Top 10 Songs of Lata Mangeshkar
Lata Mangeshkar was named Hema Mangeshkar at birth. She was born on 28th September 1929 and died on 6 February 2022 was an Indian playback vocalist and music composer occasionally. She is largely acknowledged as one of India's most successful and influential vocalists who have been one of the best and most influential vocalists in India. Her contributions to the music industry of India in a career spanning eight decades earned her prestigious titles including the "Nightingale of India", "Queen of Melody", & "Voice of the Millennium".
Lata Mangeshkar recorded songs in approximately 36 languages of India and a few other languages, albeit mostly in Marathi, Hindi, and Bengali. She knew foreign languages including English, Indonesian, Nepali, Russian, and Swahili, Dutch. She won various awards and honors over her career. In the year 1989, the "Dadasaheb Phalke Award" was awarded to her by the Indian government.
In the year 2001, in appreciation of her achievements to the country, she was granted the "Bharat Ratna", India's most prestigious award title; she is only the 2nd female vocalist, following M. S. Subbulakshmi, to earn this honor. France also awarded her its highest civilian award, "Officer of the National Order of the Legion of Honour", in the year 2007.
She was the winner of 3 National Film Awards, 15 Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards, 4 Filmfare Best Female Playback Awards, 2 Filmfare Special Awards, the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award, and many more. In 1974, she became one of the 1st Indian playback vocalists to appear at the Royal Albert Hall in London, UK. Her final recorded track was "Saugandh Mujhe Is Mitti ki" which got released on 30th March 2019 as a tribute to our warriors our Indian Army and the Nation.
At one moment, she was featured in the "Guinness Book of world records", which identified her as the most-recorded artist/ vocalist in history between the years 1948-1987. On 8th Jan 2022, Lata Mangeshkar got COVID-19 positive with minor symptoms and was hospitalized at Breach Candy Hospital's critical care unit in Mumbai, Maharashtra. She stayed in the ICU with indications of "minimal improvement" in her condition.
The physicians treating her had removed her from the ventilator on 28th Jan after her condition "improved marginally"; however, she was returned to the ventilator on 5th February, when her condition worsened and was having "aggressive therapy". Lata Mangeshkar passed away due to multi-organ failure syndrome on 6th February 2022, she was 92 years old. She had 28 days of continuous therapy for pneumonia and COVID-19.
PM Shri Narendra Modi visits Lata Mangeshkar's Family and Asha Bhosle after paying homage to Lata Mangeshkar in Mumbai. The Indian govt. proclaimed a 2 days period of national mourning and that the country's flag will fly at half-mast from 6th to 7th February across India out of gratitude and a token of respect for her. On 10th February 2022, Lata Ji's ashes were immersed in Ramkund, in the Godavari River in Nashik by her sibling Usha and nephew Adinath Mangeshkar.Here is the list of the top 10 songs of Lata Mangeshkar:-
1. Lag Jaa Gale
"Lag Jaa Gale" a song with the literal meaning in English "Embrace me" is a Hindi Bollywood song recorded for the 1964 Bollywood movie "Woh Kaun Thi?" by the Indian music director Madan Mohan Kohli and lyrics were written by Raja Mehdi Ali Khan. Sadhana, the movie's star, sang the song onscreen, although Lata Mangeshkar, a playback vocalist, actually sang it.
During her whole career, which began in the year 1942, Lata Mangeshkar recorded a plethora of songs. It's widely believed that one of the songs that made Lata Mangeshkar famous is this beautiful renowned song. This song was rated as one of Lata's top 6 favorites in the year 2016 and one of the top 20 in the year 2012.
On the track's 50th anniversary in the year 2014, Lata Mangeshkar tweeted: "Namaskar! Iss Varsh iss geet ko 50 saal pure ho rahe hain "Lag ja gale ke phir ye haseen raat" Purana nahi lagta aisa madhur geet aaj bhi" (meaning the song "Lag ja gale" has completed its 50th anniversary yet this melodious song never gets old).
Although this song "Lag ja gale" turns 58 this year, it is so endearing that it doesn't seem that old at all. Amit Mishra, a vocalist, continues, this song is my favorite song by Lata ji, and he can listen to it a million times on repeat as well.
2. Ajeeb Dastan Hai Yeh
"Ajeeb Dastan Hai Yeh" song is from "Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai", a hit Bollywood film. On 4th March 1960, this rom- com film was released. A popular Indian Hindi- Urdu lyricist, Shailendra wrote the lyrics of the song "Ajeeb Dastan Hai Yeh" and the music composition was done by Shankar Jaikishan.
The song was under the music label Saregama.. The movie's main artists included Raaj Kumar, Nadira, and Meena Kumari. Kishore Sahu directed this movie. Bollywood diva Lata Mangeshkar's performance of "Ajeeb Dastan Hai Yeh" has created a history in the music industry
3. Aap Ki Nazaro Ne Samjha
The song "Aap Ki Nazaro ne Samjha" is from the Hindi film "Anpadh." This movie was released in the year 1962. Lata Mangeshkar's beautiful voice did full justice to this song. Raja Mehadi Ali Khan, a Bollywood lyricist, wrote the lyrics of "Aap Ki Nazaro ne Samjha" and the music composition was done by musician Madan Mohan.
The Saregama was the music label of this song. Dharmendra, Aruna Irani, Balraj Sahani, and Mala Sinha were the main leads in the movie as well as the song. Mohan Kumar was the director of the movie.
4. Ek Pyar Ka Nagma Hai
The song "Ek Pyar Ka Nagma Hai" is from the old classic film "Shor". This vintage Bollywood hit premiered in theatres on 15th September 1972.
Santosh Anand wrote the lyrics of the song "Ek Pyar Ka Nagma Hai". The music composition of the song was done by the brilliant duo Laxmikant-Pyarelal and Saregama India Ltd. was the label. In the year 1972, the soundtrack for the film "Shor" was released.
Bollywood singer Lata Mangeshkar sang the original and the male version of "Ek Pyar Ka Nagma Hai", was sung by Mukesh Mathur. The film "Shor" had Manoj Kumar, Jaya Bhaduri, and Nanda in the lead roles. Manoj Kumar himself directed and wrote the movie.
5. Tujhse Naraj Nahi Zindagi
The hit song "Tujhse Naraj Nahi Zindagi" is from the movie "Masoom" which was released in the year 1983. The female version of this song was sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Anup Ghoshal sang the male version of "Tujhse Naraj Nahi Zindagi".
The lyrics of this classic song were penned down by none other than Gulzar and the music composition of this song was done by R.D. Burman. Gulzar even got the Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist for the "Tujhse Naraj Nahi Zindagi" song. Again the music label was Saregama. The song tries to portray the strangeness of life and tries to understand it. The brilliant star cast of the song was Jugal Hansraj, Naseeruddin Shah, and Shabana Azmi.
6. Aye Mere Watan Ke Logo
The words of the song "Aye Mere Watan Ke Logo" were written in honor of Indian soldiers who sacrificed their lives proudly in the Sino-Indian War. This passionate patriotic Hindi song was released on 27th January 1963. The lyrics of the song "Aye Mere Watan Ke Logo" was written by Kavi Pradeep with the thought of remembering the sacrifice of our Indian soldiers and were deeply affected with emotion and passion by the war casualties.
He only thought about Lata Ji as there was none who could have done justice to this song as she did. This song was performed live 2 months after the war by Lata Mangeshkar on 26thJanuary 1963, India's Republic Day at National Stadium, New Delhi. The song's music was created by music composer C. Ramchandra.
7. Bheegi Bheegi Raaton Mein
The song "Bheegi Bheegi Raaton Mein" is from the Bollywood movie "Ajnabee", a musical romantic film. On the 18th of September, 1974 this movie was released in the theaters. R.D. Burman composed the music for this song and the lyrics of the song were written by Anand Bakshi. It is released by Ultra Bollywood- a music label.
The song "Bheegi Bheegi Raaton Mein" was a duet of 2 prominent Bollywood singers Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar. Rajesh Khanna, Prem Chopra, Zeenat Aman, Yogita Bali, Babban Yadav, Asrani, Jankidas, Chandrashekhar, and Madan Puri were featured in the main roles of the film. The film was directed by Shakti Samanta.
8. Zindagi Pyar Ka Geet Hai
"Zindagi Pyar Ka Geet Hai" track is from the Bollywood drama movie " Souten". This Bollywood film premiered on 3rd June 1983. The lyrics of this sad emotional song were written by lyricists Saawan Kumar Tak and Amit Khanna. The song's music composition was done by music composer Usha Khanna. The music label of this song is Shemaroo.
The song "Zindagi Pyar Ka Geet Hai" was sung by the best singers in the music industry Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle, and Sawan Kumar Tak. The main leads in the movie were performed by Rajesh Khanna, Tina Munim, Prem Chopra, and Padmini Kolhapure. The film director, as well as the producer, was Saawan Kumar.
9. Humko Humise Chura Lo
This iconic romantic song is from the hit Bollywood film "Mohabbatein". This Bollywood love drama film came into theaters on 27th October 2000. "Humko Humise Chura Lo" lyrics were written by Anand Bakshi and the music composition was done by Jatin-Lalit. This song was sung brilliantly by Udit
Narayan and Lata Mangeshkar together. Music was branded by YRF. The movie "Mohabbatein" featured the top stars of the film industry including Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai,
10. Rimjhim Gire Sawan
This song is from the old Hindi movie "Manzil". This Bollywood old film was released in theaters on 28th September 1979. The lyrics of the song "Rimjhim Gire Sawan" were written by lyricist Yogesh. The track was composed by R.D. Burman, a music composer, and the music label by Saregama India Ltd.
"Rimjhim Gire Sawan Lyrics" female version was sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar sang the male version of the song. Moushumi Chatterjee and Amitabh Bachchan played the lead roles in the film "Manzil" the film was directed and written by Basu Chatterjee. This song became a chartbuster for the film.
The list doesn't end here as Lata Mangeshkar gave us many more brilliant and beautiful songs which have indeed been a part of our life as all the generations enjoy her voice and her songs and her songs are loved and going to be loved and cherished in the future as well.
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