‘Nightingale of India’
The Bharat Ratna awardee, playback singer Lata Mangeshkar is certainly a true gem of our country. With umpteen songs and awards, she has lent her voice to almost four generations of actresses! Here we are listing Top 10 Lata Mangeshkar Solo Songs. 
On Lata Mangeshkar’s 90th birthday we list down our favorite songs (solo) by her. Trust me, shortlisting 10 best tracks from her innumerable songs is like asking a girl to choose 1 lehenga from a huge collection of lehengas by Sabyasachi Mukherjee or maybe Manish Malhotra! So tough!
Top 10 Lata Mangeshkar Solo Songs
Here is our list of favorites from a repertoire of her thousands and thousands of her tracks (in no particular order).
Ek Tu Hi Bharosa – Lata Mangeshkar Video Song – Pukar, 2000
One of the most loved devotional songs of all time.
So Gaye Hain – Lata Mangeshkar Song – Zubeidaa, 2001
The song holds the essence of ‘Zubeidaa’. And those of you who haven’t heard it trust me you’ll have goosebumps throughout!
A.R. Rahman’s music + Javed Akhtar’s lyrics +Lata Mangeshkar’s voice = SHEER AWESOMENESS!
Aa Jaane Jaan – Lata Mangeshkar Solo Song – Intaqam, 1969
‘Aa Jaane Jaan’ is one of the best cabaret songs in Bollywood. It was tailored according to Lata Mangeshkar’s style for she was a little apprehensive, initially, about singing a cabaret song.
Tujhse Naraz Nahi Zindagi – Lata Mangeshkar Song – Masoom, 1983
Don’t we all love this song?
Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Ye – Lata Mangeshkar – Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai, 1960
Lata Mangeshkar’s voice sounds as blissful as the composition by the dynamic duo Shankar-Jaikishan.
Lagg Jaa Gale – Lata Mangeshkar Solo Song – Wo Kaun Thi, 1963
Only one word- Mesmerizing!
Baahon Mein Chale Aao – Lata Mangeshkar Solo – Anamika, 1973
Lata Mangeshkar’s voice adds to the intimacy factor of the song.
Yaara Seeli Seeli – Lata Mangeshkar Song – Lekin, 1991
Hridayanath Mangeshkar’s (music composer and Lata Mangeshkar’s brother) interpretation of ‘Yaara Seeli Seeli’ helped Lata Mangeshkar bag that year’s National Award for Best Female Playback Singer.
Rim Jhim Gire Saawan – Lata Mangeshkar Song – Manzil, 1979
One of the most famous rain/ love songs, Lata Mangeshkar’s version of ‘Rim Jhim Gire Saawan’ brings in the perfect amount of innocence required for this song.
Kahin Deep Jale Kahin Dil – Lata Mangeshkar Song – Bees Saal Baad, 1962
The classic haunted song and Lata Mangeshkar won a National award for it.
Happy birthday Nightingale of India!
P.S.: These songs are author’s personal favorites. Please don’t kill her for not putting so and so the song in the list. She is extremely bholi and nadaan.
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