Song during school years: Hangin’ out from Off the Wall (Michael Jackson)
Song during college years: Humein tumse pyaar kitna from Kudrat (Kishore Kumar).. it was the first and only Hindi song I knew at that time
Song during first love: Tu tu hai wohi dil ne jise apna kaha.. from Yeh Waada Raha (Asha Bhosle and Kishore Kumar)
Song during first heartbreak: It’s over from Running in the Family (Level 42)
Song for all seasons: Overjoyed from In Square Circle (Stevie Wonder)
Song to headbang to: The entire album Appetite for Destruction by Guns N’ Roses
Song to dance to: Fastlove from Older (George Michael)
Song for long walks: Ruk jaana nahin from Imtihaan (Kishore Kumar).. because I don’t like walking at all!
Song for drives: Kishore Kumar hits
Song for mornings: Gayatri Mantra.. I’m really not a morning person though
Song for parties: Saamne yeh kaun aaya from Jawani Deewani (Kishore Kumar)
Song when stressed: The sounds of silence from Sounds of Silence (Simon and Garfunkel)
Song when cheerful: I want a new drug from Sports (Huey Lewis and the News)
Song when romantic: Have you ever really loved a woman from 18 till I Die (Bryan Adams)
Song when mad as hell: Woh lamhe from Jalpari (Atif Aslam).. because it’ll make me more mad!
Song for the rain : Bheegi bheegi raaton mein from Ajnabee (Lata Mangeshkar).. not the Adnan Sami song please!
Song to serenade a girl with: Michelle from Rubber Soul (The Beatles)
Song to be serenaded with: Any song.. just someone serenade me
Song of a colleague: Sapnon se bhare naina from Luck by Chance (Shankar Mahadevan)
Song of a legend: Tum pukar lo from Khamoshi (Hemant Kumar)
Song that you sang: Gumsum ho kyun from Tanha Dil.. I composed it as well
Song that others connect you with: Title track from my album, Tanha Dil
Song that best describes you: Main hoon Don from Don sung by me
(as told to Nikhil Taneja)