It’s not a hidden secret that the Indians love songs in their movies. A Bollywood film can hardly be complete without the inclusion of some song and dance numbers. And, many of the classic films have tracks that are a source of inspiration and consolation as well as old-fashioned entertainment.
Welcome to a two-part series of blogs where we take a look back at some of the eternal pieces of music from both Bollywood and Hollywood. Now, these old songs are timeless. But, today we will begin with top 5 old songs ever from the world of Hindi cinema.
Later on, in the next part of this series we will cover Hollywood songs as well. So, without further adieu, here is a list of top 5 old songs ever (hindi):
Tasveer Teri Dil Mein, Jis Din Se Utaari Hai – Maaya (1961)
This romantic duet has the vocals of by Lata ji and Rafi Sahab. This mp3 song has a legend to it on Indian social networking sites. Music maestro, Mohd. Rafi had to repeat it 11 times, to get it correct. The list of top 5 old songs ever (hindi) could not have a better start!
Ek Din Bik Jaayega Mati Ke Mol – Dharam Karam (1975)
‘’A day will come when you will get sold for the price of clay’’ – this is the literal translation of this classic number. A great soundtrack is about melody and lyrics, evoking ideas and emotions. Such is the quality of this classic song. Majrooh Sultanpuri wrote it philosophically with a deep meaning. It takes on a kind of intrinsic life on it’s own.
Chookar Mere Mann Ko Kiya Tune Kya Ishara – Yaarana (1981)
At the heart of any great hindi song is a mystery. It interacts and makes experiences of the listener to become more personal. Kishore Kumar’s nomination for Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer is a proof. With composition by Rajesh Roshan, the lyrics of this classic are written by Anjaan.
2. Main Zindagi Ka Saath Nibhata Chala Gaya – Hum Dono (1961)
The only method to test the beauty of music is its appeal to the human heart. Today, we often find Bollywood songs or music online that we sing to make sense of our lives. Their peaceful aura make it a perfect antidote to the harsh reality. It tells us that if you have got nothing to dance about, find a reason to sing.
Ajeeb Dastan Hai Yeh – Dil Apna Aur Preet Parayi (1960)
At the top of the list of top 5 old songs ever (hindi) is a vintage gem sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Not many people know the name of this film, but almost all online music listeners these days do hear it once in their lifetime. The complexity of musical harmony in it is heard through sound, seen through color and felt through the emotions.