She possesses the voice that made the people of our country connect with her songs like no other. The legendary singer celebrates her 89th birthday and here are the top Lata Mangeshkar songs out there!

Paas Aaiye Ke Hum Nahi Aayenge Baar Baar, Baahain Gale Mein Daal Ke Hum Ro le zaar zaar. When Lataji sang this, we felt it. Felt it hard. The nightingale of India, Lata Mangeshkar is one of the legendary playback singers of our country. Known for her beautiful voice, she has sung over thousand songs in Hindi and 36 regional languages. She has been recognized for her melodious voice with Padma Bhushan (1969), Dadasaheb Phalke Award (1989), Padma Vibhushan (1999), Bharat Ratna (2001), Legion of Honour (2007) and has also been honoured with several other awards.

It is always hard to choose the top Lata Mangeshkar songs from the ones sung by her, isn’t it? From the top of our mind to being a part of our playlists, all of us share some special connection with the melodies crooned by for various reasons, be it happiness, sadness, heartbreak  or the feeling of love. Let’s refresh all those memories today on her 89th birthday.

Here are the top Lata Mangeshkar songs that stay at the top of our playlist:

 Tujhse Naraz 

 Ajeeb dastana hai yeh

Pyar kiya toh darna kya

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❤ Iam speechless about this song ? ? ? Madhu and the song is always special to me and all of us??? Love??????? . s the royal concert night in Emperor Akbar’s lavishly decorated mirror palace but strangely all courtiers are sitting tense with bated breaths. The emperor is on his throne – looking agitated; the crown prince Salim is sitting nearby – looking downcast. The court danseuse Anarkali is performing tonight and her agenda is special. This scene in the historical classic Mughal -e-Aazam  featuring Prithviraj Kapoor as Akbar, Dilip Kumar as Salim and Madhubala as Anarkali, has become a landmark in Indian cinema and Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya the song professing that ill fated love has become a milestone. Just a few years ago, C.Ramchandra- composed Lata- song Yeh Zindagi Usiki Hai was picturised on Beena Rai in Anarkali – another film on the same subject and it had gone on to become a huge hit. Yet Naushad couldn’t even think of an alternative voice. He needed the best voice in business and Lata Mangeshkar it had to be! . movie~Mughal-E-Azam Song~pyaar kiya toh darna kya Singer~lata mangeshkar Music~Naushad Lyricist~shakeel badayuni . #dilipkumar #madhubala #nigarsultana #prithvirajkapoor #durgakhote #latamangeshkar #naushad #shakeelbadayuni #oldbollywood #oldsong #goldenera #oldisgold #legend #retro #mughleazam #pyaarkiyatohdarnakya

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Baahon me chale aao

Yeh galiyaan yeh chaubara

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Tere bina jiya jaye na 

Kabhi kabhi mere dil me 

Dushman na kare dost ne yeh kaam kiya hai

Raina beeti jaye

Tere liye

Which of these top Lata Mangeshkar songs do you love the most? Tell us in the comments.