The Micro View of The Best Songs of 1950 @ Songs of Yore – Male Solo Songs – Talat Mahmood

We listened to Mukesh’s solo songs in our last episodeas part of our journey through the Best songs of 1950: And the winners are?.

We would now pick solo songs of Talat Mahmood.

Talat Mahmood had two great films – Arzoo (Anil Biswas) and Babul (Naushad) this year. With so much astounding commercial success, it was quite ironical that Talat Mahmood had a very short association with Anil Biswas and with Naushad Babul was the only one. They did one more song a good 18 years later (Aadmi- 1968 – Kaisi Haseen Ye Baharon Ki Raat Hai) which also got overturned in the final take !

Be that as it may, we have here a very wide range of songs to listen to :

1. Jab kisi ke rukh pe zulfein aa ke lahrane laginAnmol Ratan – DN Madhok – Vinod

2. Ae dil mujhe aisi jagah le chalArzoo – Majrooh Sultanpuri – Anil Biswas

3. Husnwaalon ko na dil doBabul – Shakeel Badayuni- Naushad

4. Mera jeewan saathi bichhad gayaBabul – Shakeel Badayuni – Naushad

5. Sundarata ke sabhi shikaariJogan – Pt Indra – Bulo C Rani

6. Mitne De Meri ZindagiMeharbani -Shewan Rizvi – Hafeez Khan 

Additional songs sourced from Hindi Film Geet Kosh, with the support of YT:

7. Sooni Kar Gaye Sham Hamari Soona Kiya SaveraWafa – Dina Nath Madhok –  Vinod

8. Ban Than Ke Chali, Saj Dhaj Ke ChaliBhai Bahen – Ishwar Chandra Kapoor – Shyam Sundar

9. Jalti Hai Duniya, Jalti Rahegi, O Dilwale Pyar Kiye JaKamal Ke Phool – Rajendra Krishna – Shyam Sundar

While searching on YT, this great Non-Film Song is also said to be created in 1950:

10. Mera Pyar Mujhe Lauta Do – Sajjan – V Balsara


In July 2011, I opted to retire from my active career as a practicing management professional. In the 38 years that I pursued this career, I had opportunity to work in diverse capacities, in small-to-medium-to-large engineering companies. Whether I was setting up Greenfield projects or Brownfield projects, nurturing the new start-ups or accelerating the stabilized unit to a next phase growth, I had many more occasions to take the paths uncharted. The life then was so challenging! One of the biggest casualty in that phase was my disregards towards my hobbies - Be with The Family, Enjoy Music form Films of 1940s to mid-1970s period, write on whatever I liked to read, pursue amateur photography and indulge in solving the chess problems. So I commenced my Second Innings to focus on this area of my life as the primary occupation. At the end of four years, I am now quite a regular blogger. I have been able to build a few very strong pen-relationships. I maintain contact with 38-years of my First Innings as freelance trainer and process facilitator. And yet, The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.

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