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These Evergreen Singers Of The Golden Era Will Make You Nostalgic

The Hindi film Industry has seen immense change over the years, not only in terms of music but also the singers, the genres and the variations in songs. But, the Golden era is known to have some of the best-composed songs that have stayed with us over the years and will continue to do so. With some beautiful compositions, these singers are the building blocks of the Music industry. With soulful melodies, here are some of the best singers that will definitely take you on a musical journey

Kishore Kumar

Kishore Kumar

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The musical genius and the heart and soul of the Music Industry, Kishore Kumar was an Indian film playback singer, actor, lyricist, composer, producer, director, and screenwriter. There was literally nothing he couldn’t do, earning him a tag of a hero in the Music and Film Industry. He was linguistic in all ways, with his songs ranging from Hindi to Bengali, from Marathi to Assamese, from Gujarati to Kannada and many more. With his endless talents, he has also received 8 Filmfare Awards.

Best songs: Roop Tera Mastana, Agar Tum Na Hote, Zindagi Ek Safar and many more.

Stream the songs here: http://bit.ly/2Z09deF

Lata Mangeshkar

Lata Mangeshkar

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One of the best-known and most respected playback singers in India, Lata Mangeshkar can be called a true representation of our country in the world of Music. Since a very young age, she has been passionate about music and has been gifted with the most beautiful voice. Lata Ji has recorded over 1000 songs in over 36 regional languages. A versatile singer, she is also the recipient of 3 National awards, four Filmfare awards, to name just a few. What’s more, she holds a record in the prestigious Guinness Book of Records as the most recorded artist in history.

Best songs:  Lag Ja Gale, Oh mere sanam, Bholi si surat etc.

Stream the songs here: http://bit.ly/2Ka2wCw

Mohammed Rafi

Mohammed Rafi

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An evergreen playback singer of the country, Mohammed Rafi has given the Indian Film Industry the best melodies. The man with magic in his voice has given many classic numbers, qawwalis, ghazals, and several romantic numbers. As talented as he is, he is also extremely versatile and has sung in various regional languages with ease. An effortless singer in the truest sense of the word, he has received one National Award, six Filmfare awards, and the most honorable Padma Shri award.

Best Songs: Mere Mehboob Tujhe, Kya Hua Tera Wada, Parda hai Parda etc.

Stream the songs here: http://bit.ly/2wsBiPt

Geeta Dutt

Geeta dutt

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Geeta Dutt held an uncommon smooth tone in her voice that one could feel. She put forth a wide range of feelings into every tune she sang. This uncommon feature made her a diverse singer wherein she sang traditional and western styled tunes easily with grace. Initially, she used to sing religious songs and sad songs, but later in on, she sang jazz-based songs due to which a newer and deeper side in her voice was revealed. She has sung over 1200 songs in many regional languages namely Marathi, Bengali, and Bhojpuri.

Best songs: Mera Sundar Sapna Beet Gaya, Woh Sapne Waali Raat, Jane kya tune kahi.

Stream the songs here: http://bit.ly/2QxKwmN

Mukesh

Mukesh

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Known as The Man with the Golden Voice, his songs justify this title given to him. Mukesh was such a fan of singer K. L. Saigal that in his early years of playback singing he started imitating him. He is one of the singers who has given us major classic hits and went on to command a huge fan following and was counted as a legend among legends. The first song that he sang for a Hindi film was Dil Jalta Hai To Jalne De. Having sung over 1300 songs, he is one of the music maestros from the Golden era. With a career spanning decades, in 1974, he received a National Award.

Best songs: Sab Kuch Seekha Humne, Dost Dost Na Raha, Sabse Bada Naadan etc.

Stream the songs here: http://bit.ly/2Mg3iAD

Asha Bhosle

Asha Bhosle

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Asha Bhosle is one of the voices that has been living through six decades with all vigor. Having a sensual touch in her voice, she has given us some of the best songs from different genres. Apart from being a playback singer in over a thousand Bollywood movies, she has also been a part of several private albums. No genre was unknown to her, she has been open to all types of songs be it pop or ghazal. She is the recipient of Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Padma Vibhushan award, and seven Filmfare awards.

Best songs: Parde Mein Rehne Do, Yeh Mera Dil, Dum Maaro Dum etc.

Stream the songs here: http://bit.ly/2HK6QXB

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