Atul’s Song A Day- A choice collection of Hindi Film & Non-Film Songs

Archive for November 2008

Most of the songs in this blog are from 1970s and earlier. It does not mean that I do not like songs from 1980s and later. It is just that I lost track of Bollywood music from 1980 onwards. Also, trends like blanant plagiarism, lyrics losing their importance, creation of songs in bad taste, demise of many legends from the scene, etc meant that the music of later decades does not appeal to me as much as the music of earlier decades.
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I have read a lot about this song called “Hum matwaale naujawaan”. I was not much aware of this song. In fact, there is another song with similar lyrics sung by Rafi and Mukesh from a 1961 movie which itself is called “Hum matwaale naujawan”. But this song “hum matwaale naujawaan” is from an earlier movie called “Shararat” and is sung by Kishore Kumar.
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I have posted many songs of Rafi in this blog, and in each song I have raved about his voice. In fact one cannot help but remark on his voice quality whatever the song. In every song, he appered to give his very best.
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If news channels decide to work Bollywood style where every news would be presented in the form of a song, then which song would be sung for weather news ?
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“suraj” the biggest musical blockbuster of the year 1966 was full of extremely popular songs.
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Here is a very very moving song dedicated to those who lay down their lives to protect national boundary from external threats. This song from “haqeeqat” has become an iconic song. Today, now that India is paying its respects to the martyrs who laid down their lives to fight terrorists who had attacked Mumbai, this song is being played in TV channels.
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Here is a song from the era when O P Nayyar was the king of all he surveyed in Bollywood music world. The song is so representative of O P Nayyar’s music. It is sung by Rafi and the Sahir was the lyricist.
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Dimple Kapadia made her debut in 1973 with “Bobby”. The success of this movie should have seen her landing many assignments and launch her career. Instead, she got married to Rajesh Khanna, and she was lost to Bollywood.
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The success of “Hum Aapke Hain Koun” or HAHK in short, led many producers to come up with “me too” movies. One such movie was “Dilwaale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge”.
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It is an incredibly romantic and sensuous song. And all this effect is created thanks to the voices of Asha Bhonsle and Rafi. And the lyrics by Shailendra are incredibly imaginative. Shankar Jaikishan’s music is awesome of course.
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This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for over FOURTEEN years. This blog has over 17800 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 5000 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

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