Shammi Kapoor Hit songs of all time

Top 50 Shammi Kapoor songs

Amitava Bhattacharya20 Aug 2011

Shammi Kapoor is remembered the way he revitalized romance in Bollywood. His onscreen flamboyance & unmatchable charm coupled with Mohd Rafi's singing drove people crazy. What sprang on screen was many 'yahoo', 'Baar Baar Dekho' and 'tumse achcha kaun hai' . Here's remembering the legend through his 50 most popular songs of all time.

The legendary Bollywood actor Shammi Kapoor, remembered best for his "yahoo" song among many of his superhit songs that mesmerized us over the decades, left us on Sunday, 14th August 2011. One of the most flamboyant actor of his time, Shammi Kapoor is remembered the way he revitalized romance in a time that was witnessing a depressing era of lock outs, strikes, political crisis and much more. In Shammi, people found a dream world that was far off from the reality; intoxicated with the magical tunes of OP Nayyar, SD Burman, and Shankar Jaikishan. Shammi responded very well to the music emerging from these telented composers; he almost personalized its flow, beat, rhythm and temper. He turned the act of lip synching songs into a cult of its own. And with Mohd Rafi singing for him, came many many superhit Hindi songs, many of which went on to become the evergreen Bollywood songs made ever. Rafi + Shammi Kapoor + Romance = Hundreds of superhit songs, and each song became a masterpiece on its own charm; be it the crazyness that Shammi brought on screen, or Rafi's magical voice that touched millions of hearts. Many, including yours truly, believe that Rafi - Shammi combination was the BEST in hindi cinema. Here's remembering the legend through 50 most popular Shammi Kapoor songs of all time. Yes, there are many more notable Shammi Kapoor songs with Rafi that i would have loved to mention here, but i was determined not to exceed the number '50', given the fact that most don't like to scroll beyond a point.

If you want to know more about the legendary actor, here's a Shammi Kapoor biography on the site. Also, i would recommend reading this excellent post on facebook.

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