Tamil Songs

The south Indian state of Tamil Nadu is known for its musical heritage, especially where classical music is concerned. In fact, the state is home to diverse castes and cultures that have ingrained within them the Tamil way of life, especially the language and created diversified music that comes under the single Tamil roof. So, when one speaks of Tamil songs, the entire umbrella shelters the following genre of music:
-Tamil film songs: Like for the rest of the country, even here the regional film industry churns out chart-breaking songs each year. Some of these famous songs are translated into other languages with the same music composition so that more people in the country can enjoy these tracks.

-Tamil Folk Songs: The folk songs are vibrant and vivacious. However, one can enjoy these songs all the more if watching a live performance. In fact, many Tamil artistes are attempting to revive Tamil folklore all over the state.

-Tamil Devotional Songs: These are not just the Hindu devotional songs, but also those that belong to Christianity and Islam. In fact, the Tamil church songs are sung in the Churches across the country, where there is a relatively high density of Tamil migrants.

-Tamil Classical Songs and Music: The classical music of South India is termed as Carnatic Music. The songs rendered in this genre are generally based on the Hindu religion. The three pillars of Tamil

Carnatic music are:
-Thyagaraja
–¬†Muthuswami Deekshithar
-Shyama Sastri
Here is a list of the popular Tamil singers of the varied genre:
M. Bala Murali Krishna
SPB
SPB Charan
P Balram
Devan
Hariharan
Jayachandran, More
T.R.Mahalingam
Malaysia Vasudevan
Mano
Shankar Mahadevan
Sirkazhi Govindarajan
Sirkazhi Siva Chidambaram
TMS
P.B.Srinivas
Srinivas
Suresh Peters
M.K.Thyagaraja Bhagavadhar
Tiruchi Loganathan
Unnikrishnan
K.J.Yesudoss
Yugendran
Madhurakavi Bhaskaradas
Anuradha Sriram
Chitra
Harini
JamunaRani
S.Janaki
Jency
Jikki
P.Leela
M.S.Rajeswari
B.S. Sasirekha
Shalini (Pop)
Mahanadhi Shobana
Sujatha
K.B.SundharaambaaL
P.Suseela (Official site)
Uma Ramanan (and A.V. Ramanan)
Vani Jayaram
Vasundara Das
And the popular Tamil music directors/composers are:
G.Ramanathan
Papanasam Sivan
K.V.Mahadevan
M.B.Srinivasan
M.S.Viswanathan
T.K.Ramamurthy
S.M.Subbiah Naidu
T.R.Paappaa
D.B.Ramachandran
V.Kumar
G.K.Venkatesh
T.Rajendhar
Shyam
Ilayaraaja
ChandraBose
Deva
A.R.Rahman
S.A.Rajkumar
KarthikRaja
Yuvan Shankar Raja
Vidyasagar

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