ORO VALLEY, Arizona,
U.S.A. – “Taste it, this night is
honey,” is a loose English translation of a few lines from “Jai Ho,” the winner
of the song category in the Oscars this year.
And that night was
sweet as honey for all those involved in the movie “Slumdog
only did they win Best Picture, but they won in seven other categories,
including both music categories, song and score.
Nominated in the song
category were two songs from “Slumdog
Millionaire,” “Jai Ho” and “O Saya,” and “Down to Earth” from “WALL-E.”
“Down to Earth”
had uplifting lyrics and an upbeat sound during the chorus, while “O Saya”
had unhappier lyrics and a darker sound. And although both songs were great in
their own way, they didn't compare to the beautiful lyrics and energetic sound
of “Jai Ho.”
Even though it was in
a different language, the happiness still shone through.
People from all
around the world can enjoy this song, as it is not suited toward just one
Not understanding the
lyrics definitely does not hinder the listening experience. And even if you
can’t sing along, the song still encourages listeners to get up and dance, which
is probably what the people involved in “Slumdog
Millionaire” are probably
doing after their amazing Oscars night.