Monday, 23 April 2012

List of Hindi Film Songs in Jhap Taal of 10 beats

Music in India is based on two main aspects, raag (melody) and taal (rhythm). There are countless raags and many taals in Indian music.

In classifying the raags, the main basic category is that of thaat (scale). Within each thaat, there can be many raags.

Likewise, in classifying taals, the main basic category is that of number of matras (beats) in the taal. Within the number of matras, also there can be different taals.

An even more basic category, though not generally taken into consideration, is that of the base prime number of the number of matras. Thus the most basic rhythm is that of one beat, found in the most primitive (this word is not used in a demeaning sense, but in the sense of oldest and most basic) musical forms of isolated tribes who sing to a constant and unchanging pulse beat. Next, and most common, is the rhythm based on a cycle of two beats or a multiple of two (four, eight, sixteen) beats. Other rhythms found in many musical forms all over the world are based on cycles of three, five or seven beats (the next three prime numbers) or their multiples.

Indian classical music is the only form of music which used in ancient times, and knows largely in theory even today, rhythms based on cycles of beats involving other prime numbers (eleven, thirteen, seventeen, nineteen, etc.). Unfortunately, I myself do not know any songs based on any of these rhythms.

However, among the known taals commonly used in popular music, it is easy to find countless songs based on rhythmic cycles of two, three or seven beats (and their multiples), but the number of popular songs based on rhythmic cycles of five beats (or multiples) are relatively much more limited. Here, I have searched out and prepared a list of known Hindi film songs (although the first one is a popular non-film song) based on rhythmic cycles of five beats and multiples (largely the taal known as Jhap taal). I have twenty-eight songs to begin with, which I think is quite an exhaustive list. I hope someone is able to help me enlarge this list:

[song- singer (film- musicdirector)]:

1. Ye Raaten Ye Mausam Ye Hasna Hasana- Pankaj Malik (nonfilm)

2. Ye Kaun Aaj Aya Savere Savere- Pankaj Malik (Nartaki- Pankaj Malik)

3. Zameen Bhi Wohi Hai Wohi Asman- Mohd. Rafi (Chandni Chowk- Roshan)

4. Kahan Ja Raha Hai Tu Ae Janewale - Mohd. Rafi (Seema- Shankar Jaikishan)

5. Kisi Meherban Ki Nazar Dhoondhte Hain- Mohd Rafi (Raja Saab- Kalyanji Anandji)

6. Aansoo Bhari Hain Ye Jeevan Ki Raahen- Mukesh (Parvarish- Dattaram)

7. Dil Dhoondhta Hai Sahare Sahare- Mukesh (Kala Aadmi- Dattaram)

8. Baharon Ne Mera Chaman Loot Kar- Mukesh (Devar- Roshan)

9. Tere Pyar Ko Is Tarhe Se Bhulana- Mukesh (Maine Jeena Seekh Liya- Roshan)

10. Tumhe Zindagi Ke Ujale Mubarak- Mukesh (Poornima- Kalyanji Anandji)

11. Mujhe Dekho Hasrat Ki Tasveer Hoon Main- Talat Mehmood (Baaz- O P Nayyar)

12. Bhayi Bhanjana Vandana Sun Hamari- Manna Dey (Basant Bahar- Shankar Jaikishan)

13. Savere Ka Suraj Tumhare Liye Hai- Kishore Kumar (Ek Baar Muskura Do- O P Nayyar)

14. Nigahon Mein Tum Ho- Lata Mangeshkar (Jadu Nagri- S N Tripathi)

15. Ghayal Hiraniya Main Ban Ban Dolun- Lata Mangeshkar (Munimji- S D Burman)

16. Chali Re Chali Re Main To Des Piya Ke- Asha Bhosle (Saranga- Sardar Malik)

17. Ye Ji Chahta Hai- Asha Bhosle (Amar Deep- C Ramchandra)

18. Karo Sab Nichhawar- Asha Bhosle (Sahyadri Ki Ladki- Vasant Desai)

19. Mujhe Pyar Mein Tum Na Ilzaam Dete- Asha Bhosle (Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon- O P Nayyar)

20. Sharabi Sharabi Ye Sawan Ka Mausam- Suman Kalyanpur (Noor Jahan- Roshan)

21. Mata O Mata Jo Tum Aaj Hoti- Sudha Malhotra (Ab Dilli Door Nahin- Dattaram)

22. Awaz Deke Hame Tum Bulao- Rafi, Lata (Professor- Shankar Jaikishan)

23. Tumhare Hain Tumse Daya Mangte Hain- Rafi, Asha (Boot Polish- Shankar Jaikishan)

24. Zamane Ka Dastoor Hai Ye Purana- Mukesh, Lata (Lajawab- Anil Biswas)

25. Aa Mohabbat Ki Basti Basayenge Ham- Kishore, Lata (Fareb- Anil Biswas)

26. Sawan Ki Raaton Mein- Talat, Lata (Prem Patra- Salil Chowdhury)

27. Sudh Bisar Gayi Aaj- Manna Dey, Rafi (Sangeet Samrat Tansen- S N Tripathi)

28. Ham Unko Dekhte Hain- Asha, Mubarak Begum (Benazir- S D Burman) 

29. Masoom Chehra Ye Qatil Adayen- Rafi, Lata (Dil Tera Diwana- Shankar Jaikishan)

30. Nainon Mein Sawan- Geeta Dutt (Anand Math- Hemant Kumar)

31. Baharon Se Keh Do Mere Ghar Na Ayen- Mukesh (nonfilm)

32. Na Jane Kahan Kho Gaya Wo Zamana- Mukesh (Begana- Sapan Jagmohan)

33. Chhup Gaye Sitare- Naseem Begum (Pakistani film Darwaza)

34. Ashiyan Jal Gaya- Habib Wali Mohd. (Pakistani film Baazi- Sohail Rana)

35. Jab Se Mile Tum- Noorjahan (Pakistani film Yateem- Salim Iqbal)

36. Geet Mera Sulaye Jagaye Tujhe- Lata (Soorat Aur Seerat- Roshan)

37. Hari Ke Charan Kamal- Pt. D.V.Paluskar (nonfilm bhajan).  


5 comments:

  1. MORE JHAP TAAL SONGS
    01. BAHARON SAY KEH DO MERAY GHAR NA AIN---------MUKESH(NON FILM GHAZAL)
    02.PYARA MUNNA HAMARA-----BY LATA--FILM SANSAR(1951)
    03.NA JANAY KAHAN KHO GAYA WO ZAMANA----BY MUKESH--FILM BEGANA 1963
    PAKISTANI
    01.CHUP GAI SITARAY ----BY NASEEM BEGUM---FILM DARWAZA(1962)
    02. ASHIAN JAL GAYA-------BY HABIB WALI MOHD---FILM BAZI(1970)
    03. JUB SAY MILAY HO TUM----BY NOORJEHAN--FILM YATEEM(1967)

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    1. Thank you very much for the list of additional songs in jhap-taal given by you. Sorry for the late reply. I will add the songs to the list.

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  2. Lot of diligent work has gone into this research. Keep it up. Let's have more such nuggets of information from you.

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  3. Great work. Can you group songs on same rhythm (need not be Indian rhythms like teentaal, roopak etc. and you need not name the rhythm)? Just if you can group songs with same rhythm, it will be easy for people like me who can find that rhythm on keyboard, and play the songs one after other for a performance.

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