Category Archives: Retro favourites

Tum bhi chalo hum bhi chalen – Zameer (1975)

To offer an antidote in the present situation, here is an inspirational, philosophical and an extremely hummable number with a great vibe! Sahir Ludhianvi’s words urge you to keep moving on while Sapan Chakraborty’s tune rides seamlessly on them. Vibrato-laced … Continue reading

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Feel a void with Rishi Kapoor’s loss? Lend an ear to a romantic, hummable and instantly appealing Laxmikant-Pyarelal composition. Adorned by simple words by Anand Bakshi and sung by my namesake, Shailendra Singh, you will keep coming back to this … Continue reading

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Yeh raat bheegi bheegi – Chori Chori (1956)

Love nature and its peace and calm these days? Lyricist Shailendra, my namesake, brings it to life in raag kirwani based romantic duet put to an extremely hummable tune by Shankar-Jaikishan. 2 other strong reasons to give it a listen … Continue reading

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O Sanam – Sunoh (1996)

Presenting a cultish non-film track from Lucky Ali sung and composed mega-hit album Sunoh.  Beautifully weaved around Syed Aslam Noor’s words, the extremely catchy and hummable number also owes its success to some heart-warming instrumentation and accompanying vocals. Shaam Sawere … Continue reading

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Aap ki nazaron ne samjha – Anpadh (1962)

Homebound? Listen to an extremely hummable, endearing and ever popular number put together by the genius and ‘prince of ghazals’ Madan Mohan. Primarily raag darbari based, the lilting composition would have been a tough one to sing even for the … Continue reading

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So gaya yeh jahaan so gaya aasmaan – Tezaab (1988)

Without caring what’s happening around, do lend an ear to a soothing original Laxmikant-Pyarelal classic! Drive down in your head as the opening guitar riffs, mellifluous male chorus and the whistle, violin, saxophone and flute pieces with no fixed mukhda-antara … Continue reading

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Waada raha sanam honge juda na hum – Khiladi (1992)

Worried about COVID-19? Take a break and listen to this amazingly catchy Jatin-Lalit duet with an RD-esqe old world charm. Soulfully sung by Abhijeet Bhattacharya and Alka Yagnik and written by a lesser known Anwar Sagar, the romantic composition meanders across … Continue reading

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Waada karo nahi chhodogi tum – Aa Gale Lag Jaa (1973)

Presenting a gem starring the inimitable RD Burman laced with impishness and superb word-play by Sahir Ludhianvi like jahaan tum ho wahaan main bhi hoon; jawaan tum ho jawaan main bhi hoon! Master vocalists Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar duet their cases … Continue reading

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Hum hain raahi pyaar ke – Nau Do Gyarah (1957)

Hand-picked an inspirational ode to flexibility, peace and acceptance where Majrooh Sultanpuri is a guru! Set to tune by the timeless legend and stalwart – SD Burman – who makes Kishore Kumar and us ‘ride the tide’ quite literally. I … Continue reading

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Baazigar O Baazigar – Baazigar (1993)

Before any more re-mixers get to it, wanted to get to you this immensely hummable and superbly-packaged *Kumar Sanu* and *Alka Yagnik* sung number from a score that sent *Anu Malik’s* career into a different orbit.  Hoooo… Mera dil tha … Continue reading

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