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Lata Mangeshkar Songs

Based on Hindi Film Geet Kosh and Nerurkar's Gandhar Svaryatra (1989) I prepared stats of here songs. This was published on RMIM.

August 1995

                Lata Mangeshkar - Music Directors

Dear fellow RMIMwallas:

        I was hoping to avoid typing in everything, but there have
been so many e-mail messages from "children" for complete info that
I will type it in. The following list reads like the who's who of
Hindi movie music directors. The only missing name is that of
O. P. Nayyar with whom Lata did not sing even once!
        The list is copied from the book referenced below; I have
rearranged it in the decreasing order of number of songs. Other than
that, I have made no changes.
        In my opinion, this is the complete and up-to-date info on all
the Hindi movie songs, solos, duets, choruses etc. by Lata. This is an
improvement over the info in the encycloaedias. Firstly because encycos go
only up to 1980, whereas this list goes up to 1989. (The book has a
publication date of October 29, 1989, so it does not include all of 1989,
however.) Secondly, the third volume (1951-1960) of the encyclopaedia was
published in January 1980, and, more info is now available than it was
at that time. Mr. Har Mandir Singh "Hamraaz" is preparing the updated
revised edition of this volume now. I will post the info when it is
available.
        Also, in my opinion, Lata is the most admired singer, even
though Asha has sung more songs. It follows that the relative number N of
songs Lata has sung with any MD (apart from the OPN anamoly!)
can serve as a first approximation to the popularity (not necessarily
quality) of the particular MD, unless the difference is less than
the square root of N, (assuming Gaussian distribution) in which case
both could be considered equally popular.
        The list has the name of the MD (and his group, if any), the
total number of songs with them and the total number of films with them.
Apart from the usual songs, the list includes even those songs which
were removed from the movie or for which no records were issued or
from the movies that were never released. It should be mentioned that the
total number of estimated songs in all the Hindi movies from the period
1931-1980 is 44000 and the total number of movies from the same
period is believed to be 5664.

    MD Group           Songs   Films

Laxmikant Pyarelal      666     271
Shankar Jaikishan       453     124
R. D. Burman            327     164
C. Ramchandra           298     63
Kalyanji Anandji        297     147
Chitragupt              240     74
Madan Mohan             210     68
S. D. Burman            182     55
Naushad                 155     35
Roshan                  146     41
Hemant Kumar            139     40
Anil Biswas             123     30
Vasant Desai            112     28
Rajesh Roshan           112     53
Salil Chaudhari         108     37
Husnlal Bhagatram       107     30
Bhappi Lahiri           97      65
Ravi                    75      27
Khayyam (Sharmaji)      71      29
Ghulam Mohammad         71      18
S. N. Tripathy          71      24
Usha Khanna             68      36
Hansraj Bahal           43      18
Sudhir Phadake          32      8
Jaidev                 28      15
N. Dutta                28      14
Hridyanath Mangeshkar   26      9
Vinod                   26      6
Mohammad Shafi          24      5
Kalyanji Virji Shah     24      6
Ravindra Jain           23      11
Bulo C. Rani            22      8
Pandit Gobind Ram       21      8
Sonik Omi               20      12
Uttam Jagdish           20      6
Duttaram                19      8
Shiv Hari               18      4
Snehal Bhatakar         18      6
Shyam Sundar            17      8
Adi Narayan Rao         17      2
Avinash Vyas            16      7
K. Dutta                15      6
Mannadey                15      6
S. Mohinder             15      4
Khemchandra Prakash     14      3
Sajjad Hussain          14      6
Ganesh                  14      6
Ram Lakshaman           13      6
Dilip Dholakiya         13      4
G. S. Kohli             12      7
Shivram Krishan         11      4
Nashad (Shaukat Dehalavi)
                        11      4
Sardar Malik            10      5
Jamal Sen               10      4
Annu Malik              10      7
B. S. Kalla             10      2
Basu Manohari           9       4
Sardul Kwatra           9       4
Shailesh                8       2
Basant Prakash          8       3
Iqbal Qureshi           8       3
Ghulam Haider           8       3
Bhola Shreshath         7       3
Vijay Singh             7       1
Shaukat Haidari         7       1
Ram Kadam               7       1
Hemant Kedar            7       1
R. C. Boral             7       2
Ravi Shankar            7       2
Manohar                 6       1
M. D. Parthasarthi +
E. Shankar Shastry +
B. S. Kalla             6       1
Ramlal Hirapanna        6       2
Kanu Ghosh              6       3
Sapan Jagmohan          6       4
Shyamji Ghanshyamji     5       3
Lala Asar Sattar        5       2
Ramesh                  5       1
Pandit Amarnath         5       1
Bhupen Hazarika         5       3
Hafiz Khan              5       1
B. D. Burman            4       1
Mukesh                  4       1
Vedpal                  4       2
Vasant + Ramchandra     4       1
Ramlal                  4       1
Master Krishanrao       4       1
S. D. Batish            4       3
Amar Utpal              4       2
Dhaniram                4       1
Prem Dhawan             4       3
Aziz Khan               3       1
Shyambabu Pathak        3       2
Nitin Mangesh           3       2
Vasant Prabhu           3       1
A. R. Qureshi           3       1
Datta Davajekar         3       1
Aziz Hindi              3       2
Sanmukh Babu Upadhyaya  3       1
S. K. Pal               3       1
Premnath                3       1
Ramesh Nayadu           3       1
Pardesi                 2       1
P. Nageshvar Rao        2       1
P. Ramakant             2       1
Saraswati Devi          2       1
Shambhu Sen             2       1
C. R. Subbaraman        2       1
R. Sudarshanam          2       1
Kamal Mitra             2       1
Ninu Majumdar           2       1
R. Sudarshanam +
Dhaniram                2       1
Jagmohan                2       1
Motiram                 2       1
Nisar + Chic Chocolate  2       1
Sanmukh Babu            2       1
S. V. Venkataraman +
T. R. Ramanathan        2       1
Vedpal Sharma           2       1
Krishan Dayal           2       1
Vishwanathan + Rammurti 2       1
V. Balsara              2       1
Dilip Roy               2       1
Ali Akbar Khan          2       2
Manas Mukherji          2       2
Hemant Bhosale          2       2
Shyamal Mitra           2       2

        The following are one movie-one song MD's.

Kishor Kumar
E. Shankar Shastri
Arun Kumar
Anand  Milind
S. Bannerji
Karnad + P. Ramakant
Ajit Merchant
S. Purushottam
Mukund Masurekar
Meena Mangeshkar
Ramkrishan Shinde
Raj Ratan
Malaya Chakravarti
Manoj Gyan
Mahesh naresh
Lachhiram
C. Arjun
Sapan Chakravarti
Gyan Dutt
Lala Sattar
Jay Kumar
Shridhar Parsekar
Madhusudan Acharya
Nadeem Shravan
Gulshan Sufi
Govind Naresh
Jugal Kishor Tilakraj
Jeetu Tapan
Shrikant
Jagjit Singh
Chand Pardesi
Ghanshyam
D. M. Tagore
Brij Bhushan
Pamarthi + Ashwatthama
Natraj
Bipin Babul
B. N. Bali
Prabhakar Jog
D. C. Dutt

        The total number of MD groups is 165, the number of songs is
5067, and the total number of movies is 1825. Because of the bookkkeeping
method adopted by the editor, 10 songs have been attributed to the
MD's twice. Also from the book, I can mention that 3341 solos, 1434 duets
with males, 244 duets with females and 48 songs with more that one
partner, were sung by Lata.
        Next time, I will endeavor to type in the same kind of info for
the lyricists: the info about male, female and more than one partners
will follow after that.

The above info comes mostly from the book

"Lata Mangeshkar Gandhar Svaryaatraa 1945-1989"
Edited by Vishwas Nerurkar and published by

Mrs. Vasanti P. Nerurkar,
2/15, Kailash Parwat, Gilbert Hill,
Andheri (W)
Bombay 400 058
Telephone: 22-624-3587

A definitive and complete book with lots of rare pictures.
Entries are in the format:

Song #, beginning of song, film, year, music, lyricist.

Your humble typist:

Surjit Singh, a movie fan, period.