SD Burman

I may be repeating myself (a consequence of being old and being a prof-double dhamaka) but SD Burman was a great music director. I once had a top ten song list (it's in my autobiography) and many of the songs there are tuned by this deceptively old-world guy. Though the current generation may be more familiar with his son RD, dada was truly a master. It's his anniversary today according to the radio people, so here's the repeat show.

My favourites of SD Burman-

Yeh dil, na hota bechara - a crooked-necked Dev Anand sings this with a fish hanging from a hook.

Are yaar meri tum bhi ho ghazab- Dev Anand again, in a haystack- I'm not kidding. Go watch the song. From Teen Deviyan.

O Meri, o meri o meri Sharmeelee, Shashi Kapoor swinging away in his unique style.

Mere sapnon ki rani kab aayegi tu- a zesty song, that launched Rajesh Khanna.

Dil aaj shayar hai, gham aaj naghma hai...a funny moustached Dev Anand, but great song.

Dil ka bhanwar kare pukar, pyar ka raag suno, from Tere Ghar ke Samne

Hum hain rahi pyar ke hum se kuch na boliye

Ankhon mein kya jee, rupahla badal..

Jeevan ke safar mein rahi, milte hain bichchad jane ko

Hey, maine kasam lee, hey tune kasam lee,  from Tere Mere Sapne

Mana janab ne pukara nahin, kya mera sath bhi gawaara can sing this to your boyfriend/girlfriend anytime.

Hai apna dil to awara na jaane kis pe aayega, sung beautifully by Hemant Kumar.

Phoolon ke rang se, dil ki kalam all-time favourite from Prem Pujari


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