Anggun vs.Shreya Ghoshal vs. Bjork vs. Sunny Day Real Estate

Anggun, Shreya Ghoshal

submitted by Eleanor

Update: As Abhijit Shylanath points out in the comments, the writing credit for “Yeh Ishq Hai” should be Pritam Chakraborty. Shreya Ghoshal is just the singer.

Eleanor sent me Bollywood track “Yeh Ishq Hai” (sung by Shreya Ghoshal) from the film “Jab We Met” and “Être une femme (“Being a Woman”)” by Indonesian/French singer Anggun .  Both with pretty similar vocal melodies.  I decided to add on Björk’s “Human Behaviour” simply for the timpani sounding beat. I also couldn’t help hearing the melody of Sunny Day Real Estate‘s “Two Promises”.

Anggun - "Être une femme ('Being a Woman')" (2004)

Shreya Ghoshal - "Yeh Ishq Hai" (2007)

Björk - "Human Behaviour" (1993)

Sunny Day Real Estate - "Two Promises" (1998)

Anggun also recorded an English version if you’re interested:

Anggun - "All in Your Mind" (2004)

Side note: I once set up a show with a band I was in and called it “Indie Rock Night”.  A journalist showed up and thought we were going to play Indian music.

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4 thoughts on “Anggun vs.Shreya Ghoshal vs. Bjork vs. Sunny Day Real Estate

  1. avatarAna Karolina


    I have one for you:
    Happy – Pharrell Williams vs. Green Light – John Legend feat. Andre 3000


  2. avatarAbhijit Shylanath

    I was reminded of the Bjork song when I heard this track as well! The string line, too, is reminiscent of another Bjork song, can’t place my finger on it. Joga?

    In Bollywood (god I hate the term), the singer is not as important as the ‘music director’, who’s basically the composer and producer. So maybe you should update the page to reflect that. The music director in this case is Pritam Chakraborty, who is (was?) notorious for alleged plagiarism. Youtube will throw up a lot of side-by-side comparisons.

    Also, plagiarism (“inspiration”) is chronicled in itwofs dot com, a site similar to yours for Indian movies, organized by language, music director, etc. Edit this line out if you want to, just FYI.



    Keith Reply:

    Cool, thanks for the notes. I did come across the term “Playback Singer” which is defined as “…a singer whose singing is pre-recorded for use in movies.” ( I’ll check out Pritam Chakraborty and add him to the post.


  3. avatarDas Gooey

    I kind of hear Nirvana’s “Dumb” from In Utero in the Anggun vs.Shreya Ghoshal vs. Bjork vs. Sunny Day Real Estate


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