My Mohammed Rafi Playlist-W

So U and V were short, but this one’s gonna get a little longer.

Wadiyan Mera Daaman-Abhilasha(1968): Sanjay Khan goes crazy in love for Nanda with this R. D. Burman track.

Woh Hai Zara Khafa Khafa-Shagird(1967): The charming pair of Joy Mukherjee and Saira Banu flirt in the garden with this light Laxmikant-Pyarelal duet.

Woh Jab Yaad Aaye-Parasmani(1963): That’s true, when I remember something, so many things come to my head. And this sentimental classic duet is one of Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s first songs, picturized on Mahipal and Geetanjali in an enchanted fairytale setting, colored from that magic pixie dust in “Hansta Hua Noorani Chehra”. Rafi sahab’s voice is something so rich, smooth, warm, liquid, frothy, and foamy…

Woh Teer Dil Pe Chala-Aarti(1962): Comical duet from Roshan, featuring our beloved comedian Mehmood and Shashikala.

Woh Din Yaad Karo-Hamrahi(1963): Nice duet from Shankar-Jaikishan, picturized on Rajendra Kumar and Jamuna in the patio.

Watan Pe Jo Fida Hoga-Phool Baney Angarey(1963): Very emotional patriotic song and dynamic voice, under Kalyanji-Anandji’s direction.

Waqt Se Din Aur Raat-Waqt(1965): Time flies with this soulful Ravi composition, when things go and people lose lives, day and night, today and tomorrow. Kahin beetein na yeh raatein, kahin beete na yeh din.

Woh Hum Na The-Cha Cha Cha(1964): Helen, playing the heroine in this movie, listens to this soft, smooth, suave, liquid number from Iqbal Qureshi’s score on the radio, rendered by Chandrashekhar on screen.

For days, I’ve been working in a world full of Rafi songs, and his voice is so wonderful, so rich, smooth, liquid, soft, suave, and mellifluous, that listing so many of his songs by letter felt like so much wonder! Rafi sahab was one of the best singers in the world! Doesn’t it feel like a wonderland?!