In this second Asha SurveykshaN, we covered her songs from the 60s. Participants were asked to select up to 40 solos (including solos, "mostly" solos, and solos with chorus) sung by Asha for Hindi films and non-film albums, envisioning a desert island scenario.
The most widely selected song, by 77% participants, was raat akelii hai from Jewel Thief (1967) followed closely by aage bhii jaane na tuu from Waqt (1965) and nigaahe.n milaane ko jii chaahataa hai from Dil Hi To Hai (1963) both with 75% selections.
The year that clearly produced the most memorable songs from the decade is 1966 - the year of Teesri Kasam, Anupama, Ye Raat Phir Na Aayegi, and Sawan Ki Ghata among others. It is, however, 1962's Sahib, Biwi Aur Ghulam with its four superb solos that found a place in most lists, accumulating a score of 109.
There was more convergence in choices in this survey. Three of the songs were in over 75% people's lists. No song crossed that mark in the first survey. The songs that were chosen by over 50% people numbered 25 this time, compared to 8 in the first survey.
For the complete results, with over 280 songs selected by our survey participants, see the full list.
Top 10 albums (based on cumulative total votes for songs of an album)
|1||Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam||109|
|8||Sawan Ki Ghata||44|
|9||Ye Raat Phir Na Aayegi||43|
|10||Kashmir Ki Kali||42|
Top years (based on cumulative total votes for songs of a year)
Most common composers among Top-50 songs
|1||O P Nayyar||11|
|3||S D Burman||7|
Most common lyricists among Top-50 songs
|5||S H Bihari||5|
|6||Raja Mehdi Ali Khan||3|
Selection spread among participants
|Songs Selected by||Number of Songs|
|1||65% or more participants||10|
|2||50% or more participants||25|
|3||35% or more participants||40|
|4||10% or fewer participants||201|
* According to Vishwas Nerurkar's book "Swarasha"
Abhay Jain, Aditya Pant, Ajay Divekar, Akanksha Sharma, Amarendra R Nargundkar, Anshul Chobey, Armeen Ramabhadran, Arun Verma, Asad ur Rahman Kidwai, Ashok M Dhareshwar, Asif Alvi, Balaji Murthy, Camaal, Dinesh Krishnajois, Divya Gupta, Faraaj Qureshi, K S Shenoy, Ketan Dholakia, Malini Kanth, Medha, N Sridhar, Narasimhan M.G., Naresh Khattar, Narsingh Dev Agnish, Nishant Shah, Nitin Shitole, Pavan Jha, Rakesh Parikh, Sandeep, Sanjay Bhowmick, Sanjay Kathuria, Sanjeev Chandran, Sathya, Shailendra Diwan, Shalini Razdan, Shrinivas Phoujadar, Srivathsan Sekar, Subrat Mohanty, Sukesh Hoogan, Swaraj Mishra, UVR, Vaishali, Vandana N Vidwans, Veena Pathak, Vibhendu Tewari, Vikas Zutshi, Vinay Jain, Vipin Nair, Vish Krishnan, Vivek Choraria, Yatindra Madaan, Zafar SyedParticipants who selected 40 songs: 37 (71%)