The process of selecting the TOP song / singer for the year 1943 is absolutely subjective, since most of the songs I had got to hear for the first time. In any case, from the point of view of my limited knowledge and basic taste in so far as the vintage era songs, I could not find any other method.
I have not repeated here those singers whose only one solo song could come up during the Micro Analysis.
So, here are the songs that would call for MY TOP slot from the female solo Songs for 1943, in the order in which the singer has appeared in the detailed Micro View earlier.:
Amirbai Karnataki – Kinko Dhundhat Nain Sakhi Ri, Kaun Tera Chitchor – Shankar Parvati – Pt. Indra – Gyan Dutt
Husn Bano – Kya Jhamane Ki Kahani Ho Gayi – Amanat – ? – Neenu Mazumdar
Sitara – GaauN Khushi Mein GaauN… Ha Ha Ha .. – Najma – Anjum Pilinbhiti – Rafiq Ghazanavi B A
Vatsala Kamthekar – Prem Ke Hindole Dole – Ashirwad – ? – Anna Sahab
Rajkumari – Main HuN Kali Matwali Liyaqatwali – Panghat – Ramesh Gupta – S N Tripathi
Kaushalya – Jholi Meri Bhar Do Baba – Chirag – Wali Sahab – Khemchand Prakash
Nalin Jaywant – Kaheta Hai Ye Dil Baar Baar – Adab Arz – Kailash Ji ‘Matwala’ – Gyan Dutt
Sardar Akhtar – Har Cheez YahaN ki Hai Tasalli Ka Sahara, Tum Pyare Ho Jab Dil Ko – Fashion – Arzoo Lakhnavi – Shanti Kumar
Parul Ghosh – Papiha Re Mere Piya Se Kahiyo Jaa – Kismet – Kavi Pradeep – Anil Biswas
Leela Sawant – Jivan Sapana Jag Sapne Ki Chhaya – Nurse – D N Madhok – Gyan Dutt
Noor Jehan – Dil Dun Ki Naa Dun – Nadan –Zia Sarhadi – Datta Koragaonkar
Suraiya – Ek Tu Ho Ek Main HuN Aur Nadi Ka Kinara Ho – Kanoon – D N Madhok – Naushad Ali
Khursheed – Ghata Ghanghor Ghor Mor Machve Shor – Tansen – Pt. Indra – Khemchand Prakash
Shamshad Begum – O Bhoolanewale Main Tujhe Kaise BhulauN – Pagli – Qamar Jalalabadi / Melaram ‘Wafa’ (?) – Pt. Govind Ram
Snehprabha Pradhan – Aai Meera Prabhu Ke Paas, Nainan Ke Sagar Mein Lekar Darshan Ki Pyas – Naya Tarana – Wali Sahab – Amir Ali
Nirmala – SaiyaN Khade More Dwar Kaa KaruN, Kaa KaruN – Kanoon – D N Madhok – Naushad Ali
Radharani – Manmohan Mukhada Mod Gaye Aur Base Bides Jaye – Kashinath – Pt. Bhushna – Pankaj Mullick
Madhuri – Diyasalai…. LaauN Diyasalai – Vakil Sahab – ?- – Anna Sahab Mainkar / P Madhukar (?)
Jahanara Kajjan – Aaja Saajan Aaaja Sajan Suni Sijariya – Prarthana – Dr. Safadar ‘Aah’ – Sarasawti Devi
Ram Dulari – Chahana Hamako To Usako Chahiye, Woh Hamein Chahe To Phir Kya Chahiye – Manchali – G A Chisti / Kashyap (?)- G A Chisti
Jayshree – Jhoolongi Jhoolingi Jeevan Bhar Yah Jeevan Jhoola – Shakuntala – Ratan Piya- Vasant Desai
Baby Madhuri – Bhojan Ke Nazare Hai – Vishwas – Munshi Sham Jilani – Phiroze Nizami
Vishni Lal – Barbad Hai Hum, Ye Kismat Hamari – Chirag – Pt. Indra – Khemchand Prakash
Vasanti – Kaisa Sundar Samaa Suhana, Ahaa Ahaa – Bhakta Raj – D N Madhok – C Ramchandra
Gauhar Sultana – Hamein Gam De Ke Na Jao Sajan, More Aao Sajan – Ishara – D N Madhok – Khursheed Anwar
In its comprehensive review, Best songs of 1943: Wrap UP 2, SoY also has presented a comprehensive numerical summary of total number of female singers and their solo songs for the year 1943.
The summary of readers’ views on their TOP choices is also presents a wide range of other songs, with Special Songs and Best Ten presenting further choices.
Best songs of 1943: Wrap UP 2 truly has described the year 1943 as a goldmine of many colours of vintage female singing. SoY has conferred the honor of Best Female Singer for the Year to Amirbai Karnataki