Tribute to RD and SD Burman

On RD Burman's birth anniversary, my tribute to the incredible father and son duo. Naturally, by listing out some of my favourites from both. Here goes-

1. Ye dil na hota bechaara, from Jewel Thief
2. Ruk jaana o jaana hum se do batein karke chali jaana (with the road roller doing a cook, cook to go with the ruk, ruk,...minor genius!). Dev Anand at his neck-moving best in both these songs.
3. Mere sapnon ki rani kab aayegi tu,...worth it just for the mouth organ (harmonica?) in it.
4. Piya tu, ab to aaja, ..possibly the sexiest club dance ever.
5. Mehbooba, mehbooba, ..same as above, part 2. Rural setting.
6. Chala jaata hoon, kisiki dhun mein dhadakte dil ke taraane liye...romantic road song.
7. O mere dil ke chain ....oh so romantic, anywhere song.
8. Hey maine kasam lee, hey tune kasam lee, nahin honge juda humm..Tere Mere Sapne, Mumtaz and Dev Anand. Charming lyrics like "saans teri madir madir jaise rajnigandha, .."
9. Aane wala pal, jaanewala hai...meaningful, lyrical.
10. Musafir hoon yaron, na ghar hai na of my all time favourites.
11. Pyar diwana hota hai, one of the best piano songs.
12. Kehna hai, kehna hai, aaj tumse yeh pehli baar,....Padosan
13. Aaj unse pehli mulaqat hogi, phir aamne saamne baat hogi..Paraya dhan. Similar sentiments as above, in anticipation.
14. Kuch to log kahenge, ..chhodo bekar ki baton mein kahin beet na jaaye raina..classic advice.
15. Haal kaisa hai janaab ka,..a lovely duet from Chalti ka Naam Gaadi.
16. Ek ladki ko dekha to aisa of those dreamy numbers.. 1942- A Love Story.

Maybe more in another post.


Aditi said...

All are priceless jewels :) Thank you sir for sharing such wonderful songs.. :)
These songs are the soul of music indeed

Rajendra said...

Thanks, Aditi. Feel free to add your own.

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