History is a testimonial of the fact that many Bollywood
movies have propelled into popularity simply because of their stellar
soundtracks. After all, it is not possible to imagine a Bollywood movie without
songs. While albums of movies like Ek Villain
(2014), Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
(1975) have been iconic for their mesmerising songs, there are also a
number of albums which come with a title track, and many of these stay
with us through the years. For the uninitiated, title tracks are those songs
which contain the title of the movie as a sentence in the song, and their
titles are the same as that of the movie. In this edition of Yo Mr DJ!, we at
BollyCurry explore some of the most iconic title tracks that have
stayed with us all this time.
Kabhie" - Kabhie Kabhie
Composed by the
legendary music director Khayyam, Kabhie Kabhie's melodious title track is
still remembered by one and all for its dulcet tunes and beautiful execution.
The song went on to have two versions, the male version which was sung by the
versatile singer Mukesh, while the duet version was voiced by both Mukesh and Lata
Mangeshkar. Despite releasing in 1976, "Kabhie Kabhie" remains till
date one of the most popular songs of the 70s.
Baarat" - Yaadon Ki Baarat
RD Burman is one of
the most acclaimed and talented music composers India has ever produced. Burman
has composed some of the most iconic tracks of Bollywood, including the title
track of the evergreen film Yaadon Ki Baarat. Much like the other films of that
time, Yaadon Ki Baarat's title track also had two versions; a male version,
voiced by Mohammed Rafi and Kishore Kumar, and a female version voiced by Lata
Mangeshkar, Padmini Kolhapure, and Sushma Sreshta. Marjooh Sultanpuri's
poignant lyrics with Burman's composition catapulted this song into instant
popularity and it remains one of the most beautiful songs of its
"Hum Dil De
Chuke Sanam" - Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
The only movie which
starred Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in full-fledged roles opposite
each other, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam is one of Bollywood's most acclaimed
movies. The soundtrack of this movie was composed by the talented Ismail Darbar
and the title track was sung by Kavitha Krishnamurthy, Dominique Cerejo and
Mohammed Salamat. It went on to become a huge success in its times and is
often heard on the radio and popular playlists.
"Kal Ho Naa
Ho" - Kal Ho Naa Ho
Arguably one of the
most popular Bollywood soundtracks in the world, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy's National
Award winning song list comprised of some of the most iconic tracks, including
the timeless and ethereal title track, "Kal Ho Naa Ho". Picturised on
the entire cast of the movie with Sonu Niigam's melodious vocals voicing Javed
Akhtar's heart-warming lyrics, the song remains till date one of the most
beautiful Bollywood tracks ever composed. Like many other popular songs,
"Kal Ho Naa Ho" too has a sad version to it, sung by Sonu Niigam,
Alka Yagnik, and Richa Sharma. Both versions of the song went on to become huge
hits, and are still a popular favorite amongst the youth of today.
"Ishaqzaade" - Ishaqzaade
One of the best
albums of 2012, Ishaqzaade's soundtrack remains one of Amit Trivedi's most
successful albums till date. While "Pareshaan" went on to become a
rage, catapulting Shalmali Kholgade into instant stardom, it was the soft and
mesmerising title track, "Ishaqzaade", that won everyone's hearts.
With Javed Ali and Shreya Ghoshal's melodious voice, the song has truly stayed
in the hearts and minds of every listener through the years.
While these were
some of the most popular and timeless title tracks of Bollywood over the years,
there are many others which couldn't be covered in this article for obvious
reasons. Some of the more admirable tracks also include the title tracks of
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Hum Aapke Hain Koun, and Amar Akbar Anthony. Comment below
and let us know your favorite title track over the years!
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