1954 – Lata Mangeshkar

Continuing the yearly review of Lata Mangeshkar songs, I today present my favourites from the year 1954. Lata Mangeshkar was already ruling the recording rooms of all the major composers of Hindi cinema. She was the Queen of melody and all the composers were in awe of her voice. She was the favourite with the …

1953 – Lata Mangeshkar

Continuing the yearly review of Lata Mangeshkar's songs, let's celebrate today Lata Mangeshkar's 92nd birthday by revisiting a few of my favorite songs sung by her in the year 1953. She sang about 190+ songs in total from 45 films, with around 150 solos and around 40+ other songs including duets (34 with male singers …

1952 – Lata Mangeshkar

Let's continue with the yearly review of Lata Mangeshkar's songs. Last month, for the 5th anniversary post, I compiled my favourite semi classical songs by Lata Mangeshkar. And I didn't publish the yearly review. Today we will have a look at her career in the year 1952 and listen to my favourites. In the year …

1951 – Lata Mangeshkar

It was a wonderful journey going through the early years of Lata Mangeshkar's career so far. 1947 to 1950 was a delightful experience. I was a bit nervous as I approached the 50s for the first time. For the year 1951, there were around 225 songs for 49 films to consider in total. It included …

1950 – Lata Mangeshkar

After covering the initial three years of her career, let's have a look at her songs from the year 1950. I was a little taken aback after looking at the total number of songs in 1950, it's around 20 songs lesser (140+) than the previous year (160+). The solos outnumbered the duets with the ratio …

1949 – Lata Mangeshkar

Last month when I started the yearly review of Lata Mangeshkar's songs, I was welcomed and adored by the readers. In addition to the comments on the post, some of the readers sent their responses on e-mail too. I'm thankful to all of them for their encouragement and good wishes. I was aware of the …

1948 – Lata Mangeshkar

Last month I started the series based on a yearly review of Hindi film songs by Lata Mangeshkar. Last post wasn't a planned one and featured her first Hindi film songs as a playback singer. As a result, I missed Lata's first duet with Rafi, Chal Ho Gayi Taiyar, which was for the film, Shadi …

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