Asha, The Enchantress

The EnchantressAsha Bhosle, one of the most versatile playback artists turned 78 today. I can think of the following songs which I feel were her best and could definitely not make it to the popularity charts. Chura Liya Hai Tumne, In Aankhon Ki Masti and songs like these from the late 70s and early 80s often eclipse the larger corpus of her creative acumen. The pieces of sheer brilliance listed below are definitely worth an ear on her birthday.

1. Saba Se Ye Keh Do Ki Kaliyan Bichhaaye

This one with Madan Mohan has all what makes for a soft romantic song!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHhMs5dvvZc

2. Jab Din Haseen Dil Ho Jawan To Kyun Na Manayein Picnic

What a picnic song this one is!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTZJmD5xSJo

3. Shokh Nazar Ki Bijliyan 

With the accompaniment of Madan Mohan this one is brilliant once again!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrcqSuEH7rk

4.  Yehi Wo Jagah Hai Yehi Wo Fizaayein

Simply wonderful!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5rBROlSTjI

5. Baagh Mein Kali Khili

Uniquely chirpy and joyous composition with Salil Chowdhury!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofSmjIsOGB0

Wish you many many happy returns of the day Asha Ji!!

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