Numerically, Mukesh has highest number of solos among all male playback singers in 1948.
The songs that we have selected here fall in two broad categories.
The first one is the songs that were, and still have been exceedingly popular. These are:
Mukesh’s Popular Songs
Zinda Hun Is Tarah Ke Gam-e-Jindagi Nahin – Aag – Ram Ganguly – Behzad Lakhanavi
Jeevan Sapan Toot Gaya – Anokha Pyar – Anil Biswas – Jiya Sarhadi
This song has an equally popular female version too, in Lata Mangeshkar’s voice.
Ye Pyar Ki Baatein Ye Safar Bhool Na Jana – Anokhi Ada – Naushad Ali – Shakeel Badayuni
Gaaye Ja Geet Milan Ke Tu Apni Lagan Ke – Mela – Naushad – Shakeel Badayuni
Woh Teekhi Nazron Se Mere Dil Pe Kuchch Aisi Bijali – Veena – Anil Biswas –
Gokul Ki Ek Naar Chhabili Jamuna Tat Par Aayee Re – Veena – Anil Biswas – Swami Haridas
Bahe Na Kabhi Nain Se Neer – Vidya – S D Burman – Y N Joshi
Mukesh’s Noteworthy Songs
The other category is the songs that have been noteworthy, but could not attain the sustained popularity.
Woh Teer Kaleje Par Ik Shuakh Ne Mara Hai – Anjuman – Bulo C Rani – Majrooh Sultanpuri
Jalanewale Tujhe Kya Unko Khabar Ho Na Ho – Gunjan – Ashok Ghosh – S R Saaz
Koi Din Jindagi Ke Gungunakar Geeta Gata Hai – Gunjan – Ashok Ghosh – Deepak
Aye Duniya Bata De Bhagwan Kahan Hai – Jeene Do – Shaukat Hussain (Dehlvi) – Shewan Rizvi
Hoshiyar Naujwan Jag Aye Naujawan Jal Raha Hai Makan – Padeshi Mehman – Hans Raj Behl – Pandit Indra
He Khag He Mrig He Madhukar Tum Bin Suna Jeevan – Rambhakt Hanuman – S N Tripathi – B D Mishra
Beet Chali Barakha Ritu Site, Sudh Na Mili Tumhari – Rambhakt Hanuman – S N Tripathi – B D Mishra
Lakhi Bulbul Mere Kahe Ko Dinhi Videsh – Suhaag Raat – Snehal Bhatkar – Amir Khushro
Mere Sapno Ki Raani Re – Veena – Anil Biswas – Narendra Sharma
We will take up Solo Songs of G M Durrani and Surendra in our next episode of Male Solo Songs of 1948.