Project Director: Saidas M. “Sai” Ranade
On January 7, 2012, I undertook a project to find, by the close of 2012, the top 24 Hindi film songs of all time. With ample support from my friends and other folks interested in Hindi Film music, we have successfully completed 22 weeks of the project. I want to convey my sincere appreciation to all those who have stuck around and are voting each week.
Along the way, I got positive feedback on at least one set of songs (Philosophy) from Sunil T of Music Masala radio in Houston. I have known Sunil T for many years. He is a very energetic, entrepreneurial and creative person. He is already famous and does not need this plug. But here it is: Please visit his web site: www.masalaradio.net to find out more about his adventures.
Another friend who has followed and supported this project is Ram Seetharam. I have known Ram also for many years. Even before the internet and iTunes, Ram had developed a database of songs. He has been at it for a long time. He is a very positive and creative person. His creation called Gaana Pehechana is now online. Please click on www.gaanap.com to view his exiting application.
The T24 project will continue through the end of 2012. If you wish to vote for your favorite songs, please CLICK HERE. For every vote cast, we will donate a small amount to PrathamUSA.org
We have completed 22 weeks. The survey respondents have included men and women in several age groups ranging from 18 to over 75. Categories still to come include Love, Defiance, Patriotic, etc. Drum Roll, please! Shown below is the list of songs that have risen to the top in several categories and will be included in the Voting for the Final 24.
I would like to hear your feedback and comments on the winners, categories, etc.
Thanks – Saidas M. “Sai” Ranade, Houston, Texas
- Ek chatur naar karke singar, Manna Dey, Mehmood, Padosan, R D Burman, Rajinder Krishan
- Eena mina dika, Kishore Kumar, Aasha, C Ramchandra, Rajinder Krishan
- Baboo smajho ishare, Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey, Chalti ka Naam Gadi, S D Burman, Majrooh Sultanpuri
- Abhi na jao chhod kar, Mohammad Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Hum Dono, Jaidev, Sahir Ludhianvi
- Ek ladki ko dekha to aisa laga, Kumar Sanu, 1942 A Love Story, R.D. Burman, Javed Akthar
- Chura liya hai tumne jo dil ko, Mohammad Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Yaadon Ki Baarat, R.D Burman, Majrooh Sultanpuri
- Bahon me chale aaon, Lata Mangeshkar, Anamika, R D Burman, Majrooh Sultanpuri
- Ek ladki bheegi bhagi si, Kishore Kumar, Chalti ka Naam Gadi, S D Burman, Majrooh Sultanpuri
- Ay meri Zohra Jabi, Manna Dey, Waqt, Ravi, Sahir Ludhianvi: Ay meri Zohra Jabi
- Ek pal ka jeena, Lucky Ali, Kaho Na Pyar Hai, Rajesh Roshan, Vijay Akela
Seduction/ Item Number
- Raat akeli hai, Asha Bhosle, Jewel Thief, S.D Burman, Majrooh Sulatnpuri
- Dil cheez kya hai aap meri jaan lijiye, Asha Bhosle, Umrao Jaan, Khayyam, Shahryar
- Piya tu ab to aaja, Asha Bhosle, Caravan , R D Burman, Majrooh Sultanpuri
- Beedi Jalaili, Sukhwinder Singh, Sunidhi Chauhan, Omkara, Vishal Bhardwaj, Gulzar
- Allah tero naam, Lata Mangeshkar, Hum Dono, Jaidev, Sahir Ludhiyanvi
- Aye Malik Tere Baande Hum, Lata Mangeshkar, Do Ankhen Baara Haath, Vasant Desai, Bharat Vyas
- Palanhare, nirgun aur nyare, Udit Narayan, Lata Mangeshkar, Lagaan – Once Upon A Time in India, A R Rahman, Javed Akthar
- Dola Re, Kavita Krishnamurti, Shreya Ghosal, Devdas, Ismail Darbar, Nusrat Badr, Sameer, Pandit Birju Maharaj
- Kaanto Se Kheech, Lata Mangeshkar, Guide, S.D. Burman, Shailendra
- Pretty woman, Sonu Nigam, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Javed Akhtar
- Bole chudiyan, Sonu Nigam, Amit Kumar, Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, Kabhie Kushi Kabhie Gham, Jatin-Lalit, Sandesh Sandilya, Aadesh Srivastav, Sameer, Anil Pandey
- Mahi ve, Sonu Nigam, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Javed Akhtar
- Aane waala pal jane wala hai, Kishore Kumar, Golmaal, R D Burman, Gulzar
- Musafir hoon yaro, Kishore Kumar, Parichay, R D Burman, Gulzar
- Zindagi kaisi hai paheli, Manna Dey, Anand, Salil Chowdhury, Yogesh
- Har ghadi badal rahi hai roop zindagi, Sonu Nigam, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Javed Akhtar