Kishore Kumar is probably one of the few Renissance Man. Satyajit Ray, Guru Dutt, Raj Kapoor were few of them. By Renissance men I mean someone who could do lots of things. Kishore Kumar was an Actor, Director, Musician, Lyricist and Playback Singer. And he has strived excellence in each and evry one of them. His only rival was with his idol Mohammed Rafi and still till his death both of them remained the best of friends. Never letting anyone get over them. Here is My list of 20 Best Kishore Kumar Songs. I have divided the songs in to 2 categories. The First One are the songs which have Kishore Kumar singing in Solo and the second one has the one he is singing in a duet or more than 2 singers. The Songs are in NO PARTICULAR ORDER. They are just 20 of best Kishore Kumar songs.
KISHORE KUMAR - SOLO
1) Kabhi Bebasi Ne Maara Film - Alag Alag Music Director - R.D.Burman Lyrics - Anand Bakshi Amazing song picturised on Rajesh Khanna. All about how everyone betrays a person. Truly a Kishore Kumar Master piece
2) Tanha Main Akela Film - Sache ka Bol Bala Music Director - Bappi Lahiri Lyrics - Majrooh Sultanpuri Underated yet beautiful romantic song from the movie sachce ka bol bala. Picturised on Jackie Shroff.
3) Paga Ghoogroo Bandh Meera Nachi Thi Film - Namak Halal Music Director - Bappi Lahiri Lyrics - Indeevar Gem Of A Number. No Introduction needed.
4) Aane Wala Pal Jaane Wala Hai. Film - Golmaal Music Director - R.D.Burman Lyrics - Gulzar That Bolywoods most famous comedy movie should have such a beautiful romantic song speaks for itself. Probably Kishore Kumars best song till date. Superb Lyrics by Gulzar.
5) Koi Hota Jisko Apna Film - Mere Apne Music Director - Lyrics - Gulzar Another Beautiful song by Gulzar picturised on Vinod Khanna. Comes in the Sad Songs category.
6) Hume Tumse Pyaar Kitna Film - Kudrat Music Director - R.D.Burman Lyrics - Majrooh Sultanpuri Beautiful romantic song pictorised on Rajesh Khanna. The Lata Mangeshkar version was paani-kum-chai in front of Kishores version.
7) Ek Ladki Bheegi Bhaagi Si Film - Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi Music Director - S.D.Burman Lyrics - Majrooh Sultanpuri The Song which moved Kishore Kumar to instant stardom. No introduction needed.
8) Zindagi Ek Safar Film - Andaz Music Director - Shanker-Jaikishen Lyrics - Hasrat Jaipuri Superb Lyrics by gulshan bawra. Had the nation singing its tunes.
9) Zindagi Ki Yehi Reet Hai Film - Mr. India Music Director - Laxmikant Pyarelal Lyrics - Javed Akhtar Beautiful Song. One of Kisgore Das last songs.
10) Chehra Hai yaa Chaand Khila Hai Film - Saagar Music Director - R.D.Burman Lyrics - Javed Akhtar Do I need to even write anything about this song?
KISHORE KUMAR - DUET OR MORE THAN 2 SINGERS
1) Tere Bina Zinagi Se Koi Film - Aandhi Music Director - R.D.Burman Lyrics - Gulzar Co-Singers - Lata Mangeshkar Beautiful Song. Perhaps the best song picturiastion in the history of Hindi Movies.
2) Chana Chor Garam Film - Kranti Music Director - Laxmikant-Pyarelal Lyrics - Anand bakshi Co-Singers - Mohammed Rafi, Lata Maheshkar & Nitin Mukesh Long Anti-british song. Superb Lyrics by Anand Bakshi and catchy tune by Laxmikant Pyarelal. Originally Manoj Kumar wanted Mukesh to sing this song but as he had died by the time the shooting started he decided to let his son sing.
3) Baney Chahe Dushman Film - Dostana Music Director - Kalyanji Anandji Lyrics - Anand Bakshi Co-Singers - Mohammed rafi Superb Song which anand bakshi wrote keeping in mind the intense media created rivalry between Mohammed Rafi and kishore kumar. And the lyrics hold true for them..’’Bane chahe dushman..Zamana humara..salamt rahey..dostana humara
4) Ek Rasta Do Rahi Film - Ram Balram Music Director - Laxmikant Pyarelal Lyrics - Anand Bakshi Co-Singers - Mohammed Rafi Another Song keeping the rivalry of Mohammed Rafi-Kishore Kumar. Amazing fun song.
5) Sa Re Ga Ma Film - Chupke Chupke Music Director - R.D.Burman Lyrics - Anand Bakshi Co-Singers - Mohammed Rafi Another Fun Song. When The 2 master singers sang together nothing beat them.
6) Inthea Ho Gayi, Intezaar ki. Film - Sharabi Music Director - Bappi Lahri Lyrics - Indeevar Co-Singers - Asha Bhosle Slow romantic number. Unlike anything bappi da has ever composed before.
7) Hum Jhoot Bolte Hai Film - Imaan Dharam Music Director - Laxmikant Pyarelal Lyrics - Anand bakshi Co-Singers - Mohammed Rafi Very Good Song sung by both the masters. Movie was based on 2 con men who earn living by giving false testimonies.
8) Jaane kaise Kub Kaha Film - Shakti Music Director - R.D.Burman Lyrics - R.D.Burman Co-Singers - Lata Mangeshkar. No Introduction needed.
9) Jaanu Meri Jaan Film - Shaan Music Director - R.D.Burman Lyrics - Anand Bakshi Co-Singers - Mohammed Rafi & Asha Bhosle Fun Song and very catchy http://lyrics.
10) Humko Tumse Ho Gaya Hai Pyaar Film - Amar Akbar anthony Music Director - Laxmikant Pyarelal Lyrics - Anand Bakshi Co-Singers - Mohammed Rafi, Mukesh, Lata Mangeshkar. The Prime reason why this song is in my list is because it was the first and the last time that all the 4 best singers sung this song together.
If there are any mistakes regarding the co-singers, music directors or lyricist of the above songs please email them to me or let me know.