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Ye shehar badaa albelaa

Posted on: October 21, 2011


In the morning today (21st october 2011), I became aware that today was the birthday of Shammi Kapoor. But today was also the day when time was at a premium for me. I managed to post two songs in the morning before getting busy for the rest of the day.

The day is still not over, so technically I can still post a Shammi Kapoor song on the occasion of his birthday.

While looking for a song picturised on Shammi Kapoor, I struggled to pick a song because we in this blog has posted lots of Shammi Kapoor songs, and I have not kept a list of Shammi Kapoor songs posted /not yet posted and so deciding on as yet unposted songs is a time consuming exercise.

Finally I have settled for a Shammi Kapoor song from “Singapore” (1960). This song in fact is the title song of “Singapore” (1960) in the sense that the word Singapore figures prominently in this song.

I have not watched the movie, but guessing from the picturisation of this song, I surmise that Shammi Kapoor goes to Singapore representing his companies business interest. Agha is his employee in Singapore. after a hard days work, Agha arranges for a trip of Singapore for his boss. Shammi Kapoor finds himself surrounded by a bevy of pretty girls in the convertible car in which he is supposed to use for sight seeing. Now Hindi movie actors believe that when in Singapore, do what actors in Bombay do. And what do actors in Bombay do on such occasions ? They burst into a song. And our good old Shammi Kapoor does just that.

But there is something different in the song. It is not the usual voice that one associates with Shammi Kapoor. The voice belongs to Mukesh ! Yes, those were the days when Shankar Jaikishan, the music director of this movie, had yet to settle on a fixed playback singer for Shammi Kapoor. In this movie, they used Mukesh as well as Rafi as playback singers for Shammi Kapoor and in another movie of those days, viz “Ujaalaa” (1959), they used the voice of Manna Dey.

This song is written by Shailendra.

On the occasion of Shammi Kapoor’s birthday today, here is this song from “Singapore” (1960), which is sung by Mukesh and it picturised on Shammi Kapoor , Agha and a few actresses of far east origins.


Song-Ye shehar badaa albela…Singapore (Singapore) (1960) Singer-Mukesh, Lyrics-Shailendra,MD-Shankar Jaikishan
Chorus =Blue

Lyrics

Namaste

ho o o ho o o

ye shahar badaa albelaa
har taraf haseenon kaa melaa
ye shahar badaa albelaa
har taraf haseenon kaa melaa
par aur bhi hai kuchh aage
tu chalaa chal akelaa
ye shahar badaa albelaa
har taraf haseenon kaa melaa
par aur bhi hai kuchh aage
tu chalaa chal akelaa
Singapore
Singapore
Singapore

jawaan shahar ye dilwaalon kaa
hamaare jaise matwaalon kaa
gale mile sab yahaan pe aakar
nahin bhed gore-kaalon kaa
niyummaa
ye shahar badaa albelaa
har taraf haseenon kaa melaa
ye shahar badaa albelaa
har taraf haseenon kaa melaa
par aur bhi hai kuchh aage
tu chalaa chal akelaa
Singapore
Singapore
Singapore

aaa aaa aaa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

yu muskuraatin natkhat gudiyaan
ye husn waali meethi chhuriyaan
zaraa der ko sab chakraayen
kahaan se aayin itni pariyaan
namaste
ye shahar badaa albelaa
har taraf haseenon kaa melaa
ye shahar badaa albelaa
har taraf haseenon kaa melaa
par aur bhi hai kuchh aage
tu chalaa chal akelaa
Singapore
Singapore
Singapore

aaa aaa aaaa
aaa aaaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa

jidhar se guzren ham masti mein
bahaar aayi us basti mein
chalen pyaar ke nagmen gaate
hai ghar kisi dil ki Dilli mein
niyummaa
ye shahar badaa albelaa
har taraf haseenon kaa melaa
ye shahar badaa albelaa
har taraf haseenon kaa melaa
par aur bhi hai kuchh aage
tu chalaa chal akelaa
Singapore
Singapore
Singapore

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