Top 30 Songs by Lata Mangeshkar.

On the 6th of February 2022, Lata Mangeshkar, our country’s Nightingale, passed away. She has left a void in the country that no one can replace. She was our country’s pride and will live on in the form of her beautiful voice.

Her father, who was also a musician, taught her music at a young age. She began singing at the age of 5. She was the oldest of five siblings, all of whom went on to become great musicians in their own right. In 2001, she was honored with the Bharat Ratna for her contributions to the music business. Thousands of melodies and ghazals have been sung by the ‘Queen of Melody’ in over 26 languages. In 1974, she was the first Indian lady to perform live at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

The following are Lata Mangeshkar’s most famous 30 Songs over the years…


1Pyar Kiya to Darna Kya – (Mughal-e-Azam,..1960)

The writing of “Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya” took a long time, since Naushad discarded two sets of lyrics written by Shakeel Badayuni on the day of the song’s filming. Following that, on Naushad’s rooftop, a “strategy meeting” began in the early evening and lasted till the next day.  Late at night, Naushad recalled a traditional song from eastern Uttar Pradesh, “Prem kiya, kya chori kari hai. The composition was then transformed into a ghazal and delivered.

2- Allah Tero Naam – (Hum Dono…1969)

Allah tero naam tero naam tero naam Hum Dono, a 1961 love centric family drama helmed by Amarjeet and financed by Dev Anand for Navketan Films, featured Ishwar tero naam. Dev Anand, late Nanda, late Sadhana, and others appeared in the film. The film begins with Nanda’s head superimposed on videos of a mosque, a church, and a temple. Nanda is performing this bhajan in a temple with Lalita Pawar and a few other females. There are many dead people on the battlefield, one of whom is hanging from a tree with his head down.

3- Lag Ja Gale – (Woh Kaun Thi?…1964)

According to reports, the track for the film Woh Kaun Thi was first dismissed by the filmmaker. When he noticed it once more, he planned to include it. The song expresses deep anguish about the coming and maybe ultimate division. This legendary song is recognised as among Lata Mangeshkar’s most well-known works. This song was one of Lata’s top six favorite tracks in 2016 and one of her top 20 preferences in 2012.

4- Aaj Phir Jeene ki Tamanna Hai – (Guide…1965)

The film Guide is as much about Raju (Dev Anand) discovering God as it is about Rosie  discovering herself. Rosie carves her own future before Raju ruins everything and learns his life’s purpose. Raju is required for Rosie’s quest, and it is during the track Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna Hai that the main leads of the movie become lifelong friends.

5- Chalte Chalte – (Pakeezah…1972)

The song Chalte Chalte is from the movie Pakeezah. This is a 1972 Bollywood movie directed by Kamal Amrohi and authored by him. Ghulam Mohammed and Naishad Ali wrote the songs. The narrative follows a Lucknow Tawaif, portrayed by Meena Kumari, who subsequently died just after the movie’s completion. Kaifi Azmi wrote the lyrics.

6- Ae Mere Watan Ke Logon – (1963)

Kavi Pradeep wrote “Aye Mere Watan Ke Logo” to honor Indian troops who perished during the Sino-Indian War. Pradeep was severely affected by the battle’s fatalities. Pradeep was intrigued after walking through Mahim Beach in Mumbai in late 1962. He grabbed a pen from another pedestrian and penned the track’s first lyric on a piece of foil torn from his pack of cigarettes.


7- Yeh Kahan aa Gaye Hum – (Silsila…1981)

The duet, Yeh Kahan Aa Gaye Hum, has a backstory. It wasn’t even close to being a song scenario. Yash Chopra desired words, poetry, and melody to be placed in music. Instead of intermission music, a song is offered, with poetry lyrics interspersed between the songs. The sthayi comes first, followed by the recitation, the antara, and then the words. The proposal succeeded, and the lovely song was born.

8- Maaye ni Maaye – (Hum Aapke Hain Koun?…1994)

Maye Ni Maye song from the film ‘Hum Aapke Hain Kaun,’ featuring Salman Khan and Madhuri Dixit. The soundtrack was created by Raam Laxman and conducted by Sooraj R Barjatya. Dev Kohli is responsible for the song’s lyrics. On August 5th, 1994, the picture was premiered.

9- Tere Bina Zindagi se Shikwa to Nahin – (Aandhi…1975)

‘Aandhi,’ directed by Gulzar, was published in February 1975 and was notable for its music sung by Gulzar, performed by Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar, and arranged by R. D. Burman. ‘Tere Bina Zindagi Se Koi Shikwa To Nahin’ is among the film’s most popular songs, and it continues to be a fan favorite still.

10- Ek Pyar ka Nagma Hai – (Shor…1972)

Laxmikant-Pyarelal composed this song for Manoj Kumar’s Shor, and Lata Mangeshkar and Mukesh sang it dreamily. It is regarded as one of the finest works of its time, describing existence and its conflicts in simple but powerful lines selected by one of Bollywood cinema’s most skilled but under-appreciated poets, Santosh Anand, Janab

11- Mere Khwabon Mein jo Aye – Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge…1995

Mere Khwabon Mein’ was amongst the first songs that was documented for ‘DDLJ’. Kajol’s incredible effort as Simran elevated the music to new heights. It was composed a total of 24 times. According to reports, lyricist Anand Bakshi rewrote the track 24 times. Anand Ji met filmmaker Aditya Chopra and presented him with a song, but Chopra rejected the lyrics 23 times.

12- Raina beeti jaye – (Amar Prem…1972)

This is a Lata Mangeshkar song about Radha’s longing for her Lord Krishna. The female protagonist, Pushpa, is brutally banished from her house by her spouse Ram Ratan and his second wife. Anand Babu, an entrepreneur, is drawn to her singing while she is appearing on stage at the brothel. This man is unhappy in his marriage and forlorn, so he goes to the brothel to find love. This is the track Pushpa performs at her audition.

13 Kora Kagaz Tha Yeh Man – (Aradhana…1969)

Kora Kagaz Tha Yeh Man Mera is a track from the movie Aradhana (1969), which premiered on November 30, 1968, and has a runtime of 05 minutes and 40 seconds. Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore star in Kora Kagaz Tha Yeh Man Mera. Anand Bakshi wrote the lyrics for Kora Kagaz Tha Yeh Man Mera. Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar performed it. S. D. Burman created the soundtrack for the film.

14- Mann kyun behka – (Utsav…1984)

The song is also one of the greatest from the Laxmikant Pyarelal MD duo.  They ‘ve handled the song with the same delicacy with which it was created. The tune readily fits into the category of minimal music with maximal melody. And, to top it off, the singing siblings provide voices to this seductive track. The so called question response discussion is preceded by the sugary humming of Lata Mangeshkar.

15- Naam Goom Jayega – (Kinara…1977)

This is another one of Gulzar’s jewels. As is customary, the poet’s words and our interpretations are two separate things. Gulzar and many other renowned poets are known for their many interpretations depending on their personal lives. In comparison to other Gulzar melodies, the melody is simple to interpret. If you perceive the song in the context of the film, you will come up with a straightforward significance that will stick with you. Who we adore, their appearance, their name, and other such trivialities are unimportant. Their voices are what we recall.

16- Yaara seeli seeli – (Lekin…1990)

Yaara Seeli is a fictional character created by Yaara Seeli Seeli is a Bollywood song from the movie Lekin (1990). The soundtrack’s lyrics were penned by Gulzar. Hridaynath Mangeshkar created the music, while Lata Mangeshkar sang the playback vocals. Lata Mangeshkar won a national award for best female playback vocalist, while Gulzar won a Filmfare award for the song (best lyrics).

17- Dil hoom hoom kare – (Rudaali…1993)

A popular song from the film Rudaali is “Dil hoom hoom kare” (1993). The music perfectly expresses the woman’s desire for her beloved. She tells how his love has reinvigorated her in the music, and she questions him how she can conceal the love that society prohibits. The murmur ‘hoom hoom’ is thought to represent the heart’s beating.

18- Jiya jale jaan jale – (Dil Se…1998)

This is Lata Mangeshkar’s debut track for A R Rehman. Rehman’s sound studio in Chennai was used to compose this song. It was Lata Di’s first experience shooting outside of Mumbai. This melody is referenced by Gulzar in his memoir. He explained that because Lata Ji had never met Rehman before and was unfamiliar with his manner, she requested that Gulzar saheb be there for the recordings. Not only was he there, but he also escorted her to Chennai.

19- Dil Toh Pagal Hai – (Dil Toh Pagal Hai…1975)

The music of Dil To Pagal Hai is legendary. According to reports, Uttam Singh, the film’s music director, offered Yash Chopra with at least 100 songs, from which he chose nine. The film’s soundtrack went on to be a huge blockbuster, grossing more money than few of the biggest box office hits. Considering the film’s enormous success, Yash Chopra never collaborated with Uttam Singh on any of his subsequent ventures. It was also the final film in which Lata Mangeshkar sang backing vocals for Madhuri Dixit.

20- Lukka Chuppi – (Rang De Basanti…2006)

There are a few tracks in life that, no matter how many times we listen to them, will make us cry bitterly. The subjective norm, words, and music all make you feel a strong connection to the message that the song is trying to portray. Luka Chuppi, from the film Rang De Basanti, is one such song.

21- Tujhe Dekha To Yeh Jaana Sanam – (Dilwale Dulhania  Le Jayenge…1995)

The iconic song ‘Tujhe dekha toh yeh jaana sanam’ from the movie was shot amid Gurgaon’s sunflower meadows. Farmers in Haryana criticized the music’s filming, claiming that their crops had been seriously harmed. The farmers were then calmed by Shah Rukh’s use of the Haryanvi dialect.

22- O Paalanhaare – (Lagaan… 2001)


The song ‘O Paalanhaare,’ composed by AR Rahman and penned by Javed Akhtar, is organized like a devotional anthem. The lyrics include praying to God for courage and endurance, which appears to have struck a chord with many caught up in these extreme situations, as social media is flooded with requests for oxygen and hospital wards. Lata Mangeshkar and Udit Narayan perform it.

23- Kuch Na Kaho – (A love story…1994)

Following RD Burman’s demise, Lata Mangeshkar released a new rendition of the song.   Some reviews panned this depressing adaptation. “We tuneful observers suffered at the way Lata caused such musical devastation with Kuchh na kaho,” said acclaimed cinema reviewer Raju Bharatan, who also published a biography of Lata Mangeshkar.

24- Ek Tu Hi Bharosa – (Pukar…2000)

Rahman reused the song “Oh Bosnia” as “Ek Tu Hi Bharosa”. The song was composed and performed by Rahman in his Malaysian concert in 1996 that was in aid of Bosnian victims. The piano was played by Rahman himself

25- So Gaye Hain – (Zubeidaa… 2001)

Mithoon remixed the song “So Gaye hai” from the film Half girlfriend in “Main Phir bhi tumko chahunga.” The jewelry worn in the film by Karisma Kapoor and Rekha Ganesan belongs to the rich family of Jaipur. When it came to donning it, both artists were advised to be extremely cautious.

26-Tujhse Naraz Nahi Zindagi – (Masoom (1983)

The lovely lyrics are about life, and the suffering and struggles that everyone must go through in order to make it meaningful. This song tells you to live in the now and not to look back. HMV advised the producers just before the movie’s music launch that the music would not play in the market because it lacked a recognizable voice. Lata Mangeshkar was contacted at the final moment to sing the same tune because of this threat. Furthermore, because the producers ran out of funds to shoot a new song, the picturization of the melody in the film was pulled from leftover footage from the filming.

27- Humko Humise Chura Lo – (Mohabbatein…2000)

In 2000, the romantic musical movie Mohabbatein featuring Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan was launched. Despite the fact that it was a 3.5-hour picture, it was a huge success, and the movie’s tracks were widely famous amongst old and young people. The film was made in both India and England. Whiteshire, England was used to build the location for the movie’s Gurukul school. Parts of the film were also shot at the campuses of Oxford and Cambridge. The late Sridevi was asked about playing Amitabh Bachchan’s romantic lead, but she declined. After that, the scene was cut from the film.

28- Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham – (Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…2001)

While we’ll likely never know who ends up winning about current nepotism in Cinema, we can be certain that star offspring get their good proportion of first film roles owing to their superstardom. In the opening sequence of K3G, Shah Rukh’s son, Aryan Khan, portrayed his father’s young self. Moreover, who better to imitate him than his own child?

29- Andekhi Anjaani – (Mujhse Dosti Karoge…2002)

Rahul Sharma, a newcomer, created the music for Mujhse Dosti Karoge! He signed the proposals in April 2001 while on a concert tour with his dad Shivkumar Sharma. “It is about metropolitan young folks, thus the music has to be romantic and sophisticated, ” Rahul Sharma said of the track.

30- Do Pal Ruka – (Veer-Zaara…2004)

The movie was initially titled ‘Yeh Kahan Aa Gaye Hum,’ after a song from the 1981 film ‘Silsila,’ but Yash Chopra believed that ‘Veer-Zaara’ fit the grandiose tone of the picture better. Preity Zinta was selected by Yash Chopra as she was recognised for doing westernized characters, and he needed somebody who could readily shift into the polar opposite.

This is a list of Lata Mangeshkar’s top 30 old and iconic mega hit songs.

These songs are available to download or listen to on any free music app, as well as to view on YouTube.

I hope you enjoyed this incredible song list.

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