“Man se hai Mulayam,
Aur Irade Loha hai,
Irade Loha hai,
Man se hai Mulayam”
[Sing it to the tune of Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire”!]
After a series of long and interesting posts, we have for our readers an entertaining tidbit. As reported, the Samajwadi Party has bought rights to Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire”. SP’s campaign song uses the catchy tune of “We Didn’t Start the Fire” and is repurposed to promote Mulayam Singh Yadav ahead of the 2014 general elections. The song can be heard here. The song is written by Mr Yadav’s teacher Udai Pratap Singh (former Rajya Sabha MP) and is sung by Bollywood playback singer Javed Ali.
In 2009, as reported, the Congress bought exclusive rights for the song “Jai Ho” for their campaigns. Reportedly, they paid 10m rupees for the song rights. The BJP then got creative and came out with a parody of ‘Jai Ho’, called ‘Bhay Ho’!