Little Known Facts About Kishore Kumar’s Best Songs

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Eighty-eight years have rolled by since the legendary Kishore Kumar first set foot on planet earth. He didn’t need any stagecraft, costumes or fancy surroundings. Kishore da just required a scale and a microphone to unleash his incomparable talent. A sensational actor, singer, lyricist, composer, producer, director and screenwriter who ruled Bollywood for 5 decades, Kishore Kumar was a star like no other. He was particularly fond of singing and his hidden talent for singing was first discovered when as a child, he cut his foot on a vegetable cutter and started wailing at the top of his voice. Slowly, the wailing turned into singing and that’s how his talent for singing was first discovered by his family.

Let’s get to know about some of his best songs to date.

Haal Kaisa Hai Janaab Ka (1958)

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Music: S.D Burman

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singers: Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle

Movie: Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi

“Haal Kaisa Hai Janaab Ka, Kya Khayaal Hai Aap Kaa, Tum To Machal Gaye Ho Ho Ho, Yun Hi Fisal Gaye Haa Haa Haa”, is a song full of life and can turn any dull moment into that of extreme joy. You’ll thoroughly enjoy the ched-chad and teasing between the talented Kishore Kumar and the gorgeous Madhubala and especially Kishore Kumar’s yodelling skills.

Ek Ladki Bheegi Bhaagi Si (1958)

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singer: Kishore Kumar

Movie: Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi

Composed by our master composer S.D Burman, Sung by the multi-talented Kishore Kumar and the lyrics written by Majrooh Sultanpuri, ‘Ek Ladki Bheegi Bhaagi Si’, is an exceptionally well-acclaimed Bollywood song from ‘Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi’. Madhubala is compelled to get down from her car, as she visits a car fixing shop to get her car set right, she meets Kishore Kumar as the mechanic. It is he who sings this euphonious tune, making the rainy night appear much more romantic and magical.

Aa Chal Ke Tujhe Main Leke Chalu (1964)

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Music: Kishore Kumar

Lyrics: Kishore Kumar

Singer: Kishore

Movie: Door Gagan Ki Chhaon Mein

A very memorable song of Kishore Kumar, sung time and again by his son Amit Kumar on various occasions. This song is from the 1964 film, “Door Gagan Ki Chhaon Mein”,  written, produced and directed by Kishore da himself. It’s a beautiful track with a picturesque video, in which Kishore is seen teaching his little mute son to never lose hope and always look at the bright side of things. It’s a very rare song, that teaches us about things like hope and happiness.

Gaata Rahe Mera Dil (1965)

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Music: Sachin Dev Burman

Lyrics: Shailendra

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar

Movie: Guide

“Gaata Rahe Mera Dil”, has been a highly sought after song from the cult classic film, starring Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman called “Guide”. It’s not just the story by R.K Narayan, that is memorable and heart-touching. Kishore Kumar’s voice in this song sounds absolutely divine. People will keep falling in love with this melody shot in the Alps again and again.

Khwab Ho Tum Ya Koi (1965)

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Music: S. D Burman

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singer: Kishore Kumar

Movie: Teen Deviyan

“Khwab Ho Tum, Ya Koi Haqeeqat, Kon Ho Tum Batlao” is another great achievement of Kishore Kumar, especially the starting part which he sings without any instruments being played in the background. His voice always sounds like magic, even without all the technology used to change voices in today’s times, his voice was naturally god-gifted. S.D Burman compositions for Kishore Da were simply unbeatable.

Jeevan Se Bhari Teri Aankhen (1970)

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Music: Kalyanji-Anandji

Lyrics: Indeevar

Singer: Kishore Kumar

Movie: Safar

The combination of Kishore Kumar as the singer, R.D Burman as the music director and Rajesh Khanna as the actor always did the trick. This soulful melody from the 1970 film, “Safar” starring Rajesh Khanna will move you to tears. Rajesh Khanna is seen as an accomplished artist and in this song. He admires the beautiful eyes of the lady in the portrait.

Raat Kali Ek Khwab Mein Aayi (1971)

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singer: Kishore Kumar

Movie: Buddha Mil Gaya

This evergreen song from the 1971 film, “Buddha Mil Gaya” has been one of Kishore da’s most covered song. It is still in high demand, but the actors on whom it was picturised, especially the lady actor, Archana, didn’t make it big in Bollywood.

Tere Mere Milan Ki Ye Raina (1973)

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Music: S.D. Burman

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar

Movie: Abhimaan

This lilting melody was picturised on Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bhaduri. It is from the 1973 hit film “Abhimaan” and is based on Tagore’s original song, “Jodi Tare Nai Chini Go Se Ki”. Its set in the seven-beat Rupak Taal and has been intelligently used by Burman, who only used the mukhda tune and not that of the stanzas. The rest of the song is the original S.D Burman tune, which enhances the beauty of the number. Such brilliant compositions are rarely heard these days.

Ruk Jana Nahin (1974)

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Music: Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singer: Kishore Kumar

Movie: Imtihaan

This one’s a little known song by Kishore Kumar, from the 1974 movie “Imtihaan”, starring Vinod Khanna, Tanuja and Bindu. It’s a unique number sung very sweetly along with the beats of harmonium and wind instruments.

Waqt Waqt Ki Baat Hai (1978)

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singer: Kishore Kumar

Movie: Bhola Bhala

“Waqt Waqt Ki Baat Hai”, isn’t considered a great Kishore Kumar song, but the lyrics of this song penned down by Anand Bakshi teaches great life lessons to us all. It’s from the 1978 film, “Bhola Bhala” and in the movie, Rajesh Khanna lip syncs to this song after his fortunes are changed for the better.

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Kishore Kumar was one of the most desirable singers in Bollywood. Once when Lata Mangeshkar asked Kishore da that what he preferred more acting or singing? He replied, “Acting jhooti hoti hai aur sangeet dil se nikalti hai to woh sachi hoti hai.” This is a big message for the singers out there, keep singing because you love it. Singing is a way of being, music is a way of life.

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