When he wanted to be my hero! Everything gets easier as each year goes by. Back then we used to write the song lyrics to sing along, but now it’s just a click away. We now even have a Karaoke! I remember the first song my brother taught me was Barbie Girl. It was very popular back then. I was a kid at that time. I used to write the lyrics so I could learn and sing along with the song.
I used to participate in singing competitions too in school. There used to be four categories- Devotional, Patriotic, Folk, and Film Songs. I used to win prizes. We had a cassette player back then, so I wrote down the lyrics by listening to the song on repeat. An entire day used to go in just doing that! I’ve sung “Ma Tujhe Salam”, “Vande Mataram”, etc in competitions. My favorite songs in the 10th grade were “Summane Summane” and “Preethse Antha Prana tinno” from Kannada movies. They were about expressing love, and it is very meaningful. I sang these songs for the film songs section and won prizes! But, my all-time favorite song is “My heart will go on” from Titanic. My friends and I used to sit together and practice all the time. This was the song we wanted to sing to the guy we loved.🙈 Let me tell you all a secret…. Someone in college proposed to me by singing “I will be your hero baby” by Enrique. I liked him….or maybe it was just the way he sang my favorite song, haha!😂
Later, Justin Beiber was my favourite for the song, “baby”. I also loved “Angel” by Natasha. The effort we had put in just to learn songs made it more special. During my school days, I even went for singing classes for a few months, but I could not continue. My mom always says that singers are so blessed to be able to express themselves through songs. She wants to learn too. I’m probably going to get her a teacher in a few days. I even want to learn the guitar, but for those who read my violin story know how it’s going to go. 😂
I haven’t ever sung in any movies. I’ve only sung for my close ones. Maybe one day, when I learn properly, I will sing for all of you while playing the guitar (hopefully).