A R Rahman is 48 today and we can think of no better way to celebrate than with this playlist of our top 10 picks from his vast body of work. Play these on repeat. You're welcome.
Chhoti Si Asha, Roja - the song that started it all.
Chaiyya Chaiyya, Dil Se - SRK on top of a train, what's not to like?
Rangeela Re, Rangeela - Asha Bhosle's comeback song, Urmila Matondkar's star-making role
Kahin Aag Lage, Taal - spot a very young Shahid Kapoor among the backup dancers
Tu Hi Re, Bombay - the bygone era of Arvind Swamy
Radha Kaise Na Jale, Lagaan - Aamir Khan, Gracy Singh and romance in colonial India
Rubaroo, Rang De Basanti - an anthem for young India
Khwaja Mere Khwaja, Jodhaa Akbar - soul music and a dreamy Hrithik Roshan
Patakha Guddi, Highway - forget Jai Ho, give Rahman an award for this song
Mukkabla, Kadhalan - the sheer awesomeness of rubber-jointed Prabhu Deva