It is the most hardest decision to choose between your eyes which one is favorite and even more difficult to choose between the songs of Lata Mangeshkar. Renowned for her iconic divine voice that makes us wonder if gods have become generous to us sending such an angelic voice down on earth. Even during normal conversation she has such melody in her voice that makes her songs sound so effortless. Coming from the golden era in music of hindi movies, she has been her through the likes of legends such a Kishore Kumar, RD Burman and Madan Mohan giving us some of the timeless songs ever. Here we tried our best to narrow down top 10 songs sung by the goddess of melody, Lata Mangeshkar.
10. NAINO MEIN BADRA CHAYE
The combination of Madan Mohan and Lata Mangeshkar never seems to get itself excluded when we talk about the best songs sung by Lata. This classical base composition is the jewel of the 1966 movie “Mera Saya”.
9. KAHI YEH YO TO NAHIN
You can never get enough of this classic song immortalized by Lata Mangeshkar, Madan Mohan, Kaifi Azmi and Priya Rajvansh. The music then were the gems of the golden musical era of the hindi musical industry when such maestro existed. This song from 1964 movie “Haqeeqat” is an evergreen creation that will never perish among music lovers.
8. AAPKI NAZRON NE SAMJHA
The true classic song from 1962 movie “Anpadh” is yet another marvel in the hindi music history. Yet again we see the magic of Madan Mohan and Lata Mangeshkar in this plainly great song ever sung with her divine voice.
7. YARA SEELI SEELI
The music of the entire 1991 movie “Lekin” being composed by Lata Mangeshkar’s brother Hridayanath Mangeshkar, this immensely talented duo left no stone unturned to make this a wonderful song in itself along with one of the greatest songs the singer ever soothed us with. “Yara Seeli Seeli” is regarded as one of the toughest compositions of all time.
6. TERE BINA ZINDAGI SE KOI
The king of music and and he queen of melody do it again in this yet another masterpiece from the 1975 movie “Aandhi”. The seven and half minute track overflows with words beyond definition. These are the songs that take you back wanting to never return again. Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar can be regarded as the greatest duet of all time with hits after hits in their posession.
5. EHSAAN TERA HOGA MUJHPAR
Who can forget this iconic song sung by the goddess of melody, Lata Mangeshkar from the 1961 Saira Banu and Shammi Kapoor starrer superhit movie “Junglee”. This is indeed another timeless song that is so very meaningful that consumes listeners in itself.
4. AYE DIL-E-NADAAN
Composed by Khaiyyam and lyrics by Jaan NIsar Akhtar this song is beautifully sung by Lata Mangeshkar from the 1983 movie Razia Sultan. The singer does full justice to the composition and picturized upon beautiful Hema Malini, this song is more of a reason to steals your heart away.
3. NAINA BARSE RIMJHIM RIMJHIM
Another one of Madan Mohan-Lata Mangeshkar classic songs is this one from the suspense thriller “Woh Kaun Thi”. It has a haunting melody to it that yet soothes you as you listen to it. Lata’s angelic voice makes this song the best song that ever appeared in a ghost movie.
2. ISS MOD SE JAATE HAI
As if one legend was not enough, we can find the great RD Burman with his masterpiece sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Kishor Kumar written by Gulzar. This is a one of a kind mixture of greatness put all together in the form of music as all these greatest individual pour their immense presence into this song. A magical journey indeed it is from 1975 movie “Andhi”.
1. AE MERE WATAN KE LOGO
One of the most moving patriotic songs ever to be written and sung, Ae Mere Watan Ke Logo tells the story of those brave Indian soldiers who give their life to protect their motherland. It is said that Lata Mangeshkar managed to bring the Late Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru to tears while singing the song on Republic Day in 1963 live at the Ramlila grounds in New Delhi.