Think of music, think of melody and you cannot miss out on the gorgeous lady of all eras. Yes, we are indeed talking about the most popular and venerated singer Asha Bhosle!! Her voice has melody which fills your heart with joyous cries and brings of happiness and positivity.
In her prime years of career she did remain under the shadows of her older sister Lata Mangeshkar but later on proved her identity as the most versatile singer of Bollywood. Nonetheless, people started admiring her talent and exceptional singing caliber. She is blessed with a forte of versatility and magnificent range. Her songs reflect her personality – having a carefree and jovial nature. Her singing has been loved and admired by young and old alike.
As she turns 84 years today, here we are presenting some of her best 10 songs contribution in the industry.
1. Chod Do Aanchal from Paying Guest (1957)
This is one of the most famous duet song sung by none other than Melody queen Ashaji and Kishore Kumar.
2. Aaiye Meharbaan from Howrah Bridge (1958)
One of the breeziest songs from the team of Asha Bhosle and O. P. Nayyar was from the film “Howrah Bridge” and has been an all time classic till date.
3. Yeh Hai Reshmi Zulfon Ka Andhera from Mere Sanam (1965)
A seductive song from Mere Sanam has won our hearts since its creation. The mesmerizing song from Asha Bhosle entices people from all generations.
4. Aao Huzoor Tumko from Kismat (1968)
This intoxicating song sung by none other than the legendary singer Asha Bhosle has kept up with the demands of our changing generation. The song has seen many beautiful remixes to reach out the youth of today.
5. Piya Tu Ab To Aaja from Caravan (1971)
Most of you would consider this number the sexiest and jazziest songs of its time. Its a heart winning number from the movie Caravan featuring the sizzling Helen. Ashaji’s seductive voice for this peppy song fetched her a Filmfare award for the ‘best playback singer’.
6. Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo Dil Ko from Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973)
With a mix of splendid composition of R D Burman and the melodious voice of Ashaji, this song is an evergreen romantic number.
7. In Aankhon Ki Masti from Umrao Jaan (1981)
Rekha played the lead role in the classic movie Umrao Jaan and this song was beautifully play backed in the mellow voice of Asha Bhosle.
8. Zara Sa Jhoom Loon Main from Dilwale Dhulaniya Le Jayenge (1995)
The Mangeshkar sister is blessed with ageless voice that can play back for yesteryear’s Madhubala to today’s Kajol. The popular Bollywood song was sung for the best onscreen couple – Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol.
9. Tanha Tanha from Rangeela (1995)
Rangeela produced many songs sung in the playful voice of Ashaji. Rangeela Re was another hit number from this film. Tanha Tanha marked the beginning of her musical journey with A R Rehman.
10. Le Gai Le Gai from Dil To Pagal Hai (1997)
Dil To Pagal Hai has given us various melodic hits of the era. Le Gai Le Gai being the favorite chartbuster of the 90s is absolutely vivacious.
The world has rarely seen such a artist to have excelled in so many genres of music – Pop, Jazz, Romantic and Sad songs. Asha Bhosle has proved her versatility and reached the pinnacle of her life.