It is our Pancham da’s aka R.D. Burman’s 78th birthday today and there’s no better way to celebrate than listening to his best composed songs that take us to an altogether different land. These are the songs that have his unique quirky trademark.
1. Tere Bina Zindagi Se Shiqwa
Film: Aandhi (1975)
With Gulzar’s lyrics, this lover’s ode sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar is the perfect way to communicate with your soulmate.
2. Aaj Kal Paaon
Film: Ghar (1978)
R.D. Burman is known for his minimalistic approaches and this is one song that captured his rare talent the best.
3. Chura Liya Hai Tumne
Film- Yaadon Ki Barat (1973)
All time sexy Zeenat Aman dancing to the beats of this romantic number is still in vogue, and will always be.
4. Kya Hua Tera Wada
Film- Hum Kisise Se Kam Nahin (1977)
This song is still remembered among friends when one wants to convey the feelings of betrayal.
5. Baahon mei chale aaon
Film- Anamika (1973)
There obviously weren’t that many songs in the 70’s where you could see a woman seducing a man, hence remains this song a pure classic!
6. Humein Tumse Pyar Kitna
Film: Kudrat (1981)
This is the ‘It Song’ to play to your girlfriend which would have her swooning over you.
7. Mera Kuch Samaan
Film: Ijaazat (1988)
This poetic song with Gulzar’s lyrics convey the emotions behind memories and how people who we once loved are never too far away from us.
8. Pyar Humein Kis Mod Pe
Film: Satte Pe Satta (1982)
This fun song celebrates the spirit of love highlighting ‘what all one has to go through while in lowe’.
9. Beeti Na Bitai Raina
Film- Parichay (1972)
The song was inspired by the raga Yaman, which stands as a testament to Burman and Gulzar’s mastery over the Hindustani classic music.
10. Mehbooba Mehbooba
Film- Sholay (1975)
Our very own R.D. Burman’s husky voice is heard in this track which makes it a gem!