My Favourite Vintage Songs (Top 3)
Updated: Nov 21
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Among many adored contemporaries, vintage, classic songs are special. Many of them, have evolved into evergreen, timeless tracks and are adored by generations following generations. With a pleasing melody, meaningful lyrics, and a brilliant playback artist, classics easily become favourites in no time.
Out of many, many beautiful tracks, these would be my top three favourites.
1. Lag Jaa Gale – Woh Kaun Thi (1964)
Beautiful. This evergreen song is simply just beautiful. Sung by the legendary singer Ms. Lata Mangeshkar, this song fits perfectly in every aspect, be it music, composition, singing or lyrics. Based off of Raag Pahadi, the track is a sad, romantic song, capable of stirring feelings of love, nostalgia and often despair. In the song video, the renowned Late actress, Ms. Sadhana, is seen on screen, performing to the iconic song.
2. Saamne Mere Sanwariya – Anita (1967)
Another collaboration of Ms. Lata and Ms. Sadhana, this song is based on the Raag Bhairavi, and is amazing. It is a soft, simple and sweet track, beautifully expressed through the music (by Laxmikant Pyarelal) and lyrics (by Raja Mehdi Ali Khan). Being one of the top tracks of its time, this sad/heavy-hearted track still never fails to impress listeners; very highly appreciated.
3. Chura Liya – Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973)
Timeless, expressive and utterly brilliant. This romantic track is in the voice of the evergreen, legendary singers Ms. Asha Bhosle, and the Late Mr. Mohammed Rafi, with screenplay well perfomed by actors Ms. Zeenat Aman, and the Late Mr. Vijay Arora. The enthralling lyrics are penned down by Mr. Majrooh Sultanpuri, and the music is composed by The Late R.D Burman, aiding this song to be one of the finest tracks of the Bollywood music industry till date.
There could be many songs discussed as such, but for now these are my top 3 favourites. All of which, have a great melody and display excellent artistry; certainly, explaining why they are well-known classics.