Lata Mangeshkar is one of the most respected and eminent India playback singer. She is undoubtedly the most beloved female voice in India. Her classic and romantic songs are considered as evergreen gems in Bollywood history. Her first major hits was “Aayega Aanewaala” a song in the movie Mahal (1949), which was composed by music director Khemchand Prakash and filmed on Madhubala. Then started the legendary journey of the golden voice. Let’s sail through the best of Lata Mangeshkar old songs:romantic hits.
Best of Lata Mangeshkar old songs:
1. Aapki nazron nay samjha :
This evergreen hot song was from a 1962 film Anpadh. The film stars Dharmendra, Mala Sinha, Shashi Kala andBalrajSahni. The music is by Madan Mohan and the lyrics by Raja Mehdi Ali Khan. The film focuses on the importance of education for girls.
2. Lag Jaa Gale :
This song, from movie ‘Woh kounthi?’ is said to be the best song of Lata-Madan Mohan combination; This is also features in her own collection of favorite songs. This song is also included in our collection of top Bollywood love songs.
3. Hume aur jeene ki Chaahat na hoti :
For melodious compositions, Lata Mangeshkar was the first choice of Rahul Dev Burman. This song from movie ‘Agar tum na hote’ was a instant hit with Indian audiences. This song also has a brilliant version by Kishore Kumar. You can listen to that in our compilation of Kishore Kumar love songs.
4. Kora kagaz tha ye man mera :
Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar sang the most memorable duet love songs in Bollywood. This song was from movie'”Aradhana’, a musical hit from Shakti Shamanta. All songs from this movie, specially ‘roop tera mastana’ was chartbuster. Credit goes to S.D.Burman for these melodious composition.
5. Sau sal pehle :
This old lata Mangeshkar hit was from 1961 movie ‘Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai’. The music was by Shankar Jaikishan. 60’s were dominated by Md. Rafi . Lata accompanied him in several timeless hits.
6. Tasveer teri dil mein :
Another romantic duet from Md Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar from 1961 movie ‘Maya’. While recording this song, there was an argument happened between the two. Then they refused to sing with each other. Though they combined again in 80’s but this was the last hit duet of Md. Rafi with Lata.
7. Yeh Zindagi usi ki hai :
In the early fifties, Lata Mangeshkar’s association with C. Ramchandra produced old classics like this. From movie Anarkali (1953). This song was charted at #No 1 spot of the first ever Binaca Geetmala.
8. Tu jahan jahan chalega :
Indulge yourself in her songs and it will stay in your heart for ever. This song is from 1966 movie Mera Saaya. The film’s music is by Madan Mohan and lyrics by Raja Mehdi Ali Khan.
9. Bahon mein chale aao :
Nice song from a 1973 movie ‘Anamika’. It is a romantic, suspense film with memorable songs by composer R.D. Burman and lyricist Majrooh Sultanpuri, such as “Meri Bheegi Bheegi Si” sung by Kishore Kumar and “Bahon Mein Chale Aao” sung by Lata Mangeshkar.
10. Tujhe Dekha To Ye Jana Sanam :
Yes, this song is not that old yet. But we included it to express our admiration to a singer who sang his 1st song in 1942 and continued to create national chart-blaster even in 1995!
This song was from movie ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’. The soundtrack became the best-selling Bollywood soundtrack of the year, with 9–12 million units sold according to HMV. It was judged the top Hindi soundtrack of all time by voters on the BBC Asian Network website.
Hope you have liked our collection of Best of Lata Mangeshkar old songs. her ever-young romantic hit songs will never be erased from the mind of Hindi song lovers. Even The Guinness Book of Records listed Lata Mangeshkar as the most recorded artist in the history, stating that she had reportedly recorded “not less than 25,000 solo, duet and chorus backed songs in 20 Indian languages”. Kudos to the Nightingale of India.