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By parth rakangorPublished 2 years ago 5 min read
Rajesh Khanna Ke Gane

Bollywood has composed hundreds of super-hit songs during the years, but only a few songs tend to stay close to you forever. Here are 10 such songs right from the 1960s to the early 2000s that managed to take the spotlight when compared to the rest.

ZINDAGI EK SAFAR HAI SUHANA You are an extremely Kishore Kumar fan if you have previously started humming this song. Zindagi Ek Safar Hai Suhana was highlighted in the 1971 film Andaz. Hasrat Jaipuri went on to win the Filmfare for the Best Songs for this wide and melodious song.

TERE BINA JIYA JAYE NA JAYE NA This iconic song was composed by Lata Mangeshkar and stars Rekha and Vinod Mehra. The music tracks of Tere Bina Jiya Jaye Na were done by R.D. Burman. Composed by Gulzar, this song was featured in the 1978 film Ghar.

HAMEIN TUMSE PYAAR KITNA This song from the 1981 film Kudrat was written by Kishore Kumar. Hamein Tumse Pyaar Kitna was nominated for the Filmfare. The Music Director of Kudrat was R.D. Burman. Composed by Majrooh Sultanpuri, the lyrics of this song will leave a lasting imprint on the listener.

ABHI NA JAO CHOD KAR This legendary song was sung by Mohammed Rafi and Asha Bhosle. It was highlighted in the 1961 film Hum Dono. This song represents the true essence of longing for ‘someone. Jaidev was the Music Director of this song that starred Dev Anand and Sadhna. The lyrics for Abhi Na Jao Chod Kar were composed by Sahir Ludhianvi.

ROOP TERA MASTANA This song was composed by Kishore Kumar and he won the Filmfare for the Best Male Playback Singer for this song. Roop Tera Mastana was highlighted in the 1969 film Aradhana that starred Sharmila Tagore and Rajesh Khanna. The music was composed by S.D. Burman and the songs were written by lyricist Anand Bakshi.

PYAAR HUA IQRAR HUA This song was jointly written by Lata Mangeshkar, Manna Dey. Shankar-Jaikishan was the music producer of Pyaar Hua Iqrar Hua. This song was highlighted in the movie Shree 420 starring Raj Kapoor and Nargis. This song ultimately went on to garner public attention.

EK AJNABEE HASEENA SE Ek Ajnabee Haseena Se was composed by Kishore Da and was featured in the 1974 film Ajanabee. Rajesh Khanna and Zeenat Aman together performed this song magical with their outstanding performances. The Music Director of this tune was R.D. Burman.

MERE SAPNO KI RAANI This iconic Hindi classic romantic song was written by Kishore Kumar and was featured in the 1969 film Aradhana that starred Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore. The lyrics of this song have been written with sheer passion by lyricist Anand Bakshi.

LAG JA GALE Sung by Lata Mangeshkar, this song points in Who Kaun Thi?. Written by Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, Lag Ja Gale was published in the year 1964. This song features Manoj Kumar beside Sadhna. With music shown by Madan Mohan Kohli, this song has over 181 million shows on YouTube.

Rajesh Khanna: Romancing the song like no another hero

It started with a song in the winter months of 1969. When Rajesh Khanna rode an open jeep, shook his head sideways, and sang, Mere sapnon ki rani kab aayegi tu in Shakti Samant's Aradhana, teenage girls found a brand new hotline to heaven.

Every song composed by SD Burman in that movie, from the philosophical Kora kagaz tha yeh man mera to the erotic Roop tera mastana to the playful Gunguna rahen hain bhanvre, was a chartbuster. Aradhana creates a template for Khanna's career. In his heyday, his films were synonymous with great songs, frequently outstanding romantic tracks by RD Burman, SD's son, and the composer duo, Laxmikant Pyarelal.

Aradhana signaled the revival of Kishore Kumar, whose sing career was in the doldrums. With a voice that captured the youthful effervescence, Kishore, who'd composed 3 songs compared to Mohd Rafi's two in the movie, became the actor's preferred voice and the numero uno singer of the put it simply, Khanna created a fresh hierarchy of composers and singers who reserved their best for him. His career thrived on a few of the most famous numbers composed by RD Burman and Laxmikant Pyarelal which invariably made it to the popular weekly radio countdown show, Binaca Geet Mala. Their compositions, sung in Kishore's voice, synergized Khanna's films.

Khanna enacted those songs in his inimitable manner. His head would move sideways at a rhythm and his eyes would shut and open as if offering an invitation. Occasionally his hands would go up in the air like he was striking a mudra as he swayed his substantial hips. These mannerisms, now even lampooned, became his signature. Actors like Vishal Anand, Kiran Kumar, and several others aped his style of celluloid sing. The good times did not last. The rise of action films in the mid-1970 created a brand new stencil of mainstream Hindi cinema. The song was no longer the film's USP.

This dealt a blow to the screen persona that Rajesh had fashioned. He did not have songs to sing anymore. Without them, he became an actor without his best lines. In several of his later films like Thodi Si Bewafai, Dard, Aanchal, Dil-e Nadaan, Alag, the songs were better than the film. But by then, Khanna the superstar was long gone. In Bollywood's musical history, Khanna will always find a place of honor. 10 unforgettable songs filmed on him AMAR PREM Chingari koi bhadke to saawan usey bujhaye ARADHANA Mere sapnon ki rani kab aayegi tu KATI PATANG Yeh shaam mastani madhosh kiye jaye SAFAR Zindagi ka safar hai yeh kaisa safar AAN MILO SAJNA Achcha to hum chalte hain ANAND Zindagi kaisi hai paheli ANDAZ Zindagi ek safar hai suhana HAATHI MERE SAATHI Chal chal mere saathi MERE JEEVAN SAATHI O mere dil ke chain NAMAK HARAAM Main shayar badnaam Listen to Rajesh Khanna's evergreens hits.

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