As can be expected, there are more songs that I had not heard than the songs that I had heard less. The songs that I have heard quite often are far too less. Under the circumstances, there are chances that I may have selected a song here over otherwise a meritorious song. With that bias accepted, here is MY choice of the Male solo Songs for 1948:
Mohammad Rafi – Humko Tumhara Hi Aasra Tum Hamare Ho Na Ho – Saajan – C Ramchanndra – Moti B.A
Mukesh – Arson Pe Sitara Hai Wo – Beete Din – A Dinkar Rao
Manna Dey – Jhan Jhan Jhan Jhan Payaliya Baaje – Geet Govind – Gyan Dutt – Pt. Indra
G M Durrani – Ek Bewafa Ne Shish-e-Dil Chur Chur Kar Diya – Ek Roz – Shyam Sundar – Sarshar Salani
Surendra – Kyon Tu Mujh Se Rooth Gayi Aathon Pahar Dil Yahi Pukare – Manjhdhar – Gyna Dutt- Shams Lakhanavi
K L Saigal – Tut Gaye Sab Sapne Mere.. Ye Do Naina Sawan Bhado Barse Sanj Savaere – Parwana – Khursheed Anwar – D N Madhok
Raj Kapoor – O Duniya Ke Rahanewalo Kahan Gaya Chitchor Bolo Kahan Gaya Chitchor – Dil Ki Rani (1947) – S D Burman – Y N Joshi
Hemant Kumar- Ishare Ishare Mein Duniya Badal Li – Manamani – Kamal Dasgupta –
Of these, the one I like the most is K L Saigal’s Tut Gaye Sab Sapne Mere.. Ye Do Naina Sawan Bhado Barse Sanj Savaere
We will move on Female Solo Songs of 1947 in our next episode.
An Update on 26-06-2018:
SoY has published Best songs of 1947: Wrap Up 1 that sums the diverse discussions that had taken place on and off the blog. SoY award for best male singer for 1947 has been awarded to K L Saigal, and the song cosen is Ae phool hans ke baagh mein kaliyan khilaye ja. Mohammad Rafi gets a special award for the jandmark song Humko Tumhara Hi Aashara and Mukesh gets special mention for his overall excellence in the year.
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