Favorite Albums of Pancham!

PANCHAM, the true successor of the genius of Sachin Dev Burman, was no less a magician by himself. The man who broke every conventional barrier through his music, and composed way ahead of his time, was again at his sublime best when he was dealing with pure unadulterated melody. 60s first tasted the power of his music, the glorious 70s and even 80s thrived with his compositions, and even when he was written off in 90s, he created some of his finest work in those testing times completely pushed against the wall. Challenging the status quo of every singer, he really provided the flight beneath their wings for them to soar new heights, and with that his eternal music found its unbound skies as well. Too many classics, too many game changers, and then the trailblazer was suddenly gone too soon.

Today, on his 79th birthday, we look back at his legacy and I try to list down my most favorite 30 albums of his considering the album in entirety. Even that was a struggle given the treasure the man has left behind, and the list is solely based on a personal taste of music, and could be very different from a popularity based ranking with some notable absences. I am also quite sure that if I revisit this in some time, some of the rankings would again change.

Here is it then looking back at #RDBTop30, and also listing the most favorite song of that album, although each of these albums have multiple gems and hence made their place in this list. All time top favorite songs of Pancham would obviously be a very different ranking altogether.

30.) Film: Padosan (1968)
Favorite Song: Ek chatur naar

29.) Film: Love Story (1981)
Favorite Song: Kaisa tera pyar kaisa gussa hain tera

28.) Film: Satte Pe Satta (1982)
Favorite Song: Pyar humein kis mod pe le aaya

27.) Film: Heera Panna (1973)
Favorite Song: Bahut door mujhe chale jaana hain

26.) Film: Khel Khel Me (1975)
Favorite Song: Ek main aur ek tu

25.) Film: Yaadon Ki Baraat (1973)
Favorite Song: Chura liya hain tumne jo dil ko

24.) Film: Charitraheen (1974)
Favorite Song: Teri meri yaari badi puraani

23.) Film: Sanam Teri Kasam (1982)
Favorite Song: Nisha

22.) Film: Hum Kisise Kam Nahi (1977)
Favorite Song: Chaand mera dil

21.) Film: Sunny (1984)
Favorite Song: Aur kya ahede wafa hote hain

20.) Film: Bade Dil Wala (1983)
Favorite Song: Kahin na jaa

19.) Film: Mere Jeevan Saathi (1972)
Favorite Song: Deewana karke chhodoge

18.) Film: Teri Kasam (1982)
Favorite Song: Kya huya ek baat par

17.) Film: Jurmana (1979)
Favorite Song: Chhoti si ek kali

16.) Film: Saagar (1985)
Favorite Song: Sach mere yaar hain

15.) Film: Manoranjan (1974)
Favorite Song: Dulhan maike chali

14.) Film: Sitara (1980)
Favorite Song: Yeh saaye hain

13.) Film: Joshila (1973)
Favorite Song: Kiska rasta dekhe

12.) Film: Teesri Manzil (1966)
Favorite Song: Tumne mujhe dekha

11.) Film: Bemisaal (1982)
Favorite Song: Kitni khoobsurat yeh tasveer hain

10.) Film: Libaas (1993)
Favorite Song: Phir kisi shaakh ne pheki chhaon

09.) Film: Namkeen (1982)
Favorite Song: Phir se aiyyo badra bidesi

08.) Film: 1942 A Love Story (1994)
Favorite Song: Pyar huya chupke se

07.) Film: Aandhi (1975)
Favorite Song: Tere bina zindagi se koi

06.) Film: Masoom (1983)
Favorite Song: Do naina aur ek kahaani

05.) Film: Ghar (1978)
Favorite Song: Phir wohi raat hain

04.) Film: Khushboo (1975)
Favorite Song: Ghar jaayegi

03.) Film: Kinara (1977)
Favorite Song: Jaane kya sochkar nahi guzra

02.) Film: Ijaazat (1987)
Favorite Song: Mera kuchh samaan

01.) Film: Amar Prem (1972)
Favorite Song: Bada natkhat hain re

R D Burman – The man, The genius! What are your favorite albums of his?

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