Song: Yeh Dosti Hum Nahin Album: Sholay Type: Bollywood Artist: Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey Music Director: R.D. Burman Lyricist: Anand Bakshi Rating: 4.5 The first song which comes to all our minds when we talk about friendship. What could go wrong when we are talking about a song from Sholay? “Yeh Dosti” is an awesome song with some simple lyrics which gives you a true value of friendship. And not to forget the duet between Whistle and Harmonica. RDB truly rocks.
Song: Yaari Hai Imaan Mera
Artist: Manna Dey
Music Director: Kalayanji-Anandji
Lyricist: Gulshan Bawra
Manna Dey may have been typecast as a classical singer but as he demonstrates in this song, he was more than capable of singing in other styles. Is there something with Amitabh Bachchan and friendship? He figures again in this Zanjeer song with Pran giving the performance of a lifetime.
Song: Bambai Se Aaya Mera Dost
Album: Aap Ki Khatir
Artist: Bappi Lahiri
Music Director: Bappi Lahiri
Lyricist: Shailey Shailendra
A typical Bappi Lahiri’s singing, the song is full of masti and has got a Marathi folk influence to it.
Song: Aaya Mausam Dosti Ka
Album: Maine Pyar Kiya
Artist: Lata Mangeshkar, S.P.Balasubrmanyam, Usha Mangeshkar, Shailendra Singh
Music Director: Ram Laxman
Lyricist: Asad Bhopali
Lyrically sounds like a song on friendship but this one from Ram Laxman manages to capture both love & friendship. Although the song sounds a bit similar to Baltimore’s “Tarzan Boy”, the melody makes you forget it.
Song: Tere Jaisa Yaar Kahan
Artist: Kishore Kumar
Music Director: Rajesh Roshan
Dafli and Dholak covering most of the song very few instruments being used in this one. The melody of mukhda keeps you alive until it arrives again in the middle and at the end of the song.
Song: Yaaron Dosti
Music Director: Leslie Lewis
One of the best song made on friendship, this one takes you back to your college days. A simple and a soothing composition from Leslie and sung brilliantly by KK. A tailor made song for anyone who has just started playing guitar.
Song: Dil Chahta Hai
Album: Dil Chahta Hai
Artist: Shankar Mahadevan
Music Director: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Lyricist: Javed Akhtar
The song sounds still so fresh and energetic, it truly was an experiment for that period, hats off to SEL. The song takes you on a trip and makes you do all those things which you haven’t done before.
Song: Salamat Rahe Dostana Hamara
Artist: Kishore Kumar, Mohammad Rafi
Music Director: Laxmikant-Pyarelal
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi
A craze during 80′s, this one is special because of its lyrics especially the second antara “Pata Koi Pooche To Kehte Hain Hum, Ke Ek Duje Ke Dil Mein Rehte Hain Hum”. Won’t this make the masses go crazy? it did. Rafi saab and Kishore Da makes it even more special.
Song: Mustafa Mustafa
Album: Duniya Dilwalo Ki
Music Director: A.R.Rahman
An upbeat instrumentation with bass being played through out, the song is with full of energy. This one from Rahman was an anthem in the late 90′s.
Song: Purani Jeans
Artist: Ali Haider
Music Director: Ali Haider
Lyricist: Ali Haider
The USP of the song is its lyrics, as simple as you like. This one brings back your college day memories. The things you did, the things you got and the things you lost. One simple song manages to capture your life. Probably the only one good song from Ali Haider.