Lata Desert Island Songs Survey
Part-1 (Up to 1953): Results
In this SurveykshaN, participants were asked to select up to 35 solos (solos with chorus included) sung by Lata during 1945-1953 for Hindi films, for a desert island scenario. This is the first survey in a planned five-part series that will cover rest of her singing career.
'ye zi.ndagii usii kii hai' from Anaarkali was selected by over 62% participants, making it the most chosen song of the survey. Mahal's 'aaegaa aaegaa aaegaa aaegaa aanewaalaa' was a close second with 60% selections. At the third place, was 'ye shaam kii tanhaaiyaa.N' (Aah) with about 54% votes.
* Total number of solos by Lata during 1945-53: 687#
* Number of songs selected by two or more participants: 223
* Number of songs getting only one vote each: ~100
* Songs selected by...
* Year-wise selections among Top-50 spots
* Major MDs among Top-50 spots
* Major lyricists among Top-5o spots
#: According to Vishwas Nerurkar's 'गंधार स्वरयात्रा'
Abhay, Abhay Jain, Abhay Phadnis, Aditya Pant, Afzal A. Khan, Ajay Deshpande, Ajay Divekar, Ajit Rajwade, Ali Rashid, Amarendra R Nargundkar, Anand K, Anil Hingorani, Anil Kala, Anup Pandey, Apoorv Moghe, Archisman Mozumder, Arun Sampath, Arun Verma, Arunabha Roy, Asif Alvi, Ati Ullah, Bachan, Balaji Murthy, Chetan Vinchhi, Deepak Soni, Dyuti Baxi, Guri, Hildebrand, Indra, Jay Subramanyam, Jaydeep, Jayesh Antani, K Vijay Kumar, Kanti Shah, Kedar, Ketan Dholakia, Krishna, M Ahmad, M V Devraj, M V Krishnan, Madhurima, Mahadevan Khantha, Malini Kanth, Medha, Mohan Dwivedi, Mukeshchandra D Mehta, Naresh Dabas, Naresh Khattar, Narsingh D Agnish, Pran Katariya, Prasanna, Puneet Jha, Qamaal Mustafa Sikander, Raaz, Rajesh Munshi, Rajnish Dogra, Ritu Chandra, Robin, Rpnawani, Sancho Chandran, Sandeep, Sathya Sekar, Satish Haldankar, Satyajit Rajurkar, Shalini Razdan, Shashi Hegde, Shekhar, Shrinivas Phoujadar, Srinivas Ganti, Subhas Ghosal, Subrat Mohanty, Suchishree Chatterjee, Sukesh Hoogan, Tabassum, UVR, Vibhendu, Vijay Bhaskar Dixit, Vinay, Vish Krishnan, Zafar
* Number of songs selected by each participant