Friday, December 02, 2005

My Most Favourite Kishore Kumar Songs

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.

9 comments:

R! said...

The 11th song - pal pal dil ke paas
And the 12th wud be the duet - Tu mera kya laage :-)

R!

Bishwanath Ghosh said...

R: The list of duets is even longer -- Tere bina jiya jaye (in which Kishore's voice can be heard either in the movie or in this album called Pancham Beats; the regular albums of Ghar don't have it) to begin with. Will deal with that later. Thanks :)

Pal pal dil ke paas.. well, you don't have to be a proud possessor of this song; almost everybody has it.

R! said...

Oh! forgot the 13th - Kya mausam hai, aye deewane dil... (With Rafi and lata)
:-)

Laxmi said...

You sure breathe Kishore songs! Will add must listen once to my collection. Please go on writing.

Akruti said...

Ok,My ten most fav are:
1."Chalte Chalte Mere Ye Geet Yaad RakhnaKabhi Alwida Na Kehna"

2.Aaye Tum Yaad Mujhe Gaane Lagi Har Dhadkan,Khushboo Laayi Pawan, Mehka Chandan {Mili}

3."Yeh raaten, yeh mausam, nadee ka kinara, yeh chanchal hawa"

4.'khilate hain gul yahaa, khil ke bikhar ne komilate hain dil yahaa, mil ke bichhadane ko" {Sharmili}

5.Manzile Apni Jagah Hai Raaste Apni Jagah,,Jab Kadam Hi Saath Naa De To Musaafir Kyaa Kare" {Sharabi}

6."foolon ke rang se, dil kee kalam se, tuz ko likhee roj paatee,kaise bataaoo kis kis tarah se, pal pal muze too sataati" {Prempujari}

7."Ankhiyon Mein Chhote Chhote Sapne SajaikeBahiyon Mein Nindiya Ke Pankh LagaikeChanda Mein Jhoole Meri Bitiya Rani" {Naukar}

8.Liye sapne nigahon me, chala hoon teri rahon me,Zindagi aa raha hoon main

9."badee sunee sunee hai, jindagee ye jindagee,mai khood se hoo yahaa ajanabee, ajanabee" {Mili}

10."Mere Mehboob Qayamat Hogi
Aaj Rusva Teri Galiyon Mein Mohabbat Hogi,Meri Nazrein To Gila Karti Hain
Tere Dil Ko Bhi Sanam Tujhse Shikayat Hogi"

Not possible atall to stpo at 10,but then i had to.I can count upto another 40 of his songs which i can recollect sitting here in front of the system:)

Bishwanath Ghosh said...

Yes, Chandni Re Jhoom (Naukar) is another of my favourite.

noise said...

its cool

Janani Sampath said...

Buddy, I wonder why 'woh shaam kucch ajeeb thi' (Khamoshi)doesn't feature in your list? I would rate it as his best. For one, it is the most hauntingly beautiful solo by a male singer. Second,though I am a Rafi fan, I still think only KK could have done justice to that melody :)

Any particular reason for omitting it?
(Please excuse my so so late comment)

About Medicine Blog said...

The real gems hide in the
corners of various albums.