Think Kishore Kumar and you think of Yeh Shaam Mastaani or Zindagi Ka Safar. Good songs, no doubt, but played and heard so often that they have become cliches. The real gems hide in the corners of various albums. Often they have to be discovered. Some sung nearly 30 years ago, but what freshness they retain! My ten most favourite Kishore numbers:
1. Main akela apni dhun mein magan (Manpasand)
2. Mere liye soona soona (Anand Aur Anand)
3. Har koi chahta hai ek mutthi aasmaan (Ek Mutthi Aasman)
4. Aanewala pal (Gol Maal)
5. Phir wohi raat hai (Ghar)
6. Raah pe rehte hain (Namkeen)
7. Tu chaand nagar ki shehzaadi (Duniya)
8. Toone abhi dekha nahi (Do Aur Do Paanch)
9. Mere dil mein jo hota hai (with Rafi and Lata, Aap Ke Deewane). This is a must listen.
10. Hum bewafaa: the happy version (Shalimaar). Short song, Kishore hums all the way.