10 Soulful RD Burman Songs for Your Sangeet Playlist
A rainy afternoon, a steaming hot cup of chai and maybe a book. Ah! I know, the weather makes you want to keep your laptop aside and doze off. For me, it is listening to some old classics by Pancham Da while I am sipping some tea and looking out of the window. Pancham Da reminds me, it was his 80th birthday yesterday! In case you are confused, I am talking about R.D Burman. The legendary music composer was nothing but a boon to the Hindi music industry. Many have tried to recreate his iconic songs, but they have failed miserably. How can you possibly beat the man who composed his first song at the age of 9?!
Combine Kishore Kumar, Mohammad Rafi, Asha Bhosle and Lata Mangeshkar with R.D Burman and the result is nothing short of magic! A sangeet is incomplete without a few retro hits, isn’t it? Check out the 10 best songs composed by R.D Burman while bahar rhim jhim gire sawaan….
1. Chand Mera Dil
You must’ve heard this song in Main Hoon Na. The one that Shahrukh Khan sings when he sees Sushmita Sen for the first time. Trust me, the original song is more magical!
2. Yeh Ladka Haye Allah
Brides, countless times you say, “kitna mushkil hai tauba isko samjhana!” So a performance on this song is justified!
3. Ek Ajnabee Haseena
This song is literally narrates everyone’s love story in 4 minutes 26 seconds!
4. Kehdoon Tumhe
The soulful music does justice to the beautiful lyrics.
5. Kya Gazab Karte Ho Ji
He composed this song with his lady love so it has to be extra special!
6. Aane Wala Pal
Kishore Kumar ki sunheri awaaz, RD Burman ka music..haaye!
7. Hum Dono Do Premi
Duniya chod chale is the ideal situation, isn’t it?
8. Churaliya Hai Tumne
An iconic song from the 70s , Churaliya has to be on your sangeet list!
9. Aaja Piya
Some black and white charm for the sangeet night.
10. Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh
For those men who can barely express their feelings!
Sigh! I lost myself in the music for a few golden hours..