Asha Bhosle – My Favorite Duets

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She is the versatile genius who makes every note, every feel musical.. Her magical voice brings life to every single song of every single genre.. Whether it is a classical number, or a soulful ghazal, a melancholic melody, a seducing dance number, or a playful duet, she has the best songs of each of these genres in her legendary legacy and has outdone others in sheer class as well as style..She is Asha Bhosle, the mellifluous voice a generation of music lovers have been blessed with, and she celebrates her birthday today!

On this special occasion, we look back at the rich repertoire of her best duets she has gifted us with.. She has created these gems with a wide range of singers, working with multiple music directors, and my attempt will be to cover a range of singers and music directors, though I am sure that duets with Kishore Kumar and Md. Rafi will feature more often than others.. There is nothing much to add as a commentary to any song.. so would just share the link for us to re-experience pure bliss… In no particular order then, I start with a unique number and a particular favorite of mine and the rest will follow:

Also Read : Soulfully Asha – My Favourite Gems

1. Song: MAN ANAND ANAND CHHAYO
Movie (& Composer): Vijeta (Ajit Verman)
Duet with: Satyasheel Deshpande

2. Song: CHHOD DO AANCHAL ZAMANA KYA KAHEGA
Movie (& Composer): Paying Guest (SD Burman)
Duet with: Kishore Kumar

3. Song: DEEWANA MASTANA HUYA DIL
Movie (& Composer): Bambai ka Babu (SD Burman)
Duet with: Md. Rafi

4. Song: WOH SUBAH KABHI TO AAYEGI
Movie (& Composer): Phir Subah Hogi (Khaiyyam)
Duet with: Mukesh

5. Song: ROZ ROZ AANKHON TALE
Movie (& Composer): Jeeva (RD Burman)
Duet with: Amit Kumar

6. Song: MAN KYON BEHKA RI BEHKA
Movie (& Composer): Utsav (Laxmikant Pyarelal)
Duet with: Lata Mangeshkar

7. Song: ABHI NA JAO CHHODKAR
Movie (& Composer): Hum Dono (Jaidev)
Duet with: Md. Rafi

8. Song: TU TU HAIN WAHI
Movie (& Composer): Yeh Wada Raha (RD Burman)
Duet with: Kishore Kumar

9. Song: PIYA BAWRI
Movie (& Composer): Khubsoorat (RD Burman)
Duet with: Ashok Kumar

10. Song: YEH RAATEIN YEH MAUSAM
Movie (& Composer): Dilli Ka Thug (Ravi)
Duet with: Kishore Kumar

11. Song: DEEWANA HUYA BAADAL
Movie (& Composer): Kashmir ki Kali (OP Nayyar)
Duet with: Md. Rafi

12. Song: JAANU JAANU RI
Movie (& Composer): Insaan Jaag Utha (SD Burman)
Duet with: Geeta Dutt

13. Song: O SAATHI CHAL
Movie (& Composer): Seeta Aur Geeta (RD Burman)
Duet with: Kishore Kumar

14. Song: PAL DO PAL KA SAATH HUMARA
Movie (& Composer): The Burning Train (RD Burman)
Duet with: Md. Rafi

15. Song: KISI NAZAR KO TERA
Movie (& Composer): Aitbaar (Bappi Lahiri)
Duet with: Bhupinder

16. Song: PHOOLON KI ZUBAAN
Movie (& Composer): Unreleased (RD Burman)
Duet with: Kishore Kumar

17. Song: SAANJH DHALI DIL KI LAGI
Movie (& Composer): Kala Bazaar (SD Burman)
Duet with: Manna De

18. Song: JAANE JA DHOONDHTA PHIR RAHA
Movie (& Composer): Jawaani Diwaani (RD Burman)
Duet with: Kishore Kumar

19. Song: MAIN CHALI MAIN CHALI
Movie (& Composer): Padosan (RD Burman)
Duet with: Lata Mangeshkar

20. Song: JHOOTHE NAINA BOLE
Movie (& Composer): Lekin (Hridaynath Mangeshkar)
Duet with: Satyasheel Deshpande

Cannot end without some honorable mentions that are also very beautiful in themselves:

GUN GUNA RAHE HAIN BHAWRE (Aradhana, SD Burman, Md. Rafi),
MAINE TUJHE MANGA (Deewar, RD Burman, Kishore Kumar),
NA TO KARVAAN KI TALASH HAIN (Barsaat ki raat, Roshan, Manna De),
JAANE DO NA (Saagar, RD Burman, Shailendra Singh),
HAAL KAISA HAIN JANAB KA (Chalti ka Naam Gaadi, SD Burman, Kishore Kumar),
JAANEMAN JAANEMAN (Chhoti si Baat, Salil Choudhury, Yesudas),
BOTAL SE EK BAAT (Ghar, RD Burman, Md. Rafi)
EK MAIN AUR EK TU (Khel Khel Me, RD Burman, Kishore Kumar),
ACHCHHA JI MAIN HAARI (Kala Pani, SD Burman, Md. Rafi),
DULHAN MAIKE CHALI (Manoranjan, RD Burman, Lata & Usha Mangeshkar).. and list goes on….

Happy Birthday to the living legend once again.. Asha’ji – May you remain evergreen forever..

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