Laxmikant-Pyarelal SYMPHONIC ODYSSEY Thirty Five Years :: 1963 to 1998 ::

Laxmikant-Pyarelal SYMPHONIC Journey of Thirty Five Years  :: 1963 to 1998

Have compared Laxmikant-Pyarelal, year wise, musical journey (musical hit films) with other contemporary music director’s prominent musical hit films from 1963 to 1993.  At the end of each year’s comparison statement I have also given the list of the songs, composed by  Laxmikant-Pyarelal, which appeared in Final Binaca Geetmala Standing. 

In this topic you will know many interesting aspects for film stars, about filmfare awards, gradual change in the choice of the public and the trend change for songs and MANY many useful information and FACTS. MUST READ 



Laxmikant-Pyarelal have dominated the hindi film music. LP have composed over 2800 songs, or even more, according to change of time and the situation demands, for nearly 500 films, a record, in the span of 35 years.

Laxmikant-Pyarelal songs are available for all the Indian festivals, including Eid, Easter and Christmas. Laxmikant-Pyarelal songs are for all generations. Laxmikant-Pyarelal songs are available for any situations.

If any Radio station starts broadcasting Laxmikant-Pyarelal songs 24 hours X 7 days, none of the songs will be repeated. Such an enormous quantity of popular songs with quality, variety and melody, as well.


One must understand how Laxmikant-Pyarelal used to compose the songs. Most of the Music directors pairs will compose the song separately / individually, under the respective banner like wise, Shankar-Jaikishan or Kalyanji-Anandji…

Interestingly, Laxmikant was the follower of Jaikishan style, not only in music but also in following Jaikishan’s wearing of wrist watch, cloth etc. Whereas Pyarelal was a follower of Shankar style of music.

Both Laxmikant and Pyarelal were complete musicians. Both of them knew the art of film song compositions as well as the orchestra arrangements. Both of them were capable of extracting the “best” from the singers as well as from the musicians.

In particular Pyarelalji, other than his proficiency in conducting the orchestra, he was an adroit in eliciting impishly rendering from the singers. For example, Lata Mangeshkar’s solo songs, ‘नींद निगाहों से खो जातीहै मुहोब्बत मुहोब्बत (Lootera 1965). The मुहोब्बत word was repeatedly rendered 58 times, each time in different way. बिंदिया चमकेगी sssss (Do Raaste, 1969), giving the stress on चमकेगी. चलो sss सजना (Mere Hamdam Mere Dost, 1968), rendering the word चलो sss, romantically. मैं तेरे इश्क़ मैं मर न जाऊं ssss कभी and many more.

The act of song compositions of Laxmikant-Pyarelal, still remains a secret. No one could guess which is Laxmikant composition or which is Pyarelal composition. It was a complete team work.

All songs have an “LP” stamp. No THIRD person was involved.

It is remarkable achievement for the new comer music directors, Laxmikant-Pyarelal to achieve TOP spot in the span of over three years. 

When the duo Laxmikant-Pyarelal started with “Parasmani” music in 1963, many big names like Naushad, Shankar-Jaikishan, Roshan, O P Nayyar, S D Burman, Madan Mohan, Ravi, Chitragupt, Hemant Kumar, etc were established music directors. 

But Laxmikant-Pyarelal took on all the might of Naushad, Shankar-Jaikishan O P Nayyar, Roshan, Madan Mohan etc. The duo, Laxmikant-Pyarelal ruled the later half of 60s. Later maintained it, till the end of the century. It was the stunning ‘blow’ to all old, established music directors. 

Listen to what Ameen Sayani / C. Ramchandra had predicted about the new, talented, proficient star music directors, Laxmikant-Pyarelal, in the following video clip.


LP v/s “Other prominent musical” hits.. in 1963 

Shankar-Jaikishan:- –Profesor–Humrahi–Dil Ek Mandir

Roshan–Taj Mahal –Dil Hi To Hai

SD Burman–Bandini — Tere Ghar Ke Samane

Naushad–Mere Mehaboob



Laxmikant-Pyarelal had just two films “Parasmani” and “Harishchandra Taramati”. These films were released in the third quarter of the year. 

Music director Roshan won the best music director award for “Taj Mahal” beating Naushad’s “Mere Mehaboob” and Shankar-Jaikishan’s “Dil Ek Mandir”. 

BINACA Geetmala Standing in Annual Countdown.. ( 32 songs ) 

No 15 Woh Jab Yaad Aaye Lata – Rafi..“Parasmani”

No 06 Hasta Hua Nurani Chehara,,,Lata – Kamal Barot ”Parasmani”



LP v/s Other prominent musical hits.. in 1964 

Shankar-Jaikishan:- –Aayi Milan Ki Bela—Raj Kumar—Sangam


Madanmohan:- Woh Kaun Thi

OP Nayyar:—Kashmir Ki Kali

Ravi:- Door Ki Awaz

Roshan:- Chitralekha

Ramlal:- Geet Gaya Pattharone 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- Aaya Toofan, Mr. X In Bombay, Sati Savitri, Sant Gyaneshwar and Dosti.

Filmfare Awards:- Nominations Madan Mohan (“Woh Kaun Thi”), Shankar-Jaikishan (“Sangam”) and Laxmikant-Pyarelal (“Dosti”). Laxmikant-Pyarelal won their, well deserved,  first-ever filmfare award for “DOSTI” 


BINACA Geetmala Standing in Annual Countdown.. ( 32 songs ) 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal have some wonderful songs from “Harishchandra Taramati” which released in end of 1963.

No 30 Main Ek Nanha Sa .. Lata.. “Harishchandra Taramati”

No 26  Rahi Manwa ..Rafi..”Dosti”

No 21  Chahunga Main Tujhe..Rafi..”Dosti”

No 06  Mere Mehaboob Quyamat ..Kishore..”Mr X In Bombay”



LP v/s Other prominent musical hits in 1965

RD Burman:—Bhoot Bangala. 

Kalyanji-Anandji:— Himalay Ki God Main,– Jab Jab Phool Khile,–Saheli

Shankar-Jaikishan:— Professor, Aarzoo

Ravi:- —Khandan,—Waqt,

SD Burman:- — Teen Deviyan, — 

Roshan:- Bhigi Raat

OP Nayyar:- Mere Sanam.

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- —Lootera, —Shreeman Fantoosh, –Hum Sab Ustaad Hai, Boxer.


Music director Ravi won the best music filmfare award for “Khandan” beating Shankar-Jaikishan’s “Aarzoo” and Kalyanji-Anandji’s “Himalay Ki God Main”..

BINACA Geetmala Standing in Annual Countdown.. ( 32 songs ) 

As happened in earlier years, this year too saw one film song attaining cult status in India. This song was- “Jyot se jyot jagaate chalo” from Sant Gyaneshwar.

No 29  Khudaya Mohabbat Na Hoti..Rafi…”Boxer”

No 25  Koi Jab Raah Na Paye..Rafi..”Dosti”

No 24  Neend Nigahon Ki ..Lata..”Lootera”

No 18  Ajnabi Tum Jane …Kishore ..”Hum Sab Ustad Hain”

No 04  Jyot Se Jyot Jagate Chalo…Lata-Mukesh “Sant Gyaneshwar”

No 02  Chahunga Main Tujhe….Rafi “Dosti” 


LP v/s Other prominent musical hits in 1966


Khayyam:- –Aakhri Khat

RD Burman:— Teesari Manzil, Pati Patni. 


S D Burman:- Guide

Shankar-Jaikishan:- — Suarj,–Love In Tokyo

Madanmohan:- –Mera Saya

OP Nayyar:– Yeh Raat Phir Na Aayegi

Ravi:- —Dus Lakh, Do Badan 

Hemant Kumar:- –Anupama

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:– –Mere Lal,–Aaye Din Bahar Ke,–Pyar Kiye Ja,–Aasra,–Sau Saal Baad,–Laadla,–Dillagi,–Chhota Bhai..–Naag Mandir. (All have top music).

By this year Laxmikant-Pyarelal started gaining the TOP position..all the songs of the above films are still popular.

Shankar-Jaikisihan won the best music award for “Suraj” beating, S D Burman’s “Guide” and Ravi’s “Do Badan”

BINACA Geetmala Standing in Annual Countdown.. ( 32 songs ) 1966

No 26 Din Jawani Ki Char Yaar ..Kishore..”Pyar Kiye Jaa”

No 24 Gore Hathon Par Na Zulm ..Rafi..Pyar Kiye Jaa”

No 20  Payal Ki Jhankar Raste Raste..Lata..”Mere Lal”

No 14  Ye Aaj Kal Ke Ladake..Usha ,”Dillagi”



LP v/s Other Prominent Musical Hits of 1967

Shankar-Jaikishan:- — Chhoti Si Mulaqat, –An Evening In Paris,– Around The World

R D Burman:- — Baharon Ke Sapane

S D Burman:- –Jewel Thief 

Ravi:- — Hamraaz

Kalyanji-Anandji:- –Upkar

Roshan:- –Bahu Begam, Noor-Jahan

Naushad:- –Ram Aur Shyam

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- –Milan, –Shagird, –Farz, –Patthar Ke Sanam, –Anita, –Night In London, –Jaal,– Taqdeer ( I have not considered the films like, Chhaila Babu, Milan Ki Raat, in which too, LP has given some beautiful songs)

It was an LP “wave”. “Weekly Binaca Geet Mala” was 70% flooded with LP songs…It was a CLEAN SWEEP..

I don’t think any of the music directors have given so many hits and quality songs in a particular year. . 

Truly speaking 1967 belongs to Laxmikant-Pyarelal, they not only confirmed the Number One position in Hindi Film Music, but also consolidated it with a series of hits by one after another with variety.

“FARZ” was the most successful golden jubilee hit movie which made Jeetendra a STAR.

After this victorious feat, Laxmikant-Pyarelal and success went together without a break or loss of continuity. 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal won their second filmfare award for “MILAN”, beating Kalyanji-Anandji for “Upkar” and Ravi for “Humraz”.  

Now this was the time that Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s music became an essential component of every successful film. Big banners, prominent producers and directors wanted LP to score them for their respective films.

Pyarelal and Laxmikant

BINACA Geetmala Standing in Annual Countdown.. ( 33 songs ) 

Songs of Milan, under the music direction of Laxmikant Pyarelal, took the nation by storm in the year 1967, and Binaca geetmala 1967 was no exception. 

No 33 Yeh Kali Jab Talk..Lata – Mahendra “Aaye Din Bahar Ke”

No 24 Maa Mujhe Apane Aanchal ..Lata..”Chhota Bhai”

No 23 Main Dekhu Jis Aur..Lata..”Anita”

No 21 Mera Yaar Bada Sharmila ..Rafi..”Milan Ki Raat”

No 17 Mubarak Ho Sabko..Mukesh..”Milan”

No 13 Mere Dushman Tu ..Rafi..”Aaye Din Bahar Ke”

No 07 Na Baba Na Baba..Lata..”Anita”

No 06 Hum Tum Yug Yug..Lata-Mukesh..”Milan”

No 01  Sawan Ka Mahina ..Lata- Mukesh..”Milan”



 LP v/s Other Prominent Musical Hits of 1968

Shankar-Jaikishan:- –Bramhachari,–Jhuk Gaya Aasman, –Mere Huzoor, –Shikar

Ravi:- –Neel Kamal,–Do Kaliyan, –Aankhe.

Kalyanji-Anandji:- –Saraswatichandra

OP Nayyar:- —

Kahin Din Kahin Raat

RD Burman:- –Padosan

Usha Khanna:- Fareb

Sapan Jagmohan:- Teri Talash Main

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:– –Mere Humdam Mere Dost, –Izzat, –Raja Aur Rank, –Baharon Ki Manzil, Spy in Rome.

It was a good musical competition between Shankar-Jaikishan  and Laxmikant-Pyarelal songs. LP’s songs have an edge because of the freshness of the music.

Although Shankar-Jaikishan wins the filmfare award for “Bramhachari”..beating Ravi’s “Aankhen” and Shankar-Jaikishan’s “Deewana”. 

BINACA Geetmala Standing in Annual Countdown.. ( 32 songs ) 

No 32 Mast Baharon Ka Main ..Rafi..”Farz”

No 24 Chalkaye Jaam..Rafi..”Mere Humdum Mere Dost”

No 22 Bade Miyan Deewane..”Shagird”

No 20 Mehaboob Mere..Lata-Mukesh..”Patthar Ke Sanam”

No 16 Mera Naam Hai Chameli ..Lata..”Raja Aur Rank”

No 14 Chalo Sajna ..Lata..”Mere Humdum Mere Dost”

No 11 Bata Du Kya Lana..Lata..”Patthar Ke Sanam”

No 01 Dil Vil Pyar Vyar..Lata..”Shagird”



LP v/s Other Prominent Hits of the year 1969

Chitragupt:- –Vaasana, –Aulad

Shankar-Jaikishan:- –Kanyadan, –Prince

Kalyanji-Anandji:- — Suhag Raat,– Haseena Maan Jayegi, –Vishwas, –Mahal

R D Burman:- –Waris, –Abhilasha, –Pyar Ka Mousam.

Madanmohan:- –Chirag

Naushad:- –Saathi, –Sangharsh.

O P Nayyar:- –Kismat, –Humsaya, –Sambandh

Ravi:- –Ek Phool Do Mali

S D Burman:- Aradhana

Roshan:- –Anokhi Raat

Laxmikant-Pyarelal..gave the music for as many as 17 films in the year 1969..and 90% of the songs composed were hit, memorable, melodious and are still popular…Even the “Aradhana” wave could not do much of the effect to LP’s songs…

Laxmikant-Pyarelal‘s hits. — Aaya Sawan Jhum Ke, –Intequam, –Do Raaste, –Jeene Ki Raah, –Dharati Kahe Pukar Ke, –Satykam, –Sajan, –Pyasi Sham, –Jigari Dost, –Aansoo Ban Gaye Phool…

Laxmi-Pyare’s ‘CLEAN SWEEP’ continued for the third successive year. 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s songs and films kept hitting the charts with regularity for coming 20 years and they were the safest bets to the producers, directors and the distributors to finance their films. 

“Aradhana” & Kishore Kumar’s ERA….

Laxmikant-Pyarelal wins their third filmfare award trophy for the super hit music for 

JEENE  KI  RAAH”, beating, S D Burman’s “Aradhana” and Shankar-Jaikishan’s 

“Chanda Aur Bijli”. 

Kishore Kumar’s ERA has also now started. LP too gave a few good songs to KK this year. “Do Raaste”, (Khiza Ke Phool) “Aansoo Ban Gaye Phool”,(Jane Kaisa Hai Mera Deewana..with Asha),, “Satyakaam” (Zindagi Hai Kya,,with Mukesh, Mahendra Kapoor)….. good melodies of LP with KK.

BINACA Geetmala Standing in Annual Countdown.. ( 32 songs ) 

No 31 Woh Kaun Hai ..Lata-Mukesh…”Anjana”

No 25 Mehabooba Mehabooba..Rafi..”Sadhu Aur Shaitan”

No 23 Resham Ki Dori..Lata-Rafi ..”Sajan”

No 22 Ruk Ja Jara …Lata..”Izzat”

No 19 Aaya Sawan Jhoom Ke..Lata-Rafi..”Aaya Sawan Jhoom Ke”

No 18 Badi Mastani Hai..Rafi..”Jeene Ki Raah”

No 16 Dil Mein Kya Hai..Lata-Rafi..”Jigri Dost”

No 12 Ek Tera Saath .Lata-Rafi..”Wapas”

No 09 Je Hum Tum Chori Se..Lata-Mukesh..”Dharati Kahe Pukar Ke”

No 06 Aa Mere Humjoli Aa..Lata-Rafi..”Jeene Ki Raah”

No 01 Kaise Rahoon Chup ,..Lata..”Intequam



LP v/s Other Prominent Hits of the year 1970

Shankar-Jaikishan:- —Pehchan.– Jahan Pyar Mile, –Pagla Kahin Ka, — Dharti

Kalyanji-Anandji:- –Safar, –Sachcha Jhutha, –Geet, –Gopi, –Holi Aayee Re, 

–Kab Kyon Aur Kahan, — Mere Humsafar

R D Burman:- –The Train, — Saans Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, –Kati Patang, –Raton Ka Raja

S D Burman:- Prem Pujari, –Talash, –Ishq Par Zor Nahin

Ravi:- –Aadmi Aur Insaan

Sonik Omi:- –Sawan Bhadon 

Madan Mohan:- Heer Ranjha 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- –Khilona, –Aan Milo Sajana, –Sharafat, –Humjoli, –Jeevan Mrityu, –Man Ki Aankhe, –Pushpanjali, –Himmat, –Suhana Safar.

Binaca Geet Mala was getting more and more interested. 

LP’s late releases of 1969 films still in demand,,…Once again the year 1970 was dominated by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Although it was the good year for the fabulous music from other music directors too.

Shankar-Jaikishan went on to win the Best Music Director for the film “Pehchan”. Beating Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s “DO RAASTE” and S D Burman’s “Talash” 

BINACA Geetmala Standing in Annual Countdown.. ( 32 songs ) 

For the fourth year in a row, 

Laxmikant Pyarelal composition emerged as the top song of the year.

No 28 Hi Re Hi Nind Nahin ..Lata-Rafi..”Humjoli”

No 18 Jhilmil Sitaron Ka ..Lata-Rafi..”Jeevan Mrityu”

No 16 Hai Shukar Ke Tu Hai Ladka..Rafi..”Himmat”

No 14 Woh Kaun Hai .Lata-Mukesh..”Anjana”

No 12 Chhup Gaye Sare..Lata-Rafi..”Do Raaste”

No 11 Shadi Ke Liye ..Rafi..”Devi”

No 09 Sharafat Chhod Di..Lata,,”Sharafat”

No 08 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa..Lata-Kishore..”Abhinetri”

No 05 Khilona Jaan Kar..Rafi..”Khilona”

No 01 Bindiya Chamkegi..Lata..”Do Raaste”



LP v/s Other Music Directors in the year 1971

Shankar-Jaikishan:-Mera Naam Joker, Andaz, Main Sunder Hoon,

R D Burman:- Buddha Mil Gaya, Carvan, Amar Prem, Paraya Dhan, Lakhon Main Ek, Adhikar, Pyar Ki Kahani

S D Burman:- Sharmilee, Naya Zamana

Salil Chaudhari:- Anand

Kalyanji-Anandji:- Johny Mera Naam, Purab Aur Paschim, Maryada, Aansoo Aur Muskan

Madanmohan:- Dastak

Sapan-Jagmohan:- Chetana..( Main To Har Mod Par )

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- Abhinetri, Mera Gaon Mera Desh, Jal Bin Machhali Nrutya Bin Bijali, Haathi Mere Saathi, Aap Aaye Bahar Aayee, Mehaboob Ki Mehandi, Man Mandir, Banphool. 

We saw the sixties ( from 1964 to 1970) have a clean sweep by Laxmikant-Pyarelal

R D Burman and Kalyanji-Anandji gave some excellent music to compete strongly with LP. However Laxmikant-Pyarelal had an upper hand in the year 1971 too.

We saw the death of Jaikishan ( at the age of 41 years). 

The filmfare award for the best music was won by Shankar-Jaikishan for “Mere Naam Joker”..beating, R D Burman’s “Caravan” and Shankar-Jaikishan’s “Andaz”. 

Music Director Madan Mohan won the national award for the music for film Dastak

BINACA Geetmala Standing in Annual Countdown.. ( 32 songs ) 

No 32 Sona Lai Ja Re..Lata..”Mera Gaon Mera Desh”

No 31 Jawani O Diwani Tu ..Kishore..”Aan Milo Sajna”

No 26 Taron Ne Saj Ke..Mukesh..”Jal Bin Machhali Nritya Bin Bijlee”

No 22 O Mitwa O Mitwa …Lata..”Jal Bin Machhali Nritya Bin Bijlee”

No 14 Tumko Bhi To ..Lata-Kishore..”Aap Aaye Bahar Aayee”

No 06 Chal Chal Chal Mere Sathi..Kishore..”Haathi Mere Saathi”

No 02 Achchha To Hum Chalate Hai..Lata-Kishore..”Aan Milo Sajana”



LP v/s Other Prominent Musical Hits of the year 1972

R D Burman’s Dum Maro Dum, …Ghulam Mohommad’s Chalate Chalate …and Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s  Vaada Tera Vaada (“Dushman) and Ek Pyar Ka Nagma (“Shor”) These songs were like a storm in the year 1972..

R D Burman:- Hare Ram Hare Krishna, Bombay To Goa, Do Chor, Garam Masala, Jawani Diwani, Parichay, Apana Desh, Rampur Ka Laxman, Seeta Aur Geeta, Mere Jeevan Saathi, Samadhi.

Shankar-Jaikishan:- Beiman, Kal Aaj Aur Kal, Lal Patthar Aankhon Aaknon Main

Kalyanji-Anandji:- Apradh, Joru Ka Ghulam, Victoria no 203.

Jaidev:- Reshma Aur Shera

Sonik-Omi:- Bhai Ho To Aisa

Ravindra Jain:- Kaanch Aur Heera ( Nazar Aati Nahin Manzil)

Sapan-Jagmohan:- Do Raaha

Ghulam Mohammad:- Pakeezah

Vasant Desai:- Guddi

Ravi:- Babul Ki Galiyan

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- Uphaar, Piya Ka Ghar, Ek Nazar, Dushman, Raja Jani, Gora Aur Kala, Shor, Buniyad, Jeet, Roop Tera Mastana, Dastaan, Mom Ki Gudiya, Ek Bechara etc..

This year Laxmikant-Pyarelal got some tough challenges from R D Burman. To some extent it was the year RD v/s LP.

Music Director Jaidev won the national award for “Reshma Aur Shera”…

Shankar-Jaikishan won the best music award for “Bemian”…In spite of some good score from other music directors. Beating Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s super musical “SHOR” and Ghulam Mohammad’s “Pakeezah” 

Mukesh won the best singer award for the song Jai Bolo BEIMAN KI..?????????????????

BINACA Geetmala Standing in Annual Countdown.. ( 32 songs ) 

No 33  Maine Dekha Tune Dekha..Lata..”Dushman”

No 34  Na Tu Zameen Ke Liye..Rafi..”Daastan”

No 29  Ek Pyar Ka Naghama Hai ,,Lata-Mukesh .”Shor”

No 28  Reshma Jawan Ho Gayi..Rafi..”Mom Ki Gudiya”

No 24  Rama O Rama..Mukesh..”Ek Bechara”

No 23  Dil Ki Baate Dil Hi Jaane..Kishore-Lata..”Roop Tera Mastana”

No 20  Shishi Bhari Ghulab Ki …Lata..”Jeet”

No 16  Main Ek Raja Houn..Rafi..”Uphaar”

No 08  Yeh Jeevan Hai..Kishore..”Piya Ka Ghar”

No 04  Vaada Tera Vaada..Kishore..”Dushman”    



LP v/s Other Musical Hits of the year 1973

Undoubtedly it was the year to be remembered for two reasons. First being “BOBBY” songs massive and unimaginable popularity and second that of emergence of Amitabh Bachchan as a star, after the thumping success of Zanjeer. Both the films, “Bobby” and “Zanjeer”  celebrated the “Golden Jubilee”..(One year run in cinema hall).

It was for the first time since the last 22 years, after “Barsat” that Shankar-Jaikishan’s name, which was consistently appearing almost every year, was missing in the chart list. 

R D Burman:- Aa Gale Laga Ja, Anamika, Raja Rani, Heera Panna, Joshila, Sharif Badmash, Jaise Ko Taisa, Namak Haram, Yadon Ki Barat. 

Kalyanji-Anandji:- Zanjeer, Samjhauta, Banarasi Babu, Kahani Kismat Ki, Heera. 

S D Burman:- Abhiman, Jugnu, Chhupa Rustom. 

Ravi:- Dhund

Madanmohan:- Haste Zakhm, Parawana. 

Usha Khanna:- Sabak ( Barkha Rani Jara Jam Ke Baraso)

Brij Bhushan:- Milap (Kai Sadiyon Se Kai Janmo Se)

Sonik-Omi:- Dharma (Raj Ko Raj Rahne Do)

Ganesh ( Pyarelal’s brother):- Ek Naari Do Roop ( Dil Ka Suna Saaz), Chalak (Dil Ka Nazarana Le), Dhamkee. 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- Bobby, Daag, Loafer, Anokhi Ada, Jwar Bhata, Gehari Chal, Suraj Aur Chanda, Anhoni, Kachche Dhaage, Jalte Badan.

It was a good year for the good music.  One can imagine the nomination for the best music award by Filmfare

Kalyanji-Anandji   “Zanjeer”

Laxmikant-Pyarelal  “Daag”

R D Burman    “Yaadon Ki Baarat”

Laxmikant-Pyarelal  “Bobby”

S D Burman    “Abhiman”  

However S D Burman won the award for the best music for “Abhiman”. 

Song writer Vitthal Bhai Patel and male singer Narendra Chanchal won the filmfare awards for ”Bobby”..

BINACA Geetmala Standing in Annual Countdown.. ( 32 songs ) 

No 34 Jara Sa Usko Chhua To..Lata..”Shor”

No 32 Jhoot Bole Kauwa Kate..Lata-Shailendra  Singh..”Bobby”

No 29 Aaj Mousam Bada ..Rafi..”Loafer”

No 20 Mere Dil Main Aaj Kya Hai..Kishore..”Daag”

No 16 Dheere Dheere Bol Koi ..Lata-Mukesh..”Gora Aur Kala”

No 12 ABCD Chhodo ..Lata..”Raja Jani”

No 07 Ab Chahe Ma Ruthe ..Lata-Kishore..”Daag”

No 02 Chabi Kho Jaye..Lata-Shailendra Singh, “Bobby”



LP v/s Other Musical Hits of 1974

This year too, Laxmikant-Pyarelal gave music for as many as 15 films.

R D Burman:- Aap Ki Kasam, Benam, Ishq Ishq Iashq, Manoranjan, Zeel Ke Us Paar, Phir Kab Milogi, Zahareela Insan, Doosari Sita, Charitrahin. 

Kalyanji-Anandji:- Bairag, Haath Ki Safai, Kora Kagaz. Patthar Aur Payal. 

S D Burman:- Prem Nagar

Usha Khanna:- Hawas ( Teri Galiyon Main Na Rakkhenge Kadam )

Ravindra Jain:- Chor Machaye Shor

Jaidev:- Prem Parabat

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- Roti Kapada Aur Makan, Roti, Manchali, Dost, Bidaai, Amir Garib, Imtihan, Majboor, Dulhan, Paise Ki Gudiya, Naya Din Nayi Raat, Dost, Jurm Aur Saza..etc.

Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s domination continued once again and remained on top position with maximum number of hits. 

IN THIS YEAR, one of the Friday of the October, 1974 ( DAY OF DIWALI ) , ALL three of the LP’s films were released on the same day and all the three became hits.              “ROTI KAPADA AUR MAKAN”, “ROTI” and “BIDAAI”…

Singer Mahendra Kapoor won the award for Roti Kapada Aur Makan.

Kalyanji-Anandji wins their only filmfare award for the film Kora Kagaz. Beating Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s ROTI KAPADA AUR MAKAN”, R D Burman’s “Aap Ki Kasam” , S D Burman’s “Prem Nagar” and Shankar-Jaikishan’s “Reshm Ki Dori”.  

BINACA Geetmala Standing in Annual Countdown.. ( 32 songs ) 

No 32 Baith Ja Baith Gayi..Kishore-Lata..”Amir Garib”

No 26 Dal Roti Khao ..Kishore-Lata..”Jwar Bhata”

No 25 Gham Ka Fasana..Kishore..”Manchali”

No 24 O Manchali Kahan Chali…Kishore..”Manchali”

No 23 Tu Ru Tu Ru Tera Mera..Kishore..”Jwar Bhata”

No 22 Shor Mach Gaya Shor..Kishore..”Badala”

No 12 Main Shayar To Nahin..Shailendra Singh..”Bobby”

No 04 Gadi Bula Rahi Hai..Kishore..”Dost”

No 03 Jhoot Bole Kauwa Kate..Lata-Shailendra Singh.,”Bobby”



LP v/s Other Prominent Musical Hits for the year 1975

The ”Sholey” year…( released on 15th of August, 1975)

R D Burman:- Aandhi, Deewar, Sholey, Khel Khel Main, Khushboo. 

Shankar-Jaikishan:- Do Jhooth (Chhatri Na Khol Ud Jayegi)

Salil Chaudhari:- Rajnigandha

Shyamal Mitra:- Amanush

Kalyanji-Anandji:- Rafoo Chakkar, Dharmatma.

Aziz Nazan:- 5 Rifles ( Zoom Barabar Zoom Sharabi)

1975 saw the emergence of two new young music directors

Rajesh Roshan :- Julie, Kunwara Baap.

Bappi Lahiri:- Zakhmi 

Naushad shaking hands with Manoj Kumar and Laxmikant Pyarelal

With the songs of “Roti Kapada Aur Makan” and “Roti” very much in demand and popular, in the early part of the year 1975, as these films were released in the third quarter of the year 1974, LP also gave some good scores in 1975.

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- Prem Kahani, Geeta Mera Naam, Dulhan, Aakraman, Apane Rang Hazar, Dulhan, Mere Sajana, Anari, Ponga Pandit, Chaitali and “PRATIGYA” 

Rajesh Roshan went on to win the best music award for his very first movie ”Julie”. Beating R D Burman’s “Sholey” and “Khel Khel Main”, Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s “DULHAN” and Shankar-Jaikishan’s “Sanyasi” 

BINACA Geetmala Standing in Annual Countdown.. ( 32 songs ) 

No 26 Main Jat Yamala Pagla..Rafi..”Pratigya”

No 23 Fauzi Gaya Jab Gaon Main ..Kishore..”Aakraman”

No 21 Aayegi Jaroor Chitthi..Lata..”Dulhan”

No 20 Jijaji Jijaji..Asha-Kishore..”Ponga Pandit”

No 15 Ye Jo Public Hai ..Kishore..”Roti”

No 13 Kabhi Khole Na ..Kishore..”Bidai”

No 10 Chal Dariya Main Dub Jaye..Kishore-Lata..”Prem Kahani”

No 02 Hi Hi Yeh Majaboori..Lata..”Roti Kapada Aur Makan”

No 01 Mehangai Mar Gayi..Lata-Mukesh-Chanchal-Janibabu..”Roti Kapada Aur Makan”



LP v/s Other Prominent Musical Hits for the year 1976

R D Burman:- Dharam Karam, Warrant, Kala Sona, Mehabooba, Balika Badhu., Nehale Pe Dehla, Dhongi. 

Salil Chaudhari:- Chhoti Si Baat

Ravindra Jain:- Chit Chor, Geet Gata Chal

Bhappi Lahiri:- Chalte Chalte.

Khayyam:- Kabhi Kabhi, Sankalp

Madan Mohan:- Mausam

C Arjun:- Jai Santoshi Maa

Basu Manohari:- Sabase Bada Rupaiyya 

Shankar-Jaikishan:- Sanyasi 

Kalyanji-Anandji:- Uljhan, Adalat, Kalicharan. 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal :- Dus Numbari, Aapbiti, Charas, Nagin, Jaan-E-Man, Naach Uthe Sansar, Maa, Zindagi Aur Toofan, Suntan.

The biggest news in the Hindi Film Music for this year, were

1) Laxmikant-Pyarelal refusing to Producer Premji’s big budget and prestigious movie “MEERA” ( earlier LP had worked with Premji for the movies like “Mastana”, “Dushman”, “Dost” and “Majboor” all were musically hit). Firstly it was Lata Mangeshkar who refused to sing the songs for “Meera”, as she had sung enough songs/bhajans on Meera. Finally the music was scored by Sitar Maestro Pt. Ravi Shankar and all the songs were sung by Vani Jairam. 

2) Laxmikant-Pyarelal also refused to score the music for H.S Rawal’s big budget movie “Laila Majanu”. Earlier LP/HS Rawal had worked for “Mehaboob Ki Mehandi”, a super musical hit with some immortal songs. LP said they are very busy for other big projects and convinced H S Rawal to go ahead with Madanmohan with whom  Pyarelal had worked as an assistant for many years. Moreover Madanmohan was less busy on those days. It is unfortunate that Madanmohan died halfway through the film. Later it was Jaidev who completed the remaining job for the film. 

This year too Laxmikant-Pyarelal continued to work with Mohammad Rafi, when other contemporary music directors have already forgotten him. LP gave some good songs for Rafi, in spite of Kishore Kumar’s domination in the male singing. 

The best award for the music unanimously went to Khaiyyam, his first big award, for his excellent work in ”Kabhi Kabhi”. Beating R D Burman’s “Mehbooba”, Kalyanji-Anandji’s “Bairaag”, Ravindra Jain’s “Chit Chor” and Madanmohan’s “Mousam”. 

This year’s national award for the best singer went to Sulakshna Pandit for her song Tu Hi Sagar Hai Tu Hai Kirana Dhoondta Hai Tu Kiska Sahara..(also one of my favorite songs) for the film “Sankalp”. This film too has music by Khaiyyam. 

This year witnessed the death of great singer Mukesh .

After failing miserably on the acting part Subhash Ghai emerged as a director. “Kalicharan” became the film.

BINACA Geetmala Standing in Annual Countdown.. ( 32 songs ) 

For the first time since 1963 Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s songs are not appearing in the last TEN..

No 33 Kee Gal Hai Koi Nahi..Lata-Kishore..”Jane Man”

No 28 Jijaji Jijaji Meri Did ..Kishore-Asha..”Ponga Pandit”

No 26 Kal Ki Haseen Mulaqat ..Lata-Kishore..”Charas”

No 25 Aaja Teri Yaad Aayi..Lata-Anand Baxi-Rafi..”Charas”

No 24 Mujhe Dard Rehta Hai..Lata-Mukesh..”Dus Numbri”

No 22 Jane Man Jane Man..Kishore..”Jane Man”

No 10 Kahat Kabir Suno..Mukesh..”Dus Numbari”



LP v/s Other Prominent Musical Hits for the year 1977

R D Burman:- Balik Badhu, Kinara, Hum Kisise Kum Nahin, Kitab, Mukti, Darling Darling, Chandi Sona, Chalata Purza.

Ravi:- Aadmi Sadak Ka (Aaj Mere Yaar Ki Shadi Hai)

Khaiyyam:- Shankar Hussain

Rajesh Roshan:- Doosara Aadmi, Yahi Hai Zindagi, Udhar Ka Sindoor, Zindagi

Kalyanji-Anandji:- Kasam Khoon Ki, Khoon Paseena, Farishta Ya Quatil, Ek Se Badhkar Ek.

Sapan Jagmohan:- Abhi To Jee Le

Ravindra Jain:- Fakira, 

Bappi Lahiri:- Aap Ki Khatir 

Madanmohan:- Laila Majanu 

Jaidev:- Aalap

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- Amar Akbar Anthony, Dharm Veer, Anurodh, Parvarish, Drem Girl, Aashiq Houn Baharon Ka, Chhaila Babu, Palkon Ki Chhaon Main, Chacha Bhatija.

Actually this year belongs to Manmohan Desai, Laxmikant-Pyarelal and Mohammad Rafi..

Manmohan Desai made as many as four films “Amar Akbar Anthony”, “Dharam Veer”, “Chacha Bhatija” and “Parvarish” all were super musical hit. Off course Laxmikant-Pyarelal have scored the music for all these four films. 

The association of Manmohan Desai (MKD films) and Laxmikant-Pyarelal lasted till the end of the century and their last film was released in 1998, “Deewana-Mastana” ( Directed by David Dhavan an assistant to Manmohan Desai. ).

Mohammad Rafi wins the best singer award for Kya Hua Tera Vada..

Laxmikant-Pyarelal wins the best music award for “AMAR AKBAR ANTHONY”..after the gap of 8 years. Beating R D Burman’s “Hum Kisise Kum Nahin” and “Kinara”, Jaidev’s “Aalap” and Rajesh Roshan’s “Swami”. 

Pyarelal, Ketan Desai, Laxmikant, Mohammad Rafi, Mukesh, Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar and Manmohan Desai.

Earlier LP have won the award for the best music for ”Dosti”.1964, ”Milan

”..1967 and ”Jeene Ki Raah”..1969…. They certainly deserved the awards for the best music earlier too, for the films like “Intqaam”, “Shor”, “Do Raaste”, “Bobby”, “Daag” and many more…Finally justice was done. 

Amitabh Bachchan also wins his first award as an actor for “Amar Akbar Anthony”…-

Finally it was an “Amar Akbar Anthony” and Laxmikant-Pyarelal dominated year…

BINACA Geetmala Standing in Annual Countdown.. ( 32 songs ) 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal bounced back to their second phase of peak period.

No 41 Tayyab Ali Pyar Ka Dushman..Rafi-Mukari..”Amar Akbar Anthony”

No 34 Aate Jaate Khoobsurat..Kishore..”Anurodh”

No 29 Meri Dilruba ..Kishore..”Aas Pass”

No 24 Dream Girl Dream Girl..Kishore ..”Dream Girl”

No 21 Bure Kaam Ka Bura ..Rafi-Shailendra Singh,,”Chacha Bhatija”

No 18 Yaar Dildar Tujhe Kaisa..Asha-Kishore..”Chhaila Babu”

No 17 Teri Meri Shadi Pandit Na..Asha-Kishore..”Dildaar”

No 11 Anhoni Ko Honi Kara De..Mahendra-Kishore-Shailendra..”Amar Akbar Anthony”

No 06 Satyam Shivam Sundaram ..Lata..”Satyam Shivam Sundaram”

No 05 Aap Ke Anurodh Pe…Kishore..”Anurodh”

No 03 O Meri Mehabooba..Rafi..”Dharmveer”

No 02 Parda Hai Parda ..Rafi..”Amar Akbar Anthony”



LP v/s Other Prominent Musical Hits for the year 1978

R D Burman:- Shalimar, Kasme Vaade, Ghar, Devta, 

Kalyanji-Anandji:- Don, Ganga Ki Saugandh

Rajesh Roshan:- Inkaar, Des Pardes 

Ravindra Jain:- Akhiyon Ke Jharokon Se

Bappi Lahiri:- Toote Khilone

Khaiyyam:- Trishul

Jaidev:- Gharonda 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- Satyam Shivam Sundaram, Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki, Badalte Rishte, Apnapan, Aahutee, Prem Bandhan, Phool Khile Hai Gulshan Gulshan, Phansi.. etc

This year too, LP had an edge over the other music directors and continued to be on number 1 position, with some quality music. LP did composed some Semi-Classical songs this year. The songs of “BADALTEY RISHTEY”..The song “Meri Sanson Ko” was not much appreciated/FAMOUS then, but now it is one of the hot favorites today. 

Best music filmfare award was unanimously chosen for “SATYAM SHIVAM SUNDARAM ”.  Thus Laxmikant-Pyarelal won their second successive award. Beating Kalyanji-Anandji’s “Don”, R D Burman’s “Shalimar”, Rajesh Roshan’s “Des Parades” and Ravindra Jain’s “Akhiyon Ke Jharokon Se” 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Raj Kapoor

Singers Asha Bhonsle..for Ye Mera Dil Pyar Ka Deewana…and Kishore Kuamar ..for Khai Ke Paan Banaras Wala..from the film “Don”, won the best award for the singers..

BINACA Geetmala Standing in Annual Countdown.. ( 32 songs ) 

No 33 Aji Thaharo Zara Socho..Kishore, Rafi, Shailendra Singh “Paravarish”

No 28 Somwar Ko Hum Mile… Kishore , Sulakshna Pandit..”Apnapan”

No 26 Hum Premi Prem Karna Jane..Kishore, Rafi, Shailendra Singh  “Paravarish”

No 25 Yeh Khidaki Jo Band Rahati Hai…Rafi..”Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki”

No 24 Chanchal Sheetal Nirmal Komal.. Mukesh..”Satyam Shivam Sundaram”

No 23 Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki..Lata..”Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki”

No 19 Jab Aati Hogi Yaad Meri..Rafi-Sulakshna Pandit..”Phansi”

No 07 Yashomati Maiyya Se..Lata, Mannade..”Satyam Shivam Sundaram”

No 02 Aadmi Musafir Hai..Lata-Rafi..”Apnapan”



LP v/s Other Prominent Musical Hits for the year 1979

R D Burman:- Golmal, Jhootha Kahin Ka, Manzil, Nauker, The Great Gambler, Jurmana

Kalyanji-Anandji:- Muqqdar Ka Sikandar, 

Usha Khanna:- Sajan Bina Suhagan..Madhuban Khushaboo.., Dada.Dil Ke Tukade Tukade..

Raghunath Sheth:- Ek Baar Phir (Ye Paudhe Ye Patte…Man Kahe Main Jhumun.Anuradha Paudwal – Bhupendra….(My all time favorite song) 

Khaiyyam:- Noori, Khandan

Ravindra Jain:- Pati Patni Aur Woh, Sunayana.

Rajesh Roshan:- Swarag Narak, Kala Patthar, Mr. Natwarlal, Ek Baap Chhe Bete. 

Sonik Omi:- Zulm Ki Pukar

Bappi Lahiri:- Suraksha.

Raj Kamal:- Sawan Ko Aane Do

Once again the LP dominates the show with maximum numbers of hit songs…The songs of Sargam have a clean sweep over the other film’s songs…

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- Goutam Govinda, Suhag, Sargam, Jaani Dushman, Kartavya, Dil Ka Heera, Amar Deep, Kali Ghata..Yuvraj, Prem Vivah, Chunoti, Zalim..etc

Undisputedly Laxmikant-Pyarelal were chosen for the best music award, unanimously for the film ”SARGAM”, winning it for the third consecutive time. Thus Laxmikant-Pyarelal performed the Hat-Trick for the award. Beating Khayyam’s “Noori”, Rajesh Roshan’s “Kala Patthar” and “Mr Natarwal” and Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s own “Jani Dushman”. 

“Sargam”, “Suhag”, “Jani Dushman”, “Muquaddar Ka Sikandar” and “Mr.Natwarlal” were the super hit films of the year.

BINACA Geetmala Standing in Annual Countdown.. ( 32 songs ) 

No 36 Mannubhai Motor Chali ..Kishore..”Phool Khile Hai Gulshan Gulshan”

No 32 Dafaliwale..Lata-Rafi,” Sargam”

No 26 Chalo Re Doli Uthao ..Rafi..”Jaani Dushman”

No 20 Meri Dushman Hai Ye…Rafi..”Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki”

No 16 Main Tere Pyar Main Pagal..Kishore, Lata..”Prem Bandhan”

No 15 O Meri Jaan ..Kishore, Anuradha..”Jaani Dushman”

No 10 Tere Hathon Main Pehana Ke..Asha-Rafi..”Jaani Dushman”

No 06  Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki..Latta..”Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki”

No 04 Na Jane Kais ..Kishore, Rafi, Suman..”Badalte Rishte”



LP v/s Other Prominent Musical Hits of the Year 1980

A Year fully dominated by… Om

Shanti Om,… Sheesha Ho Ya Dil..LP and Aap Jaisa Koi Meri Zindagi Main Aaye..Biddu..

Slowly and steadily the hindi film music was taking turn. People’s choice has changed; 

R D Burman:- The Burning Train, Abdullah, Shaan, Kudarat, Phir Wohi Raat.

Khaiyyam:- Chambal Ki Kasam, Thodisi Bewafai

Kalyanji-Anandji:- Qurbani

Rajesh Roshan:- Lootmar, Yarana, Baton Baton Main

Ram Laxman:- Tarana ..Sultana Sultana Mera Naam Hai Sultana..

Bappi Lahiri:- Ehsan 

Once again Laxmikant-Pyarelal dominates the show..with style…

The songs of last year’s (Diwali 1979) release “Sargam” and “Suhag” very much in demand..This year too Laxmikant-Pyarelal dominated the year. Though R D Burman, Rajesh Roshan ( a one time assistant to Laxmikant-Pyarelal) and Khaiyyam did produce some good melodies. The songs of ”Karz”, ”Asha” and “Dostana” dominate the show for LP..

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- Dostana, Judai, Karz, Ram Balram, Bandish, Asha, Jyoti Bane Jwala, Mang Bharo Sajana, Aas Pass, Hum Paanch, Waqt Ki Deewar ..etc. 

Once again undisputedly and unanimously Laxmikant-Pyarelal won the best music director award, for the fourth successive year, for their outstanding work for the an ever-fresh, ever-green musical score of “KARZ”. …Amar Akbar Anthony (’77)..Satyam Shivam Sundaram(’78)…Sargam(’79) and …Karz(’80)…no one can say that the music of these film is mediocre, third grade. The songs of all these films are still popular .This time Laxmikant-Pyarelal beats R D Burman’s “Shan”, Kalyanji-Anandji’s “Qurbani”, Khayyam’s “Thodisi Bewafai” and Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s own “Asha”.

Mohammad Rafi died on 31st July, 1980..We are missing him a LOT…

BINACA Geetmala Standing in Annual Countdown.. ( 32 songs ) 

TOP THREE SONGS …..of Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

No 32 Bane Chahe Dushman ..Kishore-Rafi..”Dostana”

No 30 Maar Gayi Muze …Kishore-Asha ..”Judai”

No 23 Parabat Ke Us Paar..Lata-Rafi..”Sargam”

No 22 Hum To Chale Pardes..Rafi..”Sargam”

No 16 Main To Beghar Haoun..Asha..”Suhag”

No 15 Main Sola Bars Ki ..Lata-Kishore..”Karz”

No 11 Teri Rab Ne Bana Di..Rafi, Asha, Shailendra..”Suhag”

No 09 Ai Yaar Sun Yari Teri..Rafi-Shailendra Sing-Asha..”Suhag”

No 07 Koyal Boli..Lata-Rafi..”Sargam”

No 03 Sheesha Ho Ya Dil..Lata.”Asha”

No 02 Om Shanti Om..Kishore..”Karz”

No 01 Dafliwale Dali Baja..Lata-Rafi..”Sargam”



LP v/s Other Prominent Musical Hits of the year 1981

R D Burman:- Love Story, Rocky, Kaliya, Basera, Biwi O Biwi, Angoor

Bappi Lahiri:- Arman,(Rambha Ho) and Pyara Dushman (Hari Om Hari)

Kalyanji-Anandji:- Lawaris, Katilon Ka Katil.

Usha Khanna:- Aap To Aise Na The (Tu Is Tarah Se Meri Zindagi Main)

Khayyam:- Unrao Jaan 

This year saw the debut of the two new music directors 

Shiv-Hari:- Silsila 

Anu Malik:- Poonam..(Mohabbat Rang Layegi Aahista Aahista )

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:– Ek Duje Ke Liye, Ek Hi Bhool, Kranti, Krodhi, Naseeb, Fifty Fifty, Pyasa Sawan, Ek Aur Ek Gyarah etc..

Once again the year belongs to Laxmikant-Pyarelal…In spite of the loss of Mohammad Rai to LP,,,they maintained no 1 position. This year LP gave opportunities to new generation singers like Suresh Wadkar, Nitin Mukesh, Anwar including a famous bhajan singer Anup Jalota and boldly introduced sensation from the south S P Balasubramaniam, a Mukesh substitute Dr. Kamalesh Awasthi from Baroda and gave some glorious musical hits. Also we have some beautiful duets of Kishore Kumar-Asha Bhonsle with LP. 

This year Laxmikant-Pyarelal narrowly missed the best music award. It was learnt that there was a long discussion for the best music award. LP’s “EK DUJE KE LIYE” and Kranti as well as “Naseeb” were strong contenders but jury decides to give it to Khaiyyam for his work in “Umrao Jaan” 

Singer S P Balasubramanium won the best singer awards both National Award as well as “Filmfare”..for his excellent singing in “Ek Duje Ke Liye”.

Female singer awards was won by Asha Bhonsle for “Umrao Jaan”..

BINACA Geetmala Standing in Annual Countdown.. ( 32 songs ) 

As Many As top SEVEN out of TEN, songs belongs to Laxmikant-Pyarelal. 

No 32 Hum Bane Tum Bane..Lata-SPB..”Ek Duje Ke Liye”

No 30 Mere Naseeb Main ..Lata “Naseeb”

No 27 Mere Dost Kissa..Rafi..”Dostana”

No 26 Lui Shamasha Ui..Lata-Nitin Mukesh..”Kranti”

No 16 Chal Chameli ..Lata-Suresh Wadkar..”Krodhi”

No 12 Ek Rasta Do Rahi..Rafi-Kishore..”Ram Balram”

No 10 John Jony Janardan..Rafi,.”Naseeb”

No 08 Mere Jeevan Sathi..SPB-Anurdha..”Ek Duje Ke Liye”

No 07 Mar Gayi Muze ..Kishore-Asha..”Judai”

No 06 Chana Zor Garam..Kishore, Rafi, Kishore, N Mukesh..”Granit 

No 05 Tere Mere Beech Main ..Lata/SPB..”Ek Duje Ke Liye” 

No 03 Chal Chal Mere Bhai..Rafi, Amitabh..”Naseeb”

No 02 Zindagi Ki Na Tute Ladi..Lata-N Mukesh..”Kranti”



LP v/s Other Prominent Musical Hits of the year 1982

RD Burman:- Sanam Teri Kasam, Shakti, Teri Kasam, Satte Pe Satta, Zamane Ko Dikhana Hai, Bemisal, Shaukin, Kalaiya, Mahan. 

Ravi:- Nikaah

Kalyanji-Anandji:- Vidhata

Rajesh Roshan:- Khuddar, Kamchor

Bappi Lahiri:- Namak Halal, Disco Dancer. 

Naushad:-Dharam Kanta 

Khayyam:- Baazar. 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- Prem Rog, Apna Bana Lo, Desh Premi, Rajput, Deedar-E-Yaar, Raaste Pyar Ke, Ghazab, Jeevan Dhara, Mehandi Rang Layegi, Samrat etc..

Laxmikant-Pyarelal maintained top position with maximum no of hits. However RD Burman gave tough challenges to LP. Although this year’s Binaca Geet Mala was topped with the songs of Rajesh Roshan (Khuddar), Bappi Lahiri ( Namak Halal). 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal struggled to find the substitute of Rafi..This year LP tried a young singer from Vadodara (Baroda) Shabbir Kumar..

Laxmikant Pyarelal (PREM ROG), Bappi Lahiri (Namak Halal), Khayyam (Bazaar), Ravi

(Nikaah) and R. D. Burman (Sanam Teri Kasam) were the strong contenders for the best music award. 

After waiting for many years, finally, Filmfare gave justice to RD Burman and awarded him the best music award for his work in ”Sanam Teri Kasam”. . It was RD Burman’s first filmfare award. However RD Burman has given some outstanding music in the past. Sometimes we fail to understand the philosophy/logic of the juries of filmfare awards.

BINACA Geetmala Standing in Annual Countdown.. ( 32 songs ) 

No 31  Megha Re Megha Re ..Lata-Suresh Wadkar..”Pyasa Sawan”

No 29  Meri Kismat Mein Tu Nahin Shayad.. Lata-Suresh Wadkar “ Prem Rog”

No 28  Mere Dildar Ka Baqpan ..Rafi-Kishore..”Deedar-E-Yaar”

No 25  Sara Din Satate Ho..Kishore-Asha..”Raaste Pyar Ke”

No 21  Mere Mehaboob Tuze Salam..Rafi-Asha.”Bagawat”

No 20  Apane Apane Miyan Pe..Asha..”Apana Bana Lo”

No 18  Khatoon Ki Khidamat Main…Kishore…”Desh Premi”

No 13  Chhod Maza Haat ..Kishore-Asha..”Fifty Fifty”

No 12  Main Tum Main Sama Jaoun..SPB-Asha..”Raaste Pyar Ke”

No 10 Mohbbat Hai Kya Cheez..Lata-Suresh..”Prem Rog”

No 09 Pyar Ka Vaada Fifty Fifty ..Asha-Kishore..”Fifty Fifty”

No 07 Hai Raju Hai Daddy..Rajeshwari-SPB ..”Ek Hi Bhool”

No 05 Main Hoon Prem Rogi..Suresh Wadkar..”Prem Rog”



LP v/s Other Prominent Musical Hits of the year 1983

This year LP gave the music for the 12 movies. 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal now completed 20 years in Hindi Film Music. They remained on top ever since the score of their first film “Parasmani”…1963. Laxmikant was just 26 years of age and Pyarelal was of 23 years, then. 

LP were knowing the pulses of the masses and what is the liking for the today’s generations and continue to compose the music –

R D Burman:- Swami Dada, Aamne Samne, Betab, Masoom, Bemisal, Pukar.

Khayyam:- Raziya Sultana

Kalyanji-Anandji:- Kalakar, Vidhata 

Bappi Lahiri:- Himmatwala, Justice Chaudhari, Naukar Biwi Ka.

Usha Khanna:- Sauten

Anu Malik:- Ek Jaan Hai Hum

This year we saw the emergence of one more new music director Nadeem Shravan..

This year also Laxmikant-Pyarelal maintained no 1 position by giving maximum numbers of hits. This year too LP found missing Mohammd Rafi. This year they heavily relied on Shabbir Kumar..Also gave some good songs to newly emerged female singer Alka Yagnik.

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- Hero, Arpan, Coolie, Avtaar, Woh Saat Din, Andha Kanoon, Prem Tapasya etc..

Laxmikant Pyarelal (HERO), Khayyam (Razia Sultan), R. D. Burman (Betaab and Masoom) and Usha Khanna (Souten), were nominated for the best music award. R D Burman won his second successive award for ”Masoom”.

BINACA Geetmala Standing in Annual Countdown.. ( 32 songs ) 

For the second time, since 1963,  it was found LP songs missing in first TEN. 

29 Yeh Andha Kanoon Hai ..Kishore Kumar..”Andha Kanton”

25 Zindagi Mauj Udane Ka Naam ..Mahendra Kapoor “Avtaar” 

19 Likhne Wale Ne Likh Dale ..Lata-Suresh Wadkar..”Arpan”

12 Meri Kismat Main Tu Nahin Shayad. Lata-Suresh Wadkar “Prem Rog” 



LP v/s Other Prominent Musical Hits of the year 1984

This year too LP gave the music for as many as 15 films. 

RD Burman:- Sunny, Anand Aur Anand, Zameen Aasman, Manzil Manzil, Jawani, Bheema, Karishmaa, Maati Mange Khoon..

Bhappi Lahiri:- Quaidi, Makasad, Kamyab, Tohfa, Sharabi, Kasam Paida Karanewale Ki, Kaamyab, Wanted, Haisiyat. 

Anu Malik:- Sohni Mahiwal

Jagjit Singh:- Arth ….Tum Itana Jo Muskura Rahe Ho

With songs of “Hero”( released in late 1983) very much in demand in the year 1984, LP continued to be dominating the musical scores. But this year it was Bappi Lahiri gave tough challenges to LP. 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- Pyar Jhukta Nahin, Do Dilon Ki Dastan, Asha Jyoti, All Rounder, Aklmand, Inquilab, Ghar Ek Mandir. 

Anuradha Paudwal wins her first award for the song Mere Man Baje Mridang from ”Utsav. “

The best lyricists award also went to ”Utsav” for the ever-fresh Lata-Asha duet song Man Kyon Behaka Re Behaka to Shri Vasant Deo. 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal ( UTSAV), Bappi Lahiri ( Tohfa) and Anu Malik ( Sohini Mahiwal) were strong contenders for the best music award. However Bappi Lahiri won his only music award for his work in ”Sharabi”.

BINACA Geetmala Standing in Annual Countdown.. ( 32 songs ) 

26 Lambi Judai ..Reshma…”Hero” 

21 Bichhu Lad Gaya ..Kishore-Asha “Inquilaab” 

17 Mujhe Peene Ka Shonkh Nahin ..Shabbir-Anuradha “Coolie” 

11 Ding Dong O Babby Sing A Song ..Manhar Udhas-Anuradha Pandwal..”Hero”

10 Pyar Karnewale Kabhi ..Manhar Udhas- Lata “Hero”

08 Ooi Margayi Dr Babu..Alka Dagnik – Shailendra singh “Ghar Ek Mandir” 

05 Dono Jawani Ki Masti Main ..Shabbir – Asha ..”Coolie” 

01 Tu Mera Janu Hai .Anuradha-Manhar …”Hero” 


LP v/s Other Prominent Musical Hits of the Year 1985

This year LP gave the music for as many as 13 films. 

R D Burman:- Sagar, Sitamgar, Zabardast, Alag Alag, Lava, Hum Nau Jawan, Ruswai, Shiva Ka Insaaf.

Rajesh Roshan:- Aakhir Kyon

Bappi Lahiri:- Giraftar, Aitbar, Mohabbat, Babu, Saheb, Patal Bhairavi

Ravindra Jain:- Ram Teri Ganga Maili.

Laxmikant-Pyarelal confidently continues their musical journey and maintained the top position in terms of hit music. Likewise last year, this year too Bappi Lahiri gave some challenges to LP but it was not sufficient enough to snatchLP’s no 1 position.

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- Teri Meharbaniyan, Utsav, Ghulami, Jawab, Meri Jung, Radon Ki Kasam, Sarfarosh, Mera Ghar Mere Bachche, Mera Jawab

This year LP started using relatively new female singers like Kavitha Krishnmurthy, Alka Yagink, Anuradha Paudwal, S. Janaki etc.. at the same time on male singers, apart from Kishore Kumar, they also started giving songs to Shabbir Kumar, Suresh Wadkar, Nitin Mukesh, Mahar etc. and produced some melodious songs. 

The biggest surprise was LP’s music in ”Sur Sangam”. The music pattern was changing, people’s liking had changed but this time LP did with style and kept the mouth shut of all the critics. Even today the music of “Sur Sangam” are in much demand. 

One can enjoy all the songs of “Sur Sangam” on

Laxmikant-Pyarelal (“SUR SANGAM” and “MERI JUNG” ), R D Burman (“Sagar”) and Ravindra Jain ( “Ram Teri Ganga Maili”) were strong contenders for the best music award. 

At the end Ravindra Jain wins his only award for the music of “Ram Teri Ganga Maili”.

BINACA Geetmala Standing in Annual Countdown.. ( 32 songs ) 

32 Man Kyon Behka ..Lata-Asha..”Utsav”

26 Dil Bequrar Tha Dil Bequrar Hai..Anuradha-Shabbir..”Teri Meharbaniyan” 

18 Teri Meharbaniyan ..Shabbir Kumar ..”Teri Meharbaniyan” 

15 Zindagi Har Kadam .. Lata-Shabbir..”Meri Jung”

14 Ziihal-E-Mushkil ..Lata-Shabbir…”Ghulam”

10 Sri Devi Tu Nahin .Kishore Kumar…”Sarfarosh”

09 Tum Yaad Na Aaya Karo..Shabbir-Lata..”Jeene Nahi Doonga” 

05 Chahe Laakh Toofan Aaye..Lata-Shabbir..”Pyar Jhukata Nahin”

02 Tumse Mil Ke Na Jane Kyon ..Shabbir-Kavitha .”Pyar Jhukata Nahin” 



LP v/s Other Prominent Musical Hits for the year 1986

R D Burman:- Jeeva, Samundar, Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu

Kalyanji-Anandji:- Chameli Ki Shadi, Jaanbaz

Bappi Lahiri:- Tarzan, Suhagan. 

Laxmikant- Pyarelal:- Karma, Nagina, Aakhri Rasta, Aag Aur Shola, Naam, Love 86, Amrit , Nache Mayuri, Aap Ke Saath, Swarg Se Sunder, 

Once again it was a clean sweep by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. This year too no competition for LP. 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal boldly introduced today’s sensational singer Sukhwinder Singh. Actually late Laxmikant herd young Sukhwinder Sing singing the song Sola Baras Ki Bali Umar Ko Salam in one of the functions in Punjab

and immediately called for recording the songs of “Naam” and “Karma”. Today he is right on top of his profession. 

LP were desperately looking for the substitute of Mohammad Rafi. This year they also introduced Mohammad Aziz. 

Other than Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhonsle..LP continued trying new talented female singers Alka Yagnik, Anuradha Paudwal, Kavitha Krishmurthy and S. Janki

 and composed some popular and hit songs. 

Unfortunately this year filmfare did not announce any award. But it was sure Laxmikant-Pyarelal could have won the award either for ”Naam”, “Karma” or “Nagina”..There were no other major musical hits from any of the music directors in the year 1986.

BINACA Geetmala Standing in Annual Countdown.. ( 38 songs ) 

Once again top three songs belongs to Laxmikant-Pyarelal 

38 O Miss De De Kiss ..Suresh Wadekar-Shailendra Sigh …”Love 86”

35 Tu Kal Chala Jayega…Mohammad Aziz-Manhar..”Naam” 

34 Bol Baby Bol Rock-n-Roll ..Kishore-S Janki ..”Meri Jung” 

29 Bhala Hai Bura Hai….Anuradha..”Naseeb Apana Apana” 

27 Ek Ladaki Jiska Naam ..Mohammad Aziz-Kavita…”Aag Aur Shola”

26 Amiron Ki Shaam ..Mohammad Aziz…”Naam”..

23 Maika Piya Bulawe..Suresh Wadkar-Lata..”Sur Sangam” 

17 Man Kyon Behaka ..Lata-Asha ..”Utsav”

15 Pyar Kiya Hai ..Shabbir-Kavitha .”Pyar Kita Hai Pyar Karrende”

12 Chichi Aayi Hai..Pankaj Uhdes “Naam”

11 Bahron Ki Ranginiyon ..Shabbir..”Naseeb Apana Apana” 

07 Gori Ka Sajan..S Janaki-Mohammad Aziz..”Aakhri Rasta” 

05 Zindagi Har Kadam..Lata-Shabbir..”Meri Jung” 

03 Har Karam Apna Karenge..Kavitha-Mohammad Aziz..”Karma”

02 Duniya Main Kitana Ghum Hai..Mohammad Aziz..”Amrit” 

01 Yashoda Ka Nandlala…Lata Mangeshkar…”Sanjog” 



LP v/s Other Prominent Musical Hits of the Year 1987

R D Burman:- Ijaazat, Apane Apane.

Bappi Lahiri:- Dance Dance, Aag Hi Aag

Kalyanji-Anandji:- Imandar, Kaliyug Aur Ramayan

Anu Malik:- Insaniyat Ke Dushman

Rajesh Roshan:- Khudgarz

Amar-Utpal:- Shanshanh

With the songs of LP’s “Naam”, “Nagina” and “Karma” released in late 1986, again Laxmikant-Pyarelal dominates the show for the year 1987. Laxmikant-Pyarelal introduced new singers. This time they introduced female singer Alisha Chinoy for the song Kate Nahin Katate ..I Love You… 

LP also gave some good songs to the other leading female singers like Alka Yagnik, Kavitha Krishnamurthy, Anuradha Paudwal. On the male singers they have to contend with Kishore Kumar and also gave some good melodies to Mohammad Aziz, Suresh Wadkar, Manahar, Shabbir Kumar etc. 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- Mr. India, Kudarat Ka Kanoon, Aulad, Mard Ki Zaban, Sindoor, Loha, Sansaar, Nazarana. 

This year too Filmfare did not announce any award and hence once again Laxmikant-Pyarelal lost the opportunity to win the best music award, unanimously, for the film ”MR INDIA”

On a very sad note music lover lost Kishore Kumar on 13th October, 1987. An end of an ERA.

BINACA Geetmala Standing in Annual Countdown.. ( 29 songs ) 

26 Na Tumne Kiya Na Maine Kiya …Lata…”Nache Mayuri”

24 Ram Ram Bol ..Shabbir-Alka-Kavita..”Hukumat” 

19 Naam Sare..Mohammad Aziz-Lata…”Sindoor” 

14 Hawa Hawai ..Kavita ..”Mr India”

13 De De Did Football..Kavitha..”Mr India” 

11 Karate Hai Hum Pyar..Kishore-Kavitha..”Mr India” 

08 Amiron Ki Sham..Mohammad Aziz..”Naam”

05 Tune Bechain Itna Kiya..Mohammad Aziz..”Nagina” 

04 Main Teri Dushaman…Lata….”Nagina”

03 Na Jaiyo Pardes..Kavitha..”Karma”

01 Chitthi Aayi Hai ..Pankaj Uhdes ..”Naam”



 LP v/s Other Prominent Musical Hits for the Year 1988

Bappi Lahiri:- Hatya, Kasam, 

Rajesh Roshan:- Dariya Dil, Khoon Bhari Mang, Kash

Usha Khanna:- Pyar Ki Jeet

Anu Malik:- Jeete Hai Shan Se

Uttam-Jagdish:- Waris

Ravi:- Awam

This year Hindi Film Music witnessed the emergence of new talented, young music directors, Anand-Milind, sons of music directors Chitragupt and one time assistants to Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

Anand-Milind:- Quyamat Se Quyamat. 

This year also Laxmikant-Pyarelal remined on top with super hit music of “Dayawan”, ”Tezaab”, “Eeshwar” etc. This year Laxmi-Pyare introduced Jolly Mukharjee. They also give a huge all time hit song to Alka Yagnik. Ek Do Teen . 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- Eeshwar, Tezaab, Dayawan, Biwi Ho To Aisi, Ram Awatar, Gharana, Pyar Mohabbat, Pyar Ka Mandir and many more. 

Filmfare started giving awards this year. Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s super duper musical hit ”TEZAABb” and Anand-Milind’s “Quyamat Se Quyamat Tak” were only strong contenders for the best music award. Jury decides to give it to”Quyamat Se Quyamat Tak”. Thus Anand-Milind got their only filmfare award. 

Today’s famous singer Udit Narayan also started his carrier and won the best award for the singer, for Papa Kehte Hain Bada Naam Karega…

BINACA Geetmala Standing in Annual Countdown.. ( 27 songs ) 

27 Log Jahan Par Rahate Hai ..Suresh-Mohmmad Aziz-Kavita..”Pyar Ka Mandir”

25 Phool Gulab Ka…Anuradha-Mohammad Aziz..”Kiwi Ho To Aisi”

22 Maine Hi Ek Geet Likha Hai…Shabbir Kumar..”Hamara Khandan” 

17 Patazad Sawan Basant Bahar..Suresh Wadkar-Lata, “Sindoor” 

13 Keh Do Ki Tum Meri Ho ..Anuradha-Amit Kumar..”Tezaab”

12 Jab Pypar Kiya ..Mohammad Aziz-Anuradha ..”Watan Ke Rakhwale”

11 Aaj Phir Tum Se Pyar Aaya Hai..Anuradha-Pankaj Uhdes “Dayavaan” 

09 Ek Do Teen Chaar..Alka Yagnik/Amit Kumar..”Tezaab”

07 Ungli Mein Angoothi ..Mohammad Aziz-Lata ,,”Ram Avtar” 

02 Tuze Itna Pyar Karen..Lata-Shabbir,.’’”Kudrat Ka Kanoon”



LP v/s Other Musical Hits for the Year 1989

This year LP gave the music for as many as 15 films and at the same time they crossed the 400 number. Subhash Ghai’s ”Ram Lakhan” was Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s 400th film. 

Bappi Lahiri:- Love Love Love

Kalyanji-Anandji:- Data, Tridev

Anand Milind:- Lal Dupatta Malmal Ka

Anu Malik:- Toofan 

Shiv-Hari:- Chandani

Hasan Jahangir:- Hawa Hawa Ye Bata

Ram-Laxman:- Maine

Pyar Kiya..

Once again Laxmikant-Pyarelal continues to top the number of hits in this year too. This year KA (Tridev) , Ram Laxman (Maine Pyar Kiya), and Shiv-Hari (Chandani) gave some challenges to LP. 

It is interesting to note that LP composed some good / popular / hit music by using the new names like, Mohammad Aziz, Alka Yagnik, Kavitha Krishnmurthy, Manahar Udhas, Amit Kumar. They also gave few songs to Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle and Mahendra Kapoor. 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- Ram Lakhan, Batwara, Santosh, Chalbaaz, Nigahen, Bhrashtachaar, Bade Ghar Ki Beti etc.

Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s ”RAM LAKHAN”, Kalyanaji-Anandji’s “Tridev”, Shiv-Hari’s “Chandani” and Ram Laxman’s “Maine Pyar Kiya” were the strong contenders for the best music award. Jury decides not to give it to LP’s “Ram Lakhan” but to give it to Ram Laxman’s “Maine Pyar Kiya”…

BINACA Geetmala Standing in Annual Countdown.. ( 22 songs ) 

19 Chahe Tu Meri Jaan Le Le..Jolly Mukharjee..”Dayavan” 

18  Dil Tera Kisne Toda..Mohammad Aziz..”Dayavan” 

10 Muze Tumse Hai Kitten …Manhar Udhas-Anuradha “Ram Lakhan”

08 So Gaya Ye Jahan..Nitin Mukesh, Alka, Shabbier “Tezaab”

07 Tere Lakhan Ne Bada Dukh..Lata Mangeshkar..”Ram Lakhan” 

06 Kehdo Ke Tum Ho ..Anuradha-Amit Kumar..”Tezaab”

04 Hum Tumhe Itan Pyar Karenge..Anuradha-Mohammad Aziz…”Bees Saal Baad”

01 One Two Ka Four..Mohammad Aziz..”Ram Lakhan” 



LP v/s Other Prominent Musical Hits of the year 1990..

This year LP gave the music for as many as 20 films. 

Bappi Lahiri:- Aaj Ka Arjun, Ghar Ka Chirag, 

Rajesh Roshan:- Kishan Kanhaiyya, 

Anand Milind:- Aayi Milan Ki Raat, Dil, Baaghi. 

Anu Malik:- Tum Mere Ho

Ved Pal:- Sauntan Ki Beti

Nadeem-Shravan:- Aashiqui 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- Izzatdaar, Jamai Raja, Pati Patni Aur Tawayaf, Jeevan Ek Sangharsh, Khilaaf, Hatimtai, Agneepath, Sheshnaag etc..

This year although LP gave maximum films and tried number of new singers, also tried new combinations for duet..but ..but for the first time in last 28 years LP’s songs were not appearing in the top first five. The only saving grace was the song from “Pati Patni Aur Tawaif”..Kehna Na Tum Kisi Se ( 8th position in Binaca Geet Mala) was a hit but not to the reputation of LP. 

This year there was also a rift between Laxmikant and Pyarelal both of them almost decided to separate. For two weeks no talk, no recording of the songs of unusual thing….Lata Mangeshkar, Music director Naushad, Producer-Director Subhash Ghai took the initiative and resolved the rift between Laxmikant and Pyarelal. Till date no one knows what had happened to the long lasting friendship of L and P.It is still a secret . But it has certainly affected them heavily. 

This year’s musical show was stolen by Nadeem-Shravan for their super duper music in ”Aashiqui”…the songs were like a storm this year. Anand-Milind also gave some excellent music in ”Dil”. It was one of the rare year in which Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s name did not appear in the nominations for the best music award. Nadeem-Shravan, unanimously, won the best music award, for their excellent work in ”Ashiqui”.

BINACA Geetmala Standing in Annual Countdown.. ( 26 songs ) 

25 Tera Bimar Mera Dil..Mohammad Aziz-Kavita.”Chalbaaz” 

21 Kehna Na Tum Yeh Kisi Se..Salma Agha-Mohammad Aziz..”Pati Patni Aur Tawaif”

19 Na Jane Kahan Se Aayi Hai..Amit-Kavitha- “Chaalbaaz” 

05 Jumma Chumma De De…Sudesh Bhonsle..”Hum” 



 LP v/s Other Prominent Musical Hits of the Year 1991

Nadeem Shravan:- Sajan, Dil Hai Ke Manata Nahin, Sadak, Phool Aur Kaante

Ram Laxman:- Patthar Ke Phool, 100 Days.

Hridaynath Mangeshkar:- Lekin

Anand-Milind:- Kurban, Baaghi

Bappi Lahiri:-Phool Bane Angare, First Love Letter

Rajesh Roshan:- Bahar Aane Tak

Ravindra Jain:- Heena

Shiv-Hari:- Lamhe 

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- Narsimha, Hum, Prahar, Pyar Ka Devata, Saudagar, Hum, Badi Bahan, Prahar, Ajooba and many more.

Laxmikant-Pyarelal has some mega hit songs from “Hum”, “Saudagar”. Music of “Prahar” was different from other LP’s musical hits in the nineties. Quantity wise LPs were on top. LP once again bounced back to number 1 position which was affected because of the rift between L and P, last year. At the same time Laxmikant-Pyarelal started regularly using new generations singers like Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik. They also boldly introduced Sudesh Bhonsle and Vinay Mandke and Alpana Deshpande. Whenever situation demanded LP also gave some good songs for Lata Mangeshkar. 

This year Nadeem-Shravan gave a real challenge to LP. It was a balanced equation of the hit songs from LP and NS. I would say being fresh in Nadeem-Shravan’s music they have an edge this year. Ram-Laxman also gave some good music. Hridaynath Mangeshkar’s “Lekin” music was also a highlight of the year. 

Best Music Award..Once again Laxmikant-Pyarelal were nominated for “HUM” and “SAUDAGAR”, Hridaynath Mangaeshkar was nominated for “Lekin”, Nadeem-Shravan were nominated for “Sajan” and “Phool Aur Kaate”. FinallyNadeem-Shravan won their second successive award for the best music for their melodious music in “Sajan”.

BINACA Geetmala Standing in Annual Countdown.. ( 28songs ) 

19 Imali Ka Buta ..Sudesh Bhonsle-Mohammad Aziz..”Saudagar” 

15 Kagaz Kalam Dawat ..Mohammad Aziz-Shoah Joshi..”Hum” 

11 Jaon Tum Chahe Jahan  ..Amit Kumar-Alka Yagnik  “Narsinha” 

09 Ilu Ilu Kya Hai..Manhar-Kavitha..”Saudagar” 

05 Saudagar Sauda Kar..Kavitha-Manhar-Sukhvinder Singh. “Saudagar” 



Rajesh Roshan: Khel

Nadeem-Shravan: Dil Ka Kya kasoor, Deewana

Anand-Milind: Beta, Bol Radha Bol, Vansh, Sangeet

Jatin-Lalit: Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander, Khiladi, Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman

Bappi Lahiri: Zindagi Ek Juaa

Viju Shah: Vishwatma

Shyam-Surender: Mashooq, 

Anu Malik: Chamatkar

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:–Khuda Gawah, Heer Ranjha, audio of Roop Ki Rani ChoronKa Raja

BINACA Geetmala Standing in Annual Countdown.. ( 23songs ) 

22 Tu Roop Ki Raani ..Amit Kumar-Kavita..”Room Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja” 

13 Pee Pee Piya ..Alka-Udit Narayan..”Prem Deewane” 

03 Tu Meze Kubul Main Tuze Kubul ..Mohammad Aziz-Kavitha..”Khuda Gawah”



Nadeem-Shravan: Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar Ke

Shiv-Hari: Darr, Sahibaan

Dr Bhupen Hazarika: Rudaali

Jatin-Lalit: Audio of Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa

Anu Malik: Baazigar, Sir, Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayi

Anand-Milind: Anari

A.R.Rahman: Roja

Bappi Lahiri: Dalaal, Aankhen

Pt. Hridaynath Mangeshkar: Maya Memsaab

Laxmikant-Pyarelal:- Khalnayak, Aashiq Aawara, Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja, Tejaswini…

Laxmikant-Pyarelal nominated for best music award for “KHALNAYAK”. The award was won by Anu Malik for “Bazigar” 

BINACA Geetmala Standing in Annual Countdown.. ( 25songs ) 

23 Main Tera Aashiq  Hoon “Gumrah” ..Roop Kumar Rathod

16 Nayak Nahin Kahalnayak Houn Main …Vinod Rathod-Kavitha..”Khalnayak”  

01 Cholli Ke Pichhe Kya Hai …Alka Yagnik-Ila Aroon “Khalnayak” 


25th May, 1998. End of an “LP” era. Due to sickness of Laxmikant, LP had reduced the work. Still they give many hit songs till 1998.

Raj Kumar, Bhairavi, Dilber, Prem Granth, Prem, Trimurti, Tejaswini, Dhun and Deewana Mastana..

And the Long – Playing Partnership broken:-On 25th May, 1998

Long Playing ,Record Breaking Partnership of Laxmikant-Pyarelal broke as Shri Laxmikant died of kidney failure. This partnership / friendship lasted for 45 years, including non-stop 35 years of Bollywood Music. Laxmikant-Pyarelal, the most successful music directors of Bollywood Music.

That’s the end of an “LP” era.

Laxmikant-Pyarelal 1963 to 1998. 503 films, 2850 songs, 72 songwriters and 157 singers. A Massive Contribution In Hindi Film Music.

Laxmikant-Pyarelal, the most successful music directors of Hindi Cinema

Entire Hindi Film Music lovers were stunned.   I remember LP’s one of the finest compositions, written by Anand Bakshi and sung by late Mukesh from Film “Pushpanjali” ….”Duniya Se Jane Wale Jane Chale Jate Hai Kahan Kaise Dhundhe Koi Unko Nahin Kadamon Ke Hi Nishan”….

LONG LIVE Laxmikant-Pyarelal Music.

Ajay Poundarik, Atlanta (Georgia), USA, 24th, May, 2020.

By Ajay Poundarik

I am a Mechanical Engineering Graduate. Boiler Proficiency Engineer. Deeply In Love With Hindi Film Music When I Was Eight Years Of Age, Since 1963. I Have A Liking For All Contemporary Music Directors Compositions. I Am A Fan Of Laxmikant-Pyarelal Music. I Have Grown-Up By Listening To Laxmikant-Pyarelal Music. I Like Test Cricket Only. Worked In The Capacity Of General Manager For The Fields Of Project Implementation, Facility Management, Construction Management and Plant Maintenance In INDIA, NIGERIA for Twenty Years & AFGHANISTAN One Year.

1 comment

  1. A mistake . in 1981 filfare best male playback singer award was given to maitkumar his only award.

    spb won national award only but spb singing quality was very poor. even lp had problem with hiim in ek duje ke liye and talked to director.
    also rd burmans famous last come back is not listed
    lp wre great. they would have acheived more successs if they opted more for kishorekumar than rafi.
    the bsest lp songs long lasting are sung by kishore. most people voted for mere mehboob kayaamat hogi as best lp song. listen thye duet pukaro muze phir pukaro by kishore lata. one wonders why lp selected suresh wadkar for the famous duet with lata in nwhich the words appar dhua ba gayi hai khayalo ki mehfil.
    the vduet would have been an all time hit with deep voice of kishore and lp opting more for kishore would have raised their popularity as kishore was most popular.
    they trid to promote rafi but it failed .pl see that manmphan desais films for maitabh barring aaa more renowned is Ka score for don mukkadar ka sikanadar rr for kuddar yaarana natwarlal , rdbs hits rimzim gire sawaan, jaha teri ye nazar hai, bappi lahiris sharabi.
    franly quality wise rd burman and nadeem shravan were best. rd burman is the only compser after the stawarts whose name can be listed with stalwarts. lp and ka produced good some times greater songs than rdb but variety the classs was with rdb. ka produced some outstanding melodies more oustanding than rdb lp for eg safar mera jeevan kkora kagaz o sathi re khaike pan banaraswala neele neele yari hai iman mera.
    rdbs trum card was kishore . he used it lesser in 80s and gave chance tto amitkumar suresh wadkar. but so he failed his successful scores commerically when he used kishore inn eigthies or kumar sany exactly in tone of kishore. Amitkuar failed to delivveredas he exactly rever4sed . he emulated kishore in lighter numbers sometime better than kishore as in laila o laila or bato bato me but mostly poorer and tried to mix rafi style with kishore in softer serious songs. Peolle distictly prefereed romatic deliverirs of kishore ssad songs of kishore to rafi. on lighter songs both were equal.
    lp should have used kishore in suhaag . nowdays people remeber my name is anthony more than parda haai parda.

    premrog songs woulld have suited kisore more. lp rafi was a dull combination barring parda hai mai jat yemla aaj mausam. rafi was great iwiith madan mohan sd burna shankaer jaikishan op nayyyar and rd burman . rafi was poor with lp combinatin.

    sargam has the dominance of lata. Alos had they used kishore in place of rafi music would have nbeen mmore hit as these type of songs are not many in kishores voice and it would have given a rare touch adding to popularity

    above all a great site and great compilation. congrats


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