There have been so many songs where Mohammed Rafi has not been the main singer and has been asked to sing a few lines in the song – mainly coming in at the end of a song .
It is actually mind numbing that when Mohammed Rafi is required even to do a couple of lines, he has managed to change the entire feel of the song and more often than not – he has made a mediocre song sound very good and one that you would not forget.
In these songs Mohammed Rafi has changed the feel, meaning and the whole momentum of the song. I have heard these songs over and over again and i have so much difficulty in comprehending what and how this Genius has managed to do this.The amazing thing is that the songs that he worked his magic on on were full songs sung by the greats such as Kishore Kumar, Mukesh, Lata, Asha – so they were not unknowns that Mohammed Rafi overpowered.
However Class is Class and it cannot be suppressed or denied and this “Voice Of God” is the greatest voice that can ever reach anyone’s hearing…ever.
I have done a list of some of these songs for you to try out – please listen to the complete songs and not just where Mohammed Rafi starts singing to appreciate the full affect.
- Humko Tumse Hogaya hai – Amar Akbar Anthony
- Chana Cor Garam – Kranti
- Mile Jo Kadi Kadi – Kasme Vaade
- Badeltey Rishtey – Badeltey Rishtey
- Sajana Saath Nibhana – Doli
- Zindagi Ek Safar – Andaz
- Dil ka Na Karna – Halaku
- Dil Ek Mandir – Dil Ek Mandir (opening Line…(Jaanewaale…)
- Chura Liya Hai – Yaadon Ki Baraat
- Gao Taraane Man ke – Aan (Chorus only…)
- Need se Jaag – Pratiggya
I hope the above list gives you an idea of what Mohammed Rafi has left behind…i am so sure even he did not realise how much he changed when he sang….in reality when he sand …he gave birth to the song….Enjoy