An artist is always alive in his art. One of those men who has made a special place in our hearts and will never leave us is the legendary singer late SP Balasubrahmanyam. For those born during the days when man was actively singing, you clearly don’t need an introduction to the artist who made your childhood into a musical. Romance, playfulness, heartbreak, fun, say the vibe and SP will have a song.
And how will he not do it? During an illustrious career spanning several industries, the man holds a record of around 16,000 songs. A 6 times National Film Award, 25 Nandi Awards from the State of Andhra Pradesh and the National NTR Award for Excellence in Art, It was not a man but an angel who walked on earth to make us discover his ethereal voice and the magic of it.
We must have lost him due to the pandemic, but nothing can take SP Balasubrahmanyam from our hearts. How can you even go a life without listening to Roja Jaaneman, or Pehla Pehla Pyar Hai? So, for all the times we crave nostalgia, let’s remember the iconic singer on his birthday with his songs that are an instant breeze of fresh air.
BAHUT PYAR KARTE HAIN (SAAJAN)
Saajan with Salman Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt, was a musical with gems of songs. When SP Balasubrahmanyam decided to sing the heartbreaking song Bohot Pyar Karte Hai, he literally wanted to make us all cry! Plus, the fact that he became Salman’s voice makes the song a perfect mix.
HUM BANE TUM BANE (EK DUUJE KE LIYE)
Kamal Haasan’s eccentric character in Ek Duuje Ke Liye was appreciated by many, but what also stood out was the song Hum Bane Tum Bane. It was SP Balasubrahmanyam venturing into Hindi films for the very first time. It is also the beginning of his collaboration with the legend Lata Mangeshkar. There is a grace in his voice that only he could define.
SAATHIYA TUNE KYA KIYA (LOVE)
There is no way Saathiya Tune Kya Kiya is not on this list. With Salman Khan and Revathi in the lead, Love’s song is about a couple falling in love, and it captures the essence perfectly. If not, log in now!
YEH HASEEN VADIYAN (ROJA)
The stars had finally aligned. Two of the best musicians on the planet were supposed to meet. Born was the successful collaboration between AR Rahman and SP Balasubrahmanyam. Roja marked a new wave of music for Hindi films. Yeh Haseen Waadiyaan in particular showed Bollywood audiences what exactly the shadow and mood of a song means. We can’t thank both of them enough for this gem.
MOTHER RANG MEIN RANGNE WAALI (MAINE PYAR KIYA)
Bring me a song that is in the Mere Rang Mein area and even closes the excellence of this number. We kids tried to copy Salman Khan’s moves and SP Balasubrahmanyam’s voice from that song at one point. You can’t help but fall in love with this one.
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