The Most Popular Evergreen Songs By R. D. BURMAN
Rahul Dev Burman aka R. D. Burman is known for introducing perky, Western influenced music which has inspired generations of music directors. Nicknamed as Pancham Da, this man gave the industry, an entirely different genre of music. Burman composed music for around 330 films from 1960s to the 90s.
Today, on his 77th birth anniversary, let us remember the seminal music director by listing some of his Most Popular Songs :
1. DILBAR MERE
…kab tak mujhe, aese hi tadpaaoge!
MOVIE : SATTE PE SATTA
This song is melancholic and playful at the same time. The background score in this song awakens the hidden unrequitted lover that thrives inside all our hearts.
2. YEH SHAAM MASTAANI
madhosh kiye jaaye….!
MOVIE : KATI PATANG
This dreamy song creates a small interval in our hearts after every high note, and makes us feel a tingling warmth in our hearts.
3. EK AJNABEE HASEENA SE
yun mulaaqaat ho gayi…!
MOVIE : AJNABEE
This song is so beautifully composed by the legend, that it has the capacity to make any girl blush even today!
4. YEH DOSTI HUM NAHI TODENGE
todenge hum magar, tera saath naa chorrenge!
MOVIE : SHOLAY
There is a list of songs which will live till eternity. And we cannot be surprised to find this evergreen hit in that list. A special thank you to RD Burman for redefining friendship through this number!
5. KITNE BHI TU KARLE SITAM
has has ke sahenge hum, ye pyaar na hoga kam!
MOVIE : SANAM TERI KASAM
This song explains all the shades of emotions palette that a broken heart carries with itself!
6. MERE SAAMNE WAALI KHIDKI MEIN
ek chaand ka tukda rehta hai…!
MOVIE : PADOSAN
This song has that coltish edge in its music that will make you hum along instantly!
7. MEHBOOBA O MEHBOOBA
Gulshan me gul khilte hain….!
MOVIE : SHOLAY
This song can still be the heart of a dance party, years after it’s release. Trust this number to make even the oldies get up and shake a leg!
8. MUSAFIR HUN YAARON
na ghar hai na thikaanaa…!
MOVIE : PARICHAY
This song ignites the feeling of wanderlust and opens the many folds of emotions that hides in our hearts. It manages to enthrall our restless minds even today!
9. SAMNE YE KOUN AAYA
dil me machi hulchul..!
MOVIE : JAWAANI DEEWANI
This playful number can make anyone tap their toes and hum along merrily!
10. JAHAAN TERI YEH NAZAR HAI
meri jaan mujhe khabar hai..!
MOVIE : KALIA
The background score in this number is so playful and creates an atmosphere of merry making! One of my favorites and I am sure, of others too!
11. AESE NA MUJHE TUM DEKHO
seene se lagaa lunga, tumko mai chura lunga tumse…!
MOVIE : DARLING DARLING
This romantic, playful number can make anyone go weak in their knees. The music is exuberant on the Burman level!
12. KUCH TOH LOG KAHENGE
logon ka kaam hai kehna…!
MOVIE : AMAR PREM
This song has a sedative effect on one’s brains. The music is hypnotic and takes you in a diversion, making your mind indulge in deep thoughts.
13. TERA MUJHSE HAI PHLE KA NAATA KOI
yuhi nahi dil lubhaata koi…!
MOVIE : AA GALE LAG JAA
This enchanting number remains to be many of our’s favourite till today. Trust Burman Ji to compose all the feelings related to love in one song!
This is a summarised list of the innumerable musical hits, the legend has given us. Almost all his songs get us humming along them when played, even today. I guess that is what Pancham Da did to the songs he touched, he made them eternal.