Romantic Hits From The 60’s Stealing Hearts In 2021

The fan base for romantic Bollywood songs, especially the ones from the 60s has not changed over the decades. There is something about these songs that have the power to change your mood and make you feel good anytime you listen to them. Have you ever wondered what that something is? Even now, in 2021, amidst the pandemic and all other problems, these hit romance numbers are being heard and watched by millions of Hindi Film Music fans from around the world.

Those who belong to the early decades still enjoy the heart melting melodies from the 60’s and even our generation is fond of them or have at least heard them. That’s the magic of the oldies. They were such big hits that their charm doesn’t fade away even after 21 years. We never know whether the same will be the case with the romantic songs of today or not because classics are irreplaceable.

Check out this Gaana Pehchaana blog to find out how you can still relate to the 60’s romance numbers in today’s time?

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Chaudhvin Ka Chaand Ho (1960)

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Music: Ravi

Lyrics: Shakeel Badayuni

Singer: Mohammad Rafi

Movie: Chaudhvin Ka Chaand

“Chaudhvin Ka Chaand Ho” is an immortal romantic classic that can not be bound by time. It is still as popular as it was all those years back. The term Chaudhvin Ka Chaand is metaphorical. The plain and simple way in which it has been picturised is something typical of the 60s, but the deep meaning that it holds still resonates with today’s music lovers.

  It’s based on Raag Pahadi. Shakeel Badayuni’s lyrics make it sound like a ghazal. Ravi’s music and Rafi’s singing come straight from the heart and can make anybody fall in love with the song.

Na Tum Hamein Jaano (1962)

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Music: Hemant Kumar

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singers: Hemant Kumar, Suman Kalyanpur

Movie: Baat Ek Raat Ki

The situation of this song is relatable even now. It’s all about a man and a woman who don’t know each other. Their circumstances make them meet and they feel as if they have known each other since ages. The woman is trapped by the villain because of her innocence and the man gets to the bottom of her problem to save her.

 The story and this song particularly strike a chord with the people even in 2021, but Hemant Kumar’s timeless composition, Sultanpuri’s simple lyrics and the beautiful singing provide the real flavour of the 60’s.

Din Dhal Jaaye (1965)

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Music: S.D Burman

Lyrics: Shailendra

Singer: Mohammad Rafi

Movie: Guide

It was originally recorded by Rafi as “Hum Hi Mein Thi Na Koi Baat, Yaad Na Tumko Aa Sake, Tumne Hume Bhula Diya, Hum Na Tumko Bhula Sake” and later changed to “Din Dhal Jaaye”. Dev Anand is shown as a heart broken alcoholic. These days it’s hard to come across songs with heartbroken alcoholics as alcoholics are portrayed to be bold and independent. They don’t drink to express sadness, but to celebrate life. The theme of this song is evergreen but it has been represented in 1960s style.

S.D Burman, Shailendra and Mohammad Rafi’s hard work ended up in making the song attain cult status. Planet Bollywood listed it on the top of their 100 greatest Bollywood soundtracks.

Pukarta Chala Hoon Main (1965)

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Music: O.P Nayyar

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singers: Mohammad Rafi

Movie: Mere Sanam

Biswajeet, the lovestruck man in the film, is out on a ride in his open top car and he just cannot stay calm, as his lead heroine, Asha Parekh rides on a bicycle in front of him. O.P Nayyar created music that sounds fresh anytime, in any decade.

There are plenty of songs of this kind in Bollywood even now, even the lyrics are appropriate for a romantic song set in 2021, it’s just that we don’t have a legend like Rafi anymore. This track is here to stay for many more decades to come.

Aye Meri Zohrajabeen (1965)

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Music: Abdul Ghafoor Breshna, Ravi

Lyrics: Sahir Ludhianvi

Singers: Prabodh Chandra Dey (Manna Dey)

Movie: Waqt

Qawwali love songs like “Aye Meri Zohrajabeen” are common till today. They are dedicated to a divine power or to a loved one. There is not a single Indian who hasn’t heard of “Aye Meri Zohrajabeen”. This is why Manna Dey is hailed as the god of Bollywood Music. The lyrics by Ludhianvi are written from a husband’s point of view dedicated to his wife. The music by Afghan composer Abdul Ghafoor Breshna and Ravi have the amazing elements of pure qawwali intertwined really beautifully.

Aji Rooth Kar Ab Kahan Jaiyega (1965)

Aji Rooth Kar Ab Kahan Jaiyega Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Shankar- Jaikishan

Lyrics: Hasrat Jaipuri

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Arzoo

This was the only romantic song in the whole movie soundtrack to have left behind a deep imprint on people’s minds. Lata sang it on an extremely high pitch. Youngsters love and admire it because umpteen number of young singers have sung it and posted their versions on YouTube.

Shankar-Jaikishan were awarded with the filmfare, for being the best music directors for the music album. Jaipuri got the filmfare, especially for the lyrics of this song in the entire Arzoo album. If you wish to melt down your better half’s anger, you can also dedicate it to them in 2021.

Aao Huzoor Tumko (1968)

Aao Huzoor Tumko Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: O.P Nayyar

Lyrics: Noor Devasi

Singer: Asha Bhosle

Movie: Kismat

This song is as popular as the PM of India. Three songs from Kismat gained popularity including this one. Kismat was a family thriller. Even if people don’t remember the film, they just can’t forget this song. It has been passed down through the generations. There are new age Bollywood singers and music lovers like Jonita Gandhi who have time and again created their versions of it. The thing that will catch your attention is Babita’s similarity to Karishma Kapoor, her daughter. At times, you might even get confused.

The amazing composition by O.P Nayyar continues to enthrall people. Hats off to Asha Bhosle for imitating the voice of a drunk woman while singing it.

Kora Kagaz Tha Yeh Man Mera (1969)

Kora Kagaz Tha Yeh Man Mera Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: S.D Burman

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singers: Mahendra Kapoor, Kishore Kumar

Movie: Aradhana

“Kora Kagaz”, one of the most loved Kishore Kumar songs would sound great if it was made now. Maybe, we won’t get a lyricist like Anand Bakshi to present the feelings and situation in such beautiful words or a S.D Burman to create the evergreen music or maybe it would be difficult to find voices like Mahendra Kapoor and Kishore Kumar, but there is no dearth of talent and a song like this shot amidst the Himalayas with a present day crew, set and advanced technology would appeal youngsters as much as the old song.

If you guys have ears for good music, these songs will make you fall in love with them. Include them in your playlist to have a blast with romantic songs from the past.

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A Musical Pair Unlike No Other- PART 2

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We are back with a second part for the Lata Mangeshkar and R.D Burman blog titled “What Happened When Lata Mangeshkar sang for R.D Burman?

Lata Mangeshkar still fondly recalls Pancham. On several of his birth and death anniversaries, she talks in public about how much she misses her younger brother who was also her brother in law. She says that very few people know that he was a talented Tabla and Sarod player.

He never stopped experimenting with Music and always tried to introduce something new. She even mentions that the most unfortunate thing was that nobody supported him in his last days, but he always shared his problems with her and continues to rule over the hearts of Bollywood Music lovers because of his classic compositions and good behaviour.

What Kept R.D Burman Going?

The first composition of his life for a Bengali song was sung by Lata herself, which had her name “Amar Malati Lata”. The Hindi version of it was called “Hum Aur Tum The Saathi” and was sung by Kishore Kumar in “Hamare Tumhare”(1979).

The Fiat owner had a never-ending love for swimming, playing the mouth organ, harvesting chillies and good food.

We could not cover some of R.D’s most unique compositions sung by Lata Mangeshkar in the previous Gaana Pehchaana blog, so let us have a look at them in this one.

Kya Janoon Sajan (1967)

Kya Jaanu Sajan Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Baharon Ke Sapne

The rippling sound created in the music at the beginning of the melody and the variations in the sound of the instruments played in the backdrop show junior Burman’s talent as a composer. Lata Mangeshkar’s singing style was so regal that people cannot forget the song.

At times, it even becomes difficult for classical singers to sing it properly.

The otherworldly beauty of the 3-dimensional set and Rajesh Khanna, Asha Parekh’s vivid expression of emotions are like gems encrusted on gold, as the song is pure gold.

Bhai Battur (1968)

Bhai Battur Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Rajendra Krishan

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Padosan

The tinkling sound of the Jal Tarang, in the beginning, sounds like the tinkling of bangles or jhumkas.

Like all the other songs from “Padosan”, even ” Bhai Battur” is extremely popular due to Saira Banu and Sunil Dutt’s class apart acting. The song depicts a comic sequence. We love watching Saira sing and dance in the shower.

“Bhai Battur” is a favourite of music lovers because of the delicate harkats and all. If you haven’t heard ” Bhai Battur, Bhai Battur Ab Jayenge Kitni Door” yet, watch Padosan or view the video on YouTube.

Mere Naina Sawan Bhadon (1976)

Mere Naina Sawan Bhadon Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar

Movie: Mehbooba

An immortal song that made R.D Burman hard to forget. It is believed that when R.D asked Kishore Kumar to sing it, he said that he won’t be able to attempt it because it was too difficult for him and would sing only on one condition, that is if Lata Mangeshkar sings it first. R.D agreed and Lata sang it, after which Kishore carefully listened to it for 7 days, before attempting to sing it.

The setting for the score was extremely spooky. It looks eerier because of the rain falling in the background and Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini reliving their past lives.

Dekho Maine Dekha Hain Ye Ek Sapna (1981)

Dekho Maine Dekha Hain Ye Ek Sapna Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar, Amit Kumar

Movie: Love Story

All songs from the 1981 debut film starring newcomers Kumar Gaurav and Vijayeta Pandit became Megahits. They were all R.D Burman compositions. Till today, most music enthusiasts are in love with the beautiful lyrics of this song that describe a happy home in the city of flowers.

The entire melody is a description of how Gaurav and Vijayeta make their home happy, functional and comfortable. It’s just their dream and imagination about the future that makes it so heart touching. This track got R.D Burman nominated for Filmfare in the Best Music category.

Tere Liye Palkon Ki Jhalar (1981)

Tere Liye Palkon Ki Jhalkar Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Nida Fazli

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Harare

This one is Lata Mangeshkar’s  self-confessed R.D Burman favourite. Even though she has many favourites, this is really close to her heart. The soft and peaceful melody can make your day if you listen to it in the morning.

Tina Munim and Randhir Kapoor do proper justice to R.D’s heartfelt music and Lata’s singing with their immaculate acting. Nida Fazli, the Padma Shri winner for his contribution to literature penned down the magnetic lyrics, which made it more special. It topped the music charts in the ’80s and ’90s and could be repeatedly heard on various radio stations.

Jaane Kaise Kab Kahan Iqrar (1982)

Jaane Kaise Kab Kaha Iqrar Ho Gaya Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Shakti

Another evergreen hit that portrayed R.D Burman as a hero. Lata Mangeshkar and her sister Asha Bhosle once said that the thing about Bollywood Music till the ‘90s was that there would be so many songs in one film and each of the songs would be a hit, which is no more the case. We don’t have similar hits. Nowadays, we don’t remember the songs for too long. They come into trend and then vanish away. “Jaane Kaise Kab Kahan Iqrar” has not vanished away from the hearts of music lovers. It is an eternal favourite by R.D Burman, Lata Mangeshkar and Anand Bakshi. Shakti gained popularity only because of this song.

Tujhse Naraaz Nahin Zindagi (1983)

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Gulzar

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar, Anoop Ghoshal

The female version of this beautiful number has been sung by Lata Mangeshkar whereas the male version was sung by Anoop Ghosh. R.D Burman had put his heart and soul into creating the beautiful music in Raag Pilu which brings out the pain of a mother through Lata’s voice.

Her mellifluous voice poignantly portrays the feelings of a mother who cannot call her husband’s illicit son her own and love him as her own child.

Gulzar won the Filmfare for his heart-stirring lyrics for this track. It is an immensely popular song.

What Lata Didi Says About Her Dear Pancham?

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A few more beans spilt by Lata Mangeshkar about Pancham are that his favourite recording studio was the Film Center in Tardeo Bombay. It was the only existing studio with a gigantic piano in those days which he was fond of.

He gained most of his knowledge on Western Music from Kersi Lord, who possessed a huge collection of long-play records like Jazz, Latin American, Middle Eastern and European Music.

Pancham was not particularly in love with Western Classical Music, but he had an impulse for purchasing all kinds of western instruments sounding offbeat. Once, he purchased a Flanger from America, which produced a unique sound, so he used it for “Dhanno Ki Aankhon Mein” sung by him for the 1977 film Kitaab. It is still considered to be Pancham’s most unique improvisation.

We all know about Pancham’s love for experimentation and thirst for creating the best. He deserved a lot more awards in his lifetime.

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