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We are mostly used to listening to the conventional 4/4 songs or perhaps 3/4 at times and/Or the fast lively and rocking 6/8 for the dance kind of songs in film music. 
But there is one more unique and beautiful time signature which sounds totally different and most of the composers in India have used it only rarely in their respective repertoire. 
Though the trained ears can identify them instantly it is not very hard to find for the common audience also If you listen to it with enough focus.
Here is kind of a playlist to listen to just in case if you are curious to know and understand how 7/8(Aka Misra chaapu in Carnatic terminology) sounds like. I only chose 25 songs from Ilayaraja's huge collection of creative works. 



1. 1979 - En Kalyana Vaibogam – Azage Unnai Aradhikkiren

                                2. 1979 - Ayiram Malargale – Niram Maradha Pookkal                                                                            3. 1979 - Ninaithal Inikkum – Kalyanaraman                                                                                            4. 1982 - Nadhiyil Adum Poovanam – Kadhal Oviyam                                                                            5. 1983 - Pon vanam – Indru Nee Nalai Naan
6. 1983 - Kalidasan – Soorakkottai Singakkutti7. 1984 - Pottene Poo Vilangu – Poo Vilangu8. 1985 - Venmegam Vinnil Indru – Nan Sigappu Manidhan9. 1986 - Meendum Meendum Vaa – Vikram10. 1986 - Manasu mayangum - Sippikul muthu11. 1986 - Vaada Malliye – Kannukku Mai Ezhudhu12. 1989 - Gangaikkarai – varusham 1613. 1988 - Yaarai Kettu Nee Dhan – En Uyir Kannamma14. 1989 - Om Namaha – Geetanjali15. 1989 - Paattale Buddhi Sonnar – Karakattakkaran16. 1991 - Pottu Vaitha – Idhayam17. 1991 - Thendral Katre – Kumbakkarai Thangaiah18. 1992 - Ilanenje vaa - Vanna Vanna Pookkal19. 1992 – Kanakarunguyile Kacherikku – Pandi Thurai20. 1993 - Kannale Kadhal Kavidhai – Aathma21. 1993 - Anbe vaa arugile – Kili Pechu Ketka Vaa22. 1995 - Veenaikku Veenai – Ellame En Rasathan23. 1997 - Aruna Kirana – Guru (Malayalam)24. 2000 - Isaiyil Thodanguthamma – Hey Ram25. 2012 - Katrai Konjam – Neethane En PonvasanthamPlease do not miss to notice the similarity in this list.Am sure it intrigues your taste buds for music and rhythm in general.Enjoy and have fun with 7/8.