Hindi-Urdu songs: 1946

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31 significant Hindi-Urdu songs from 1946

Song

Film

Music

Lyrics

Singer(s)

Aaja haañ aaja/ meri barbad mohabbat [muhabbat] kay saharey, hai kaun jo bigdi hui taqdeer sanwaarey

 

Anmol Ghadi

Naushad

Tanveer Naqvi

Noor Jehan

Awaz kahañ hai, duniya meri jawãñ hai (Raag Pahãrhi/ Taal Dãdrã)

Anmol Ghadi

Naushad

Tanveer Naqvi

Noor Jehan, Surendra [Nath]

Jawan hai muhabbat (Raag Pahãrhi/ Taal Keherwã)

Anmol Ghadi

Naushad

Tanveer Naqvi

Noor Jehan

Kya mil gaya bhagwãn tumheiñ dil ko dukhã ?

Anmol Ghadi

Naushad

Anjum Pilibhiti

Noor Jehan

Kyun yaad aa rahey hain guzrey huyé zamaney

Anmol Ghadi

Naushad

Tanveer Naqvi

Surendra

Main dil dard

Anmol Ghadi

Naushad

Tanveer Naqvi

Suraiya

Meré bachpan saathi

Anmol Ghadi

Naushad

Tanvir Naqvi

Noor Jehan

Tera khilona toota baalak

Anmol Ghadi

Naushad

Tanveer Naqvi

Mohammed Rafi

Urhan khatolé pe

Anmol Ghadi

Naushad

Tanveer Naqvi

Shamshad Begum, Zohrabai

Chit dole nit dole

Dr.Kotnis Ki Amar Kahani

Dewan Sharar

Vasant Desai

Jayshree

Umeed bhara panchhi thã khoj raha sajni

Eight Days @ Aath Din

Sachin Dev Burman

Gopal Singh Nepali

Sachin Dev Burman

Maiñ sãjan ko man meiñ, maiñ ik chãñd man meiñ chhipayi baithi hûñ (Raag Jaijaiwanti)

Maharani Meenal Devi

Saraswati Devi

Neel Kanth Tiwari/ Ramanand

Raj Kumari

Suhãni beriyãñ beeti jãyéiñ, akélé baiTh jiyã ghabrayé (Raag Bihag/ Taal Keherwã)

Milan

Anil Biswas

Aarzoo Lucknowi

Parul Ghosh

Kab tak gehri raat rahegi

Neecha Nagar

Pt. Ravi Shankar

Vishwamitra Adil/ Manmohan Anand

The film’s credits are silent

So na o nanhi, so na, na, na, ab ro na

Neecha Nagar

Pt. Ravi Shankar

Vishwamitra Adil/ Manmohan Anand

The film’s credits are silent

Bhagwãn, meré gyãn dîpak ko jalã

Pujari

Hansraj Behl

Wali Saheb

Baby Mumtaz (Madhubala)

parwãné, ! Kaheeñ/ yahãñ shamã jal rahi hai

Rajputani

Bulo C. Rani

Pt. Indra

Hameeda Bano, Mukesh/ Hameeda Bano alone

Kehké bhi na aayé tum 

Safar

C. Ramachandra

G.S. Nepali

Mohd. Rafi

Aag lagi dil mein

Shah Jehan

Naushad

Majrooh Sultanpuri 

Naseem Akhtar

Aye dil e beqraar jhoom (Raag Bihag/ Taal Dãdrã)

Shah Jehan

Naushad

Khumar Barabankavi

K.L. Saigal

Chãh barbaad karegi hamein (Raag Bageshri/ Taal Dadra)

Shah Jehan

Naushad

Khumar Barabankavi

K.L. Saigal

Gham diyé mustaquil

Shah Jehan

Naushad

Majrooh Sultanpuri 

K.L. Saigal

Jab dil hi toot gaya (Raag Bhairavi/ Taal Keherwã)

Shah Jehan

Naushad

Majrooh Sultanpuri 

K.L. Saigal

Jawani daman ko rangeen bana le

Shah Jehan

Naushad

Majrooh Sultanpuri 

Shamshad Begum

Kar lijiye chalkar

Shah Jehan

Naushad

Majrooh Sultanpuri 

K.L. Saigal

Mere sapnon ki raani, Roohi

Shah Jehan

Naushad

Majrooh Sultanpuri 

K.L. Saigal, Mohammed Rafi

Gori chali piya dés

Shama

Ghulam Haider

Shevan Rizvi

Shmshad Begum, Zohra

Ik tera sahara

Shama

Ghulam Haider

Ehsaan Rizvi + Shamim

Shmshad Begum

Duniyahumeiñ do din rehné diyã mil

Shikari

Sachin Dev Burman

Gopal Singh Nepali

Amîrbai, Ashok Kumar  

Jab ghar meiñ lagi aag sabh banshi bajãyeiñ

Shikari

Sachin Dev Burman

Gopal Singh Nepali

Paro

Kuchh rañg badal rahi hai meri un ki baat cheet

Shikari

Sachin Dev Burman

Prob. Nepali

Shamshad Begum

 

How these particular songs were chosen

India’s first—and Hindi-Urdu music’s only durable—hit parade began in 1954. Its creator, Binaca Geet Mala, issued annual lists for 1952 and 1953 as well. However, songs had been introduced in Hindi-Urdu films as early as in 1931, indeed, with India’s first talking film.

Which were the most popular Hindi-Urdu songs between 1931 and 1951? The internationally accepted way of finding out is to go through contemporary as well as later articles to see which songs were mentioned (‘cited’) most often.

Indpaedia’s volunteers spent almost 21 man-months combing through all sources that mentioned songs from the years not covered by Binaca Geet Mala. Around one-third of this time was spent sifting through and analysing fifteen sources that covered the period 1931-53. These included YouTube playlists, three encylopaedias of Hindi-Urdu songs and a scholarly history of Hindi-Urdu film music. Because very few songs were mentioned ‘often,’ the volunteers noted down every song that was mentioned at all. Less than half a dozen songs were omitted because they did not exist either on Saregama’s website, the Geet Kosh, YouTube or Hindi Geet Mala. Every song was cross-checked with at least one of these sites.

For more details please see Hindi-Urdu songs: methodology.

Annual lists for the years 1931-51 have been arranged in the alphabetical order, because no one knows the order of their popularity. However, this can be done.

The Indpaedia community will be grateful if some volunteer(s) check out on YouTube the songs mentioned on this page and rank them according to the number of times each song has been played. (Most, but not all, of these songs are on YouTube.) This contribution will be gratefully acknowledged in the volunteer’s name.

Raags in songs

Few film songs that have a root in Indian classical music remain faithful to a raag throughout their length. Indpaedia volunteers have sometimes mentioned raags even when there is merely a hint of that raag in a song. (‘Raag’ is frequently spelt ‘raga,’ while ‘taal’ is also spelt ‘tal.’)

Wherever a taal has been mentioned, it is the one verified by ChandraKantha.com, and sometimes the raags, too.

See also

For lists of popular songs

If the song that you are looking for has not been listed under one particular year, please look up the next year’s charts as well. This is especially true of Binaca/ Cibaca’s annual charts, which would carry songs released in the last months of a year into the following year’s charts.

Hindi-Urdu songs: An introduction <> Hindi-Urdu songs: methodology <> Hindi-Urdu songs: sources and abbreviations <> Hindi-Urdu songs, 1931-49: years not known

Hindi-Urdu songs: 1931 Hindi-Urdu songs: 1932 Hindi-Urdu songs: 1933 Hindi-Urdu songs: 1934

Hindi-Urdu songs: 1935 Hindi-Urdu songs: 1936 Hindi-Urdu songs: 1937 Hindi-Urdu songs: 1938 Hindi-Urdu songs: 1939

Hindi-Urdu songs: 1940 Hindi-Urdu songs: 1941 Hindi-Urdu songs: 1942 Hindi-Urdu songs: 1943 Hindi-Urdu songs: 1944

Hindi-Urdu songs: 1945 Hindi-Urdu songs: 1946 Hindi-Urdu songs: 1947 Hindi-Urdu songs: 1948 Hindi-Urdu songs: 1949

Hindi-Urdu songs: 1950 Hindi-Urdu songs: 1951 Hindi-Urdu songs: 1952 Binaca Geet Mala: History and trivia Binaca Geet Mala 1953: greatest hits Binaca Geet Mala 1954: greatest hits

Binaca Geet Mala 1955: greatest hits Binaca Geet Mala 1956: greatest hits Binaca Geet Mala 1957: greatest hits Binaca Geet Mala 1958: greatest hits Binaca Geet Mala 1959: greatest hits

Binaca Geet Mala 1960: greatest hits Binaca Geet Mala 1961: greatest hits Binaca Geet Mala 1962: greatest hits Binaca Geet Mala 1963: greatest hits Binaca Geet Mala 1964: greatest hits

Binaca Geet Mala 1965: greatest hits Binaca Geet Mala 1966: greatest hits Binaca Geet Mala 1967: greatest hits Binaca Geet Mala 1968: greatest hits Binaca Geet Mala 1969: greatest hits

Binaca Geet Mala 1970: greatest hits Binaca Geet Mala 1971: greatest hits Binaca Geet Mala 1972: greatest hits Binaca Geet Mala 1973: greatest hits Binaca Geet Mala 1974: greatest hits

Binaca Geet Mala 1975: annual list Binaca Geet Mala 1976: annual list Binaca Geet Mala 1977: annual list Binaca Geet Mala 1978: annual list Binaca Geet Mala 1979: annual list

Binaca Geet Mala 1980: annual list Binaca Geet Mala 1981: annual list Binaca Geet Mala 1982: annual list Binaca Geet Mala 1983: annual list Binaca Geet Mala 1984: annual list

Binaca Geet Mala 1985: annual list Cibaca Geet Mala 1986: annual list Cibaca Geet Mala 1987: annual list Cibaca Geet Mala 1988: annual list Cibaca Sangeet Mala 1989: annual list

Cibaca Sangeet Mala 1990: annual list Cibaca Geet Mala 1991: annual list Cibaca Geet Mala 1992: annual list Cibaca Geet Mala 1993: annual list Hindi-Urdu songs: 1994

Hindi-Urdu songs: 1995 Hindi-Urdu songs: 1996 Hindi-Urdu songs: 1997 Hindi-Urdu songs: 1998 Hindi-Urdu songs: 1999

Hindi-Urdu songs: 2000 Hindi-Urdu songs: 2001 Hindi-Urdu songs: 2002 Hindi-Urdu songs: 2003 Hindi-Urdu songs: 2004

Hindi-Urdu songs: 2005 Hindi-Urdu songs: 2006 Hindi-Urdu songs: 2007 Hindi-Urdu songs: 2008 Hindi-Urdu songs: 2009

Hindi-Urdu songs: 2010 Hindi-Urdu songs: 2011 Hindi-Urdu songs: 2012 Hindi-Urdu songs: 2013 Hindi-Urdu songs: 2014

Hindi-Urdu songs: 2015

For lists of popular Hindi-Urdu films

Indpaedia has lists of the highest grossing films of all individual years (and some decades) from Hindi-Urdu films: 1940 to the present.

Records for the 1930s are non-existent but you may still want to read:

Hindi-Urdu films: 1931 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1932 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1938 <>Hindi-Urdu films: 1939

Below are sample links, one from each decade. Links to all individual years (and some decades) will be found at the bottom of every page in the Hindi-Urdu films series.

Hindi-Urdu films: 1941 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1950 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1968 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1977 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1986 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1995 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 2004 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 2013 <>

For raags and taals

Raags/ ragas and Thaats: Hindustani

Taal/ tãl: Hindustani

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