Here are the guitar chords of the song, if You’d like to sing in the same scale as the original.
Barre Chords used in this progression :
Fm – Eb – Bbm – Ebexcept for
(Fm)Gød I am(Eb)Dying Nøw (C#)Šhe Is Happy Høw(Eb)vu? (Fm)This Šøng’gu (Eb)Pass Tø Bøys’su (C#)We Døn’t Have Chøice(Eb)su
just put a Capo on 1st fret and go wild the simple progression : Em – D – C – D
Keeping my temptations in check, trying to stay away from talking about this song has been most taxing & hence this is where I give in. The frenzy and adulation that some artists crave for after years of penance in search of inspiration and tireless rehearsals burning the proverbial midnight oil has been achieved by this random 4 minuter, running amok across the broad spectrum of various ears and (eyes for some) thanks mostly to the medium of the internet.
A couple of minuscule stats in support of my sensational opening claim :
Date of Debut on Youtube : 16.11.2011
Hits as of now 7:40 PM (+8 GST) on 24.11.2011 : 3,012,702 (it’d be more by the time I post this
A screenshot of the video : Dhanush
These mind boggling stats bring forth a few observations. The human brain tends to more relatable objects / data that are easier to decipher. Music can break barriers and connect non linear dots irrespective of language, nationality and sex.
Whether it will retain its repeat value in the long run is debatable, but as for popularity for now it has left no room for assumption and by the looks of things to come, it could well be awarded ” find of the fortnight”; a sensation not far in proximity to Lady Gaga & that’s saying something. The fact that majority of the words are in English makes it all the more relatable esp. to the non Tamil speaking demography adding fuel to wildfire. The tune is extremely easy to hum and does not demand octave vocal chords to master. I’d stay away from trivial details such as information on the singer (Dhanush), musician (Anirudh) which is available both on Youtube and here).
For the interested parties here’s the lyrics & here’s the video to play along. Enjoy