Having listened to the three female singers, Suraiya, Geeta Roy and Shamshad Begum, who individually have a fairly large share of solo songs in the year under review, I went on to collect all representative solo songs of female singers other than these three most significant of the ‘other’ singers; the picture that emerged is quite interesting. Of 30 + songs that I have selected and for which I could locate the live YT link, solo songs of Raajkumari again has major share of 10+ songs. Her songs from Mahal had attained a very high popularity ranking then, and remain quite popular even now.
Solo Songs of Raajkumari
Main To Haar Gayee Hun Laga Ke Nain – Bhikari – Hans Raj Behl – Sevak Ram
Kyun Dil Mera Tadapati Hai – Dhoom Dham – Sufi Samaj – Aziz Kashmiri
Mere Dil Ki Duniya Hai Jinke Hawale – Jigar- C Ramchandra – Ehsaan Rizvi
Main Woh Dulhan Hun Raaz Na Aaya Jise Singaar– Mahal – Khem Chand Prakash – Nakhshab Jarachavi
YT also documented its second version:
Mahal also had yet another iconic Raajkumari song – Ghabra Ke Jo Ham Sar Ko Takaraye To Achcha Ho.
Lo Woh Sapno Ki Dumiya Basane Lage, Hamain Bhane Lage – Neki Aur Badi – Roshan [Roshan’s debut film] – Kidar Sharma
He Chandravadan, Chanda Ki Kiran, Tum Kiska Chitra Banati Ho – Ram Vivah – Shankar Rao Vyas
Jal Bin Machchali, Piya Bin Sajani, Tadap Tadap Hi Mare – Rangila Rajasthan – S K Pal – Bharat Vyas
Ham Bhi Aseer-e-Gam Hain – Thes – Snehal (V B Bhatkar) – Prem Sarang
Ari Ho Mohe Chhed Gaya – Singaar- Khurshid Anwar – D N Madhok
Our next call is two jointly significant ‘other’ female singers – Surinder Kaur and Asha Bhosle – in our journey of solo songs of ‘other’ female singers.