31st July is the anniversary of Mohammed Rafi. So, we will devote this entire edition exclusively to what is published on the occasion.
For the present edition have three articles form that two of our regular blogs and one for the archives of another of our regular blog which have full length articles to commemorate the day. Each of these articles, and the discussions thereon, have been so rich in the selection of the songs that we will move away from our regular pattern of briefly visiting the content of the post, collate the songs form the post and the discussions and list of each of the song individually. However, for the other articles, we would follow our usual practice.
Our first call is The Legends: Mohammed Rafi.
The post has narrated each of the song in the descending order of the year in which the film was released. Therefore, we have added up and arranged the listing of the songs referred to in the discussion in similar fashion.
|C Ramchandra||Saajan||Humko tumhara hi Aashara|
|Naushad||Dulari||Suhani raat dhal chuki|
|Ghulam Mohammed||Mirza Ghalib||Hai bas ke har ek|
|Husnlal Bhagatram||Shama Parwana||Tu ne mera yaar|
|Shankar-Jaikishen||Basant Bahar||Duniya na bhaye mohe|
|O P Nayyar||Chhoomantar||Garib Janke Humko Na Tum|
|Hansraj Behl||Changez Khan||Mohabbat zinda rehti hai|
|O P Nayyar||Tum Sa Nahin Dekha||Jawaniyan yeh mast mast bin piye|
|O P Nayyar||Naya Daur||Aana Hai To Aa|
|Dattaram||Ab Dilli Door Nahin||Chun Chun Karti Aayi Chidiyan|
|Salil Choudhary||Madhumati||Toote hue khwabon ne|
|S D Burman||Kala Pani||Ham bekhudi mein tum ko|
|Usha Khanna||Dil Deke Dekho||Hum aur tum aur ye sama|
|S N Tripathi||Lal Quila||Lagta nahin hai dil mera ujde dayaar mein|
|Ravi||Chaudhavi Ka Chand||Ye Lucknow Ki Sar Zameen|
|S D Burman||Bombai Ka Babu||Saathi na koi manzil|
|Iqbal Quereshi||Bindiya||Main Apne Aap Se Gabhar Gaya Hun|
|Khayyam||Shola Aur Shabnam||Jaane kya doondhte rehti hain|
|Naushad||Ganga Jamuna||Nain lad jai hein|
|N Datta||Kala Samundar||Meri Tasveer lekar kya karoge…|
|Salil Chaudhary||Maya||Koi Sone ke Dil wala|
|Roshan||Vallah Kya Baat Hai||Gham-e-Hasti se beghana hota|
|S D Burman||Baat Ek Raat Ki||Akela hoon main|
|S D Burman||Tere Ghar Ke Samne||Tu kahan ye bata|
|Pt. Ravi Shankar||Godaan||Pipra ke patwa|
|Laxmikant Pyarelal||Parasmani||Roshan tumhi se duniya|
|N Dutta||Gyrah Hazar Ladkiyan||Dil ki tamanna thi (solo)|
|Dil Ki Tamanna thi…. (with Asha Bhosle)|
|Roshan||Chitralekha||Man re tu kahe na dheer dhare|
|Kalyanji Anandji||Ishaara||Dil beqaraar sa hai|
|Iqbal Qureshi||Cha Cha Cha||Woh Hum Na Thi Woh Tum Na Thi|
|Madan Mohan||Haqueequat||Mein ye Soch kar uske dar se utha tha|
|C Arjun||Punar Milan||Paas baitho tabiyat behal jayegi,|
|Madan Mohan||Sharabi||Kabhi na Kabhi Kahin na kahin|
|Jaidev||Hum Dono||Main zindagi ka saath nibhata chala|
|S D Burman||Ziddi||Jaanu Kya Mera Dil|
|Ravi||Kaajal||Choo lene do nazuk hothon ko|
|Chitragupt||Akashdeep||Mujhe dard-e-dil ka pata na tha|
|O P Nayyar||Mere Sanam||Pukarta chala hoon main|
|Shanker Jaikishan||Raj Hath||Aaye Bahar Ban Ke|
|G S Kohli||Adventures of Robinhood||Maana Mere Haseen Sanam|
|Madan Mohan||Dulhan Ek Raat Ki||Ek haseen shaam ko|
|O P Nayyar||Baharen Phit Bhji Aayegi||Aap ke haseen rukh pe|
|R D Burman||Teesri Manzil||Deewana mujhsa nahin|
|Usha Khanna||Shabanam||Maine Rakha Hei Mohabbat|
|Chitragupt||Oonche Log||Jaag dil-e-diwana|
|Laxmikant Pyarelal||Chhaila Babu||Tere pyar ne mujhe gham diya|
|R D Burman||Bahaon Ke Sapne||Jamaane ne maare jawaan kaise|
|Laxmikant Pyarelal||Mere Hamdam Mere Dost||Hui sham unka khaya aa gaya|
|Roshan||Anokhi Raat||Mile na phool to katon se dosti karli|
|Khayyam||Shanker Hussain||Kahin ek masum nazuk si ladki|
And then we take up Rafi’s duets by SD Burman.
The total MF duets of Md.Rafi for S D Burman would be 39. Here is the break-up.
Pre 1957 – Lata Mangeshkar 1, Geeta Dutt 4, Total: 5
1957-67 – Lata Mangeshkar 6, Geeta Dutt 5, Asha Bhosle 17, Kamala Sista 1, Total 29
After 1967 – Lata Mangeshkar 4, Asha Bhosle 1, Total 5
In all, with Lata Mangeshkar 11, Geeta Dutt 9, Asha Bhosle 18, Kamala Sista 1, Total 39
One duet with Shamsad Begum for the unreleased film Sazaa not included.
We have rearranged the songs in the post as well as the songs in the discussions and grouped them with the accompanying female playback singer.
We have two more articles which also deserve a similar full scale drill-down. However, in order to maintain the normal length of a post, we have taken up those two articles in the immediately following part -2 of this post.
Before we close, we would record some of the archived posts for this part of the article:
- Best songs of Rafi by Roshan
- Naushad’s best songs for Mohammad Rafi
- My favourite Rafi – Lata duets
- my favourite Rafi songs
- Rafi singing for Shammi Kapoor