you enjoy all the music because I know I am.