P. Jayachandran: Master of Melody

28 May

P. Jayachandran is a legendary singer who has always kept a low profile in spite of singing several hit songs in Malayalam and Tamil. He has sung many Tamil songs under Ilaiyaraja and almost all the songs were wonderful melody songs and most of them were duets. He has sung a few songs for other music directors like A.R.Rahman, Vidyasagar, G.V.Prakash etc. Here is a list of some memorable songs rendered by this soft-spoken, very talented singer.

TAMIL

  1. Poova Eduthu-Ilaiyaraja-Amman Kovil Kizhakaale-A song with an unconventional tune set in Mayamalagowla raaga, sung with the nightingale S.Janaki.
  2. Raasathi Unna-Ilaiyaraja-Vaidehi Kaathirundhaal-One of his biggest hits ever, an unforgettable number.
  3. Vizhiye-Ilaiyaraja-Thazhuvaatha Kaikal-A relatively unknown song but a very good one in Kalyani raaga.
  4. Poo Mudithu-Ilaiyaraja-En Purushanthaan Ennakumattumthaan-One of the best songs you can hear in Hamsadhwani raaga, sung with Sunandha.
  5. Kodiyile Malligapoo-Ilaiyaraja-Kadalora Kavithaigal-A song tailor-made for Jayachandran, sung with S.Janaki, very emotional number!
  6. En Mel Vizhundha-A.R.Rahman-May Maadham-A soft number sung with Chitra, great lyrics by Vairamuthu.
  7. Oru Deivam Thantha-A.R.Rahman-Kannathil Muthamittal-I like the Jayachandran version more than the Chinmayi one, one of Rahman’s best songs.
  8. Poovanathil-Vidyasagar-Thambi-A nice number.
  9. Kanavellam Palikithey-G.V.Prakash-Kireedam-I was so happy that GVP chose Jayachandran to sing this song as we were hearing him in Tamil after a long time. His voice sounded so good! This is an inspirational song sung with the singer-of-the moment, Karthik.

MALAYALAM

  1. Ariyathey-Suresh Peters-Raavan Prabhu-A brilliant composition in Darbaari raaga, sung with Chitra.
  2. Prayam Nammil-Vidyasagar-Niram-One of my favourite songs of Jayachandran, listen to it, its very addictive!
  3. Therirangum Mugile-Suresh Peters-Mazhathuli Kilukkam-A song with superb piano and guitar interludes.
  4. Aararum Kaanaathey-Vidyasagar-Chandrolsavam
  5. Kallayee Kadavathu-M.Jayachandran-Perummazhakaalam
  6. Chitramani Kaatil-Deepak Dev-Symphony-The ideal song to listen at night, so mellow!
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6 Responses to “P. Jayachandran: Master of Melody”

  1. pannet1 August 29, 2009 at 1:29 pm #

    this is a surprise gift for jeyachandran lovers

  2. Tamil Movie August 30, 2011 at 9:28 pm #

    Hello my friend! I wish to say that this post is awesome, nice written and come with almost all vital infos. I would like to see more posts like this .

  3. saradha December 8, 2011 at 3:11 am #

    its his ever green honey voice which arrest us like anything

  4. Jayaprakash P.V. March 26, 2012 at 8:30 pm #

    P.Jayachandran is the evergreen voice of South India. His voice is melody and his render is expression itself, totally captivating is his each performance. The way facts are displayed here is highly appreciable.

    Regards,
    Jayaprakash, Payyanur, Kannur (Dist), Kerala, India

  5. vijayan May 5, 2012 at 4:55 am #

    It was awesome. It was real gift of all fans of P.Jayachandran. Thank to u my dear friend to give us a good collection memories

  6. mohan November 24, 2012 at 11:13 pm #

    he has got such a bass sweet voice.one of my favourite singers., i rate him along with Yesudas and Rafi

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