The Siren Songs of Asha Bhosle

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Kali Ghata Chhaye Mora Jiya Tarsaye
Bhosle is in particularly fine form in “Kali Ghata Chhaye Mora Jiya Tarsaye”. This song is the perfect example of how skilfully Bhosle could infuse a tune with emotion and drama.

Kaise Kahoon Main Baat Jiya Ki
Bhosle’s work with Ravi tends to get overshadowed by her more famous partnerships with Nayyar and Rahul Dev Burman (best known as RD).

Bechara Dil Kya Kare
The Seventies are lit with RD and Bhosle’s songs, with many of them — like “Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo Dil Ko” and “Piya Tu Ab Toh Aaja” — achieving iconic status (and being remixed and covered relentlessly).

Janam Samjha Karo
Janam Samjha Karo was everything that you wanted from a pop album and the title song, in particular, remains a worthy earworm.

Tanha Tanha
AR Rahman is one of the composers who utilised Bhosle’s gift for acting with her voice — so much so that you don’t really need any picturisation for the song. This is true of “Tanha Tanha”.