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The Micro View of Best Songs of 1947 : Female Solo Songs – Suraiya

Having completed the Male Solo Songs section of Songs of 1947 of the Best songs of 1947: And the winners are?, we now move over to the Female Solo Songs.

One pattern that emerges quite apparently is that most of the leading playback singers have solos songs that quantitatively would need at least two posts each. But that would make the total number of posts on Female Solo Songs run a couple of months. That would make the coverage period for female solo songs a bit too long., So, in many cases we may have bear longer post with higher than normal number of songs per post.

Apart from this mundane issue, the year would present to us a real feel of vintage era music composition and song rendition styles. There can not be better manifestation of this than the presence of three vintage era ‘greats’ – Noor Jehan, Khursheed and Kanan Devi – in the female solo songs this year.

Also, my back-of-the-envelop rough work of compling the list, with the help of HFGK, shows that I have previously heard a miniscule share of the all the songs that may be available on YT.

Solo Songs of Suraiya

For the year 1947, Suraiya has 19 solo songs, spread over 5 films and 4 music directors.

Popular solo songs

Jab Tumhi Nahin Apne Duniya Begani Hai – Parwana – Khursheed Anwar – D N Madhok

Paapi Papiha Re Pi Pi Ma Bol Bairi Pi Pi Na Bol – Parwana – Khursheed Anwar – D N Madhok

Mere Mundere Na Bol Ja Kaga Kaga Ja – Parwana – Khursheed Anwar – D N Madhok

Kale Kale Aaye Badarwa, Aao Sajan Mere Aao – Natak – Naushad Ali – Shakeel Badayuni

Other solo songs

Aison Se Na Jee Lagae Koi, Ret Ke Ghar Na Banae Koi – Dak Bangala – Naresh Bhattacharya – D N Madhok

Jiya Bhar Aaya More Nain Bhar Aaye – Dak Bangala – Naresh Bhattacharya – D N Madhok

Ho Ho Chandani Raat Hai, Aise Mein Aa Jao– Dak Bangala – Naresh Bhattacharya – D N Madhok

Dil Dhadake Aankh Mori Phadake, Chale Jana Na Jee Bichhad Ke – Dard – Naushad Ali – Shakeel Badayuni

Bahar Khatm Hui…Chale Dil Ki Duniya Barbad Karke – Dard – Naushad Ali – Shakeel Badayuni

Ham The Tumhare Tum The Hamare Hae Wo Bhi Jamana Yaad Karo  – Dard – Naushad Ali – Shakeel Badayuni

Bich Bhanwar Mein Aan Phasa Hai, Dil Ka Safinaa Shah-e-Madina– Dard – Naushad Ali – Shakeel Badayuni

Din Din Joban Dhalata Jaye, Din Din Dhale Jawani – Do Dil – Govind Ram – D N Madhok

Chanda Ki Chandani Mein Hae Rama, Jiya Mora Dol Gaya– Do Dil – Govind Ram – D N Madhok

Phir Nain Baware Bhar Bhar Aaye Hae Bhar Bhar Aaye – Do Dil – Govind Ram – D N Madhok

Phir Hamaein Koi Yaad Aaye Phir Lab Pe Hai Haye Haye – Do Dil – Govind Ram – D N Madhok

Dil Le Ke Chale To Nahin Jaoge Rajaji O Rajaji – Natak – Naushad Ali – Khumar Barabankavi

Jab Se Chale Gaye Hai Woh Zindagi Zindagi Nahi – Natak – Naushad Ali – Khumar Barabankavi

Apna Jinhe Banaya Thukara Ke Woh Sidhare– Natak – Naushad Ali – Shakeel Badayuni

Taaron Bhari Raat O Sajan Taaron Bhari Raat – Natak – Naushad Ali – Shakeel Badayuni

Aaja Balama Rain Andheri Dar Lage, Dukhiya Jiya Pukare – Parwana – Khursheed Anwar – D N Madhok

We will take up Solo Songs of Geeta Roy for 1947 in  our next episode.

By ASHOK M VAISHNAV

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.

7 replies on “The Micro View of Best Songs of 1947 : Female Solo Songs – Suraiya”

Ashokji,
Your perseverance is amazing. So you have managed to get all her songs. I have included her 11 solos in the Master List of MEMORABLE SONGS in my overview post. That is 58% hit rate. Very impressive. Form the remaining songs ‘Din din joban dhalta jaye…Tere bin din nahi beete re, tere bin beete na raat re’ is very melodious and could have been included in my list.

The link of ‘Aison se ji na lagaye koi’ seems to be wrong.
AK

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